11 Family Breakfasts With Get Up And Go

11 family friendly breakfast ideas with get up and go

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11 Family Breakfasts With Get Up And Go

When I was growing up. My favourite time to spend with family was on a Sunday morning. We’d all sit around the table and mum would make a giant plate of toast for us all and there would be jars of jam, cheese, eggs etc. all around to choose topping for our toast.
 11 family friendly breakfast ideas with get up and go
Everyone eating passing things around and chomping on our toast, talking about what plans we had for the day. It seems a little basic now. However, we didn’t sit around the table often. It was the only time my sister and I could be corralled to sit together without arguing.
I loved those mornings and now that my sister has sadly passed, id give anything to have one more with my family all together. 
So, when I had my own family I had to have that feeling with my own kids. Now Sunday mornings are pancake mornings.
My husband makes a giant plate of American style pancakes or waffles and we have them with maple, jam, fruit, bacon, chocolate spread and any other seasonal additions. The kids love it.

 My biggest tip ever is give kids choice.

If you don’t know if they’ll eat something go buffet style.. they’ll pick and choose munch and crunch everything in sight as they don’t realise how much they’re eating.
Put it on one plate and my 5 year old,  instantly starts to negotiate how much she HAS to eat, but let her go at a buffet and she eats more than I do.

How to make the best pancakes ever (in my opinion)

 11 family friendly breakfasts with get up and go

A relaxing weekend morning is a fabulous time to kick back and enjoy time together so I’ve pulled together 11 of our favourites that we rotate throughout the year.

11 family friendly breakfasts with get up and go

My 11 and 6-year-old love help to make these pancakes. They are great at measuring, mixing, and flipping. My husband just has to put the dollops of mix in the pan. If my 6-year-old did this we’d have pancakes the size of dinner plates.

Our pancake recipe and method:-
260ml milk
6 Tablespoons melted butter or oil
2 beaten eggs
270g Self Raising Flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 teaspoons of caster sugar(optional)

  • In a jug measure the milk, the melted butter and 2 beaten eggs. Whisk this together.
  • In a bowl, weigh out the self-raising flour and the baking powder. And 2 tablespoons of caster sugar if using, I don’t normally bother as our toppings are sweet enough.
  • Slowly pour the wet jug into the flour mix whilst whisking together until its smooth thick and bubbles appear on the surface.
  • Heat a flat pan till it’s really hot. If it’s properly hot you wont need any oil in a non stick pan but if your unsure dab a little oil or butter onto some kitchen paper, lightly spread it across the hot pan very carefully.
  • Dollop 3 of 4 spots of the mix into the hot pan and smooth out with the back of a ladle. They take a couple of minutes each side. Just wait till bubbles appear all over before turning them over.
  • We also use this mix with our waffle iron. Cooks Professional – Electric Belgian Waffle Maker Machine 180° Rotating – 920 Watts. (Cream)It’s a brilliant machine, easy to use and easy to clean. Just use half a ladle of mix per each waffle square and wait till cooked. You may have to add a little extra milk to the recipe above. I also sometimes sneak in some cinnamon as I love the stuff.11 family friendly breakfasts with get up and go

11 Family Breakfasts With Get Up And Go

I thought with the cold Winter mornings facing us, i’d share some of our other get up and go breakfasts. We have all of these on a regular loop. What’s your favourite breakfast??

11 Family Breakfasts With Get Up And Go

11 family friendly breakfasts with get up and go


Granola is a wonderfully moreish.. It’ll go with yoghurt, or have it with milk for a normal cereal. You can snack on it through the day too. So easy to make and so versatile. This recipe is the one we love but you can add pretty much anything.

11 family friendly breakfasts with get up and go

Egg in toast
An easy recipe from joyofkosher.com. a bit of fun for the kids.
11 family friendly breakfasts with get up and go
Banana Smoothie
A wonderful thick smoothy full of goodness that will give you lots of energy and fill your tummy till lunch. This one is so easy and quick.
11 family friendly breakfasts with get up and go
 If you’ve worked up an appetite on some of these yummy breakfasts. Don’t forget to download our 44 Winter Activities to do in January sheet. There’s some great ideas in there!!
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Banana Bread.
A regular staple in our house with this recipe. Warm for breakfast of with fruit for a wonderful healthy snack. It freezes well too. Yum
11 family friendly breakfasts with get up and go

 Here’s a few more…

Courgette Bread.
This is the recipe here. I love it toasted in my flat-iron with a little salted butter on it. If we’re really hungry its great with a poached egg on top too. The kids LOVE it as a ‘ sunshine’ cake with lemon icing.(But they don’t like courgette shhhh)
 11 family friendly breakfasts with get up and go
French Toast With Fruit.
This is a good one. Delicious with something salty, a dollop of Ketchup or a sprinkle of sugar and fruit. Delicious!
 11 family friendly breakfasts with get up and go
Bagel And Scrambled Egg.
So delicious and easy. you can add things to it like smoked salmon but it’s just as good on it’s own.
Fruit Salad And Yogurt.
 Again, very easy but so delicious, you could add alittle honey or maple for a sweet hit but i love the tang of natural yogurt with the sweet berries. Top with granola if you need a crunch too.
11 Family Breakfasts With Get Up And Go.

What’s your favourite breakfast?? Do you eat any of these ideas or something else. Let me know as i’m always looking for new ideas.

Don’t forget to give the birds their breakfast too. Try this post for some ideas.

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Also, why not try some of the ideas in this post for getting out this Winter to burn off some of this new found energy.7 OF THE BEST WAYS TO GET KIDS OUT IN THE WOODS THIS WINTER

Also, you can download our Winter list of Activities to work through in January. You’ll need a good breakfast for some of these.

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11 family friendly breakfast ideas with get up and go

28 thoughts on “11 Family Breakfasts With Get Up And Go”

  1. The egg in the toast is by far my favorite but a close second is the french toast! This are awesome inspiring ideas, my mouth is watering! What a great Mom you are and providing such fun, delicious, and healthy foods for your kids. Well Done.

  2. OH. My. GOSH! Thank you so much for this post. My littles (3 and 5) are home from school this week and getting them both to eat the same thing has been a nightmare. Choice is good. Thanks for helping provide good choices for them.

    1. Hi Samantha. Give it a go! These recipes are so easy my kids can make most of them on their own. Give them a go. The taste far out weighs the skills required. If you invest in a waffle maker then the machine does all the cooking and the light comes on when the waffles are done so you done even need to stand over it.ive put a link to my waffle machine in the poat if you need a recommendation. Your tummy will thank you ha

  3. I love the egg in toast! And you can never go wrong with pancakes or waffles! I never thought of doing a banana bread as a breakfast, but I’ll definitely have to try that.

  4. It was so surreal to scroll through your post because it looks as if our families have the same favorites list, exactly! Berries/granola/plain Greek yogurt is what I eat most mornings, or else cooked oatmeal (that is the only one I did NOT see here!) – and my girls love pancakes or waffles or French toast on the weekends! 🙂

    1. Hi Flossie. Im glad you aleady enjoy all my suggestions. Really spooky that our loves are the same. Ive not been spying honest ha. Hope little one is better soon to enjoy some yummy breakfasts this weekend x

  5. Yum!! Great breakfast idea!! I am a blessed mom and my kids eat what I put in front of them, If I was to give the choices I would never leave my kitchen lol. Their favorite is a dutch baby pancake with mixed fruit toppings.

  6. Ashley | Look for Little Helpers

    I love all of those choices! The egg in toast seems like such a healthy and fun way to serve breakfast. I’m going to try that one tomorrow morning. I get into a rut when it comes to cooking, so I’m always looking for unique and fun ways to serve food to my kids. So many great ones here.

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