Sneak peek- Looking for breakfast ideas for toddlers? Find the toddler breakfast ideas all in one place!
Wonder what to feed your toddler for breakfast? It can be challenging to figure out what to feed your picky toddler every single morning for breakfast. Here you will find breakfast ideas from funny pancakes, to healthy breakfast cake, to fruit plates, and even nutritious breakfast cookies! There are also several options that may be gluten, dairy, and/or refined sugar-free. I know you can find many things your toddler will love in this master list of breakfast ideas for toddlers!
What should toddlers eat for breakfast?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children who eat breakfast have better memory, healthier body weights, and improved overall nutrition. We know how important it is to eat a healthy breakfast, but figuring out what to feed toddlers for breakfast often presents a challenge!
A few ideas to get your toddler eating breakfast:
- Offer a variety of different foods. Try introducing new foods in small portions to give them a taste of everything. They might surprise you and love avocados or cottage cheese!
- Keep a go-to list. Write down a few foods that you know your toddler will eat. When mornings get super busy or a new recipe doesn’t work out, you will always have a fall-back list of ideas to grab quickly so breakfast doesn’t get skipped altogether!
- Freeze leftovers when possible so you have breakfast again in a day or two! (Pancakes, breakfast brownies, and oatmeal bars are items I usually freeze for up to 5 days.)
- Have a plan. Having a variety of breakfast ideas for your toddler will help you have a healthy breakfast plan every day. Keep an easy meal plan or have some recipes ready so you know what you want to make that day. (You can follow my Fun Kids Breakfast Ideas board on Pinterest for lots of ideas!)
Below is a page full of breakfast ideas for toddlers! There are a variety of options for even the pickiest toddlers! This is a great place to get some ideas and share the ones you want to try! You can come back and try a new one every day!
Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Brownies
These easy “breakfast brownies” are made with oats and are refined sugar and dairy-free and can easily be made gluten-free! You can make a batch and freeze them for a healthy breakfast on busy mornings!
Breakfast Apple Nachos
Here is a really unique way to start the morning right! Breakfast apple nachos are hand-held sized apple slices drizzled in protein-packed peanut butter (and whatever toppings you want to add!). You might want to leave off the crunchy granola for toddlers but you can substitute with a healthy cereal and crush it up into chunks to add on top!
This is an old family favorite! My Mom made this homemade toddler cereal for me when I was little and I make it for my kids all the time. It’s soft and mushy for toddlers (even part of first foods)
Super easy and adorable pancake sandwiches are finger-sizes for toddlers and can be customized to meet your toddler’s picky tastes!
Copycat Cinnamon Coffee Cake
There is no coffee in this recipe! Healthy copycat cinnamon cake (also great to eat with coffee but not necessary!) is a great healthy alternative to sugary boxed cake.
Sometimes a little flare in the presentation is all your toddler needs to be ready for a healthy breakfast! Here is a super quick (no-bake) breakfast idea! Quick healthy breakfast
I am always looking for fun ways to get my kids to eat oatmeal and this is hands-down their favorite! S’mores oatmeal is healthier than you think (and you can always substitute too!)
Hot Chocolate Pancakes
Perfect for a cold winter day! Who can resist chocolate and marshmallows?! (Don’t worry- it uses cocoa powder so its lower in sugar than it looks!). Now I am craving hot chocolate pancakes myself…
Holiday breakfast ideas for toddlers
These healthy and yummy yogurt ghosts are fun to make and even the kids can help! Even the youngest toddler can eat this breakfast or snack idea! (you can leave off the candy pieces for toddlers).
Surprise your little trickster with this adorable ghost pancake breakfast idea! It’s easy and irresistible!
These pancakes make me wish it was Christmas all year! Your toddler will love these snowman pancakes!
Fireworks Patriotic Pancakes
Fireworks for breakfast are the perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day, Independence Day, or even your toddler’s birthday! They are easy to make and you can use their favorite colors! We eat Fireworks Pancakes every year!
Valentine’s Day Breakfast Cookies
These soft, chewy, cinnamon banana cookies are egg-free. dairy-free, flourless, and super easy to make. They are made with only simple ingredients so you can feel good saying “yes” when kids ask for another cookie!
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