Having a healthy breakfast menu doesn’t have to be a drudgery, especially when it comes to the most important meal of the day. Studies have shown that children who eat a healthy and balanced breakfast do better in school. Kids need lots of energy to help them concentrate on their studies rather than their stomachs. These kid-friendly breakfast recipes supply protein, complex carbs, fiber, and good fats with foods that provide sustainable energy for growing kids on gluten-free diets. Here we go!
Morning Glory Muffins
What makes morning glory muffins so special? In addition to being delicious, they’re loaded with carrot, apple, pineapple, raisins, coconut, and walnuts. They’re healthier than a granola bar, with even more fiber, and fresh fruits to boot. And these muffins are so good you’ll probably want to swipe one on your way into the office.
Sweet Potato Waffles
Made with oat flour, these sweet potato waffles are naturally gluten-free. They’re also filled with vitamin A and fiber, and they’re absolutely delicious. Use leftover mashed sweet potatoes or cook them specifically for breakfast. Either way, the kids will devour them.
Gluten-Free Blueberry Pancakes
Being gluten-free doesn’t mean being grain-free: It’s a common misconception. You can still enjoy your breakfast carbs. These gluten-free pancakes are loaded with blueberries, so you get an antioxidant boost first thing in the morning. They’re also packed with flavor. You can swap the blueberries for any other fruit you desire.
Oat Flour Pancakes
Naturally gluten-free, oat flour pancakes are light and fluffy without using wheat flour. You can make oat flour at home by pulsing rolled oats in a food processor. Kids and adults will love their texture and how quick and easy they are to make. These pancakes are especially good topped with a homemade strawberry sauce.
Gluten-Free Belgian Waffles
What makes this recipe “overnight” is the fact that the yeasted batter for these Belgian waffles has to rest for several hours. This is a fantastic make-ahead gluten-free breakfast recipe. It’s extraordinarily delicious and quick to make, as long as you plan enough time to allow the batter to rest.
While most egg dishes make for good gluten-free breakfasts, eggs Benedict made with poached eggs is fast, easy, and delicious when served on a slice of gluten-free toast. The secret to perfect poached eggs is using the freshest eggs you can find. Eggs are full of protein, which will help keep your children feeling full until the lunch bell rings.
These kid-friendly breakfast recipes are loaded with nutritious ingredients and packed with so much flavor, your kids will devour them in minutes. Even the pickiest of eaters will find these recipes hard to resits. And as a bonus, many of these meals can be made in advance and stored in the fridge or freezer for an even easier morning.