Since Halloween is on a Saturday this year, we thought it would be fun to offer some festive and easy breakfast ideas since you won't have kids running out the door to school in the morning! Some of them are tricks, but they all will be treats for your family.
1. Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins
So easy and healthy! Just peel some bananas and clementines. Cut the bananas in half and use mini chocolate chips for the eyes and a chocolate chip for the nose. Use a small piece of celery for the "pumpkin" stem. This is perfect for fruit lovers, and would also make a great mid-day snack.
2. Spider and Skeleton Eggs
All you need for this breakfast is a sunny side up egg, a couple black olives, ketchup, and mustard (or hot sauce, if you prefer). If you have condiment packets on hand from a fast food place - I know I'm not the only one who stocks up on those - cut a small piece off of the corner to make decorating the eggs a little easier.
3. Orange and Black Pancakes
This is a fun one especially for older kids who could make their own designs. Make you regular pancake batter and separate 1/4 cup. Add black food coloring to the 1/4 cup and put it in a ziploc bag with the corner cut off. Or, use whatever you have on hand that will allow you to make designs. Add orange food coloring to the rest of the batter. Pipe your design on a heated griddle, and immediately follow with the orange batter. Try bats, spiders, jack-o-lantern faces, and more!
4. Mummies in a Blanket
This one is a cinch if you use a tube of pre-made crescent dough. Cut the dough into thin strips and wrap it around a piece of sausage like a mummy. Bake according to package directions and use ketchup or mustard for the eyes. Substitute hot dogs to make this a spooktacular lunch!
5. Goblin Goo Smoothie
This spooky smoothie is delicious and super healthy. Just blend 3 cups frozen pineapple, 2 frozen bananas, 1 big handful of spinach, and 1/4-1/2 cup milk of choice. Once everything is blended well, pour into cups and use the back of a spoon to smooth the top. Use things like blueberries, dried fruit, chia seeds, or pumpkin seeds to make your scary faces on top. This is another fun breakfast for kids to get involved in making.
Do any of these sound yummy enough for you to try? I think we might have spider eggs with a side of mummies in a blanket!