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Breakfast Ideas for Kids and Teenagers

Breakfast is often called “the most important meal of the day” so give your kids a morning a kick-start with 5 of our best breakfast recipes.


Preparing three meals a day (don’t forget the snacks!) can be so time-consuming – especially when you have the hungry mouths of kids and teenagers to feed too. So to make things easier we’ve put together a list of breakfast ideas and tips to take the stress out of your morning routine! This list includes the best overnight oats recipe, healthy brekkie bites, pikelets and more – each made with the sweetness of nourishing Capilano Bioactive Manuka Honey… enjoy!


Manuka Pikelets

The beautiful thing about pikelets is that they’re quick, easy to make and can be topped with a bounty of different flavours and textures. Mornings are a rush? Simply prep the pikelets ahead and refrigerate! Like the rest on this list, this easy breakfast recipe is made with Active Manuka Honey for a better-for-them take on the classic.

Recipe Time: 10 mins


To Decorate 

  1. In a small jug whisk together the milk, egg and Manuka until combined.
  2. Place flour in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Pour the milk mixture into the flour and whisk until smooth.
  3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over low-medium heat. Add ½ teaspoon butter to the pan.
  4. Dollop 5 – 7 heaped tablespoons of the mixture into the pan. When bubbles begin to form around the edges and the bottom is golden, flip the pikelets and cook for another minute until the other side is golden
  5. Remove and repeat with remaining pikelet batter. To serve, combine Manuka and sifted cocoa powder, mix well until smooth. Dollop onto pikelets and top with fresh fruit, granola and chia.

BREKKY TIP: Encourage your kids to wake up earlier, and make time for family in the morning. It’s a wonder what an extra 20-30 mins in the morning can do! Plus it’ll ensure they’re awake, switched on and ready for the day before they walk out the door. 

Nut-Free Manuka Bliss Balls

Kids aren’t into breakfast? They'll change their minds in a flash after just one bite into these balls of creamy choc-caramel. Sweetened with nourishing, Bioactive Manuka Honey and dates for added goodness - this meal prep breakfast option is also nut-free, winning!

Recipe Time: 10 mins
  1. Combine rolled oats, Manuka Honey, cocoa powder, dates, tahini and 1 cup coconut in a food processor and blend until smooth and well combined.
  2. Place another 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut on a plate. Roll 1-tablespoon portions of mixture into balls. Roll in coconut to evenly coat. Place on a lined tray in the fridge for 1 hour or until set.

BREKKY TIP: Make breakfast prep a fun Sunday afternoon activity. Get your kids excited about their morning meal by getting them involved in the planning process. If they selected the recipe and helped put it together – they’re more likely to be motivated to enjoy their tasty creations!

Cranberry Oat Brekkie Bites

Packed full of bananas, oats, tahini, Active Manuka Honey and cranberries, these biscuits are a healthy make-ahead breakfast that can also be enjoyed on the go!

Recipe Time: 10 mins
  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • ¼ cup tahini paste
  • 90g (¼ cup) Capilano Bioactive Manuka Honey MGO30+
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (fan-forced) and line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine bananas, tahini, Capilano Bioactive Manuka Honey and vanilla extract and stir until smooth. Add the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and cranberries and stir until combined.
  3. Roll 2 tablespoon-sized amounts of the mixture between your hands to form a ball, then place on the baking sheets 4cm apart and flatten with your hands.
  4. With a rolling pin, roll out dough into a large rectangle about ½ cm thick. Combine melted butter, honey and cocoa powder and whisk until well combined (this may take a minute or 2). Spread mixture evenly over dough.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until oats are lightly golden. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

BREKKY TIP: Make a batch ahead of time, and keep them in a jar on the kitchen counter alongside a bowl of fruit – that’s breakfast in seconds!

Brown Butter Crumpet French Toast

Want to make something special? Cut the time in half by using pre-made Golden Crumpet rounds. All it takes is 10 minutes more to make them into a beautiful French-toast flavoured brekky. Keep the berry coulis in the fridge and heat it on cool mornings... don't forget an extra drizzle of Manuka Honey!

Recipe Time: 10 mins

Berry Coulis

To serve


BREKKY TIP: Have some store-bought Golden Crumpets or Golden Pancakes in the freezer ready to go! Whether your teens make themselves a stack of pancakes on the weekend, or you just need to drizzle some Manuka Honey on a crumpet in the morning – you know they’ll be satiated! 

Manuka Cheesecake Overnight Weet-Bix

Creamy cheesecakey overnight Weet-Bix. This quick breakfast recipe is satiating, fruity, sweet and – to top it off – helps you start your day with the nourishing benefits of Manuka honey. Save it for afternoon prepping, and give it to the little ones (or yourself) on rushed early mornings!

Recipe Time: Prep 5 mins (refrigerate overnight)
  • 2 Weet-Bix
  • ½ cup milk (or alternative milk of your choice)
  • ½ medium-sized banana (sliced)
  • ½ cup plain yoghurt (or coconut yoghurt)
  • 1 tbsp Capilano Bioactive Manuka Honey MGO30+  (plus more to drizzle)
  • Handful of fresh or frozen berries
  1. Crush Weet-bix with hands and spread evenly over a small glass dish or container.
  2. Add milk and stir thoroughly with a spoon or fork, ensuring Weet-Bix are coated in the milk.
  3. Place banana slices evenly on top of the Weet-Bix mixture. Drizzle generously with Manuka honey, and top with yoghurt.
  4. Finish with a sprinkling of fresh or frozen berries. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or overnight. Serve cold with another drizzle of honey to serve.

BREKKY TIP: Store prep-ahead breakfasts (like this one) in Tupperware containers in the fridge. If there’s no time to spare in the morning, you or the kids can always take it with them!

Manuka Overnight Oats (4 ways!)

Overnight oats are a meal-prep wonder and quick, healthy breakfast for the whole family. Simply mix everything in a bowl, chill overnight and wake up to a melding of creamy, dreamy sweet nourishing flavours. All that’s left to do is choose your favourite toppings, and enjoy!

Recipe Time: 15 mins

Base Recipe

  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp Capilano Bioactive Manuka Honey, plus extra to serve
  • ½ cup Greek-style yoghurt1 ½ cups milk or nut milk, plus extra to serve
  • 1 cup cooked white quinoa
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well.
  2. Cover and chill overnight, then add additional milk to soften.
  3. Divide into bowls and top with fruit, nuts, seeds and Active Manuka Honey to serve. Mixture will keep chilled for up to one week.

Pistachio Pomegranate: Top with unhulled tahini, pistachios and pomegranate arils.
Almond Choc Chip: Top with almond butter, chopped almonds and dark choc chips.
Berry Yoghurt: Top with extra yoghurt, strawberries, chia seeds & pepitas.
Turmeric and Coconut: Add 1 tsp turmeric and swap milk to coconut milk in base recipe. Top with mango, passionfruit and coconut flakes to serve.

Avocado Toast with Chilli, Fetta and Manuka

The good fats, creamy taste and vibrant hue of avocado will brighten anyone’s day, but why not mix things up with a sweet-savoury-fiery twist. One bite of the fetta, chilli and manuka combination on your regular avo toast and you’ll be coming back for a second slice….

Recipe Time: 15 mins
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tbsp Capilano Manuka Honey
  • Feta
  • Two slices of wholemeal or multigrain sourdough
  • Chilli flakes 
  • Salt
  1. Mash avocado into a bowl with salt and chilli flakes and toast bread.
  2. Top each piece of toasted bread with half the avocado mixture. Crumble feta on top.
  3. To finish, add a generous drizzle of Capilano Manuka Honey. 

Perfect Porridge

Nothing says comfort like a big bowl of warming porridge. Sometimes it’s the simple things that lift us up and feel our best in the morning like the simple flavours of creamy oats and golden honey. Whether you make yours from quick oats sachets, or the classic stovetop method, or even superfood-packed versions like our Rolled Oat, Quinoa and LSA porridge, simply add a squeeze of bioactive Manuka honey to feel an even healthier buzz in the morning.

Recipe Time: 15 mins
  • 1 cup (90g) traditional rolled oats
  • 150ml pure cream
  • 1 ½ cups (375ml) cups full cream milk
  • 1 tbsp Capilano Pure Honey, plus extra to serve (or Capilano Manuka Honey for an extra boost)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Turn stovetop heat to medium-low and gently stir oats for 10-15 minutes until thick and creamy. For best results, leave mixture a little loose as it will thicken while it rests.
  3. Divide into bowls and top with an extra swirl of Capilano Pure Honey, or Capilano Active Manuka Honey. Add a splash of extra cream, berries and banana if desired.

TIP – leftover porridge can be stored in an airtight contained and chilled for up to 2 days. Simply add back to saucepan with additional milk to recreate creamy texture.

Our top brekky recommendation? Keep it simple on busy days!

A few spoonfuls of creamy yoghurt, some granola, fruit and a generous drizzle of Bioactive Manuka honey is a great way to add a boost to their morning.

... and if you STILL can't get them to enjoy their breakfast - you can always try a smoothie! Click here for Manuka Honey Smoothie Recipes

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