Top 25 Bread Recipes For Kids, You Can Try Today

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If you have got a fussy eater at home, this post on bread recipes for kids might be of help to you. Bread is a rich source of carbohydrates, fibers, proteins, vitamins, and minerals, which can contribute to a child’s growth and development. But how many times can you give your child the plain old bread and butter? Even they are bound to get bored of it. So read on for a list of interesting and simple, healthy recipes with bread that you could try making.

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Top 25 Bread Recipes For Kids

1. Paneer bread rolls

Paneer bread rolls recipe for kids

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Think of bread roll recipes for kids, paneer (cottage cheese) bread rolls are the best way to get much-needed protein. If you use whole wheat bread for this recipe, it’s even better. Whole wheat bread is rich in several nutrients. Besides, a study by Ursuline College, US researchers highlighted that whole wheat bread has higher protein content and two to three times the dietary fiber than white bread. Here’s how to use whole wheat bread to make a healthy and delectable bread roll.

  • Combine some finely kneaded paneer with boiled potatoes and soaked bread pieces so that it forms a nice dough.
  • Season with coriander leaves, chili powder, and salt and make them into small rolls.
  • Now deep fry or air fry with one spray of olive oil (as a healthier option) until golden brown and serve with tomato ketchup and mint sauce mashup.

2. Sweet french toast

Sweet french toast in bread recipes for kids

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Here’s a sweet and easy bread recipe for kids that they will absolutely love.

  • Dip slices of leftover bread in a mixture of milk, an egg, powdered brown sugar, cinnamon powder, and some saffron (optional) and let it soak.
  • Now heat some butter in a pan and fry the bread on both sides till golden brown.
  • Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup.

3. Savory french toast

Savory french toast in bread recipes for kids

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What is food without a little bit of twist? Your kid will gobble down this easy-to-make savory French toast in minutes and will ask for more.

  • Mix half a cup of fresh yogurt with half a cup of semolina, some chopped onions, coriander leaves, red chili powder, salt, and turmeric powder, and spread this concoction over bread.
  • Fry it on both sides using butter until golden brown.
  • Serve with ketchup or mayonnaise dip.

4. Corn capsicum sandwiches

Corn and capsicum sandwich bread recipes for kids

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These sandwiches are ready in minutes and will work best for occasions when you’re in a hurry to get your kid’s lunch box ready, or even when you have some unexpected guests arriving. Another healthy and simple bread recipe for kids.

  • Just place some chopped capsicum, boiled sweet corn and grated cheese between two bread slices.
  • Sprinkle some salt and paprika powder and toast.

5. Bread upma

Bread upma recipe for kids

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This one is a twisted, yet healthier version of the usual upma (famous South Indian breakfast).

  • Cut six to eight slices of bread into squares. Heat some butter in a frying pan, and fry these bread pieces.
  • Add some boiled potatoes, chopped green chilies, onions, tomatoes, asafetida, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, red chili powder, and lemon juice.
  • Serve it hot.
protip_icon Quick tip
Use the asafetida, cumin seeds, and mustard seeds as tempering (add the to the butter before adding bread pieces). You may add curry leaves as well.

6. Cheese chili toast

Cheese chilli bread toast recipe for kids

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This cheesy, spicy toast is another favorite among kids.

  • In a small bowl, mix a cup of grated cheese and some chopped green chilies (de-seeded).
  • You can also add some chopped veggies like onions and carrots to make it healthier.
  • Now spread this mixture on bread slices and bake them for a minute or two till it gets toasty.
  • Serve hot, with ketchup.

7. Baked bread rolls

Baked bread rolls recipe for kids

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These bread rolls are one of the best bread snacks for kids. These rolls pack in the nutrients of some great veggies, stimulating your kid’s taste buds, thereby keeping them away from indulging in packaged foods.

  • Boil some diced carrots, capsicum, potatoes, peas and onions in a pressure cooker and mash them together.
  • Now fry them with some butter, red chili powder, garam masala powder, chopped coriander leaves, fennel powder, and turmeric powder.
  • Once cool, spread this mixture on a slice of bread, fold it in half, seal it on the sides using the pressure of fingertips, and bake or air fry for a couple of minutes or until brown.
  • Serve with mint sauce, ketchup, or peri-peri if they like it spicy.
protip_icon Quick tip
Dab a little water on the sides of the bread before pressing it with your fingertips for a secure seal.

8. Bread dahi chaat

Dahi chaat with bread recipe for kids

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Skip the trips to the chaat joints next door by whipping up a quick bread dahi (curd) chaat for your little one at home.

  • Just soak some slices of bread in milk until they turn soft.
  • Squeeze out the water, roll them into small balls.
  • Garnish with green chutney, sweet date chutney, sev, raw onions, coriander leaves, grated beetroot, and curd.
  • Top it with chaat masala, jeera ( cumin) masala, blacksalt, and black pepper.

9. Chinese frankie

Chinese style frankie recipe for kids

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This recipe uses flatbread, and is packed with veggies in a spicy, Chinese sauce that’s just perfect for your kid’s lunch box, making it one of the many creative snacks you can feed your little munchkin.

  • Make the Schezwan sauce by mixing together roughly chopped ginger, garlic, and green chilies with some red chili powder, soy sauce, vinegar and salt. Add it to a couple of tablespoons of heated oil.
  • Simply mix julienned vegetables like carrots, cabbage, onions, capsicum and some sweet corn with the spicy Schezwan sauce.
  • Spread it over a flatbread, roll it up, and microwave for a couple of minutes.
  • Serve hot when done.

10. Bread pizza

Pizza with bread recipe for kids

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Who doesn’t love pizza? This unique recipe is a healthier take on the original Italian recipe.

  • Just chop some green chilies (de-seeded), different colored bell peppers, olives, onions, and tomatoes.
  • Spread them over multigrain or whole wheat bread slices coated with some spicy ketchup.
  • Sprinkle a generous helping of cheese, and bake for a couple of minutes.
  • Garnish with oregano or seasoning of your choice and you’re ready with a healthier version of the yummy pizzas we crave.

11. Bread pakora

Pakora with bread recipe for kids

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A simple Indian evening snack that’s prepared at home is perfect when your kid is constantly reaching out for a pack of potato chips.

  • Prepare a simple mixture of boiled potatoes, spices, and fried onions.
  • Spread it between a couple of bread slices.
  • Now dip this ‘sandwich’ into a mixture of gram flour, salt, turmeric powder and chili powder.
  • Deep fry till the outer layer turns golden brown in color. Garnish it with coriander and serve it to your kid.
protip_icon Quick tip
Serve bread pakora and other fries with tamarind chutney that can be easily made by heating a mixture of tamarind juice, jaggery, and a pinch of black salt to one boil.

12. Cheese cutlet

Chese cutlet with bread recipe for kids

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These cutlets are easy to make, and are amazingly nutritious.

  • Just mix together some boiled and mashed potatoes with chopped coriander, chopped onions, boiled chicken, grated cheese and some soaked slices of bread.
  • Season with your choice of spice and roll them into balls and shallow fry. Serve hot.

13. Carrot and cheese fingers

Cheese and carrot fingers with bread recipes for kids

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This yummy finger food is easy to make and is healthy too.

  • Cut a simple bread slice into three long strips
  • Spread a mixture of grated carrots, cheese, chili powder, salt and tomato ketchup over it.
  • Toast till the cheese melts and the bread turns golden brown.

14. Cheese and celery sandwiches

Cheese and celery sandwich recipe for kids

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For snack time, there could be nothing better than these quick and easy cheese and celery sandwiches.

  • Spread some cheese and mayonnaise on the slices of whole wheat bread.
  • Place slices of tomatoes, fresh lettuce leaves, finely chopped celery, salt as desired, and some freshly ground black pepper.
protip_icon Point to consider
If required, replace egg-based mayonnaise with a vegan variant. Blend together soaked cashew nuts (1cup), mustard (1tsp), garlic powder (1tsp), onion powder (1/2tsp), sea salt (1/4tsp), lemon juice (1tbsp) and apple cider vinegar (1tbsp). Add water to adjust consistency.

15. Vegetable sandwich

Vegetable sandwich bread recipes for kids

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Vegetable sandwich is an all-time favorite and considered one of the best simple bread recipes for kids.

  • Prepare green coconut chutney grinding coconut, green chilies, coriander, and mint leaves with some lemon juice and salt.
  • Spread the chutney over buttered bread.
  • Place some sliced veggies like cucumber, tomatoes, and boiled potatoes.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala once you’re done.

16. Chicken flatbread wraps

Chicken wraps with flatbread recipes for kids

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Your kid will absolutely love these chicken wraps.

  • Shred some boiled chicken breasts along with some ginger-garlic paste, and mix them together with a spicy red chili sauce and some mayonnaise.
  • Team them up with some crunchy veggies.
  • Wrap this mixture in a flatbread and fry it shallow till golden brown.

17. Bread fritters

Fritters with bread recipes for kids

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This yummy snack is perfect for utilizing pieces of leftover bread for a quick snack.

  • Crumble a couple of bread slices with the sides removed, and add some hung curd, thickly grated carrots, gram flour, green chili paste, and salt.
  • Make sure that the mixture is not too runny or too thick.
  • Now drop a spoonful of this mixture into a pan and deep fry them till golden brown.
  • Dab the extra oil on a tissue paper, serve hot with a dip of your choice.

18. Jam pinwheels

Jammy pinheels with bread recipes for kids

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These yummy jammy treats are ready in just five minutes.

  • Remove the sides of some bread slices and spread a generous helping of butter and jam over them.
  • Roll these slices like a Swiss roll.
  • Now cut them into one-inch pieces and serve.

[ Read: Sandwich Recipes For Kids ]

19. Baked pav bhaji

Baked pav bhaji, Bread recipes for kids

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Quickly whip up the all-time favourite roadside snack into a healthy dish.

  • In a pressure cooker, boil some tomatoes, potatoes and mixed vegetables and mash them together.
  • Now fry some finely chopped onions, add the mashed potato mixture, pav bhaji masala, chopped coriander, chili powder and salt, and allow it to cook nicely.
  • Spread this mixture on some toasted bread slices and serve hot.

20. Bean and cheese burgers

Bean and cheese burgers with bread recipes for kids

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This quick evening snack is a great way to use the leftover baked beans from yesterday’s dinner.

  • Take multigrain or wholewheat bread slices, spread a lettuce leaf over them.
  • Add a spoonful of baked beans, some cheese and paprika powder over the top and
  • Microwave it for a couple of minutes on convection mode, bake, or air fry until cheese melts and bread crisps.

21. Banana tea party bread

Banana bread recipes for kids

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This recipe can grab attention at any kids’ birthday party.

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix the whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Also, add mashed bananas or chunks of bananas.
  • Mix the wet and the dry ingredients.
  • Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. pour the mixture into a pan, and sprinkle your favorite toppings on the top.
  • Bake for about 55 minutes until a toothpick comes clean.

22. Peanut butter – banana bread

Peanut butter banana bread recipe for kids

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If your kid likes peanut butter, then they will love this new recipe too.

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Mix mashed banana, yogurt, eggs, peanut butter and melted butter in a large bowl. Add granulated and brown sugar. Beat and blend.
  • Weigh the flour and combine with baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground allspice, salt and baking soda in a small bowl.
  • Beat and blend the flour mixture and banana mixture.
  • Pour the batter into a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° F for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Check if a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven; cool for 10 minutes in a pan on a wire rack.
  • For the glaze, combine the ingredients mentioned for the glaze in a small bowl. Stir, whisk and drizzle over bread.
  • You can top the bread with caramel and nuts.

23. Mozzarella stuffed soft breadsticks

Mozarella stuffed breadsticks recipes for kids

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No more bakery stuff when you can bake some tasty goodies at home for your little ones.

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Line a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan with enough parchment paper to overhang the sides.
  • Mix the flour, undissolved yeast and salt in a large bowl.
  • In another pan, heat water, corn syrup, milk, and oil.
  • Add flour to the mix and blend for 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining flour until the dough forms a ball.
  • Knead the dough ball for about 5 minutes.
  • Divide the dough in half.
  • Roll one part to a 15×10-inch rectangle to fit the baking pan.
  • Stretch, the dough on the pan, to meet the edges.
  • Leaving 1-inch of the border, sprinkle 3 cups of cheese.
  • Now roll out the rest of the dough to a larger rectangle than the first.
  • Dump in the cheese. Fold the edges under the bottom layer of dough.
  • Create 20 breadsticks by cutting through the dough using a sharp knife. Remember that you don’t separate the breadsticks.
  • Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
  • Whisk egg whites. Add oregano and garlic. Whisk again. Now spread this over the dough.
  • Sprinkle the remaining or extra cheese.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes until puffy and golden.
  • Cut along seams into breadsticks and serve warm.

24. Zucchini pineapple quick bread

Zucchini and pinapple bread recipe for kids

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If you are looking for a recipe that can tickle your kids’ taste buds, then you should try this one out.

  • Preheat the oven to 325° F.
  • Sprinkle and even out a spoon of flour in dry measuring cups.
  • Combine flour and salt
  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife.
  • Mix flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and ground cinnamon in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk.
  • Beat eggs until foamy.
  • Add sugar, zucchini, oil, egg substitute, and vanilla, beating until well blended.
  • Mix zucchini and flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
  • Dump in the pineapple.
  • Take two 9×5 inch loaf pans coated with baking spray. Spoon out the batter into the pans.
  • Bake for 1 hour at 325° F.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes and serve.

25. Grilled bread pudding

Grilled pudding with bread recipe for kids

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This can be the highlight of any party that you host for the children. Let them try and tell you by themselves.

  • Mix peaches, raspberries and brown sugar and set aside for a while.
  • Slice the bread.
  • Preheat the grill.
  • Arrange on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until light golden brown, about 10 minutes. Watch carefully to make sure they do not brown too much; set aside to cool.
  • Heat half-and-half in a saucepan. Add cream, salt, vanilla over medium heat while stirring occasionally. Make sure the mixture doesn’t stick to the bottom or burns.
  • Once the mixture reaches a fast simmer, turn off the heat. Make sure you do so before the mixture starts boiling.
  • Keep it aside and let it infuse for 15 minutes.
  • Now whisk eggs and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • When the cream mixture reaches a fast simmer (do not let it boil), turn off the heat. Set aside to infuse for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and granulated sugar together.
  • Gradually introduce the hot cream mixture. Once you strain into a shallow bowl, remove the vanilla bean.
  • Now soak the bread slices in the custard.
  • Transfer the slices to the grill. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Dust with confectioner’s sugar.
  • Serve warm or cold.

Ways To Improve the Nutritional Value Of The Bread

The nutritional value of bread can be increased by adding different ingredients such as flour, nuts, grains, and seeds.

  • Adding oilseeds such as flaxseed, chia, sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, and poppyseed can significantly improve the nutritional value of bread (1).
  • Adding moringa seed powder fortified the bread by increasing the levels of both micro and macro nutrients (2).
  • The protein bread’s antioxidant potential and overall quality improved upon the fortification of bread with cumin, caraway seeds, and by-product flour (3).

In addition to improving the bread’s nutritional value, adding chia seeds can enhance the functional properties of bread. A study evaluated the impact of adding different quantities of chia seed powder or cake on bread quality. The results are presented in the graph below.

According to the findings, adding chia seed powder and cakes significantly increased the moisture content of the bread. The improvement in moisture content could be due to the greater retention of crumb moisture caused by adding chia powder to bread. Furthermore, the increase in moisture content was higher in bread fortified with chia cakes (ChiC6) than those enriched with chia seed powder (ChiS6).

Moisture content of chia-fortified bread

Source: Evaluation of Nutritional and Technological Attributes of Whole Wheat Based Bread Fortified with Chia Flour

Bread is a versatile baked product that children can eat across meals. Whole-wheat bread, flax bread, oats bread, and sprouted rye bread are different bread you can use along with healthy foods, such as tofu, chicken, egg, vegetables, sprouts, and cheese, to prepare nutritious bread recipes for kids. Serving different bread dishes can add variety to a child’s diet. Besides, they can provide nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, contributing to a child’s nutritional needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What bread recipes can we make with minimal ingredients?

Several bread recipes require only a few essential ingredients, such as soda bread, no-knead bread, focaccia bread, Irish brown bread, cornbread, banana bread, monkey bread, quick oat bread, and gluten-free bread recipes.

2. What are some bread recipes that children can make in the microwave?

The microwave can be a surprisingly versatile tool for creating bread, especially for young chefs experimenting with unique recipes. Some options include quick microwave flatbread, pumpkin bread, garlic bread, cinnamon raisin bread, zucchini bread, and delicious desserts.

3. What are some bread recipes that children can make quickly?

Children can promptly prepare several bread-based culinary concoctions, including melted cheese atop bread, the renowned French toast, bagels slathered with cream cheese, calzones stuffed with tomato and cheese, quesadillas and a grilled cheese sandwich.

4. What bread recipes can we prepare in a slow cooker?

It is possible to prepare several types of bread in a slow cooker. The varieties include basic white bread, whole wheat bread, rye bread, cinnamon raisin bread, cinnamon rolls, and french bread.

5. How can I teach my children to make bread?

You can teach children between the ages of three and five to make bread by involving them in cooking activities such as stirring, tearing, adding ingredients, and assembling dishes. Giving them simple tasks and gradually increasing their responsibilities over time is vital. Cooking with preschoolers can help them learn new skills, build their self-confidence, and foster an interest in food and cooking that can last a lifetime (4).

6. How do I make bread dough from scratch for children?

To make bread dough from scratch for children to cook, you will need essential ingredients such as flour, water, yeast, salt, and sugar. The dough is typically made by mixing the dry ingredients first, then adding the wet ingredients and kneading them until they are smooth and elastic. You can use the dough for bread-based recipes such as pizza and bread rolls.

Infographic: Child-Friendly Bread Recipes For Snack-time At Home

Bread is a versatile ingredient that can be used in various savory and sweet recipes, making it a popular choice for children’s snacks. From simple toast or sandwiches to rolls, pizza, and pudding, there are many ways to incorporate bread into a nutritious and delicious snack. The infographic below provides some ideas for bread-based snacks that are sure to be a hit with children. So take a look and find a recipe to try today!

homemade bread snacks for children (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

Key Pointers

  • Bread contains carbohydrates, proteins, essential vitamins and minerals, and fibers.
  • It is a great source of nutrition and offers a variety of options for fussy eaters.
  • Rolls, sandwiches, chaat, and toast with different fillings help provide taste and instant energy.
  • Baking fresh banana bread or peanut butter bread could add an extra layer of taste and nutrition to bread.
  • Bread is a versatile food item that can be eaten in various ways and cuisines for maximum benefit.
Bread Recipes For Kids_illustration

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Check out this video for four unique and delicious leftover bread snack recipes that are perfect for kids! Get creative and have fun with these interesting bread snack recipes.

References

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  1. Beatriz De Lamo and Manuel Gómez; (2018); Bread Enrichment with Oilseeds. A Review.
    https://www.mdpi.com/2304-8158/7/11/191
  2. Islamiyat Folashade Bolarinwa et al.; (2019); Nutritive value and acceptability of bread fortified with moringa seed powder.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1658077X16302399
  3. Bouchra Sayed Ahmad et al.; (2018); Protein Bread Fortification with Cumin and Caraway Seeds and By-Product Flour
    https://www.mdpi.com/2304-8158/7/3/28
  4. Cooking With Preschoolers (for Parents); Nemours KidsHealth
    https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/cooking-preschool.html
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