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.

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

In my house, pancakes = fewer tantrums.

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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.

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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 ½ banana and 4 fresh or frozen strawberries into 6 ounces of milk for a sweet and satisfying toddler-sized smoothie. Then call it dessert!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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 34 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1 serving
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 1

Ingredients 

Toddler Breakfast Idea #1:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup toasted oat cereal
  • 2 turkey sausage links cooked
  • 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 ½ 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 turkey bacon cooked, 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:

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 cantaloupe cubed

Instructions 

  • Ingredients are provided so you can print the list.

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Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal
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  1. Hi Meghan, lovely recipes. Do you have the recipe for the pumpkin muffins? The link doesn’t work :-(

  2. 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.

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