5 Kid-Approved Breakfasts That Moms Love, Too

The last thing you need in the morning, when the kids are half-dressed and the dog is barking and everyone’s rushing to get out the door, is a fight over breakfast. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a handful of reliable, easy, and kid-friendly recipes in your back pocket? We’ve got five for you—something for everyone, including even the pickiest eaters:

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  1. AB&B Wafflewiches: Naturally sweet almond butter adds some kid-friendly protein to this portable breakfast. Toast two frozen waffles. Spread a thin coating of almond butter onto one side of each waffle, then top one waffle with sliced banana (or strawberry). Sprinkle on a bit of cinnamon, and top with the other waffle (or serve open-faced).

  2. Bacon-Egg-and-Cheese Quesadilla: Take everyone’s favorite breakfast sandwich to the Southwest. Scramble an egg and transfer to a plate. Heat a whole-wheat or corn tortilla in the same skillet, and top with shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled cooked bacon, and the egg. Top with a bit more cheese and another tortilla. Cook over medium-low heat, flipping once, until tortillas are browned and cheese is melted. Serve with salsa or ketchup.

  3. Rainbow Breakfast Parfaits:  If you’ve got yogurt, fruit, and your kid’s favorite cereal on hand, this one’s a breeze. Pour about an inch of yogurt into a tall glass. Add fruit in rainbow order, with a dollop of yogurt in between: strawberries or raspberries, oranges, mango or pineapple, kiwi, blueberries, and purple grapes. Top with a bit more yogurt, and a handful of cereal. (For even more rainbow action, use a fruit-flavored, multicolored variety.)

  4. Egg in a…: The easiest way to up your fried-egg game: Instead of just cooking it in butter, crack an egg inside a ring of bell pepper, sweet onion, roasted acorn squash, or a hole cut from a slice of buttered whole-grain bread. Cook as usual, then watch your kid smile when you serve it.

  5. Grab-and-Go Mini Quiches: Make a batch of these on Monday and enjoy them all week—they reheat beautifully in the microwave, and they’re even good cold. To make 12, coat a large muffin tin with nonstick spray, and heat the oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, whisk together 8 eggs, 1 cup of half-and-half, 1 cup of chopped-small vegetables (think broccoli, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach), 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar or gruyere cheese, and salt and pepper. Divide evenly into the muffin tin, then top each with an additional bit of cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until puffed and golden.

What’s your can’t miss, get-em-out-fast breakfast?

 

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