Breakfast Can Be Easy With Toddlers
I get it. Healthy toddler breakfast recipes can be hard to come by. You click on a link to find a great recipe and realize it’s just too long or complication. You leave the site and go back to putting the same old waffles in the toaster oven. Am I right? I have been there too.
Breakfast can be stressful because it is such as busy time of the day but I have figured out how to make it work. Over the years I have been the one googling a hundred healthy breakfast recipes all to just close the page and go back to making the norm.
I would spend 30 minutes looking up recipes but frustrated because they took too long or seemed too complicated. One of my goals for creating my website was to take the frustration away from you and help you see just how easy it can be to make a healthy breakfast recipe for your kids.
Just like I used to, I’m sure you find yourself getting in a rut making the same thing. It’s so easy to do, isn’t it? The recipes below will help you keep it simple and keep your toddlers enjoying these yummy homemade recipes.
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Best Toddler Breakfast Recipes
Healthy Breakfast Muffins– These are perfect for snacks, breakfast, and even to put into a lunchbox. I made these before we were gluten free so if you are looking for a GF recipe I would recommend using King Arthur Measure for Measure flour. I love the way it cooks up!
Egg Muffins– I like these because you can literally use any igredients that you have on hand and that your toddler prefers. Totally okay to even start with just cheese. For dairy free options my family loves nutritional yeast and So Delicious cheddar cheese. Both have a great flavor and make for a healthy breakfast.
Sheetpan Pancakes– Who doesn’t love pancakes? Most kids love carbs, right? But, these are made with extra love and plant fiber, protein, and omegas. So they will leave your toddler feeling full and ready for the day. Plus, if you have some cookie cutters, let the kids cut a shape out and then eat them up. This is often a favorite toddler breakfast recipe.
Super Healthy Kids is one of my favorite websites! I want to share it with you because you can find all sorts of ideas for how to feed your little one. These recipes are easy and you most likely have the ingredients on hand. Plus there are ideas that range from toddler age to school age kids. Click on the super healthy kids link above to find 10 breakfast ideas.
So next time you are busy or feeling like you have run out of ideas come back to my blog for some more ideas. Below you will find some more ideas for how to make your breakfast healthy but convenient.
Tips for making a Convenient and healthy breakfast
- Plan ahead. On Sunday I sit down for about 10 minutes and I think about what all we have going on for the week. I then meal plan for the week which helps save on groceries and keeps me from buying extra things we don’t need. It’s totally a good idea to plan your breakfast out too. This way you can plan meals that you know your kids will enjoy too.
- Make ahead. When I make a batch of pancakes, like these here, I will make enough to split in half. I pour half the batch into a wide mouth mason jar and store in the fridge. This way I can add chocolate chips, blueberries, or whatever I want to it when I’m ready to use it. Then when Wednesday hits and I’m tired from the week already, I just whip out my mason jar and pour out the mix into my pancake or waffle maker. Whoop there it is! Done in less than five minutes.
- Freeze. Muffins are great to make in a large batch and freeze. I love these mini muffin pans from amazon because it makes just the right size and plenty of muffins to save and freeze. When ready to use just pop into the microwave, convection oven, toaster, or set out ahead of time to defrost.
- Toast it up. Buy a whole grain toast with quality ingredients and pop that bad boy into the toaster. Toast can be topped with all sorts of amazing toppings such as any nut butter, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia, flax, fresh blueberries, sliced strawberries or bananas. I also love to top with avocado, radish slices, sea salt, and pinch of chili powder. You can even add a sliced boiled egg. It can be topped with honey,, peanut butter butter and hemp seeds. Or even peanut butter and jelly with chia seeds. Plus, this is a great opportunity to get toddlers to help make their breakfast. You toast the bread and have them pick the toppings.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be hard. Use these tips and recipes to create healthy options for your toddlers at home. Don’t forget to connect with me on instagram or facebook to catch recipes, tips, and videos of exactly how to help toddlers, school age kids, and adults eat more whole foods and less processed foods.