10 Toddler Breakfasts

10 Toddler Breakfast Ideas to inspire your busy mornings! Mix and match these mostly healthy, always delicious kid favorites for a great start to any day.

As the mother of a toddler (and a kindergartener), breakfast is, unquestionably, The Most Important Meal of the Day.

For all of us.

I cannot predict what my kids will eat (or not eat) the rest of the day, but I know I can get them to eat a solid breakfast. Mix and match these 10 Toddler Breakfast Ideas to guarantee a nourishing start to your child’s day. And a bit of sanity to yours.

Ten plates with different toddler breakfasts.

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What can I feed my fussy toddler for breakfast?

What any given toddler will eat is a mystery. However, from this list you will have a bunch of new ideas you can try out. Most, if not all, are healthy too (depending on your exact definition of “healthy”).

Toddler Breakfast Idea #1: Turkey sausage, clementines, and cereal

Turkey sausage is one of the rare poultry options that I like as much as the full-fat version (turkey pepperoni is another favorite). I added clementine slices (or substitute any orange) for sweetness and some toasted oat cereal.

If your child is coordinated enough, pour the milk into the bowl to enjoy the cereal the traditional way! Running behind? Toss the cereal into a bag and take it on the road for a quick snack.

10 Toddler Breakfast Ideas - a photo of sausage, orange slices, and a cup of cheerios on a white plate with a white background - click photo for full written recipes

Toddler Breakfast Idea #2: Pancakes and chopped strawberries

If you cannot find the energy to mix up a batch of pancakes from scratch in the morning (and if you’re reading this post, you probably have a toddler, and therefore you definitely DON’T have the energy), give yourself a head start with a Healthy Homemade Pancake Mix.

Top with butter and/r pure maple syrup, then serve with a side of fresh strawberries for an easy, toddler-pleasing morning.

In my house, pancakes = fewer tantrums.

10 Toddler Breakfast Ideas - a photo of two pancakes, strawberry slices, and a cup of syrup on a white plate with a white background - click photo for full written recipes

Toddler Breakfast Idea #3: Scrambled egg with cheese, tomatoes, and an English muffin

Everything is better with cheese (says the girl from America’s Dairyland) and your toddler thinks so, too.

Even a tiny sprinkle of shredded cheese might be all it takes to convince your toddler that eggs are a good idea in the morning.

As for the grape tomato halves… my toddler loves these. Yours might not. That’s okay. Serve with a small piece of toasted English muffin and strawberry jam.

10 Toddler Breakfast Ideas - a photo of a biscuit half with jelly, tomato slices, and scrambled eggs on a white plate with a white background - click photo for full written recipes

Toddler Breakfast Idea #4: Crackers with cottage cheese and a berry smoothie

This is a favorite snack in my house but it doubles as a quick breakfast idea, too. Blend some 1/2 banana and 4 fresh or frozen strawberries into 6 ounces of milk for a sweet and satisfying toddler-sized smoothie. Then call it dessert!

10 Toddler Breakfast Ideas - a photo of seven crackers, tomato slices, a cup of feta cheese, and a pink smoothie on a white plate with a white background - click photo for full written recipes

Toddler Breakfast Idea #5: Whole wheat toast with peanut butter and bananas

Peanut butter toast with bananas on top is an obvious breakfast idea for anyone except a toddler.

The banana slices must be on the side: Always on the side! No questions asked!

If you start your child off eating wheat toast from the beginning, they won’t even want squishy white bread as they grow up. It worked for me when my mom did it!

10 Toddler Breakfast Ideas - a photo of toast slices covered with peanut butter with banana slices with a white background - click photo for full written recipes

Toddler Breakfast Idea #6: Turkey bacon, a mini pumpkin muffin, and applesauce

Turkey bacon often tastes and looks like a ham slice. For toddlers, that’s good!

The pumpkin muffins can be made on a weekend for an easy breakfast or snacking idea all week long (add in a teaspoon or two of chia seeds or ground flax if you want to). Applesauce completes this breakfast of tiny champions.

10 Toddler Breakfast Ideas - a photo of turkey bacon, apple sauce, and a mini pumpkin muffin on a white background - click photo for full written recipes

Toddler Breakfast Idea #7: Yogurt with granola, blueberries, and milk

This is another “assembly” breakfast idea that requires no actual cooking.

Keep the components separate at first in case your toddler doesn’t like everything mixed together (mine doesn’t). Either homemade or store-bought granola works here. Substitute your child’s favorite fruit of choice if necessary!

10 Toddler Breakfast Ideas - a photo of a red cup of granola, a white plate with blueberries next to a cup of yogurt topped with granola on a white background - click photo for full written recipes

Toddler Breakfast Idea #8: Apple slices with almond butter and string cheese

Possibly the easiest breakfast idea yet, and that’s saying something! (None of these are rocket science).

Almond butter is surprisingly delicious when you spread it on apple slices (my toddler prefers a cup for dipping). Wash it down with a glass of milk and add a piece of string cheese on the side. Super simple, and it also makes a great snack idea!

10 Toddler Breakfast Ideas - a photo of multiple apple slices with an apple slice dipping in almond butter and a cheese stick on a white plate and white background - click photo for full written recipes

Toddler Breakfast Idea #9: Mini bagel with cream cheese and grapes

Obviously regular bagels work just as well here (but maybe just start with half of a bagel depending on the size of your toddler’s tummy).

Spread the bagel with thick petals of cream cheese and serve with grapes (halved lengthwise if necessary).

A bagel with cream cheese and a small dish of quartered grapes on a white plate.

Toddler Breakfast Idea #10: Breakfast sandwich with cantaloupe

The breakfast sandwiches can be customized based on what your child likes or you have on hand. My kids love either Canadian bacon or sausage patties (with cheese, of course). Toast the English muffin first.

10 Toddler Breakfast Ideas - a photo of a breakfast sandwich next to a blue cup of orange cantelope on a white plate and white background - click photo for full written recipes

 

Yogurt and blueberries on a white plate with a side of oats.

10 Toddler Breakfasts

10 Toddler Breakfast Ideas to inspire your busy mornings! Mix and match these mostly healthy, always delicious kid favorites for a great start to any day.
5 from 26 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 1kcal
Author: Meggan Hill

Ingredients

Toddler Breakfast Idea #1:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup toasted oat cereal
  • 2 cooked turkey sausage links
  • 1 small mandarin orange peeled and segmented

Toddler Breakfast Idea #2:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 small pancakes
  • 1/4 cup strawberries quartered
  • Butter and maple syrup optional

Toddler Breakfast Idea #3:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg scrambled
  • 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 grape tomatoes halved horizontally
  • 1/4 English muffin toasted
  • 1 tbsp jelly or jam optional

Toddler Breakfast Idea #4:

  • 6 ounces milk blended with 4 strawberries and 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 8 crackers

Toddler Breakfast Idea #5:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 slice whole wheat bread toasted
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 banana sliced

Toddler Breakfast Idea #6:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 slice cooked turkey bacon quartered
  • 1 mini pumpkin muffin
  • 1/4 cup applesauce

Toddler Breakfast Idea #7:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup yogurt plain or with fruit
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons granola

Toddler Breakfast Idea #8:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 apple peeled and sliced
  • 1 piece string cheese
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter

Toddler Breakfast Idea #9:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 mini bagel halved
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grapes halved or quartered

Toddler Breakfast Idea #10:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 English muffin toasted
  • 1 slice Canadian bacon
  • 1 slice cheese
  • 1/4 cup cubed cantaloupe

Instructions

  • Ingredients are provided so you can print the list.

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Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal
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  1. Gaone

    Amazingly super and easy.would love to try all the ideas with my two toddlers

    1. Meggan

      Thank you so much! -Meggan

  2. Amy

    Hi Meghan, lovely recipes. Do you have the recipe for the pumpkin muffins? The link doesn’t work :-(

    1. Meggan

      Hi Amy! Thanks so much pointing that out. I fixed the link in the post, but here it is as well- https://www.culinaryhill.com/pumpkin-muffins/

  3. Alina

    Love this! Like a lot of others I’m also looking forward to a “10 toddler lunches” post. These are so simple without sacrificing good health. I will definitely be using these with my toddlers.

  4. Arden

    This is really helpful! Thanks. I’m always looking for more ideas.5 stars

  5. Jed

    its really helpful! 5 stars

  6. Katie

    This is so helpful for my picky 3 year old! Thank you!5 stars

  7. Pennie Moccasin

    Great ideas! So hopeful. Thanks5 stars

  8. Ollie Dreith

    Such a great post, I love these ideas! Thank you!5 stars

  9. Bambi Barbiere

    Great list! Thanks for the inspo 5 stars

  10. Sherrill Londner

    Great!

  11. Jeraldine Wirth

    I’d like your content.

  12. Prizio

    Great!5 stars

  13. Candi Smith

    First of all, I LOVE that you made a printable list…this makes it so much easier to remember all of your tasty suggestions. Second, this list isn’t just for toddlers. I have an 8 and 9 year old who get so tired of the same thing for breakfast every morning. This will definitely be helpful when we get back into school after Christmas break. Thank you so much for sharing!5 stars

  14. Sakuna Rosas

    Thank you for sharing this post! My toddler son is a picky eater when it comes to breakfast. Thank you for this simple menu and I know he will enjoy it! Keep those toddler menus coming — Thank you for your work and blessings to your family!5 stars

    1. JAMIE

      Hi! Why is it that the bananas need to be on the side of the peanut butter toast?
      Thanks!

    2. meggan

      Hi Jamie! They don’t! You can do whatever you want – any combination or organization, customization, whatever. These are just ideas. :) Thanks! -Meggan

    3. Meggan

      Hi Jamie, they can definitely go on top if that’s how you like them! I know I do, but my kids don’t.

  15. Frances

    Hi, I found this photo of the lead example with 10 plates on a Google search for toddler breakfasts. Great ideas, always good to get some ideas on a sleepy morning. Thanks for sharing. Would it be possible to change the grape photo to them sliced lengthways instead of whole grapes? Someone may see the photo on Pinterest or Google and not read the context and copy the idea of giving whole grapes.

    1. meggan

      Hi Frances, I just wanted to let you know the photo with the grapes has been reshot. They are now shown as sliced. Thanks so much for finding that and pointing it out! I appreciate you. -Meggan

  16. Jena

    This is amazing!!! Can you please do a lunch and dinner version!?!? 5 stars

    1. meggan

      Thank you Jena! The lunch version is in development now. :D I appreciate your support!!! And yes I’ll add a dinner version to the list!

  17. Wendy

    This post came up on my Pinterest feed and it looked like what we have for breakfast. Then I realized why. The new pictures look perfect! Any chance you’ve done a lunch post? This breakfast rotation totally changed my life, but I still hate making lunch. Thanks!5 stars

    1. Wendy

      I still fail at lunch. Did you happen to solve that for me so I don’t have to? 😂

    2. meggan

      Hi Wendy, I’m so mortified to say I never did the lunch one! But I still WANT TO! So thanks for reminding me. It’s been on my list for literally years. And I still have a toddler so, I’m officially out of excuses. I will email you when it’s done. Thank you! -Meggan

  18. Rohini Karnad

    Is your toddler a picky and a fussy eater? Do you have trouble making something that he will like and not avoid? These 7 breakfast ideas might just be the answer to your problem.
    5 stars

  19. Angie

    Omg! I am so thankful for this post. My toddler is such a picky eater. She’s not a big fan of pancakes and won’t have eggs at all. Sometimes I find myself struggling with ideas of what to feed her. These recipes look awesome . I can’t wait to try them.5 stars

  20. Beverly

    These are great ideas! I see that you included the suggestion to halve the grapes if necessary but I just wanted to suggest maybe letting your readers know grapes are a choking hazard when they’re whole. There are a lot of first time parents out there who don’t know this and I was one of them myself :) I’m so excited to try these! My daughter is 15 months and like you said, it’s a mystery what she’ll eat from day to day haha! Thank you!5 stars

    1. meggan

      Such a good idea Beverly! I’m going to update the recipe accordingly. You are totally right. It’s something I would probably do myself but don’t necessarily think about out of context of actually FEEDING the child! Thank you for pointing that out. :D

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