We’ll be rushing our kids off to school on Halloween morning this year, but hopefully not without a fun and spooky Halloween breakfast first. Because a holiday this fun for kids should be celebrated all day long, not just once the sun goes down.
If you’re up for getting festive in the morning — or staying up late to prep some fun recipes the night before – -I think these fun Halloween breakfast ideas for kids that I’ve found will help you give the kids a surprise they’ll love. Some are sweet, some are more savory, and some are, well, a lot sweet. It’s all up to you.
Top: Matcha monster waffles recipe from Handmade Charlotte
How adorable are these Berry and Cheese Danish Mummies from The Kitchen Prep? And I love that you can easily take them with you on the go, if you’re running a little late and need to eat breakfast in the car. Not that that’s ever happened to me.
OMG, these Pumpkin pancakes with chocolate spiders at Not Out of the Box look so yummy — and pretty easy. You can even mix up the batter the night before, and then just cook them in the morning before school. Your kids will love the extra detail of those edible spiders. So fun.
Okay with breakfast on the sweet side? Then semi-homemade treats for the win, with these fun Halloween spider donuts at Cooking on the Front Burners. Also, these would be a perfect treat for a class party if you’ve been charged with bringing the treats and want to jazz up something store bought.
Not all of our breakfast ideas are 100% sugar! In fact, I love this Baked Egg Eyeballs Halloween breakfast idea at Toaster Oven Love, because they’re such a smart, protein-packed start to your kids’ day. More energy to trick-or-treat with later, we say.
How cute are these Ghost Pancakes at Tara’s Multicultural Table? Follow her tips for how to make these without paying for an expensive pancake mold (that you’ll only use once a year). And again, you can always swap in raisins or blueberries instead of chocolate if you’re trying to make a fun Halloween breakfast for the kids that’s still moderately healthy.
I love this clever Purple People Eater smoothie at Jeannie’s Tried and True Recipes, because smoothies are always a huge hit with my kids. And so easy! One gummy worm as a garnish is all you need to make it feel totally Halloween-y, or try the DIY lychee eyeball recipe we recently featured. Ew! And, yum!
Okay, so this amazing chocolate pumpkin loaf at Love in my Oven takes a little extra work. Or, a lot, depending how much you bake. But I think it’s a perfect fun Halloween breakfast for a school morning because you can bake it ahead of time then just slice and go in the morning. Be sure to serve with greek yogurt, oatmeal, or eggs to get some protein in there too.
I couldn’t resist including these cute Halloween unicorn donuts at One Sarcastic Baker as a super clever, fun Halloween breakfast the kids will adore. But I have to say — I think I’d buy a box of store-bought donuts and enlist my tween and teen to help me decorate them ahead of time. They’d get a kick out of it, and I would love the help!
If you want to just throw up your hands and say, “today’s candy day, kids,” then this is the fun Halloween breakfast idea for you. I’m loving these silly Matcha monster waffles recipe at Handmade Charlotte, though you could also just use a couple of drops of all-natural green food coloring to your regular waffles instead. And if you’re not wanting to overload the kids with too much candy first thing in the morning, substitute banana slices and blueberries to make those eyes instead! I’m sure there are substitutes for the Kit Kat mouth but…Kit Kats. Yum