Eggcellente! Egg Recipes Kids Will Enjoy & Are Easy to Make

Since eggs have almost all the necessary nutrients, here are some quick and easy egg recipes that we’re sure your kids will love.

One of the biggest frustrations we have as parents is that some healthy recipes need a lot of prep work. Washing vegetables, taking out the withered leaves, and then fixing the food in a way that will look appealing enough for our kids to eat…that’s just too time-consuming!

But where else would the kids get nutrients? From eggs, of course! As one of the most versatile recipe ingredients, eggs are also loaded with protein and nutrients like vitamins B6, B12, and D.

Here are some egg recipes that we know kids will love!

Eggcellent Egg Recipes for Kids

1. Marinated Eggs

Families from all over the world know this recipe under different names: Spiced Eggs, Drunken Eggs, Tea Eggs—the name varies depending on what the eggs are soaked in.

But to make the most out of this recipe, it needs to be made in batches. Once the kids start munching on those eggs, they aren’t going to stop! Plus, this egg recipe is a side dish for almost every main and can even be a main viand with rice!


  • 12 Eggs

Boil the eggs depending on whether the family likes their yolks dry or runny. That’s 4 to 6 minutes for soft-boiled and 7 minutes for hard-boiled eggs. If soft-boiled, make sure to have a bowl of cold water and ice waiting to dump the eggs in immediately. This stops the cooking process. Plus, it makes the eggs easier to peel!


  • Spiced Marinade
    • 1/2 cup of soy sauce
    • 1 cup of water
    • 1/3 cup of vinegar
    • 2 tbsps of brown or white sugar
    • 1 tbsp of sesame oil
    • 1 tsp of dried chili flakes
  • Drunken Marinade
    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 1 cup of water
    • 2 tbsps of brown or white sugar
    • 1 tsp of grated garlic
    • 1 tsp of grated ginger
    • 1 chili pepper (chopped)
    • Spring onions
    • 1/3 cup of fish sauce (patis)
  • Tea Marinade
    • black tea leaves or tea bags, enough to make 1 and 1/2 cups of tea
    • 2 sticks
    • 2 pieces of star anise
    • 1 tsp Sichuan peppercorns
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1/2 cup of soy sauce
      * If the spices aren’t available, 1/2 tsp of Chinese five-spice can substitute.
  • Mayak Gyeran (Korean Eggs)
    • 1/2 cup of soy sauce
    • 1 cup of water
    • 1/4 cup of honey
    • 1/4 cup of coarsely chopped onion
    • Green Onion
    • 1 tsp grated garlic
    • 1 tbsp of sesame oil
    • 1 tbsp of toasted sesame seeds
    • 1 Taiwan chili (Siling Labuyo) – chopped
  • Pinoy Pickled Eggs
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/2 cup sinamak vinegar (you can substitute this with apple cider vinegar)
    • 1/4 cup regular vinegar
    • 1 siling labuyo (chopped)
    • 1 tbsp sugar (white, brown, or muscovado)
    • Black peppercorns
    • Lasona (Philippine shallots)
  • Ajitama (ramen eggs)
    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 1/3 cup rice vinegar (mirin)
    • 1 tbsp of sesame oil
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 tbsp of white sugar
    • Scallion oil (oil from the whites of leeks, which are sautéed in it for 2 minutes)

Although most videos will show directly mixing all the ingredients together, we recommend lightly cooking the marinades. Doing so will make sure that the solids like sugar and spices marry with the liquids and won’t leave clumps when the kids or we bite into the eggs.

After making the marinade, make sure that the mixture covers the eggs completely. The usual marinating time for these eggs is around 8 hours. But the longer they stay marinated in an air-tight container, the more savory they taste!

2. Cheese Omelet Tarts

This egg recipe turns the typical breakfast into delectable finger food! If the kids or even we are feeling the munchies, we can store cheese omelet tarts in little containers in the fridge and then heat them when needed.

It’s also quite flexible as a recipe with some adding bits of bacon and spinach inside the tarts—much like a frittata.


  • 4 eggs, scrambled
  • 1 cup of grated cheese
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • A pinch of paprika

In a cupcake tray, lace the slots with butter so that the eggs won’t stick. Mix the scrambled eggs with milk, salt, pepper, and paprika then pour them into the slots. Then drizzle the cheese on top and toast for 10 to 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius, or at least, until the cheese is golden brown.

Once done, cool for 3 minutes and then serve!


  • Experiment by adding mushrooms, bacon, onion, or even spinach inside!
  • You can create a crust by baking the cheese first in the pan before pouring the egg inside.

3. Soufflé Egg Mug

Forget the stove or oven, this recipe just needs a microwave! And all we need is a mug, eggs, sugar, salt, pepper, and melted butter for this egg recipe. The best part is that it doesn’t take the tiring arm work a traditional soufflé needs because the egg fluffs up by itself in the microwave, all thanks to the vibrations.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • a dash of salt
  • a dash of pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of melted butter

Scramble the eggs with the sugar, salt, and pepper. Then, brush the melted butter onto the sides of the mug before pouring the mixture in. After that, microwave it for 3 to 4 minutes. But to keep the microwave from getting dirty, we suggest putting a plate on top of the mug so that it doesn’t overflow.


  • Feel free to switch out the butter for sesame oil to make a tamago soufflé! Tamago is Japanese for “sweetened egg.”

4. Egg Drop Soup

Egg drop soup—the staple soup of every Chinese restaurant—is actually easy to make once we get the technique down. All it takes is some eggs, water, broth cubes, spring onions, and a cornstarch slurry to make it all happen!

What some restaurants even do is that they add certain vegetables like moringa (or malunggay) to add more nutrients to this quick egg recipe.


  • 3 eggs, scrambled
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 chicken broth cube
  • Spring onions
  • Cornstarch slurry
    • 1/4 cup of water
    • 1 tbsp of cornstarch

Boil the water with the broth cube and then slowly pour the scrambled eggs in, making sure they form thin ribbons in the water. Then, lower the flame and pour the cornstarch slurry into the broth. Stir for a bit until the soup thickens and then garnish with chopped spring onions.


  • Feel free to add other toppings like fishballs, crabsticks, and sweet corn to load up your soup.

5. Deviled Egg Sandwich

Plain egg sandwiches can get a little boring so if we’re feeling a little “devilish,” maybe add some mustard, a dab of hot sauce, pickle relish, salt, pepper, and Spanish paprika to the mix. That way, it just doesn’t taste like eggs and cheese. The tartness from the mustard and pickled relish can refresh their palate after each and every bite.


  • 4 boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup of mustard
  • 1 Tbsp relish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Spanish paprika
  • Hot sauce to taste

Once the eggs are boiled, just mash everything together. For a “sweeter” hot sauce, we suggest using sriracha instead!

Eggs are not just versatile in recipes—they’re nutritious too!

Eggs have various uses in a dish because of their nutrients and the way they look on a dish. For one thing, the egg’s whites are a good source of protein. On the other hand, egg yolks have minerals and serve as a base for some sauces like Carbonara.

When cooked into creative dishes, eggs can supply kids with vitamins—even more so when paired with their favorite vegetable recipe. And in terms of shelf-life, eggs can last for weeks in a fridge!

So if we’re ever out of snack ideas, we can never go wrong with eggs.

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