Breakfast time can be pretty chaotic with people going in all different directions. Add dietary restrictions to the mix, and it could be a recipe for disaster! Over the years, I have learned so quick paleo kids breakfasts to help ease some of the stress! In this post, I am going to share some ideas that have been a lifesaver in my family. Some of them require preparation the night before; some don’t.
Paleo Kids Breakfasts That You Don’t Need to Make Ahead
Your quick paleo kids breakfast options limited if you don’t want to put in any prep time the night before. These are the three main one my family has been relying on:
Eggs are an obvious breakfast food. They are easy, nutritious, and quick to make. Children as young as five years old can make themselves an egg breakfast. My children like them over easy and scrambled. It’s their number one go-to breakfast.
Smoothies are a go-to for vegan families, but we don’t always think about them in the Paleo world. Let me share some of our favorite combinations:
- Frozen mango, avocado, protein powder
- Frozen strawberries, coconut milk, protein powder
- Frozen blueberries, banana, protein powder
- Frozen fruits of any kind, green powder (contact me to get $50 an apple berry green powder that is the equivalent of 6 superfood salads), and almond milk
My children are generally not keen about eating dinner leftovers for breakfast, but there are some leftovers from the night before that they love:
- Sausage (Costco sells many different kinds of Paleo-friendly sausages. My favorite is a chicken jalapeno sausage)
- Homemade chicken nuggets
- Paleo Pigs in a Blanket
- 3 Ingredients Naan Bread with maple syrup or with almond butter
- Paleo Meatballs
4. Chocolate Avocado Pudding
There are many variations of this recipe online. Here’s our favorite:
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- Food processor
- 1 avocado
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup almond butter or cashew butter
- Blend all the ingredients in a food processor or a blender until smooth and creamy.
Paleo Kids Breakfasts That You Can Make The Night Before
1. Chia Seed Pudding
To me, chia seed pudding is the best Paleo substitute for oatmeal. It’s super easy and versatile. The night before, mix 1/2 cup of chia seeds with 1 1/2 cup of almond milk or any other non-dairy milk. You can also add 1/4 cup of cocoa powder and 1/4 cup of maple syrup for a chocolate chia pudding. You can add vanilla and all kinds of different toppings like you would for oatmeal. You can put in bananas, berries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pecans or any other nuts and seeds you enjoy.
2. Paleo Cookies
Cookies are probably the ultimate Paleo kids breakfast! Baking them the night before is a fun activity that children love too! Here are some of my favorite Paleo cookie recipes:
- Paleo Breakfast Cookies by Gluten-Free on a Shoestring: These cookies are sweetened with palm sugar and honey. They are chocolate chips cookies, so they taste like dessert!
- Vegan Paleo Breakfast Cookies by Sweet As Honey: These cookies are sweetened with dates. I also like that the “glue” that holds them together is almond butter. I love all kinds of nut butter in cookies!
- Everything But The Kitchen Sink Paleo Breakfast Cookies by Raising Generation Nourished: I bet the name of these cookies made you smile! The taste will too! They include carrots, apples, raisins, walnuts, and even grass-fed collagen! If your kids are not big fans of walnuts like mine, you can always sub for pecans or omit the nuts completely.
3. Paleo Muffins
The advantage of breakfasts like cookies and muffins is that you can freeze them. Then, your children can take them out in the morning. It’s the ultimate easy Paleo breakfast! Here are my favorite Paleo muffin recipes:
- Paleo Banana Nut Muffins by Bakerita: I think I have said before how I enjoy the texture and the taste of Paleo baked goods made with nut butter. This recipe is no exception. Plus, the addition of bananas is yummy.
- Paleo Sweet Potato Muffins by Tessa The Domestic Diva: This is an excellent allergen-free recipe as they don’t contain nuts and eggs. They are made with sweet potatoes, so you can tap yourself on the back for sneaking in some veggie goodness in this chocolate chips muffin recipe.
- Paleo Blueberry Muffins by Joy Food Sunshine: I had to include a blueberry muffin recipe in this list because blueberry muffins are my all-time favorites! If like me, you are always curious about the Paleo flour combination, you will appreciate knowing that they are made with almond flour, coconut flour, and almond butter.
4. Paleo Pancakes
I have been using a pancake mix from Costco these days. It includes cassava flour, almond flour, and coconut flour. The pancakes always turn out perfect! So much so that you could add these pancakes in the first category of Paleo breakfasts that your children can make themselves in the morning. However, for those of you who don’t want or can’t find a decent pancake mix, here are some easy and delicious recipes:
- Paleo pancakes by Downshiftology: When I used to make my pancakes from scratch, I would always look for a recipe containing almond flour and tapioca flour because that’s the combination that I felt yielded the best results.
- Perfect Grain-Free Pancakes by Predominantly Paleo: Another type of base that I find delicious for Paleo pancakes is raw cashews. This recipe is made with cashews. It is super simple and foolproof!
5. Paleo Fruit Crisp
Do you enjoy baking without following a “real” recipe? If so, you will enjoy making this breakfast. I don’t ever make it the same way, but here are some guidelines to get you started:
- Use about 8 cups of fruits. You can use fresh or frozen berries or fresh apples.
- Add some organic cane sugar. I like to put enough to coat the fruits nicely.
- Put the fruit mixture on the bottom of a lasagna dish (9×13-inch rectangle).
- In a bowl, mix about 2 cups of almond flour, 1 cup of coconut sugar and 1 cup of coconut oil. You can add cinnamon and salt for added flavor.
- Bake at 350F until nice and golden, about 30 minutes.
I hope you found these ideas helpful. Please go ahead and share your favorite Paleo kids breakfasts in the comments below.