Summer Breakfast Options

shutterstock_96898261It’s summer and parents may have to leave for work before the kids are up. Part of your child’s job should be to make a healthy breakfast (“the most important meal”)! These two recipes are so tasty, kids will be excited about having either for breakfast, snack or dessert. 

Waffle Breakfast Sandwich


2 frozen waffles, try whole grain variety

1 Tbsp. peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower butter, soy-nut butter

Seasonal sliced fruit–banana or straw berries

1-2 tsp. jam or honey, to taste

  • Toast waffles.
  • Spread 1 waffle with peanut butter and top with fruit.
  • Spread the other waffle with the jam or drizzle with honey and place jam side down over the other.
  • Serves 1


Yogurt Parfait with Crispy Granola


1/2 c. vanilla, plain, or greek yogurt

1/2 c. fruit (mango, bananas, raspberries, blueberries, or sliced strawberries)

1/2 c. granola

  • In a juice glass, place 1/4 c. plain or vanilla yogurt, top with 1/4 c. fruit, and 1/4 c. granola, repeat layers.

Makes 1 serving

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  1. Michelle says:

    Great ideas for all family members!

  2. Tamara says:

    Fresh cut melon and ripe berries, and we all love toast!

  3. Sarah Campbell says:

    I try to add greek yoguart to pancakes to give a little extra protein with flax seed and partial whole wheat flour. They taste a lot like buttermilk pancakes that way.

  4. Lisa says:

    We love English muffin toasted with sun-butter and bananas sliced on top.

  5. Sara says:

    My boys LOVE smoothies and anything with berries and yogurt! My oldest darn near ate a whole 32 oz container of yogurt by himself for breakfast yesterday!! YUM!!

  6. Melissa Yatzeck says:

    One of our favorite breakfasts is cocoa chocolate chip pancakes. It is a recipe from The Sneaky Chef cookbook that includes hidden puréed spinach and blueberries, and lots of other healthy additions. They are good for you, and taste like brownies! We like to use peanut butter instead of syrup on pancakes too. I make about 50 at a time and freeze them for quick breakfasts.

  7. Cindy says:

    I’m still a big believer in the nutritional value of eggs. I boil half a dozen on Sunday and then leave them in the fridge for the kids to eat throughout the week. Also plain whole milk greek yogurt with locally-made Nature’s Bakery granola is a great treat.

  8. Karmin says:

    Make Steel cut oatmeal ahead of time and then warm up throughout the week and add fruit. Baked oatmeal is a delicious option that can also be warmed up easily.

  9. Emily says:

    Scrambled eggs with green peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and ham is a favorite at our house. It is great to have fresh fruit along with it – blueberries and strawberries.

  10. Molly says:

    These are some really good ideas. I think breakfast for me is the hardest and the oatmeal with fruit on time might even be a good thing for me to work on. It is so easy to just give your kids some cereal in the morning. This is a good way to switch it up a little bit. Thanks for the recipes

  11. Jaime says:

    One favorite is plain greek yogurt with honey, granola, flax and some type of fruit. Scrambled eggs with veggies is another.

  12. Roxi says:

    Scrambled eggs with peppers, onions, and spinach-topped with salsa is my ultimate favorite, sometimes I roll it up in a tortilla shell too. My kids aren’t that thrilled with peppers and onions, so I just make them a plain batch of scrambled eggs first. On the go… we love yogurt cups and go gurt for breakfast.

  13. Angela says:

    We like to make smoothies for breakfast with frozen or fresh berries, spinach and orange juice. It’s a fast breakfast that can go out the door with you.

  14. Cathy says:

    Pancakes made with tons of previously frozen summer blueberries. We use so many, it ends up being loaded with blueberries. Freeze ahead of time and reheat.

  15. Millie says:

    Oatmeal made in a rice cooker is incredibly delicious. We add whatever fruits or nuts happen to be in the house.

  16. Sarah Kerl says:

    Homemade whole wheat pancakes with a ton of berries and chopped bananas, topped with real maple syrup or almond butter. Once garden is producing lots of egg and veggie scrambles with homemade salsa. YUM :)

  17. Tammy Flanagan says:

    Our family loves blueberry pancakes. We start out with a buttermilk complete pancake mix, add mashed bananas, that were frozen from being too ripe,(bananas are also good added to cakes or muffins) we add big plump fresh or frozen blueberries, ground flax seed and top it off with real maple syrup. Yum!

  18. bonni brown says:

    egg whites on a whole wheat english muffin.

  19. SaraU says:

    Scrambled eggs and cheese rolled up in a tortilla

  20. Carrie says:

    My daughters love fresh fruit cut up, or in a smoothie. They also love to eat cream of wheat :)

  21. Jen S says:

    Whole wheat oatmeal waffles are a hit in our house. Topped with real maple syrup or fruit. Blueberry banana pancakes are a close second place. For quick breakfast mornings, a bowl of oatmeal topped with raisins.

  22. JaneRae says:

    Yogurt & fresh picked berries.

  23. Nicole says:

    Eggs and fruit are always a favorite at our house.

  24. Tammy says:

    We like oatmeal with fresh fruit

  25. Miranda says:

    Great ideas and healthy too!

  26. Diane says:

    Yummy fried egg whites that have been prepared in a non- coated pan and then put into a non-buttered toasted English muffin! Or toasted English muffin with sugar free spread. Both served with lots of fresh fruit!