10 Toddler Breakfast Recipes

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.

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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/r 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 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!

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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).

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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10 Toddler Breakfast Recipes

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.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 1kcal

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
  • Ingredients are provided so you can print the list.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal

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  1. Margaret Stretch

    Where are the veggies?

    1. Margaret Stretch

      Thinking it might be better to have just one source of dairy and more veggies. Good ideas, regardless.

    2. meggan

      Hi Margaret, I have words labeling each picture. The only veggies that appear in this post are grape tomato halves on the plate of the scrambled eggs with cheese. Everything else is fruit. Am I answering your question? I hope so! Thank you!

  2. Dalia

    They are so picky?

  3. Lorraine

    Love this post and your style! These are ikea dishes you say? I need to get my hands on these for my babes. Will now stalk your blog and search for a toddler lunch post ;)

    1. meggan

      Lorraine, I haven’t written the post for the lunches yet but I have ALL the notes made and the recipes decided! Moving it back to the top of my list! And yes, the dishes are definitely from Ikea. :) Thanks so much for your kind words. :)

  4. Sara

    Thank you for this post!!! As a first time mom, it’s hard to find healthy ideas for breakfast….this helps! Now for veggie dinner ideas my toddler will like. She’s not a meat eater.5 stars

    1. meggan

      Hi Sara! Believe me, after baby #2 getting kids to eat healthy doesn’t get any easier… LOL! But I know what you mean. Every kid is different, but my kids (ages 1 and 4) are pretty good with things like stir-fries or soups that have veggies in them, cooked and soft and not necessarily noticeable. But it’s HARD! It’s so hard. Good luck!!

  5. Kristina

    Okay… these are awesome ideas!!! Have you thought about doing something like this for lunch or dinner!?!? Super helpful! 

    1. ASHLEY

      I love all of these food combinations! I have a picky eater (2.5 year old) I would absolutely love to see any toddler meal ideas you have for lunch and dinner!!

      You seem to be the only one I’ve come across with realistic food combinations that don’t take an hour to make. Again, would absolutely love to see other meal ideas for toddlers! Subscribing now!

      Ashley Mullin5 stars

    2. meggan

      Hi Kristina, I’m so glad you like these ideas! I for sure want to do a lunch one, I already wrote out all the ideas and everything! I just have to photograph them. I’ll put that on the agenda for March!! Thanks so much. :D

  6. Malia

    Congrats on your baby, I have two toddlers and they love all of these save the cottage cheese as we don’t have it. Eggs can be an easy fix at lunch or dinner if they get picky too. We also love colorful IKEA dishes! 

    1. Wendy

      Did you do a lunch one? Nothing comes up when I search. Your blog is awesome and this breakfast list has been perfect for our family. I would love to have a similar lunch one to follow!

    2. meggan

      Hey Wendy! Rats, I haven’t made the lunch one yet. I need to! I’m sorry! I have a list of the recipes, I just need to get it together. Thanks for your feedback!

    3. meggan

      Thank you, Malia! Yes my oldest is 3 and my baby is now 8 months already. Time flies! We eat eggs all the time. I decided to call it “having an egg party” and of course my 3-yr-old is ALL over that. Anything with the word party in it! I love the Ikea dishes too, they are so fun! I used to have all those special kid plates with the dividers that don’t stack, I’m sure you know how that goes. Done with that, LOL! Thanks so much for visiting. :)

  7. You have such wonderful ideas! I will definitely be putting some of these ideas in our breakfast rotation. My toddler has a lot of food allergies, though, so I have to substitute some things. Thank you!

    1. meggan

      I hear you on the allergies! My son was allergic to dairy until he was two, that definitely complicated things. But luckily he grew out of it. Wishing the same for you. Thanks so much for your comment! It’s always nice to share ideas on how to keep our kids fed (with something other than goldfish crackers and fruit snacks!).

  8. Um, best post ever!! As you know we have twin toddlers, and I am so guilty of getting into ruts with our meals. Definitely pinning this for future inspiration!!5 stars

  9. Kathleen @ hapanom

    I don’t have any children, yet. But I can certainly appreciate a hectic morning and these quick and healthy breakfasts looks great for adults too :)

  10. Janette @ Culinary Ginger

    This is a great post. Knowing how difficult it can be just to get a toddler to sit down to eat, there are some great tips here.5 stars

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