So, what's on the menu this morning, ma?

Mama said there'd be days like this, and quite frankly, sometimes there are. Maybe you're stuck in a breakfast food rut, or maybe life just seems overwhelming at the moment – especially life before coffee.


Have no fear! Motherly's here to help. We've rounded up 10 easy and quick and kid-friendly breakfast ideas. Instead of hearing whining, you'll be hearing a lot more of “thank you" and “you're the best Mommy ever!" with these recipes.

Ladies, if we can get through Monday morning breakfast feeding our kiddos a well-balanced meal, we can get through anything. So, bring it on Monday, because our little one just had a Cat in the Hat inspired strawberry cheesecake parfait and ate thewhole thing.

1. Avocado Toast

Super food, super good for your little ones.

[Recipe via The Kitchn]

2. Nutella Breakfast Pizzas

Because, Nutella + anything = happiness.

[Recipe via A Thrifty Mom]

3. The Cat in the Hat Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Parfaits

Read the book to your kiddo while they eat this delicious breakfast? Mom of the Year award, in our opinion.

[Recipe via The Seasoned Mom]

4. Strawberry French Toast Casserole

Bonus points for the fabulous presentation on these.

[Recipe via Jeanette's Healthy Living]

5. Hard-boiled Eggs on Toast

Serve this dish with some apple slices or blueberries on the side, and you're good to go.

[Recipe via The Picky Eater]

6. Banana Toast

Easy for wee ones to eat on their own, and super delicious.

[Recipe via One Handed Cooks]

7. Banana Hazelnut Pancake Skewers

These are gluten free, too. Plus, you have the option of dipping them in chocolate. Yes, please.

[Recipe via Food Faith Fitness]

8. Breakfast Cookies

Is there any need to say anything else? I mean, really. Do kids ever say no to cookies?

[Recipe via Money Saving Mom]

9. Pancake Muffins

Serve these bad boys up with a little maple syrup on the side, and you'll have one happy toddler.

[Recipe via Eats Amazing]

10. Apple Sandwiches

The epitome of easy, quick breakfasts. Great for a snack, too!

[Recipe via Caramel Potatoes]

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