Daycare Breakfast Ideas

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Easy breakfast ideas are a must for daycare providers. Many home daycare providers have older children who need to be on a school bus at an appointed time.

With many children to care for, breakfast is the one meal of the day that tends to get accomplished in a flurry of activity.

Breakfast ideas that are easy and kid-friendly are listed below. Use the breakfast recipes in your home daycare to create simple yet interesting meals the kids will love.


Toast Art

Mix two tablespoons of milk with a couple of drops of food coloring. Do this several times to create several colors. Let the children “paint” a picture on a slice of bread using new paintbrushes. Then toast the bread and make the toast art part of a special breakfast.


Bull’s Eye Breakfast

Use a 2 inch round cookie cutter to cut out the center of a slice of bread. Spread butter on each side of the bread. Brown one side of the bread and then turn the bread over. Crack an egg into the hole in the bread and cook until set. Lift out carefully.

*For a special holiday, try using cookie cutters specific for the holiday. Bells for Christmas, a heart for Valentines Day, etc.


More Breakfast Ideas

Bread Play Dough

Let the children form refrigerated bread dough into the form of their choice. They can make letters and numbers, or twists and braids. Let them be as creative as they like. Bake according to the directions on the package. Serve with fruit for a simple breakfast or a fun snack.


All In One Breakfast

Ingredients...6 beaten eggs, 6 slices of bread cut into cubes, 1 cup milk, 1 lb. fried sausage, salt and pepper to taste. Mix all the ingredients together and put in a slightly greased 9X13 inch pan. Refrigerate overnight. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees.


Pumpkin Pancakes

Combine 2 cups of biscuit mix, 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of ground allspice. Add 1 ½ cups evaporated milk, ½ cup pumpkin, 2 tablespoons oil, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix until smooth. Cook on a lightly greased griddle. Serve with syrup.


Oven Omelet

Ingredients: 12 slices cooked bacon (broken into pieces), 6 slices cheese (cut in half), 8 beaten eggs, 1 cup milk. Put the cheese slices in the bottom of a 9 inch pie pan. Beat together the eggs and milk. Add bacon. Pour over the cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until it is brown and bubbly. Let cool 10 minutes before serving. If desired... mushrooms, chopped green pepper, or onion can be added to the mixture before baking.


Simple Banana Bread

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour, I cup sugar, 1 tsp. baking soda, 2 small bananas, 1 egg, 1/4 cup shortening, 1/2 cup sour milk. Mash the bananas and mix ingredients together. Grease a loaf pan. Bake for one hour at 350 degrees. Makes one loaf.


Baked Oatmeal

If you are looking for a simple, healthy and tummy-warming breakfast for those chilly mornings... this is it.

Ingredients: 2 cups cooked oatmeal, ½ cup diced apples, ½ cup raisins (optional) ¼ cup molasses, ½ teaspoon cinnamon.

Mix all ingredients into a casserole dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.


Tiny Pancakes

Make pancakes no bigger than two inches around. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. These are just the right size for little fingers to handle. Watch closely, tiny pancakes cook fast.


Pancake Roll-Ups

Make pancakes using your favorite recipe. When done, spread with jam or jelly and roll up to eat.


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