Healthy Kids' Breakfast Recipes

Start your child's day off right with these 20 healthy breakfasts for kids. These recipes are smart choice for the most important meal of the day.

Community Picks

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 207
Moist banana chocolate chip oatmeal muffins with just the right combination of banana and chocolate chips. A healthy alternative to most banana chocolate chip muffins, this one uses oats and substitutes applesauce instead of cooking oil!

Carrot, Apple, and Zucchini Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
I'm learning to eat a more healthy diet. I couldn't find a recipe for all the ingredients that I wanted in my muffins, so I made up my own. They're yummy and they have so many healthy ingredients! This recipe makes 24 muffins or 12 mini-loaves.

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Rating: 3.5 stars 15
A super healthy breakfast packed full of protein with the delicious flavor of apples and cinnamon. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Apple Toast

Rating: 4 stars 6
Makes a tasty breakfast. Keep the extra syrup in a glass jar in the fridge. It tastes wonderful on pancakes, waffles, and French toast as well!

Healthy, Kid-Friendly Banana Bread

Tired of throwing out old bananas? This recipe is a moist, flavorful, and low-fat way to save those bananas and keep your kids coming back for more. No white sugar here. Good old maple syrup, non-fat Greek yogurt, and applesauce make great alternatives to the usual banana bread recipe!

Hearty Whole Grain Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
These muffins are delicious. My very, very picky son loves them for breakfast and doesn't even realize they are full of good things for him. You can easily substitute the grains in the recipe for whatever you prefer or have on hand.

Rebecca's Instant Cinnamon Oatmeal

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Make your own personalized instant oatmeal packets spiced with cinnamon for a quick and hearty ready-made breakfast.

Blackberry Pie Oatmeal

Rating: 4 stars 4
Absolutely lovely oatmeal recipe to start your day!

Whole Grain Barley and Apple Porridge

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
A tasty alternative from steel-cut oats. This heart-healthy barley porridge is low in sugar, high in fiber, and taste! It can also be made with pearl barley.

Mom's Feel-Good Oatmeal

Rating: 4 stars 1
This oatmeal is mmmm good and can last one person all week when made ahead. Try topped with honey, maple syrup, fruit jam, or preserves, or a 1/4 cup of warm milk. Serve immediately or make ahead and refrigerate.

Strawberry Oat Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Rating: 2 stars 1
These strawberry oat chocolate chip pancakes are made in the blender with creamy Greek yogurt, sweet strawberries, and savory oats with chunks of dark chocolate nestled in the batter. Top with fresh berries for a perfectly sweet and healthy breakfast! Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Great-Grandma's Health Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
This is a recipe from my great-grandma with simple ingredients. This bread is moist, healthy, and delicious. You can easily cut back on the sugar and switch out ingredients depending on taste or dietary restrictions. I love to use dried cranberries instead of raisins, reducing the sugar by several tablespoons when I do.

Inspiration and Ideas

Butternut Squash Porridge
Rating: Unrated 1
My mother used to make this recipe for me when I was a kid in Russia. It is good for breakfast with some milk, brown sugar, and raisins. You can also add some other spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Hulled millet can be found in most health food stores. It is very healthy as it is a whole grain that contains lots of protein.