5 easy breakfast recipes for kids from BBC Good Food

Best breakfasts from BBC Good Food

Are you facing a fussy eater as soon as you get out of a bed? There's no time for that before your morning coffee! These easy breakfast ideas for kids are delicious, healthy AND exciting! Thanks to our friends at BBC Good Food for the inspiration.

1) Peanut butter and banana toasties

Raise your toast game with these sandwiches that taste like a treat (in preschool world, there is a BIG difference between breakfast, snacks and TREATS).

What you’ll need:

  • 2 pieces of granary bread
  • 1 banana
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (optional)  
  • 1 tbsp  peanut butter

What to do: Find the recipe here.

Credit: BBC Good Food

Good Food banana toastie
Good Food granola bars

2) Breakfast bars to grab and go!

For those, “how can it be 8 already?” mornings  – isn’t that every morning?! Make a batch for the week ahead- they’re great for after school, too. Show me more healthy afternoon snacks!

What you’ll need:

  • 50g mixed dried fruit
  • 50g mixed seeds
  • 140g oats
  • 25g multi-grain hoop cereal
  • 100g butter
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 100g golden syrup

What to do:

Ask your kids to help you:

1. Weigh the ingredients.
2. Use little clean fingers to grease a baking tray.
3. And, later, press everything into the tray.

Find the rest of the recipe here

Credit: BBC Good Food

3) Banana and blueberry muffins

You can sell these to your littlies as having cake for breakfast. Leave the oat sprinkles off the top if you’ve got one who’s suspicious of “bits”.

What you’ll need:

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 50g porridge oats
  • 2 medium ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 284ml carton buttermilk
  • 5tbsp light olive oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 150g blueberries

What to do:
Get your kids involved by asking them to…

  1. Pop paper cases into the muffin tin.
  2. Help you weigh the ingredients.
  3. Tip the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl.
  4. Mash the bananas.

Find the rest of the recipe here

Credit: BBC Good Food

Good Food blueberry muffins
Good Food berry bircher

4) Get ahead with overnight oats

Even if you can’t get your fussy Freda to touch this berry bircher, it’s worth making just for you.

What you’ll need

  • 70g porridge oats
  • 2tbsp golden linseeds
  • 2 ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 140g frozen berries
  • 175g natural  yogurt

What to do:
Your kids can help you do the prep for this:

  1. Weigh the ingredients together.
  2. Have fun mashing the bananas!

Find the rest of the recipe here

5. Berry smoothie

They may say no to fruit for breakfast, but not when it’s in a juice – has mummy gone mad?! (Possibly.) What you’ll need:
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 140g of frozen berries
  • mineral water
  • runny honey
Method: Find the recipe here. Credit: BBC Good Food
Good Food berry smoothie

We've got lots more healthy ideas to tempt fussy eaters!

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