Looking for a quick way to make school morning breakfasts more fun? Check out these 10 fun toast breakfasts for kids for inspiration.
I have this weird thing with toast. When I was a kid, my mom always made it when we had stomach aches – unless we were getting it as a side at the diner, it was the only time we ever really ate real toast. For most of my life, the smell of toast made be think of being sick. Thankfully, I seemed to have grown out of it – which is perfect since it’s such a perfect quick breakfast.
Ryan loves any and all carbs – especially bread. When you top it with some of his favorites, he’s more than thrilled to eat toast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (And snacks, as well.) I know he’s not the only bread obsessed kiddo – from toddlers to teens, who can say no to bread covered in good stuff? Oh, and make it fun? No contest.
Here’s the thing, I always wanted to be that mom who made every meal perfect and kid friendly and fun – until I had kids. And I realized that all of those gorgeous kid’s plates took an unGodly amount of time and these days I have a hangry toddler on my leg and a clingy infant on my hip – ain’t nobody making bento boxes living like that.
Which is why I am so excited to share with you all these 10 fun and easy breakfast toasts for kids! Each took me less than 2 minutes to put together and I know would be a hit on those busy back to school mornings.
10 Fun Toast Breakfasts for Kids
What you’ll need:
Bread – I used an ‘extra grainy’ brand to add an extra dose of nutrition.
Spreads – Really anything will work here. I used peanut butter, cream cheese, and a small amount of chocolate hazelnut butter. (I like Justin’s since it has less sugar and I respect the brand.) TIP: put some PB down first – the hazelnut butter will spread on easier so you can use less!
Toppings – whatever you like! For a sweet take, choose things like dried or fresh fruit, chocolate chips, sprinkles, and cereal, and for a savory take try things like cheese, veggies, condiments, and olives. Use your imagination!
Cat – use halved strawberries, chocolate chips, pretzel sticks and a raisin nose to make the tastiest kitty ever!
Dog – The sides of bread make perfect puppy ears – just cut off and smear with chocolate hazelnut butter. A small layer of hazelnut butter makes a great eye patch and mouth, while bananas dotted with chocolate chips make cute eyes.
Name – cut up fruit and use cereal to spell your kiddos name!
Owl – using a bowl as a template, (or cookie cutter!) to make a circle out of your bread. Slice strawberries to create feet and wings, while a sideways chocolate chip makes an adorable little nose.
Pig – (or cow, you choose.) A large sliced strawberry and Cheerios makes the perfect piggy nose!
Baseball – Slices of strawberries make the iconic red loops on a baseball. (switch it up to ricotta and tomato for a fun savory twist.)
Butterfly – Cut your bread diagonally to create wings and use pretzel sticks and a piece of banana (or cheese stick) to create the body of the butterfly.
Bunny – Cut the crusts off and use them plus some strawberries to create cute little ears!
Fish – Layer strawberries and cereal to create the perfect fish scales.
Basketball – Layer cream cheese (as glue) and yellow cheddar underneath slices of black olives to make a basket ball. If you want to skip the cream cheese, melt the cheddar right on top of the bread.
So tell me – do you have any weird ‘food things’ linked to memories? Do you like making your food fun? Would your kids like these fun toasts for back to school breakfasts? Let me know in the comments!