Kids Breakfast Recipes

Published Date: October 23rd, 2008
Category: Cooking

by CHRISTINE STEENDAHL

Breakfast is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Breakfast is especially important for kids. When little ones help to prepare their own simple breakfast items, they are sure to love them. These breakfast recipes are simple staples. You and you children will enjoy preparing them as a family. Cinnamon-Sprinkled French Toast

Ingredients: 2 Large eggs 2 tbsp milk, fat free 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp soft tub margarine 4 tsp light pancake syrup

Kids: Crack two eggs into flat-bottomed bowl. Thoroughly stir in milk and cinnamon with a whisk. Dip bread slices, one at a time, into egg mixture in bowl Make sure you wet both sides with the egg mixture. Re-dip until all the egg mixture is absorbed into the bread. Adults: Meanwhile, heat large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add butter. Place dipped bread slices in skillet. Cook for 2½-3 minutes per side, or until both sides are golden brown. Kids: Drizzle the toast with syrup. Serve when warm.

Fruity Granola Yogurt Parfait

Ingredients: 1/2 granola 3/4 cup vanilla or plain yogurt 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, raspberries, or sliced strawberries or bananas You can use frozen if fresh is not available Adults: Measure out all ingredients to be used. Provide stemware or clear drinking glass or bowl. Kids: Layer ingredients any which way you want in a glass, such as half of granola, yogurt, and fruit, then repeat. Eat with a long spoon

Commercially available granola is often toasted with oil and honey, making it high in calories..

Sticky Carmel Pecan Rolls

Ingredients: 1/4 cup fat-free caramel flavored sundae syrup Cooking spray 1 can refrigerated reduced fat crescent dinner rolls 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Instructions: Adults: Preheat over to 375 degrees Kids: spoon 1-1/2 teaspoon syrup onto each of 8 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Set aside Adult: Unroll dough: separate into 4 rectangles Kids: Combine brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon Kids: Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over each rectangle Press mixture gently into dough Kids/Adults: Beginning at 1 long edge, roll into 6 slices. Pinch ends of dough to seal Adults: Cut each roll into 6 slices Kids: Place 3 slices, cut sides down into prepared muffin cups Bake at 375 for 14 minutes. Adult: Run knife around edges of cups; invert into a platter

Makes 8 servings Calories 172

Breakfast Pizza Recipe with Strawberries

Ingredients: 1 package (10-count size) refrigerated biscuits 1 Orange 1 package (8 ounce size) light cream cheese, softened 5 teaspoons Honey, divided 1/2 liter Basket fresh strawberries, stemmed and halved

Instructions: Adults: Preheat oven to 400F. Kids: Stack 2 biscuits Roll out to a 6-inch circle, 1/8-inch thick. Place on ungreased baking sheet Prick all over with fork. Repeat with remaining biscuits to make 5 circles in all. Adult: Bake until golden, 6 to 8 minutes; loosen and cool slightly. Kids: Finely grate peel from orange. In bowl combine cheese, peel and 3 teaspoons of the honey to blend set aside.

Juice orange into large bowl. Add strawberries and the remaining honey toss.

Adults: Increase oven temperature to 425F. Spread biscuits with cheese to within 1/2 inch of edges. Bake until cheese edges brown lightly. Top with drained strawberries. Serve warm.

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