Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes
If you’re a busy parent struggling to balance it all, why not share the adventure of learning to cook with your kids on a weekend morning?
It provides time for chatter, laughter and you’ll be preparing a breakfast for the whole family. I like the idea so much that I’ve compiled these recipe suggestions with ideas on how to get kids involved.
One of my favorites is Sheet Pan Buttermilk Pancakes. An adult or older child can make the batter, pour it in a sheet pan and then set out a bevy of toppings for the younger children to sprinkle on top. Bake it and cut into squares to serve. It’s quick and no one needs to stand over a griddle flipping pancakes. Add a glass of milk and some fresh fruit to complete the family breakfast.
Mini Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Cinnamon-Maple Topping is another kid-friendly pancake recipe. Older kids delight in squeezing the batter out of a food storage bag onto a hot griddle and younger kids will be pros at stirring together the cinnamon, maple syrup and yogurt to make the topping.
If pancakes don’t appeal to you, put out bowls of cut-up fresh fruit, yogurt and granola. Arm your kids with long spoons and let them layer ingredients into small bowls or cups to make Good Morning Yogurt Parfait. Kids can make this recipe with minimal supervision.
Another idea, requiring little adult input, is Breakfast Toast with Greek Yogurt. Older children can make this recipe entirely on their own, while younger ones may need help with the toaster and spreading the yogurt. Putting the honey in a squeeze bottle makes it easier to drizzle over the chopped fresh strawberries and pistachios on top of the yogurt.
Learning to cook is an adventure full of new flavor experiences. It provides life skills that last a lifetime. But if you don’t have any kids handy, don’t shy away from these recipes. They taste fabulous whether you have a child helper or not!