Start your family's day off right with a wholesome, healthy breakfast that will keep them powered for hours! Need tips on how to make breakfast time more kid-friendly? We’re covering that too!
I never thought I would be so passionate about making breakfast every morning for my family. I grew up eating cereal every morning, and as far as I was aware, that was pretty standard for most of my friends as well.
I still have memories of being hungry by the second hour of my school day and how miserable it was. As an adult, it’s no surprise to me that my Crispy Rice cereal just wasn’t cuttin’ it 🙂
As my kids have entered school age, it has become even more important to me that they are starting their day with food that is healthy, wholesome, and FILLING.
Over the years I’ve learned that in order for my kids to start their day off nourished and ready to conquer their day, I also have to make breakfasts that are kid-friendly and “worth getting out of bed for.”
Overall, these recipes I selected are “kid-friendly” because they are simple, YUMMY, and made with ingredients that most kids are familiar with and accepting of.
TIPS FOR MAKING EASY, KID FRIENDLY BREAKFASTS
- PREP AHEAD: Many of these recipes can be prepped the night before so that your morning requires less than 5 minutes to throw breakfast in the Instant Pot and have it cooking while everyone gets ready.
- HANDS OFF BREAKFAST: Instead of standing over a griddle or stirring something on the stovetop, these recipes basically cook themselves inside the loving arms of your favorite kitchen appliance (the Instant Pot, of course). I think we can all agree this is a must on crazy mornings!
- MAKE THEM CUSTOMIZABLE: Kids are always happier to eat their own creation, so I love to offer blank canvas recipes like oatmeal and yogurt where they can add their own favorite toppings.
- HANDHELD BREAKFAST: I’ve noticed it’s not just toddlers that like a breakfast they can eat with their hands! Muffins, breakfast cake, and egg bites all get high praise simply for the fact that there are “no forks required”.
- FREEZABLE BREAKFAST: Many of the recipes here can be frozen so they are ready to serve after thawing in the fridge overnight or after a quick zap in the microwave. I tend to freeze any and all breakfast leftovers for this reason. Plus, they can also double as lunch box food!
If you thought going through a drive-through for breakfast was easy, you are in for a serious treat! This Instant Pot Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich is a quick, healthy, and delicious way to start any day – it's the true “Breakfast of Champions.”
Total Recipe Time: 30 min
Fill it, Cook it, Eat it! This is a one jar meal that'll have you huggin' your pressure cookers like the normal people we all are. Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole is here to rock your world!
Total Recipe Time: 30-min
Whip up these Whole Grain Pancake Muffins in minutes for a healthy breakfast at home or on the go. Pack them in your kid's lunch boxes for an extra special mid-day meal surprise.
Total Recipe Time: 15-min
Instant Pot Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal is a creamy, dreamy, sweet breakfast that is healthy for you too! This version is like a cross between a custard, a bowl of oatmeal, and a breakfast cake and it’s going to be your new favorite breakfast. You haven’t had oatmeal like this before, I can promise you that!
Total Recipe Time: 50-min
Brace yourself. If you have yet to experience cashew cream, get ready to have your world rocked! This Healthy, Creamy Fruit Dip is so luxuriously smooth and will turn the same ol‘ breakfast, lunch box, and snack into rockstar status meals! Vanilla, Chocolate, and Pumpkin Spice recipes included here!
Total Recipe Time: 10-min
Combine the magic of the Instant Pot, zucchini, a few other key ingredients and you've got yourself a perfectly moist and sweet zucchini bread – minus all the fat and sugar. Top it with a cream cheese and yogurt sauce to really take it to the next level!
Total Recipe Time: 70-min
I am completely OBSESSED with Instant Pot Egg Bites! This healthier version is the softest, most fluffy egg I've ever eaten and the Denver-style flavors are my favorite yet.
Total Recipe Time: 30-min
Need a healthy, whole grain, protein-loaded breakfast to start the day? Look no further! This Instant Pot Blueberry Breakfast Cake is your new breakfast hero! Soft, fluffy cake, bursting blueberries, and a Honey Lemon Yogurt sauce to top it all off. You're gonna love this one!
Total Recipe Time: 60 min
Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal is downright decadent when made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker! Creamy, fast, and most importantly hands off!
Total Recipe Time: 25 min
Instant Pot Giant Oatmeal Pancake
If we all could start each day with a Giant, Fluffy, Oatmeal Pancake, I dare say we just might obtain world peace. Did you know you can make a Giant Pancake in the Instant Pot? It just might be the best breakfast to ever come out of your pressure cooker!
Total Recipe Time: 50 min
These Oatmeal Muffins are named after my son and are very near and dear to my heart. They are a perfectly sweet bite of portable oatmeal and an absolute joy to eat for breakfast, lunch, or a snack.
Total Recipe Time: 30 min
Instant Pot Yogurt is all the rage for a very good reason. The taste and texture of homemade is worlds better than store-bought and once you make it you will never go back!
Total Recipe Time: 13 hours
Need more ideas? Check out all our Breakfast and Brunch Recipes here
What do you think? Can you see yourself making more homemade breakfasts with this list and your trusty Instant Pot by your side?
If preparing a hot, homemade breakfast every morning sounds overwhelming, I totally get it! I’ve been there! Might I suggest starting with one day a week or even three, just to get a feel for how it works with your schedule?
I can promise it’s a goal worth shooting for and will lead to more energy, happier bellies, and an overall better outlook of mornings.
Now tell me, what are your favorite breakfasts to make each morning? Do you have any tips and tricks for getting a healthy, hearty breakfast on the table? I’d love to hear!
Enjoy these recipes! They are some of our most regulars around here and I’m excited for them to become a part of your morning too!