It’s the time of year when ghosts and goblins pop up everywhere, pumpkins abound, and everyone is excited for Halloween! To get in the mood, we like to make all sorts of fun Halloween breakfasts treats at home.  Here are a few healthy ideas to add a little BOO to your breakfast!


Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits

  • 1 can (11 ounce) mandarin oranges
  • 1 can (20 ounce) pineapple chunks
  • 2 6-ounce containers of low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • candy corn pieces – for garnish

This is a fun and festive breakfast idea for the fall season – especially around Halloween. It’s ultra-fast to prepare and a healthy way to start the day. Fresh fruit could definitely be used in place of the canned fruit. Depending on the size of your glasses, this recipe makes 2 to 4 parfaits. Layer 1/3 of each glass with pineapple pieces, followed by an equal layer of mandarin oranges. Top each serving with a generous dollop of vanilla yogurt and a decorative piece of candy corn.

Terrifying Toast:

Trim a slice of toast to resemble a hand, foot or finger and then dollop strawberry or raspberry jam so it looks severed and bleeding. You can do the same thing with waffles and pancakes. For a quick, edible ghost, rip a small hole in a piece of toast to act as a mouth and then use chocolate chips or berries to make eyes.

Apple Monster Mouth!

These apple treats make a great Halloween-themed breakfast or snack – and they are healthy!  To prepare, cut applean apple into quarters and then take a slice out of each quarter.  Next, poke in almond slivers for the teeth.  Alternatively you can spread peanut butter in the inside of the “mouth” and use marshmallows as the teeth.

Every year at The Original Pancake House we like to dress up for the holiday, so if you join us for breakfast in Denver on the 31st, don’t forget to wear your costume!  Have a safe and happy Halloween, Denver!