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If you’re looking for some fun & easy breakfast recipes kids can make, you’ve come to the right place!

Breakfast is our absolute favorite meal in our home.  We love it so much that we will eat breakfast foods any time of the day…. for lunch and for dinner (my little chef calls it Brinner).  So when Johnsonville invited us to make recipes with their line of breakfast sausage, we were thrilled!  We thought it would be fun to create a Breakfast, Brunch and Brinner series and share easy, kid-friendly recipes that your little chef can make for themselves or the whole family. Our first recipe as part of the series is Breakfast in a Jar.Breakfast in a Jar

I have to admit, putting Breakfast in a Jar is absolutely genius.  It’s quick, easy to make ahead and a perfect grab-n-go for busy mornings.  Plus it’s a great way to get kids to cook their own breakfast.

Johnsonville SausageI didn’t realize that Johnsonville had so many breakfast sausages to choose from.  My kids loved them as they are flavorful without being too spicy.  

Breakfast in a JarFor this recipe, we went with the Maple flavored fully cooked breakfast sausage along with eggs and spinach for a protein packed way to start the day.

Breakfast in a JarTo start, spray the inside of each mason jar with cooking spray then set aside.

Breakfast in a Jar

In a bowl, mix 8 eggs along with spinach, salt & pepper.

Breakfast in a JarThen add small sausage pieces in the egg mixture.  


 Kitchen shears or scissors are great alternative to knives for little chefs when cutting soft ingredients

Breakfast in a JarTo make it easier to pour, we transferred the egg mixture to a measuring cup then poured in each mason jar.

Breakfast in a JarMake sure that you have an even amount in each jar.

Breakfast in a JarAdd cheese to the top of each egg mixture. 

IMG_8475Place the mason jars on a cookie sheet in case of over spill.

IMG_8480Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  The eggs may puff up in the oven but deflates a bit after taking it out of the oven.  

Breakfast in a JarYou can add more sausage on top for a little extra flavor.

Breakfast in a JarMy little chef’s Breakfast in a Jar was a big hit the next day before school.  Just heat up in the microwave for about 30 seconds and go!

Breakfast in a Jar

Love the idea of Breakfast in a Jar? Here are some other fun recipes that kids can make:

Blueberry French Toast in a Jar 

Overnight Oatmeal in a Jar

Breakfast Parfait in a Jar

Happy Cooking!


Breakfast in a Jar
Breakfast in a Jar is quick, easy and a perfect grab-n-go for busy mornings. Plus it's a great way to get kids to cook their own breakfast.
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  1. 4-6 Johnsonville fully cooked breakfast sausage links
  2. 8 eggs
  3. 1 cup spinach
  4. 1/2 cup milk
  5. 1/4 cup cheese
  6. Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees then spray the inside of 3-4 jars with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, mix eggs, spinach, small cuts of sausage, and salt & pepper.
  3. Pour the egg mixture in the mason jars then sprinkle cheese in each jar.
  4. Place jars on a cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until firm.
  1. You can place each jar in the microwave as an alternative to placing in the oven
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  • Kamili

    My son and I made this recipe and he loved it! Thanks for sharing it and keep up the good work.

    • Sous Chef Mommy

      That’s so great to hear! Thanks for sharing!

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Chef Julian has had a love for cooking since the age of 3. Now as the CEO and Head Kid Chef of The Step Stool Chef, he is focused on empowering kids to be leaders in the kitchen. Chef Julian has been featured on the covers of magazines, newspapers as well as made guest appearances on all major TV networks, conferences and food festivals and is known for his fun & easy approach to cooking.

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