These delicious and healthy breakfast ideas are toddler and kid-friendly! Perfect for the entire family, these easy recipes are what you need on busy weekday mornings!

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Medically reviewed and co-written by Jamie Johnson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), and Lauren Braaten, Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT).

Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Feeding toddlers and kids can be tricky and morning times can be especially rough.

Whether you are rushing off to preschool, school, work, a playdate or a fun adventure – getting out of the house with everyone dressed, teeth brushed, backpacks filled, lunches and snacks made and everyone fed a healthy breakfast can be an Olympic sport.🥇

There usually isn’t enough coffee in the world to help you survive those crazy busy mornings! ☕️☕️☕️

But I want you (and me) to crush those mornings and go for the gold!

Below you will find 74 amazingly easy, healthy and delicious breakfast ideas for kids!!

These recipes can be made once and served throughout the week, made in 5 minutes or less or they are freezer-friendly!

With dozens of breakfast recipes for kids to choose from, like my crazy good 3-Ingredient Banana PancakesBroccoli Egg Muffins and Easy Spinach Pancakes, there are zero reasons to be in a breakfast food slump. If you need toddler and kid smoothiedinner or lunch ideas, I have those too, plus plenty of healthy popsicle recipes to choose from as well.

All of these breakfasts were made for your toddler and kids but they were also made for you! Yes, you! So you can make them for your toddler and have breakfast for yourself as well. Mind you, breakfast might be in the car between applying mascara and drinking coffee, but it’s a healthy breakfast nonetheless! 😋

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Toddler & Kid Daily Nutritional Guidelines

According to the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, nutrients of concern for underconsumption in a child’s second year are vitamin D, calcium, fiber, and potassium, so make sure your toddler gets a variety of foods with these nutrients daily.  

Below are recommended daily intakes for toddlers of different ages. Still, it’s important to look at what your child eats throughout the whole week instead of focusing on each day since toddlers’ eating habits can be erratic and unpredictable. As long as you keep offering a variety of foods from all of the food groups, your child’s nutrition should balance out each week. 

Daily Recommended Intake for Toddlers 12-23 months

  • 700-1,000 calories a day split between 3 meals and 2 snacks
  • Half of the daily calories should be from healthy fats
  • 2/3 – 1 cup equivalents of vegetables
  • ½ – 1 cup equivalent of fruit
  • 1 ¾ – 3 ounce equivalents of grains
  • 1 2/3 – 2 cup equivalents of dairy
  • 2 ounce equivalents of protein

Daily Recommended Intake for Toddlers 2-4 years

  • 1,000-1,400 calories a day for girls and 1,000-1,600 calories for boys split between 3 meals and 1-2 snacks
  • Healthy fats should be reduced to about 30% of total daily calories
  • 1-2 cup equivalents of vegetables
  • 1- 1 ½ cup equivalents of fruit
  • 3 – 5 ounce equivalents of grains
  • 2 – 2 ½ cup equivalents of dairy
  • 2 – 5 ounce equivalents of protein

Daily Recommended Intake for Children 5-8 years

  • 1,200-1,800 calories a day for girls and 1,200-2,000 calories for boys split between 3 meals and 1-2 snacks
  • 1 1/2- 2 1/2 cup equivalents of vegetables
  • 1-2 cup equivalents of fruit
  • 4-6 ounce equivalents of grains
  • 2 1/2 cup equivalents of dairy
  • 3- 5 1/2 ounce equivalents of protein

Daily Recommended Intake for Children 9-13 years

  • 1,400-2,200 calories a day for females and 1,600-2,600 calories for males split between 3 meals and 1-2 snacks
  • 1 1/2- 3 1/2 cup equivalents of vegetables
  • 1 1/2-2 cup equivalents of fruit
  • 5-9 ounce equivalents of grains
  • 3 cup equivalents of dairy
  • 4-6 1/2 ounce equivalents of protein

Tips on Making and Serving Breakfasts

  • Prep Ahead – To save your sanity during the busy weekday mornings – prep one or two breakfast recipes that can be stored in the fridge or freezer on the weekend. That way you can just heat and serve without much thought. This, this, this and this are some of our favorite freezer-friendly recipes.
  • Picky-Eaters – You don’t need to feel the pressure to add in veggies or foods that your child doesn’t care for in the morning. Go with a breakfast they like and if you have the time add in fruit, yogurt, meat or other food they don’t care for as much on the side to expose your toddler to other food options as well.
  • One Breakfast for the Entire Family – Make one breakfast for baby, toddler, kids and you! I developed these breakfast recipes for toddlers and kids, but I eat them as well! One meal for the whole family! So don’t think that you have to make an extra meal just for yourself. I do usually add sriracha, butter or syrup to my portion depending on what the recipe is.
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Breakfast Nutritional Tips for Your Family

  • Don’t skip it– Kids who eat breakfast have been shown to do better in school as it helps with memory and attention.
  • 3 food groups– Try to include at least 3 food groups at breakfast to make a well balanced meal.
  • Choose whole grains– Whole grains are full of fiber, which helps you keep full for longer. When choosing cereal or breads, look for the whole grain icon or make sure “whole grain” is listed as one of the first ingredients.
  • Easy on added sugar- Many packaged breakfast items are full of added sugar, which can cause an energy crash later. Avoid cereals and breakfast pastries that have too much added sugar.
  • Protein– Make sure to include protein at breakfast to help keep full throughout the morning. Good protein options are eggs, yogurt, milk, and nut butters.
  • Fruit– Breakfast is a great time to help get in your daily fruit servings. You can choose one that is easy to eat on-the-go, like bananas or apples, or have cut up fruit available.

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Breakfasts Made in 10-Minutes or Less

  1. 3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes
  2. Cottage Cheese + Fruit Bowl for Baby + Toddler
  3. Avocado Green Smoothie for Baby + Toddler
  4. Cheesy Egg Roll-Ups (for baby, toddler + kids)
  5. Avocado Egg Toast for Baby + Toddler
  6. Blueberry Oatmeal (10-Minutes)
  7. Almond Butter + Banana Toast with Hemp Sprinkles for Toddler
  8. Easy Scrambled Eggs
  9. Peach Pie Smoothie for Toddlers + Kids (2 Hidden Veggies!)
  10. Oatmeal with Beets + Carrots
  11. Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie with Hidden-Veggie
  12. 3 Green Smoothie Freezer Packs for Toddler
  13. Strawberry Quinoa Breakfast Cereal
  14. Green Mint Chocolate Smoothie
  15. Surprise! Oats for Baby + Toddler
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  17. Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
  18. Blueberry Pie Smoothie
  19. Green Toddler Smoothie
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  21. Spiced Blender Pancakes for Baby + Toddler
  22. Cold Buster Smoothie (and Popsicles)
  23. Easy Strawberry + Chia Seed Oatmeal
  24. My Toddler’s Favorite Pink Smoothie
  25. Apple Pie Smoothie

Freezer-Friendly Kid Recipes

  1. Mini Pumpkin Muffins
  2. Wholesome Blueberry Sheet Pan Pancakes For Baby + Toddler (allergy-friendly)
  3. Freezer-Friendly Spinach Waffles for Baby + Toddler
  4. Rainbow Frozen Yogurt Bark for Toddlers + Kids
  5. Healthy Gingerbread Waffles for Baby + Toddler
  6. Healthy Yogurt Parfait Popsicles for Toddler + Kids
  7. Berry Granola Yogurt Bark (toddler + kid approved)
  8. Peanut Butter Banana Yogurt Bark
  9. Golden Milk Waffles for Baby + Toddlers + Kids (DF, NF, GF)
  10. Whole Grain Pumpkin Waffle Dippers (great for baby, toddler + kids!)
  11. Easy Blender Spinach Pancakes for Baby + Toddler (Allergy Friendly!)
  12. Blueberry + Lemon Toddler Muffins
  13. Sweet Potato Waffles for Baby + Toddler
  14. Whole Grain Pumpkin Waffle Dippers
  15. Green Tropical Smoothie Popsicles

Make Once Breakfast Recipes – Serve for Multiple Meals

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  3. Pink Beet Pancakes
  4. Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bake
  5. Applesauce Mini Muffins
  6. Sweet Potato Pancakes
  7. Pumpkin + Banana Toddler Bread
  8. Back to School Granola with Cranberries + Coconut
  9. Rainbow Peppers + Feta Quiche
  10. Allergy-Friendly Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins for Toddler + Kids (perfect for school snacks + lunches)
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  12. Raspberry + Lemon Steel-Cut Oats
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  14. Whole Wheat Pancake Mix
  15. Baked Raspberry + Almond French Toast
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  19. Chocolate Whole Wheat Muffins with Pear
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  21. Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
  22. You’ve Gone Nuts Granola
  23. Grinch Mini Muffins

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Get the recipe: 74 Kids Breakfast Ideas: Blueberry Pie Smoothie

4.7 stars (9 ratings)
Here are 74 toddler and kid breakfast ideas! This delicious and wholesome smoothie is made with nutrient-packed blueberries and yogurt is the perfect quick breakfast for both you and your toddler!

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk, regular, nut, coconut, hemp, etc.
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions 

  • In a blender, add all of the ingredients and blend for 1-2 minutes, adding more milk if the smooth is too thick.
    Oats, banana, blueberries, milk, yogurt, vanilla, and maple syrup flat lay
  • Pour into 2 glasses and serve.

Notes

Age: 9 months and up
Note on Blueberries: I use frozen wild blueberries (they are much smaller then regular blueberries) in this post and absolutely love them, but regular blueberries will also work. I found my wild blueberries at Trader Joes.
Extra Add-Ins: add 1-2 tsp of chia or flax seeds for a nutritional boost.

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