breakfast recipes

Apple Banana Mini Muffins: FREE printable recipe from

Olive oil . . . honey . . . whole wheat . . . Sounds like ingredients for scrumptious muffins, right? Don’t let these totally healthy banana muffins scare you away because they are shockingly delicious. But shhhhh, don’t tell anyone! It never fails, when we serve our banana muffin bites to guests they gush, […]


Pumpkin Pancakes FREE printable recipe guide for children with step-by-step directions and photos from

It’s fall and that means it is pumpkin time! Have you ever tasted plain pumpkin straight out of the can (not pumpkin pie)? It is down right horrific. Seriously horrifying. But you mix it into muffins, breads, casseroles . . . and it is amazingly tasty. After I discovered our 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins, I […]


Light and Rich Yogurt Whole Wheat Pancakes: FREE printable recipe guides for kids from

Last year, I shared my famous version of my mother’s cottage cheese pancakes. Growing up with a mother who was a serious health-nut was not always tasty. (Healthy often does not equal tasty.) The one thing I did love was her light and rich cottage cheese pancakes. These funny little healthy pancakes have made me famous with […]


Quick Cinnamon Ricotta Strawberry Muffins: FREE printable recipe guides for teaching children how to cook from

We are busy transitioning to our back to school routine. One of my homeschooling goals is to raise healthy, independent children. Consequently, cooking is part of our daily homeschool routine. This summer we invented a new recipe to add to the children’s recipe notebook. The children like these Quick Cinnamon Ricotta Strawberry Muffins for breakfast […]


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I enjoy cooking and I like eating even more! I guess it’s like a chicken or the egg kind-of thing. Which came first? I try to cook healthy for our family. Try is the story of my life. We are especially in a rush on Sunday mornings. I was feeding the children those frozen waffles […]


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Part of our homeschool curriculum includes learning how to cook. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been trying to work myself out of a job. I’m sneaky that way. Lucky for me the kiddos love to cook. By the time we’ve finished breakfast, we’ve already incorporated reading, following directions, measurement, cooperation, sharing and cleaning-up. Can we […]


Post image for Easy Cheesy Omelet for Kids: FREE printable recipe guide

After one heck of a crazy summer, it’s back to school and back to our morning routine. After completing their morning jobs, the children cook breakfast. MacGyver, age 9, is in love with eggs. He especially loves his Easy Cheesy Egg Omelet. I’ve already told you that I don’t particularly like eggs cooked in the […]

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Post image for Tutti Frutti Breakfast Smoothie: FREE Printable Recipe Guide for Children

These healthy yogurt fruit smoothies are named in honor of Miss Enigma. Her favorite breakfast day is Smoothie Day. Miss Enigma is a terrifically picky eater. However, on Smoothie Day she cheers, “Yay, smoothies!” In addition to loving fruit smoothies, Miss Enigma is totally in love with Elvis. YES, Elvis! And by far her favorite […]


Post image for Cinnamon Yogurt Breakfast Parfait: FREE Printable Recipe Guide for Children

These breakfast parfaits are healthy, easy and quick. So easy an eight and five year-old can prepare them all by themselves. Yes, you can layer these parfaits in fancy dessert glasses; however, we skip the fancy dessert glasses and use easy to handle bowls. This is a no fuss healthy breakfast that the kiddos make […]


Post image for Creamy Oatmeal with Fruit: FREE Printable Recipe Guide for Children

Lately, we’ve been all over the place here at waddlee-ah-chaa. The blog has reflected our crazy, scattered lives. So it’s time to regroup and get back on track with our series on Printable Breakfast Recipes for Children. I know, I know some people do not like oatmeal. Why? Actually, I can understand if they’re making […]


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To tell you the truth, I don’t particularly care for scrambled eggs that are cooked in the microwave. However, MacGyver, who is 8 years old, thinks they are fabulous! He can get out of bed and cook himself scrambled eggs with absolutely no help from me. Moms you gotta love that! And he thinks he […]


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I grew-up with a mother who was a health-nut, long before eating healthy was the in-thing to do. She made me eat some seriously un-tasty foods like dry, thick, dense buckwheat pancakes. My mouth is pastey just thinking about them. Way on the other end of the spectrum, she made these healthy, cottage cheese pancakes […]


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How about serving-up some heart shaped pancakes this Valentine’s Day. My kiddos thought I was immensely talented when I surprised them with heart shaped pancakes. But they’re actually quite easy! You don’t need any special gadgets, griddles or molds. If you have a tablespoon you’re all set . . . Use a tablespoon to make […]