Whether you're trying to get the kids (and yourself!) out the door on a busy weekday morning or you're looking to enjoy a lazy weekend and don't really want to cook, there's no denying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But finding easy breakfast ideas that are simple to pull together without becoming boring (scrambled eggs, again?!) can be difficult. That's why we've pulled together our favorite quick breakfast recipes that both kids and adults will enjoy.
From indulgent breakfast-in-bed recipes fit for a special occasion to healthy breakfast recipes that won't weigh you down, these breakfasts are all easier to make than you might think — even your teenager can pull them off! Some can even be made the night before or frozen well in advance for an even easier morning routine. Plus, they're loaded with nutritious ingredients and are chock-full of flavor, so you can rest assured that even the pickiest of eaters will find them hard to resist. So start browsing our list of the best breakfast recipes ever to get inspired — and if you're looking for more easy recipe ideas, be sure to check out our roundups of healthy lunch ideas and the best kid-friendly dinner ideas.
Fruit and Nut Bars
Need a quick an easy breakfast option to give your kids as they head out the door? This homemade batch with nut butter, rolled oats, dried fruit, and nuts will take this breakfast snack to the next level.
Get the Fruit and Nut Bars recipe.
Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oats
Who said breakfast had to be time-consuming? This is the perfect breakfast to make the night before if you're known to "accidentally" snooze the alarm too many times.
Low-Carb Quiche Biscuits with Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives
These little egg bites pack a major punch of protein, which will keep you satisfied and give you more energy to conquer the day.
Quiche Lorraine with Hash Brown Crust
Quiche can fee a little bit fancy for a kid, but this hash brown crust is a cool way to make it fun and approachable.
Blooming Spring Toasts
This delicious recipe is easy to make and even better to eat. For each 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese, stir in 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, before spreading on slices of toast.
Kids can have fun designing their own edible garden by adding their favorite sliced veggies (such as asparagus, radishes, tomatoes, and carrots) to form colorful blossoms on a lawn of microgreens and other fresh herbs.
Honey Nut Cheerio Turnovers
Turn your kid's favorite cereal into a party-ready turnover treat. These pastries might take an afternoon to bake, but your kiddos can grab them on their way out the door to catch the bus.
Get the Honey Nut Cheerio Turnovers recipe at Country Living.
Buttermilk Waffle, Bacon, and Egg Sandwich
Why choose between your favorite breakfast items when you can have it all? Prepare and freeze a batch of waffles on the weekend to make this iconic breakfast a seamless weekday option, too.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Chocolate for breakfast? Yes, please! Kids and adults alike will be psyched to indulge in this delicious breakfast.
Breakfast bars are always a great grab-and-go option for those days when you don't have time for a sit-down breakfast. But now, you can skip the pre-made options and make your own with this delicious yet simple recipe.
Get the PB&J Bars recipe.
A super-easy option, heating your broiler is the first step to making this toast magic. Place bread on a baking sheet and using scissors, cut a sun pattern from aluminum foil, adding it directly on the bread. Broil until the bread is golden brown, remove the foil, and watch your kid light up.
Quick Breakfast Buns
These ooey-gooey breakfast buns make for the perfect treat. Loaded with toasted nuts and marmalade, they're sure to hit the sweet spot.
Get the Quick Breakfast Buns recipe.
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