15 Easy to Make Bread Recipes for Kids

Bread recipes for kids

There probably isn’t a single child who isn’t a picky eater. With a wide variety of choices, kids are reaching for chips, chocolates, and fast food in lieu of healthy snacks. In your quest to get your child to eat more healthy foods, the humble bread can take on many forms to offer tasty and nutritious snacks. Even better, since these recipes are quite simple, you can even introduce your child to cooking and helping around the kitchen with these recipes.

Simple Bread Recipes for Children

1. Chilli Cheese Toast

Ingredients Needed:

  • Multigrain bread – 4 slices
  • Diced onion – ½ cup
  • Green chilli – one, cut finely
  • Diced capsicum – ½ cup
  • Butter
  • Grated cheese

How to Make:

Spread an even layer of butter on one side of the bread. In a bowl, mix the diced onion, chilli, and diced capsicum. Place this mixture on top of the buttered bread. Place a general amount of grated cheese on top of the bread. Place the loaded slices of bread on a baking tray and pop it into the grill for five minutes until the cheese melts and bubbles. Let the bread slices cool a little and serve to your little one with ketchup on the side.

Chilli cheese toast

2. Potato Bread Patties

Ingredients Needed:

  • 12 bread slices
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon diced green chilli
  • 1/3 cup green peas
  • ½ teaspoon dried mango powder
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander powder
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

How to Make:

Heat a pan with a teaspoon of oil. Once hot, add the ginger and chillies. Let it roast for a minute. Add the dried mango powder and coriander powder. Add the peas and potatoes, and stir until everything is incorporated. Add salt to taste. Dip the bread slices in milk to make it wet. Spoon in the potato mixture into the middle of the slice. Wrap the soft bread around the potato and seal the edges by pinching. Heat the oil on a medium high flame and deep fry the bread until golden. Serve hot with a cool mint chutney.

Potato bread patties

3. Nutella Cinnamon Bread Rolls

 Ingredients Needed:

  • 6 slices of milk bread
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons castor sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon regular sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Nutella
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 tablespoon custard powder

How to Make:

  • Mix the castor sugar and cinnamon powder together, and place it on a flat tray and set aside. Mix the sugar, milk, and castor sugar in a bowl and set aside. Cut off the crust of the bread slices and flatten with a rolling pin. Spread an even layer of Nutella on one side of the bread slice and the strawberry jam on one edge of the slice. Roll the bread slice from the side that has the jam and form a tight roll.
  • Do the same with the rest of the bread and dip into the milk and custard mixture. Heat the butter in a pan. Once it becomes hot, add the bread rolls and cook evenly until it becomes a light golden colour. Take the rolls out of the pan and coat it with the cinnamon and sugar dry mix.
  • Serve this yummy bread roll recipe for kids hot, with more jam and fresh cut fruits.

Nutella and bread recipes for kids

4. French Toast

 Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 loaf white or milk bread, sliced thick
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter

How to Make:

Beat the eggs and the milk together until it slightly froths. Add the castor sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg powders, and mix well. Dunk a slice of bread into the egg mix. Let it soak for a couple of minutes. Heat up a little butter in a skillet on a moderate heat. Place the egg-soaked bread in the pan and cook on both sides until golden brown. Serve with apples, bananas, and other fruits to make for a healthy breakfast!

French toast

5. Bread Upma

Ingredients Needed:

  • 4-5 slices of 1-day old bread
  • One small potato, boiled and diced
  • One small onion, diced
  • One green chilli, cut finely
  • ½ inch ginger, grated
  • One small tomato, diced
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Pinch of hing
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter – 1 tablespoon
  • Oil – 2 teaspoons

How to Make:

  • Cut the bread into one-centimetre squares and lightly toast in one tablespoon butter. Set aside. In a vessel, heat the oil over a medium heat. Once hot, add the mustard seeds and wait for it to crackle. Add cumin seeds, ginger, and hing and let it fry for 30 seconds. Add the onions and fry until translucent. Add the diced boiled potato and turmeric and mix well. Add the tomatoes and salt and cook until the tomatoes become soft and mushy. Add the toasted bread squares and mix well. Pour the freshly squeezed lemon juice and mix.
  • Serve hot. This is one those bread recipes for kids that Indians love to make.

6. Bread Pizza

 Ingredients Needed:

  • Bread slices
  • Capsicum, diced
  • Onion, diced into large pieces,
  • Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • Pizza sauce

How to Make:

  • Toast the bread slightly with the minimal change in colour. Spread a teaspoon of pizza sauce on one side of the bread. Place the diced capsicum and onions on the sauce and grate a generous layer of mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Place it on the grill for five minutes or until the cheese melts and bubbles. You can make this a non-vegetarian option by adding toppings like cooked and sliced sausages, chicken breasts, meatballs, etc.

Bread pizza

7. Bread Pakoda

Ingredients Needed:

  • 4 Bread slices
  • 1 large boiled potato, mashed
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ cup gram flour
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup corn flour
  • Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

How to Make:

  • Mix the gram flour, corn flour, turmeric powder, and baking soda in a bowl. Add water bit by bit until you have a smooth and loose consistency. Season to taste and set aside. Heat up a pan and add a teaspoon of oil. Once hot, add cumin seeds and the mashed potato. Add the chilli powder, mix well and remove from the flame. Put the oil for frying for heating.
  • Make sandwiches with the potato filling. Dip the sandwich into the gram flour batter and deep fry until golden brown. Serve this tasty vegetable bread recipe for kids hot, with ketchup.

Bread pakora

8. Chicken and Mayo Sandwich

Ingredients Needed:

  • Brown bread slices
  • One chicken breast
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 4 Gherkins, diced
  • Lettuce
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Butter

How to Make:

  • Toast the brown bread slices with or without butter and set aside. Wash and clean the chicken breast. Pat dry. Season with salt and pepper. In a pan, heat one tablespoon of butter and cook the chicken breast. Set the cooked chicken on a wire rack and let it cool. Once cool, shred or dice the chicken finely and place into a bowl. Add the mayonnaise, pepper, and gherkins and mix well. Place the chicken and mayo mix in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Once cold, remove from the fridge and place the chicken and mayo filling between two slices of toasted brown bread and a lettuce leaf. Nothing beats the taste of this delicious bread sandwich recipe for kids.

Chicken sandwich recipes

9. Chicken Burgers

Ingredients Needed:

  • 250 grams minced chicken meat
  • One egg yolk
  • Breadcrumbs – ¼ cup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 sliced tomatoes
  • Onion rings
  • Cheese slices
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Burger buns
  • Butter
  • Water

How to Make:

  • Mix the minced meat with the egg yolk, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, nutmeg, rosemary, pepper, and salt in a bowl. Once incorporated, place in the fridge. In a pan, heat up the butter and add the sliced onions. Wait until the onions become translucent and add the sugar. Add a splash of water and cook until the onions reduce down into a paste. Cut the burger buns in half horizontally and butter both sides. Remove the chicken mince from the fridge and make patties.
  • Heat a grill to a searing heat and add butter. Place the patties on the grill and grill on both sides until brown. Place a cheese slice on top of the patty and splash some water on the patty and cover with a lid. This is to allow the steam to cook the patty fully while the cheese melts without burning. Place the burger buns buttered side down until golden brown. Place the lettuce leaf on the bottom half of the bun and layer with a tomato slice and onion ring.
  • Remove the patty and cheese slice from the grill and place on top of the onion ring. Place the top part of the burger bun on top and serve.

Chicken burger

10. Bread Pudding

Ingredients Needed:

  • 6 slices of 1-day-old bread
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make:

  • Preheat your oven to 175 degrees. Cut your bread into one-inch squares. Place the bread snugly into a baking tray along with the raisins. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon powder. Pour the melted butter on top of the bread. Then pour the egg and milk mixture on the bread and push down with a fork to make sure that the bread has soaked up the liquid. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Serve hot with some ice cream.

Bread pudding

11. Cheesy Garlic Bread

Ingredients Needed:

  • 5 slices of bread
  • 4 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • ½ cup grated cheese
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • Red chilli flakes to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Dry oregano to taste

How to Make:

  • Mix the minced or grated garlic with the softened butter until fully incorporated. Add salt if needed. Spread this garlic butter on one side of the bread slice. Put a generous amount of grated cheese on top. Flavour with red chilli flakes, oregano, and black pepper powder according to your taste. Grill until the cheese melts and browns slightly. Serve hot with ketchup.

Cheese garlic bread

12. Bread Pasta

 Ingredients Needed:

  • 3 slices of one-day-old bread
  • 1 teaspoon roughly chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 75 grams uncooked pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • Salt to taste

How to Make:

  • Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. While the pasta is cooking, cut up the bread into one-inch squares. Heat a pan with one tablespoon butter and roast the bread squares until toasted entirely. Keep aside. Once the pasta is cooked, drain all the cooking water except for ½ cup. Keep aside. Run the cooked pasta under cold water to prevent further cooking and toss with a little olive oil to prevent sticking. Heat the olive oil and remaining butter in a pan. Once shimmering, add the red chilli flakes and garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the cooked pasta and splash some of the cooking water and stir the pan vigorously. Once most of the water has evaporated, add the toasted bread pieces. Mix well and check the seasoning. Serve hot.

Bread pasta

13. Mushroom Bread

Ingredients Needed:

  • 200 grams button mushroom
  • One large onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup grated cheese
  • 4 slices of bread

How to Make:

  • Chop the mushrooms and onions finely. You can even use a food processor as long as you take care to not make the onion and mushroom into a paste. Heat the butter in a pan and tip in the chopped onions and mushrooms. Add salt and pepper and stir. Once the mushrooms start to release their moisture, reduce the heat and let it cook slowly while stirring occasionally until all the liquid has evaporated. Keep aside.
  • Toast the bread until the colour just changes. Spread the mushroom mixture on top of the bread. Put a generous helping of cheese on top. Grill the bread until the cheese melts and is golden brown in certain spots. Serve hot with ketchup.

Mushroom bread

14. Banana Bread

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup plain yoghurt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make:

  • In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients until fully incorporated. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, yoghurt, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Mix the wet and dry mixtures until fully incorporated. Grease a loaf pan with butter and pour in the banana bread batter. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees. Place your loaf pan in the oven and cook for 55 minutes.

Banana bread

15. Caramel Bread Pudding without Eggs

Ingredients Needed:

  • 6 slices of day-old white bread
  • 5 cups whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water

How to Make:

  • Cut the bread into small pieces. In a pan, mix the milk, 4 tablespoons sugar, and cornstarch so that there are no lumps. Heat this mixture on the stove without bringing to a boil until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the flame and add the bread pieces. and use a masher to break up the bread entirely. Add the vanilla extract and keep aside.
  • In a separate pan, make a caramel using the remaining sugar and bring it to a golden brown. Pour the caramel into a pudding mould and spread evenly. Then gently pour the milk and bread mix into the pudding mould. Gently place the pudding mould into a larger cooker and pour water on the sides that stand 1.5 inches above the base. Cover the pudding mould with aluminium foil with some holes poked in to release escaping steam. Cover the cooker with its lid and let it cook on a medium flame without the weight for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Once the cooker has cooled, remove the pudding mould and keep in a cool place. Once fully cooled, keep it in the fridge for a couple of hours. Serve cold with strawberry jam.

There are many bread recipes that you can make for your child in a jiffy. These dishes are tasty and you can even have your child involved in the cooking process. This is a great way to ensure that your child learns essential cooking skills that are sure to come handy later in life.

Caramel bread pudding

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