25 Super Simple & Family-Friendly Breakfasts

25 Simple Family-Friendly Breakfasts

Today I am sharing 25 of our favorite simple family-friendly breakfasts!

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There’s no doubt about it, our family LOVES a breakfast or brunch full of flavor. If you’re tired of the same old breakfast recipes every morning, I have 25 simple family-friendly breakfasts for you today!

Some of these easy breakfast ideas are healthy, and some of them we reserve for our special Saturday morning breakfast tradition like the DELICIOUS gluten-free Apple Pie Pancakes with bacon pictured below! Either way, I hope they inspire you to get creative with the most important meal of the day!

Amazing Apple Pie Pancakes for Breakfast
Delicious homemade breakfast recipes with english muffins
Simple and easy family-friendly breakfast ideas
Breakfast Skillet simple breakfast idea

Simple Family-Friendly Breakfast Ideas

English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich

I love this simple English Muffin Recipe on my friend Lisa’s blog. If you don’t cook with sourdough, simply purchase some English muffins from the store or look up a traditional recipe!

Kid-friendly english muffins for breakfast

My boys love these simple breakfast sandwiches so they are definitely kid-approved! When the muffins are still warm, I cut them in half and add some sliced cheese and ham. I then baked some scrambled eggs in a cast iron skillet and use a biscuit cutter to create perfect egg rounds for the sandwiches. They were a huge hit!

Simple Breakfast Sandwich Ideas

Baked Oatmeal with Mix-ins

We loved baked oatmeal, and I have tried making it with banana, pumpkin and even sweet potato! This recipe is one of my favorites. Drizzled with butter and honey, it’s absolutely delicious. 

Simple and easy family-friendly breakfast ideas

Kid-Friendly Egg Recipes!

There are so many different savory ways to cook eggs, and thankfully my kids love them because I have been serving them to them since they were young.

Delicious local eggs for breakfasts
Scrambled Eggs with warm biscuits

With just a few ingredients, you can scramble and blend eggs with some milk (or almond milk), salt and pepper in a bowl, then cook them and serve with toast or a warm biscuit, or even with some melted cheddar cheese on top! A very simple and quick breakfast!

Family Breakfast Favorite -Yogurt Parfait

Rather than buying sweetened yogurt with added sugar, we purchase plain, whole milk greek yogurt and sweeten it ourselves! For the sauce on top, simple drizzle it with a bit of pure maple syrup and top with fresh or frozen berries and granola!

Kid-approved breakfast yogurt parfaits

Pancake Breakfast Skillet

This was a fun take on traditional pancakes! I sautéed some apples in a cast iron skillet with butter, cinnamon, lemon juice and a pinch of salt until the apples were soft and caramelized.

Simple pancake breakfast skillet with apples

Then I poured pancake batter over the top of the apples and baked it in the oven at 375 until the batter was set. I used this sourdough pancake recipe, but a traditional pancake batter would probably work as well!

Banana Bread

Have you tried my banana bread recipe yet? It’s a keeper and my boys couldn’t love it more. It’s delicious with butter and a hot cup of coffee. 

Child approved banana bread for breakfast

Breakfast Skillet

Breakfast skillets are so simple to throw together. Sauté some ham or cook up some breakfast sausage, then throw in whatever you have on hand. Mushrooms, onions, peppers, tomatoes, spinach, even leftover roasted potatoes are delicious!

Delicious and Simple Breakfast Skillet

Pour some scrambled eggs over the top of your veggies and then sprinkle cheese on top. Bake your breakfast casserole at 375 until your eggs are set!

Soft Boiled Eggs – OR Hard Boiled

Whatever you prefer! My boys actually love it when the yolk is still a bit soft in the middle! You can learn how to cook the perfect soft boiled egg, here. I love to use my instant pot for hardboiled eggs, they are so easy this way! 

Soft Boiled Eggs Breakfast Ideas

Simple Kefir Smoothie

We drink these daily! You can save a lot of money by purchasing Kefir grains and making it yourself. We usually use a quart of kefir (strained), two ripe bananas, roughly two cups of frozen fruit and honey to taste. Delicious, gut healthy smoothies for the whole family!

Healthy simple family-friendly breakfasts smoothies

Sourdough Muffins

I recently tried this sourdough muffin recipe and the boys loved them. I substituted oats for the cornmeal and they came out delicious!

Sourdough Oat Muffins Simple Family-friendly breakfast ideas

Simple Traditional Oats

Oatmeal is one of our favorite fall and winter breakfasts, so I would definitely consider it family-friendly. It’s warm and so satisfying.

Delicious Oatmeal with Peanut Butter for breakfast

I like to add maple syrup, cream, cinnamon, butter and a pinch of salt to ours. For extra protein, try topping it with a few tablespoons of peanut butter, almond butter or any other nut butter! Yum!

Over Easy Eggs

Do your kids love to pop the yolk? My boys call it “the volcano” haha! Serve up some eggs with crispy breakfast hash browns and sausage. Every once in a while we have leftover steak, so I love heating it up for breakfast with eggs!

Simple over easy egg breakfasts

French Toast

French toast is a more decadent dessert, but if you’re using sourdough bread, local eggs and pure maple syrup, it’s most definitely better for your family!

Have you ever tried coconut French toast? After dipping your bread in the egg mixture, press the bread slice in some coconut shavings and then fry in butter. Mmmmmm it’s so good – especially with a cream cheese filling! 

Simple Family-Friendly breakfasts French Toast

Zucchini Bread

My zucchini bread recipe is another keeper! My boys love it warm and fresh with some butter, but you can also reheat it or eat it however you prefer! It’s also a great way to use up all that garden zucchini!

Homemade gluten free zucchini bread

Sourdough Waffles

Can you tell yet how much I LOVE using sourdough? It has been such a game changer for our family and I try to use it whenever I can! Super simple family-friendly breakfasts have to include waffles from time to time!

Super simple family-friendly breakfasts with waffles

We love to make sourdough waffles every once in a while to switch things up from regular. My friend Lisa has a great recipe!

Dutch Baby

This is a fun one and they are so simple to make. I always like to use my friend Emily’s recipe, and you can top them with so many different things!

Favorite dutch baby breakfast recipe

Marmalade, fresh fruit, powdered sugar or just maple syrup. My boys love how they puff up straight out of the oven!

Dutch Baby Easy and Delicious Breakfasts

Out of the Box Breakfast Idea – Cinnamon Chips and Fruit Salsa

I typically serve this with some other protein like eggs, but it’s a fun one to make and you can get the kids involved. Simple take some corn tortillas and cut into four equal triangles. Then brush with a little oil and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (I just make my own with about a 1/4 cup sugar to 1 TBS cinnamon).

Super simple family-friendly breakfast ideas with fruit
Cinnamon Sugar Tortillas easy breakfast Idea

Bake at 350 until the chips are lightly browned and crisp, about 6 minutes on each side. These chips are delicious dipped in a yummy homemade fruit salsa. I like to use strawberries, kiwi and pineapple!

Delicious and Easy Fruit Salsa for Breakfast

Baked Oatmeal with Toppings

Baked Oatmeal Simple Breakfast

Another fun take on oatmeal, try adding a few eggs into your traditional oatmeal mixture and then bake at 375 until set. Serve with delicious sautéed apples, blueberry compote or even fresh strawberries! Overnight oats are another fun way to use oatmeal as well!

Simple child approved breakfast!

Traditional Pancakes

Everyone has their favorite pancake recipe, but lately I’ve been loving my own pumpkin pancakes for fall! They are so yummy with homemade whipped cream and pure maple syrup on top.

Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast Recipe

There are so many options when it comes to pancakes, whether you add mix-ins like chocolate chips or blueberries, or a yummy topping like cinnamon applies in the fall! The picture from the beginning of this post was a delicious apple pie spin I put on traditional pancakes! I simply added apple compote on top of the pancakes and added some cinnamon and whipped cream!

Delicious Blueberry Pancake for easy breakfast

Simple and Definitely Kid-Approved Breakfast – Baked Donuts

Another favorite, we love making donuts in the fall. Baked is always healthier than fried, simple purchase a donut pan like this one! We have only tried making pumpkin donuts, but I’m excited to try chocolate next!

Delicious and Simple Baked Donuts


My grandma always called them “egg pancakes” and she added food coloring to make them different colors! We loved them so much and my boys love them, too. Grandma always eye-balled hers and didn’t follow an exact recipe, and I do the same. I’ve linked a simple recipe for you here, though!

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

If you haven’t noticed already, I get most of my sourdough recipes from Lisa over at Farmhouse on Boone. Her sourdough cinnamon roll recipe is no exception!

I apologize I don’t have a photo for this, because they look just a beautiful as they taste, but Lisa has several photos and I would definitely encourage you to give them a try!

French Toast Casserole

This is one of my favorite ways to use up bread! When it’s about to go stale, cut up bread into small one inch cubes. Lay the cubes in a casserole dish and cover them with a mixture of scrambled eggs, cream or milk, maple syrup, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Let it sit overnight in the fridge. The next morning, bake at 350 until the top is browned and the middle is set! 

Delicious and Easy French Toast Casserole

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

I loved these yummy pumpkin cookies I tried recently! I used coconut oil instead of butter, and 3/4 cup maple syrup instead of the sugar to make them a bit healthier. We added chocolate chips to ours but you could definitely leave them out or add nuts instead!

Delicious pumpkin breakfast cookies

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

This is another great way to use homemade English muffins, but you could use a traditional biscuit recipe as well.

Delicious biscuits and Gravy

For the gravy, brown a pound of sausage in a skillet and then add a few tablespoons of flour. Cook the flour for about a minute, then add about a cup and a half of heavy cream, salt and pepper to the sausage. Stir until it starts to bubble and get thick, then turn the heat down. It’s so delicious served over warm biscuits! 

Delicious and simple breakfast ideas for the family

All of these simple family-friendly breakfasts are all SO delicious and my husband, boys and I enjoy them so much. I hope you were able to find a few new ideas for your own family! Here is the full list below for a quick reference!

Simple Family-Friendly Breakfasts

  1. English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich
  2. Baked Sweet Potato Oatmeal
  3. Scrambled Eggs
  4. Yogurt Parfait
  5. Pancake Skillet
  6. Banana Bread
  7. Breakfast Skillet
  8. Soft Boiled Eggs
  9. Kefir Smoothie
  10. Sourdough Muffins
  11. Traditional Oats
  12. Over Easy Eggs
  13. French Toast
  14. Zucchini Bread
  15. Sourdough Waffles
  16. Dutch Baby
  17. Cinnamon Chips and Fruit Salsa
  18. Baked Oatmeal with Toppings
  19. Traditional Pancakes 
  20. Baked Donuts
  21. Crepes
  22. Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
  23. French Toast Casserole 
  24. Healthy Breakfast Cookies
  25. Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

That’s a big list, and this was a long blog post so if you have made it this far, I for sure you at least found a few simple family-friendly breakfasts to try friends! If you do, please let me know in the comments! I would love to hear from you!


25 Simple Family-Friendly Breakfasts

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