Scrambled eggs are a classic kid favorite, especially when jazzed up with add-ins like zesty cheddar cheese and sliced scallions. Avoid overcooking scrambled eggs; they should be moist, but not runny. Keep reading for 22 more tasty ideas guaranteed to get your kids up and at 'em.
Make It Fast: For oatmeal even speedier than instant, prep it overnight—no cooking required—with Quaker Overnight Oats: just add milk and let steep overnight! (Or, DIY and stir together 1/2 cup rolled oats with 1/2 cup milk. If desired, add your kid's favorite toppings.)
Make It Slow: Use your 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker to cook steel-cut oats overnight. Simply butter the insert, add 2 cups steel-cut oats, 7 cups water, 1 cup milk, and a few pinches of salt. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Top with fruit and brown sugar.
Make It Different: Stir in some whole grains or seeds—such as cooked quinoa or chia seeds—to your morning bowl of oats. Add milk and any of your kids’ favorite oatmeal extras.
Choose whole-wheat or sprouted bread for extra nutrients and fiber that will keep your kid (or yourself) full throughout the morning. To toast several slices at once, pop them under the broiler on a sheet pan.
To more easily blend smoothies, put the liquid or yogurt in first and the ice or frozen fruit in last.
Chia Pudding Mix 1/2 cup chia seeds with 2 cups milk, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, and a swirl of maple syrup. Whisk and refrigerate overnight.
Parfaits Layer plain Greek yogurt, fruit, and honey if desired. Top with granola just before serving.
Ham-and-Cheese Muffins Place a few pieces of chopped ham in greased muffin cups. Crack an egg into each cup, stir, and bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes or until set. Refrigerate leftovers and reheat in the microwave.