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Kids' Breakfast Ideas From Others

Quick and easy breakfast ideas from others


Creative breakfast ideas and recipes, especially for busy kids and moms.

From Sarah Locker:

At our house, on mornings when nothing else works, we slice bananas into "buttons," and then sprinkle lightly with sugar. On "special days" we might sprinkle with colored sugar, or "sprinkles" or decorative "dots" Usually she (three years old, going on difficult) will gobble that right up. Toast cut out with cookie cutters is popular too.

Slice one biscuit in half to make two half circles. Place on a plate with the rounded edges together. These become "biscuit butterflies" when decorated with different colored jellies.

From Susan Druding, Quilting Guide:

My folks used to make fast pancakes and put the batter down in the shape of something (like Mickey Mouse with a big circle and 2 small ones) or a snowman (3 circles). Somehow eating the heads off things seems to appeal to most little kids? It did me.

From Suzanne Barrett: One dish our family loved is fried bananas[. Back then, we weren't so concerned with calories and cholesterol. Here's how you do it:
Saute several bananas, halved lengthwise, in butter until soft. Add powdered sugar and some cointreau or triple sec if your budget doesn't permit the import. Continue sauteing until the additions have a nice syrup consistency and the bananas take on a browned look. This always made a hit with guests, and is extra nice with scrambled eggs and a sausage.

From Christine Tarski, Birding Guide

I make for my family biscuit sandwiches:
Make biscuits (I try to make a big batch of homemade but you can substitute canned biscuits). Cook bacon until crisp enough for 1 slice per biscuit. Cook fried eggs until the yolks are hard.

Split each biscuit, put one slice bacon, one egg, and one slice of your favorite cheese. Wrap up in plastic wrap and freeze. To serve, unwrap a sandwich and place on a plate, cover with a paper towel and zap in the microwave until hot.

These sort of resemble fast food breakfast biscuit sandwiches but they're much better! I vary the cheese to suit my family's many tastes.

From Sherri Osborn, Family Crafts

One of my kids' favorites... pop a frozen waffle in the toaster and top with peanut butter and jelly or bananas. Also, it is a bit more work, make pancakes and add a can of blueberries to the batter.....

Fruit Pizza - Make a pizza crust, cool and spread yogurt on top... add sliced fruit (whatever kind you want), or put the fruit in bowls on the table and let the kids add it themselves!

From Lynn Johnson

Take cantaloupe, strawberries and bananas cut up in bite sized chunks. In a small bowl mix about 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey with 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of orange juice. Then drizzle over fruit and toss lightly. You can sprinkle a few raisins on it.
To make if fun, serve it in one half rind of cantaloupe. you can also give the kids tooth picks to eat them with (if they're not too young).

Eggs in The Nest
Take a couple slices of bread (any flavor) take a small cup and use it to cut a whole out of the bread. Melt butter in a pan, put in the bread, then break open an egg into the hole. Fry 'til done. You can slow fry the rounds and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon or other favorite topping.

My grandmother used to make these and I love them, though they are high in calories.

Blintz Ingredients:
2 cups biscuit mix
2 cups milk
2 eggs

Butter Sauce:
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup butter

Mix the blintz ingredients then pour into pancakes and fry in a greased pan. These will be quite thin. Garnish with butter sauce and mashed strawberries on it are great too! Refrigerate leftovers.

Microwaved eggs, cheese and ham:
Put two or three eggs in a microwave safe bowl add chopped up canned ham and break up a slice of cheese in it, add a shot of milk (about 1-2 tsps.), scramble and put in Microwave, scramble every minute or so during cooking. Should take about 2-3 minutes. My youngest loves these.

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