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Rainbow Oatmeal
Photo: Anna Helm Baxter

Simple Yet Fresh Ways To Serve Breakfast

Amp up morning staples with these simple (and delicious!) ideas kids will love.

Getting burned-out on making the same meals over and over again? Spruce up your family breakfasts with these easy recipes and serving ideas.

Rainbow Oatmeal

Make breakfast colorful and healthy by arranging fruit in fun shapes.

You Will Need:



  1. Make oatmeal according to package directions.
  2. Spoon oatmeal into a shallow bowl. Starting with the blueberries, create a small arc in the center of the bowl. Follow with grapes, mango, oranges, then raspberries.
  3. Scatter banana slices at the ends of the rainbow to create clouds. Serve with honey.

Breakfast Fondue

Set up this build-your-own breakfast board on a slow weekend or over spring break.

easy breakfast ideas
Photo: Anna Helm Baxter

You Will Need:


  1. Spoon the yogurt into a small bowl and drizzle with honey. Pour the granola and cereal into separate bowls. Place on a tray, large plate, or board.
  2. Push popsicle sticks into the cut ends of the bananas. Fill the tray with the bananas, strawberries, mango slices, and grapes.
  3. To serve, dip the fruit into the yogurt and coat in the granola and cereal.

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Alternate Ideas for Coating:

Cheddar & Chive Waffle Omelet

Ditch the syrup and offer your kids a savory version of a beloved breakfast classic.

Easy breakfast ideas
Photo: Anna Helm Baxter

You Will Need:


  1. Preheat a waffle maker on high. Beat the eggs in a small bowl. Add the cheese, chives, and salt and pepper, and mix to combine.
  2. Pour the egg mixture into the waffle iron and close for 15 seconds. Release the latch and prop the lid open until the eggs are just set, about one minute. Use a rubber spatula to remove to a cutting board. Cut into wedges and divide between two plates.
  3. Meanwhile, lightly spray the bread with cooking spray, or spread lightly with butter on both sides. Working one piece at time, place into the waffle maker and cook until lightly toasted, about 30 seconds. Repeat with remaining bread and serve immediately.

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