On-the-Go Breakfast Recipes for Kids

Kid food

There’s no doubt about it, mornings with kids can be hectic. Some mornings making it to the bus stop on time with everything packed for their day can feel like the biggest success of your day. These breakfast recipes kids love can help keep you on track when it feels like your morning might derail:

Toasted Jam Sandwich

What you’ll need:

  • 2 pieces of bread (your choice)
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 ½ tsp jam (your choice)

Butter both pieces of bread leaving a ½ inch allowance around the edges. Spread the jam over the buttered area on one piece and top with the remaining piece of bread. Cut off the crust and use the tines of a fork to seal the two piece of bread together. Put in the toaster and enjoy! Also try thinly sliced fruit, peanut butter, cream cheese or other ingredients your kids love. Just be careful to not overfill the bread to avoid messes in your toaster.

Banana Milkshakes

What you’ll need:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbs peanut butter
  • 1 tbs honey
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

Combine ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

Junkyard Wrap

Kids love “junkyard” or “graveyard” recipes. It basically means add whatever you want and mix it all together.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 flour tortilla (whole wheat or regular)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs shredded cheese (your choice)
  • Ingredients of choice

Scramble the egg and place in a row down the middle of the tortilla. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese and add the other ingredients you have selected, cooked or raw. Vegetables, fruits or nuts work great. You can also spread a favorite jam on the tortilla before adding the egg.

“You’ll have to eat it in the car.”

At some point every parent has, or will have to, make that statement on a late morning. There are still great breakfast options even when you’re taking it to-go:

Breakfast Quesadilla

What you’ll need:

  • 2 flour tortillas (whole wheat or regular)
  • ½ cup shredded cheese (your child’s favorite kind)
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple (sliced)
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds (optional)

On one tortilla, spread the cheese, apple slices and almonds. Cover with the remaining tortilla and pop in the microwave for 30-45 seconds or until the cheese melts. Let cool and cut into 4-6 wedges, perfect for the car ride. For a crispy tortilla you can use a skillet on the stove to and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Change up the ingredients on the inside with any of your child’s favorite foods.

Breakfast Cookies

Every kid loves cookies. Keep a batch of healthy oatmeal cookies (use your favorite recipe and add some of your kid’s favorite ingredients too) on hand for the really late mornings. Kids can eat cookies while packing their backpacks or in the car on the way to school.

Tornado Mix

It’s amazing what a name change can do! Using your kids’ favorite combination of trail mix ingredients change the name up as you hand them their “bagged breakfast” for the car ride. If the morning felt like a whirl wind tornado, it’s Tornado Mix. If the dog ate their homework, it’s Rover’s Treat Bag. Sometimes a creative spin on an oldie-but-goodie keeps them moving in the right direction to have a happy and healthy start to the day.