Updated: Nov 21
Are you wondering how to involve your children in something interesting at the beginning of the day? If so, we recommend getting them involved in creating some delicious breakfast ideas for kids. Meal-making is a great opportunity to share some hands-on activities with your kids while sparking an interest in skills that will be useful to them for life. Who knows, maybe your kid will even become a great Singaporean master chef after participating in a breakfast cooking class party you organised for them!
Benefits of Preparing Meals With Your Children
Bringing kids into the kitchen has the following advantages:
Helps uncover their hidden culinary talents
Develops essential life skills
Strengthens the bond between a child and his or her parents
Moreover, preparing meals according to kid-friendly breakfast recipes can inspire creativity in youngsters. And, of course, cooking will instill a healthy relationship with food in your children's minds.
Breakfast Recipes for Kids
Before starting to prepare morning meals, you should organise a safe kitchen environment for youngsters. Safety recommendations include the following:
Wearing an apron and avoiding putting on loose and ill-fitting clothing. The latter can get caught in mixer blades or catch fire.
Avoiding contact between raw and cooked foods. This may cause food poisoning or upset tummies.
Wearing slip-resistant shoes. That's because kids are more likely to spill something that could become a slip hazard.
Adherence to hygiene rules. You can make your own hygiene rituals before starting to make breakfast with kids, such as singing several verses of your child's favourite song to time the hand-washing process. It's also important to tell youngsters not to lick their fingers during the meal-making process and remind them to wash their hands regularly.
Finally, use different-coloured chopping boards when cooking meals with your children. This helps kids understand the necessity to keep particular products separate. For example, chop raw meat using red boards and use green plates for slicing salad & vegetables.
Tropical Fruit Skewers
This fantastic breakfast for kids doesn't require a lot of expense and takes up to 25 min to prepare. Furthermore, the morning meal excels in its dietary qualities. That's because the mentioned dish is full of beneficial vitamins and micronutrients yet doesn't contain lactose and gluten. Thus, it suits even children having intestinal immaturity or hypersensitivity to dairy sugar.
To prepare the described morning meal, you can use any kind of tropical fruit. However, some certain ones are the most widespread. So, let's dive into the recipe for 4 tropical fruit skewers with those popular ingredients.
You need the following fruits to make this one of the best breakfasts with kids:
1 starfruit and ½ lemon
2 sweet oranges, such as Minneola Tangelos, Navels, or Clementines. (to make juice)
1 big mango
Peel all the fruits with the exception of the orange, which is only needed to make juice for breakfast. Next, get 4 long skewers ready before performing the following:
Cut the pineapple into 12 cubes and pit the lychees.
Slice the starfruit into 4 star pieces. Cut the mango into 8 cubes.
Chop the banana into small chunks and sprinkle them with lemon juice to prevent browning.
Take the skewers and thread the fruit pieces onto them. Encourage your children to be imaginative when creating a colourful as well as incredibly delicious meal. For example, kids can make 2 fruit skewers with one combination, and prepare another pair of skewers differently. When they’re ready arrange them in a way that’s visually pleasing.
Squeeze the juice out of the orange. Pour it into a glass. Enjoy a healthy, kid-friendly breakfast!
This meal is light enough that it won’t overload a child's digestive system. As a result, your kids will be ready for the day’s challenges immediately after they’ve eaten breakfast.
French Scrambled Eggs Served on Buttery Toast
This spectacular breakfast idea for kids is incredibly easy to pull off. At the same time, French Scrambled Egg on Toast is a nourishing meal that contains a lot of nutrients that are needed by children's growing bodies (lecithin, B vitamins, healthy fats, and many more).
You need the following ingredients to prepare this delicious breakfast with kids:
Unsalted butter (1 tbsp.) and olive oil (1 tbsp.)
Large eggs (3 pcs.) as well as country bread (2 slices)
Chopped chives (1 tbsp.) together with heavy cream (3 tbsp.)
Salt and pepper (to taste)
To prepare this morning meal, you have to perform the following steps:
Blend the eggs. It's better to whisk them lightly.
Take a middle-sized skillet and place it on a stove. Put 1 tbsp. of butter into the pan. Heat the butter over medium heat until frothy.
Pour the egg mix into the pan. Add salt and pepper. Cook the blend until set. Stir the mixture regularly.
Add heavy cream and chives. If you don't have cream, it's fine to use whole milk instead.
Cook until ready. Leave the French Scrambled Eggs to cool.
Take another skillet. Pour the olive oil into it. Put the country bread slices and broil over a medium heat until browned (up to 8 min). Turn the pieces over and broil them on the other side.
Spread the remaining butter on the fried bread pieces. Put an equal amount of French Scrambled Eggs on each toast. Bon appétit!
This easy, kid-friendly breakfast tastes even better with a glass of freshly squeezed orange, grape or cherry juice.
Mango Lassi Milkshakes
This spectacular morning meal was born more than 3,000 years ago in the Punjab region yet it's still extremely popular presently. However, today this breakfast isn't confined to just North India and East Pakistan, it’s enjoyed worldwide. That's because of its delicious taste and high nutritional quality, which make it of great benefit to the body,r especially the digestive system. The Mango Lassi Milkshake is sure to become a family favourite.
Also, this breakfast with kids is incredibly easy to prepare, as you can probably find most of its ingredients in any local supermarket. This deluxe morning meal includes the following products:
Low-fat (1%) milk (about 1.5 cups)
Pistachios (50-100 g) and a pinch of ground cardamom
Medium-size mangos (2 pcs.)
Unflavoured low-fat yoghurt (1 cup)
To prepare this easy, kid-friendly breakfast, just follow these steps:
Fry the pistachios and crush them lightly. Leave the kernels to cool.
Peel the mangos and grind them in a blender until pureed.
Add milk and yoghurt to the mango mash and blend the mixture.
Pour the mix into glasses. Serve it with the crushed pistachios and cardamom.
If the mangos you purchased are too sour, add 1 tbsp. of honey. Moreover, you can make a great dessert based on this kid-friendly breakfast recipe. Just add homemade vanilla ice cream with whipped cream to make a milkshake. Your children are sure to love such a treat.
Spanish Fruit Salad Cups
Spain is well-known worldwide for its wide variety of high-quality fruit. Today it's among the biggest global exporters of nectarines, watermelons, grapes, melons, peaches, and many other fruits. Experts claim that's because of the favourable Spanish climate. For example, on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, the sun shines almost all year round (over 150 days annually). Such a climate makes Spain a true fruit-lovers paradise! So, it's natural that the kids' breakfast idea below originated in this land.
To prepare the Spanish Fruit Salad Cups, you need to buy the following ingredients:
Raspberries, blueberries, and cherries (a clump of each)
Large strawberries (12 pcs.)
Watermelon (1 slice) and cantaloupe (1/2 whole)
Nectarines, peaches, bananas, kiwis, oranges, as well as pears (2 pcs. of each)
A grapefruit, ½ lemon, and fresh mint leaves (6 pcs.)
This kid-friendly breakfast recipe requires the following steps:
Remove the stems and core from the strawberries. Pit the cherries. Mix the berries with the blueberries and raspberries in a large bowl.
Peel the watermelon as well as the cantaloupe melon. Seed and slice them into same-sized chunks.
Pit and chop the nectarines. Leave their skins on.
Peel and slice the bananas. Core and chop the pears.
Peel the peaches. Pit and chop them. Peel and cut the kiwis.
Pour the chopped fruits into the bowl with the berries. Cut the oranges and a grapefruit. Squeeze the juice of the oranges, grapefruit, and lemon into the bowl. Mix the ingredients.
Put the salad into glass or china cups. Coarsely tear the mint leaves and sprinkle them on each portion.
You are highly recommended to immediately put the salad into a fridge for an hour after cutting the ingredients of this breakfast with kids. This way, the snack tastes even more delicious. But remember to cover the bowl using plastic wrap before placing it into your refrigerator.
Spanish Omelette With Potatoes and Onions
This hearty breakfast for kids (also known as Tortilla) is rich in a lot of beneficial vitamins and micronutrients, including:
Fibre. It assists in maintaining a stable digestive system and reduces the feeling of hunger which helps children not to overeat. Moreover, it's involved in regulating blood sugar and cholesterol levels, cleaning the body, as well as removing toxins.
Vitamin A. It takes part in oxidative health processes as well as positively affects protein synthesis and cell membranes.
Vitamin C. The latter strengthens the walls of blood vessels and reduces the formation of toxic organic compounds emerging in the stomach. It also normalises the nervous system, heart, as well as blood vessels.
Potassium. It participates in regulating water and salt metabolism, muscle contraction, and blood pressure regulation.
You just have to complete the following steps to make one of the best breakfasts for kids:
Peel 5 middle-sized potatoes. Cut them into 1-inch cubes. Skin and slice a large onion.
Whisk 8 eggs with pepper and salt (to taste).
Heat 1 cup of oil in a frying pan. If you use a non-stick skillet, 1⁄2 cup of oil will be sufficient.
Put the chopped potatoes into the skillet and fry them until crispy, golden, and tender.
Add the sliced onion and fry until transparent.
Drain the oil - we recommend you employ a metal colander if it's available in your kitchen. An adult should perform this operation as the hot oil is a hazard for children.
Put the fried potatoes and onions back into the skillet. Reduce the heat to low.
Pour the whisked eggs into the skillet. Stir the fried vegetables within the egg mixture using a plastic spatula occasionally to ensure even distribution within the omelette.
Place a large round plate on the skillet and flip the omelette before sliding it back into the frying pan. Keep frying, gently shaking the skillet occasionally, until the healthy, kid-friendly breakfast is entirely ready. This operation should also be performed by adults.
Place a clean plate onto the skillet and flip it to remove the ready-made Tortilla. Cut the omelette and sprinkle it with chopped parsley. Your children can help with the chopping and sprinkling under adult supervision.
This hearty breakfast can be served warm or cool so any leftovers can be stored in the fridge, e.g., for lunch.
Why We Recommend Cooking Together
Cooking morning meals with your children brings a lot of pleasure. But you’ll need to meet safety recommendations, properly prepare a kitchen for meal-making, and, of course, pick great kids' breakfast ideas. Cooking together teaches children how to use kitchen tools and promotes their creativity, as well as introducing them to the fundamentals of healthy eating. Additionally, joint meal-making provides captivating family entertainment that strengthens contact between parents and their children and can give youngsters lasting memories.
However, if you don't have enough time to shop for all the ingredients and supervise your children as they prepare a morning meal, enrol them in our cooking class. We offer numerous fascinating brunch recipes while providing a secure kitchen environment and kind, experienced instructors to cook expertly chosen breakfasts with kids in Singapore. So don't waste time, book our cooking class today!