Here are my go-to recipes that use the ingredients you may have stocked in your pantry in creative, but easy, ways to feed the kids. These healthy and easy breakfast recipes use up pantry staples, sure, but are also delicious in their own right!
Easy Breakfast Recipes
Whenever we’re juggling the morning rush (even on days when we’re not actually going anywhere!), I find that simple recipes and ideas are really the way to go. And I don’t think you need to cook breakfast everyday, but if you’re wanting some options, these recipes are my favorites.
TIP: Scroll down to see my fav non-recipe easy breakfast ideas too!
Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Each of these recipes has whole grains, low added sugars, kid-friendly flavors and super basic ingredients. And if you ever come across an ingredient that you don’t have or don’t recognize for some reason, please comment on the recipe to ask and I’ll help you find an alternative.
Pantry Recipes for Breakfast
Using pantry basics like applesauce, oats, flour, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup or honey, and the occasional ripe banana, you can make any of these recipes to share with the kids. They all can be made ahead if you want to serve some today and some on a later day and almost all have allergy modifications.
These happy little Applesauce Muffins are packed apple-cinnamon flavor, whole grains, and vitamins. They’re a perfect healthy snack or breakfast for kids to make ahead and serve throughout the week.
Made with just a few wholesome ingredients, this Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal cooks up fast and easily—which is exactly what you want in a toddler breakfast! (Though P.S., I love it just as much for myself.)
Learn how to make granola with this super easy Homemade Granola that relies on a lower baking temperature to avoid the risk of burning—and increases the chances of a completely fool-proof and delicious batch!
You can make these mini muffins ahead and serve them throughout the week, or even stash half of the batch into the freezer for later! All with basic pantry staples.
Use up dry fruit and oatmeal in this easy bar recipe that makes enough for this week and a future week when you stash half of the batch into the freezer.
These Mini Whole Wheat Waffles are always a hit for breakfast with my kids and I love that they have extra protein, fiber, and whole grains…and don’t need any hard to find ingredients.
Ripe bananas make these mini muffins taste best. You can even use thawed frozen bananas if that’s what you have!
With just a handful of nutritious ingredients, you can bake up super healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins to share with the kids. Bonus: These store so well in the fridge for days!
If you have rolled oats or instant oats and jam, you can pretty much make this simple recipe! They’re a fun way to mix up the usual breakfast offerings and freeze well for later too.
Make oatmeal a little more fun to eat with this finger food version. It’s a great way to use dried or frozen fruit!
Overnight Oats are a perfect recipe to make ahead. They packs protein, probiotics, vitamin C, fiber, and healthy fats—and all you need to do to make this recipe is stir the ingredients together and let it hang out in the fridge while you sleep!
Learn how to cook oatmeal with ANY fruit you have on hand, whether fresh, dried, frozen or canned! Plus: It’s easy to make and reheat for easy breakfasts!
Easy Breakfast Ideas (without Recipes)
Add a side of fruit and/or milk to any of these ideas to round out the meal.
- Cottage cheese and granola
- Cottage cheese and fruit
- Cereal with milk
- Cereal with yogurt
- Hard-cooked eggs and crackers
- Hard-cooked eggs and toast
- Freezer waffles with nut or seed butter
- Freezer waffles with yogurt for dipping
- Granola bar and milk
- Granola bar and smoothie
- Granola and yogurt
- Omelet with toast
- Omelet with sliced cucumbers
- Oatmeal with fruit
- Oatmeal with sweet potato
- Toast with avocado
- Toast with egg
- Toast with nut or seed butter
- Toast with cheese
- Scrambled eggs and dry cereal
- Scrambled eggs with tortillas
- Snack bar and milk
- Snack bar and yogurt
- Whole grain muffin and milk
- Whole grain muffin and fruit
What are your go-to easy breakfast recipes? I’d love to hear so please comment below to share!