Seven quick breakfast ideas for kids

It isn’t always easy to get the kids dressed, washed, fed and out the door in record-breaking time, so if speedy breakfast recipes are what you’re after, we’ve got some delicious ideas that are really quick and easy to make.

  1. Fancy fruit

    If the kids can be a bit fussy when it comes to getting their 5-a-day, make fruit the star of the show in a fun breakfast that celebrates fresh ingredients. Creating a colourful fruit salad or threading different pieces onto skewers takes just a few minutes to do. Or tempt them with pizza for breakfast; this fruit 'pizza' has a juicy watermelon base for the ultimate treat.

  2. Lovely layers

    Even if you only have a few moments to spare, you can start the day the right way by quickly layering up these berry yogurt cups. Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries add sweetness and colour which the kids will love, and spooning them into glasses with yogurt and oats makes them look more like a fancy pud than a healthy breakfast.

  3. Crunchy oats

    Take a bit of time at the weekend to make a batch of versatile crunchy oats. Packed with dried fruit and coconut, and bound simply with egg white so there's no added fat or sugar, they’re the perfect base for a tasty breakfast in no time. Just top a bowl with their favourites: try sliced banana with a drizzle of honey or mix with fresh berries and dollop on some creamy yogurt.

  4. Monday blues

    Sometimes you need to inject a bit of fun into the morning routine, especially the day after a fun-packed weekend. Pancakes will always feel like a treat but you can avoid too much sugar and top with fruit and yogurt, or veg and lean ham instead.

    What's more, they couldn't be easier to make – you can make the batter the night before and keep it in the fridge, ready for mini pancakes that cook in moments.

  5. Egg-cellent brekkie

    High in protein and quick to cook, eggs make a good savoury breakfast choice. Give classic scrambled eggs a colourful twist with these veg-packed tricolour eggs. Cooked with peppers and spinach, they're a great way to eat more veg all through the day. 

  6. Breakfast on-the-go

    Can’t get the kids to sit still long enough to eat something? Then try something they can eat on-the-go. Little savoury muffins or frittatas are the perfect handheld bakes for rushed breakfasts or packing into lunchboxes. Both these tomato and bacon muffins and green veg frittatas can be made ahead and even frozen, so you can have a stash ready at all times. 

  7. Weekend baking project

    The ultimate time-saver? Get the kids to make their own breakfast! Make bread-baking a fun weekend project that the kids can get involved in, then you've got fresh, tasty bread for them to toast and top in the mornings. It'll taste even better as they've made it themselves and seen exactly what ingredients go into it. Start with an easy soda bread that doesn't involve yeast or rising, then move on to shaped loaves, such as this flower bread.