3 Easy Breakfasts Kids Can Make

Depending on the age of your children, you may be starting to think about teaching them some essential home cooking skills. Why not start with the first meal of the day, breakfast? Many breakfast items are relatively easy to make, and success here can inspire budding chefs to take on more complex tasks. For safety reasons, just make sure you or another responsible adult is supervising at all times.

Smashed Avocado on Toast

Ingredients (to serve 4):

  • 4 pieces of bread
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli flakes (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Help your kids peel and remove the stone from the avocados (or, if they’re old enough, demonstrate and then let them have a go).
  2. In a large bowl, help your kids to mash the avocados. Add in the olive oil, salt, lime juice, and chili flakes, if using. Stir well.
  3. Lightly toast the bread, then spread some of the smashed avocado over each piece.

Vegetarian Sausage Sandwich

Ingredients (to serve 4):

  • 8 vegetarian sausages (or meat, if you trust your kid’s cooking abilities!)
  • 4 bread rolls
  • Butter (optional)
  • Mustard/ ketchup/ mayonnaise (depending on preference)
  • 1 tablespoon of oil

Instructions:

  1. Help your children to slice the bread rolls in half horizontally (or demonstrate and then let them try).
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and add the sausages once the oil has heated through. Keep them moving and don’t let them burn, unless someone in your family likes them charred.
  3. Once the sausages are ready, remove them from the heat and place them on a kitchen towel over a plate to allow some of the oil to drain off.
  4. Construct the sandwiches and enjoy.

Porridge

Ingredients (to serve 4)

  • 2 cups of oats
  • 3 cups of milk or water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar

Instructions:

  1. Mix the oats, milk/water, salt, and sugar together in a pan.
  2. Bring to a low to medium heat and keep stirring, don’t let the porridge stick.
  3. Heat through for 10-15 minutes, you should notice the oats softening and collapsing as an indication that it’s ready.
  4. Remove from the heat and top with whatever you fancy!