Even if you made it up past midnight to watch the ball drop, your kids will likely be up bright and early New Year’s morning looking for something to fill their bellies. To make the first meal of the new year a bit more special than a bowl of cereal, we’ve rounded up a few easy and okay, fairly indulgent New Year’s morning breakfast ideas that are so easy to do, you can make them on even less sleep than you usually get.

If you want to start the year out super healthy, we’ve got plenty of healthy breakfast ideas for kids all over our site. These…well, feel free to add more fruit or eggs or turkey bacon as needed.

Related: 6 make-ahead breakfasts that are totally worthy of special mornings.

New Year's Day breakfast ideas: Festive donuts and milk with a free printable from The 36th Avenue

It doesn’t get much easier than your kids’ favorite store-bought donuts served with milk carrying a little Happy New Year printable banner from The 36th Avenue. If you have some edible glitter or sparkling sugar from a previous baking project, put it to use — just check out her tips for making it stick to the top of the donuts. January first is the perfect day to go a little heavy-handed with the sparkles, don’t you think?

New Year's breakfast for kids: Kitchen Fun with my three sons

If you can make a pancake, you can make this adorable Happy New Year pancake clock from Kitchen Fun with my Three Sons. Click over to see what she uses to complete the clock face, though you can get creative if you don’t have the same exact ingredients on hand. Or let the kids create their own countdown clock while you make that second (or third) cup of coffee.


New Year's breakfast for kids: Pancakes by The Jolly Tomato

Although I’m a bit artistically challenged in the kitchen, I think I could update The Jolly Tomato’s New Year’s number pancakes to 2019 using their helpful tips. If you’re feeding a whole crew (and feeling ambitious), you could even spell out Happy New Year on a platter and let everyone choose their letter of choice.

Related: 11 fun New Year’s Eve dinner (and dessert) ideas for kids. Bonus: the adults will love them, too.


New Year's breakfast for kids: Martha Stewart pancakes

If you have stencils, or a steady hand to cut some out of card stock, you can be like Martha with these sweet New Year’s Pancakes from Martha Stewart online to usher in the new year. Not one to forget a detail, she also has an easy basic pancake recipe on site for you to use — but if you use a box mix, hey, that’s great too.

Related: Box pancake mix hacks to make your flapjacks taste more like homemade.

Happy New Year's-breakfast-for-kids: Kitchen Fun with my Three sons

Writing out 2019 in breakfast foods is a good way to start memorizing what year it is. Kitchen Fun with my Three Sons New Year’s breakfast did it in 2015 with scrambled eggs, a pancake, a strip of bacon and mandarin orange segments, though you can update the year — and the foods — to whatever makes the most sense on Tuesday morning.

New Year's breakfast for kids: Sugar Swings cereal treats

Dessert for breakfast on New Year’s Day is 100% acceptable, especially since you’re using breakfast cereal to make these colorful New Year’s Cereal Bar Treats from Sugar Swings. Just update the year and write it on the squares in melted chocolate for a delicious start to 2019. Hey, healthy eating for the new year can start at lunch.

Be sure to check out all of our New Year’s Eve recipes, drink ideas, and even a hangover remedy on Cool Mom Eats. And Happy 2019!