Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, though getting our kids to eat anything more than sugar-laced cereal is sometimes a challenge. Try one of our favorite quick and easy, kid-approved breakfast recipes with your munchkins, and start off the day like a champion.

1. Morning Sundae: Do you have a big ice-cream fan at home? Well, ice-cream might not be a good choice for breakfast, but how about a yogurt sundae?  Sundaes layered with yogurt, cereal, granola, and fresh fruit give a great easy morning kick that kids will love! Lay out a parfait buffet and let kids make their own!

2. Beyond the Sunny Side: Go beyond the sunny side egg with a little tweak! Cut a circle in the toast bread.  Add oil or butter in the frying pan, then add the bread. Let bread cook for one minute. Then crack the egg over the bread so the egg yolk fills the circle. Add a little salt, then turn it over and let the egg cook for about 2 minutes. Whether you call it Egg in the Basket, Toad in a Hole, or another of this dish’s creative names, we’ll bet your little ones will call it yummy.

3.  Morning Pizzas: Here’s a healthy, delicious and homemade pizza recipe for a champ’s morning kick! Toast English muffin halves, drizzle with olive oil, and layer some tomato slices and hard cooked egg slices, top with some cheese and broil 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.

4.  Farina With Apricots and Almonds: Swap a bowl of oatmeal with a warm farina. It is a great warm treat for cool mornings and kids will love the sweet syrup! Bring the milk and some salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Whisk in the farina. Reduce the heat and simmer, whisking occasionally, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Spoon into bowls and top with the sugar, apricots, and almonds.

5. Mediterranean: Do you love Mediterranean cuisine? Try this easy Mediterranean inspired sandwich with cream cheese, tomato and cucumber!  Toast the bagel halves and spread the cream cheese on each half.  Layer cucumber and tomato on top and that’s it! Get creative by making faces, 2 green eyes and a big tomato smile!

6. Apple Stuffin’ Muffins: Apple season will soon be upon us and we can’t think of a better way to use those sweet apples than with these apple muffins, which your kids will totally love. Serve them for breakfast, an after dinner dessert, or a mid-afternoon snack.

7. Coconut Mango Pancakes: An easy alternative to the traditional pancakes are coconut mango pancakes. Add some fresh slices of mango or any other fruit and you have an instant success.

8. Zucchini Bread: We love this zucchini bread recipe because it has just the right amount of sweetness. Your kids can even help out making the bread!

9. Homemade Apple Sauce:  This easy to prepare recipe will give you some serious mommy points. Serve with yogurt or graham crackers.

10. Stuffed French Toast: Who doesn’t love french toast, especially when it’s stuffed?! The chefs of San Francisco’s Foreign Cinema dish to us about their delicious french toast recipe, which they say their kids totally love. Pssst…If you’re looking for a gluten-free french toast option, check this out. 

Do you have a kid-approved and easy-to-make yummy breakfast recipe or idea? Post it into the comment box below!