7 Easy Breakfasts for Kids (That Parents Will Also Love!)

Ask any parent if mornings are calm in their house and you’ll likely get a belly laugh or a “yeah right!” in return. Just making sure everyone is dressed and out the door can be challenging, so it’s best to keep breakfast as simple as possible.

These easy recipes – many of which you can make the night before or a few days in advance –are perfect for school mornings or anytime when you and your little ones are on the go.

Fruit Overnight Oats

These breakfast oats can be made with a variety of ingredients, so get the kids involved in customizing their own servings the night before. >>Get the recipe

Tropical Smoothie

These smoothies can be made with frozen or fresh fruit. And, since they’re dairy-free, they can be prepped and frozen ahead of time! >>Get the recipe

Banana Oat Bites

You and your kids will get a healthy dose of potassium and fiber from these breakfast bites! Made with just three ingredients, they couldn’t be easier to make and enjoy all week long. >>Get the recipe

Here are a few additional easy breakfast ideas for busy school mornings from dietician Ann Dunaway Teh:

  • Hard-boiled eggs: Make a big batch on Sunday night to eat throughout the week!
  • Banana butter roll-ups: Smear a banana with nut butter or sunbutter and roll it in a whole wheat tortilla.
  • Granola and fresh fruit: Enjoy these ingredients on their own or use as toppings for yogurt. Bananas, mandarin oranges and berries are all great fruit options.
  • Frozen yogurt tubes: It doesn’t get any easier than this – just grab from the freezer and go!

Looking for more ways to keep mornings manageable? Here are four tips for a better morning routine.