22 Toddler Breakfast Ideas That Are Picky Eater Approved

Her favorite word might be “no,” but you’re not letting that stop you from putting a nutritious breakfast in your 2-year-old’s belly every morning (even if it’s just a few bites and most of it ends up on the floor). Luckily, these 22 toddler breakfast ideas are picky eater-approved and they’re not Cheerios—a win-win, if you ask us.

41 Toddler Lunch Ideas Even the Pickiest Eaters Will Love

1. Baked Pancakes With Peaches And Strawberries

Fact: No one is immune to the appeal of pancakes, even persnickety toddlers. These require zero flipping—genius.

2. English Muffins

Slather them in grape jelly and watch them disappear. (Just make sure you have napkins nearby.)

3. French Toast Sticks

They’re the ideal size for small fingers to hold (and dip). Just don’t be surprised when you start sneaking a few.

4. Bacon-wrapped Eggs

Bacon makes any meal irresistible—these portable, mess-free egg cups are proof.

5. Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

You don’t even have to tell them there’s zucchini snuck in there. They won’t suspect a thing. Genius, Coterie member Maria Lichty.

6. Blueberry-ginger Smoothie

It’s creamy, dreamy and ever-so-slightly spicy—but if your kid won’t touch ginger, you can reduce the amount or leave it out entirely.

7. Pancake Tacos With Cheese And Bacon

Start ’em on taco Tuesday as early as possible.

8. Skillet Blueberry Cornbread

You’ll love that it’s packed with nutritious blueberries; he’ll love that it’s crumbly, sweet and topped with streusel.

9. Paleo Almond Butter Blender Muffins

Unlike most muffin recipes, this one is low on sugar and packed with protein. It also comes together in, like, five minutes, if you weren’t already sold.

10. Savory Chicken Sausage, Egg And Cheese Muffins

These healthy egg muffins can be made the night before and stashed in the fridge, then reheated the next day. Breakfast tantrum, avoided. (Thanks, Coterie member Monique Volz.)

11. Slow-cooker Mediterranean Frittata

We’re partial to goat cheese, arugula and red peppers, but you can use whatever veggies your kid likes (er, tolerates).

12. Mini Potato And Carrot Quiche Cups

A sneaky way to get your kid to eat vegetables? We’re all in on this easy, healthy meal, courtesy of Coterie member Ali Maffucci.

13. Breakfast Quesadilla With Soft Scrambled Eggs And Avocado Salsa

Aside from the obvious perks (bacon, eggs and cheese in a handy tortilla package), this dish is also surprisingly freezer-friendly—swoon.

14. Petite Vegetable Frittatas

It’s official: Put anything in a muffin tin and it’s got instant toddler approval. (Thanks, Coterie member Gaby Dalkin.)

15. Homemade Granola Bars

16. Spinach Goat Cheese Mini Quiches

Prep these quiches ahead of time and store them in the freezer so you have a ready-to-eat breakfast for the little ones during busy mornings.

17. Peanut Butter Apple Cinnamon Sushi Rolls

His two favorite food groups in one fun-to-eat package.

18. Croque Madame Toastie Cups

Just think of them as little bite-size grilled cheeses with a runny egg in the center. (Maybe after this French feast, your kiddos will want to try escargot...OK, maybe not.)

19. Pesto Roasted Veggie Breakfast Burritos

Suzy is about to get a good helping of veggies without even realizing it. Make a bunch of these in advance and store in the freezer for easy reheating.

20. Baked Oatmeal Cups

Top with a drizzle of maple syrup and fresh berries to entice your toddler to sit down for breakfast.

21. Breakfast Fruit Pizzas

Toaster pastries have nothing on you.

22. Spiralized Broccoli And Cheddar Egg Muffins

They’re basically doughnuts, right?

Katherine Gillen

Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...
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