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21 Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Picky Toddlers

*Updated: 1/8/18

Is your Toddler a Picky Eater? It can be frustrating when your child refuses to eat and you have no idea what to make them because you’ve already tried 10 other things. Since Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I put together this list of 21 Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Picky Toddlers. I hope to make it easier for you to choose healthy meals your toddler will love, all in one place!

Toddlers are the hardest little suckers to cook for! You make them one meal and they love it. So you make it again a few days later and they say, “Ew Mommy this is GROSS!” You look at them like they crazy and say, “Child you just ate this same thing a few days ago and you scarfed it down like you had never seen food before!” Then there’s times where they’ll stare at it, roll it around on their plate, chug their juice rather than take a bite of their food, or just plain say, “I don’t like it” BEFORE they even try it! And THEN there are times where they just won’t eat at all, so you to start worrying about them not getting enough nutrition. Does any of this sound familiar to you?

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I put together this LONG list of breakfast ideas because, as we already cleared up, TODDLERS ARE PICKY EATERS. If you make one of these recipes today, he/she will not like it tomorrow. Luckily each of these recipes are delicious AND healthy so there’s a good chance your child will love each and every one of them. (Ha! Probably not. But we can hope.)

I’ve tested quite a few of these guys and my extremely picky toddler has loved all of them so far. We’re still working on cooking the rest of them up. His favorite is the Banana Blueberry Fritters! I cooked some up today and paired it with some Vanilla Yogurt and Granola!

Also, a few of these recipes belong to some of the Food Bloggers who have contributed their eCookbooks to the Ultimate Healthy Meal Planning Bundle! If you haven’t heard of this bundle I’ll briefly mention it at the bottom of this post! Or you can check out my Facebook page where I have been highlighting one Food Blogger a day who has contributed to the bundle!

 

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21 Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Picky Toddlers

  1. Make-Ahead Breakfast Cookies by She Likes Food
  2. Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins by Bren Did
  3. Maple Vanilla Pears by Sally’s Baking Addiction
  4. Mini Pancake Kabobs by Tablespoon
  5. Ham and Cheese Egg Roll Ups by Boys Ahoy
  6. Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl by Leelalicious (she contributed to the bundle!)healthy breakfast recipes for picky toddlers
  7. Maple Pecan Banana Breakfast Bake by Paleo Running Mama
  8. Overnight Oats by Wholefully
  9. Peanut Butter Banana Slow Cooker Oatmeal by Smile and Sandwich
  10. Apple Cinnamon Quesadilla by Beach Body on Demand
  11. No Bake Healthy Breakfast Fruit Tarts by Chelsea’s Messy Apron
  12. Healthy Banana Pancakes by The Seasoned Mom (she contributed to the bundle!)healthy breakfast recipes for picky toddlers
  13. Egg and Sausage Breakfast Taquitos by Tastes Better From Scratch
  14. Blackberries & Cream Stuffed French Toast by Real House Moms
  15. Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread by Something Swanky
  16. Banana Blueberry Fritters by Healthy Little Foodies
  17. Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage by Paleo Running Momma
  18. Pear Oatmeal Bars by Happy Healthy Mamahealthy breakfast recipes for picky toddlers
  19. Raspberry Coconut Breakfast Balls by Healthy Little Foodies
  20. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Donuts by The Pretty Bee (she contributed to the bundle as well!)
  21. Strawberry French Toast Roll Ups by Momables

 

**BONUS

If for some reason your toddler STILL will not eat any of these, smoothies are a GREAT way for them to get an extra nutritional boost! My son hates blueberries and since blueberries are brain boosters, I really try to push them on him. He refuses every time no matter how I serve them. (EXCEPT in the Banana Blueberry Fritters, actually. He ate about 5 of them before he realized they were blueberries! Haha! Then, of course, he refused to eat the last one on his plate.) Anyway, my point is you can add ingredients your kids wouldn’t normally eat without them even knowing!

Here are some smoothies I recommend!

  1. Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie by The Seasoned Mom
  2. Blueberry Muffin Green Smoothie by Laura Fuentes
  3. Healthy Banana Cream Pie Smoothie by Baker by Nature
  4. Toddler Smoothie Recipe by Kitchen of Eatin
  5. 3 Green Smoothie Freezer Packs for Toddlers by BabyFoodehealthy breakfast recipes for picky toddlers

As you could see from my notes above, some of these Food Bloggers are the same Food Bloggers that contributed to the Ultimate Healthy Meal Planning Bundle! This Meal Planning Bundle is no longer available, however, I have bought my fair share of Baby & Toddler Cookbooks and my favorites are listed below!


 

I hope you AND your toddler enjoy these 21 Healthy Breakfast Recipes! Meal prepping is also a great way to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner for your whole family! Do you meal prep? I have a few tips on how Meal Prepping saves a LOT of time if you’re interested!

How do you please your Picky Toddler? What are their favorite meals?

This isn’t breakfast related, but my son’s all-time favorite meal is Grilled Cheese and Salad! Haha!

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  • Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups
    January 4, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Those mini pancake kebabs are so cute. Thanks for the great round up!

    • Sigoni Macaroni
      January 4, 2018 at 7:38 am

      You are so welcome! You can put anything on a kabob and toddlers will think they’re more fun to eat!

  • Kalyn
    January 4, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Mmmmm! These look delicious! Thanks for the round up! Pinning!

    • Sigoni Macaroni
      January 4, 2018 at 8:07 am

      I’m so glad you like them!

  • Andy
    January 4, 2018 at 8:42 am

    My grandson is the luckiest child ever! I’m going to share this with my daughter, and cross my fingers he might actually enjoy some of these. Toddlers are a mess aren’t they?

    • Andy
      January 4, 2018 at 8:43 am

      Meant to say pickiest child, but he is kind of lucky too. ❤️

      • Sigoni Macaroni
        January 4, 2018 at 8:52 am

        Hahaha aww my son is SO SO picky too, it drives me crazy! Lol so if he likes them, then she should be able to find some he’ll like too!!

  • Erin Haugerud
    January 4, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    These all look so good!! I’ll be trying these for sure!!

    • Sigoni Macaroni
      January 4, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      Awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed this roundup!

  • Amy | Loving Our Messy
    January 4, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    I have such a picky 5 year old and a lot of these look perfect for him! Love this post. Pinning for my next grocery trip!

    • Sigoni Macaroni
      January 4, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      Awesome! You’ll have to let me know how they work out for you! I hope he loves them 🙂

  • Keri
    January 5, 2018 at 7:19 am

    These are great ideas for my picky 9 year old. There are defintely recipes here that she will eat!

    • Sigoni Macaroni
      January 5, 2018 at 8:00 am

      Good! I’m so glad, I hope she likes them!

  • Johanne
    January 5, 2018 at 7:34 am

    I know I’m not a picky toddler and all (and I also don’t have one at home), but these are some great recipes for me :D! I always have a hard time keeping up with my breakfast routine, so these are some lovely ideas.

    • Sigoni Macaroni
      January 5, 2018 at 8:02 am

      Girl, I feel the exact same! The recipes that I’ve made from list so far have been made for both of us! Especially Overnight Oats. Those are one of my favorite ways to easily prep my breakfasts!

  • Elle
    January 5, 2018 at 7:49 am

    My best friend eats like a toddler… that being said, I’m pretty sure she’d tear up many of these recipes. I’m going to shoot this link to her 😉

    • Sigoni Macaroni
      January 5, 2018 at 8:03 am

      Hahaha! Well good! I hope she enjoys them! I was just telling Johanne that while I make these for my toddler, I also gladly stuff my face with them! So yummy!

  • Jennifer Corter
    January 5, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Those mini pancake kabobs are ADORABLE! I think my son would love them, even though he’s not a toddler!

    • Sigoni Macaroni
      January 5, 2018 at 11:58 am

      Let’s be real, these are great breakfast ideas of people of all ages! Lol because I love them all too!

  • Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor
    January 5, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Great list of recipes! I would make the Maple Vanilla Pears as a sweet dessert-like treat.

    • Sigoni Macaroni
      January 5, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      The Maple Vanilla Pears are AMAZING, and I bet it would be delicious with a side of ice cream instead of yogurt if you’re going for more of a dessert feel!

  • Kristin
    January 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    You had me at “apple cinnamon quesadilla”!!!! I may or may not be drooling a little bit right now! lol!

    • Sigoni Macaroni
      January 5, 2018 at 6:29 pm

      Haha! Don’t they look delicious?! I haven’t tried those yet but their on my list of to-dos this week!

  • Heather
    January 6, 2018 at 1:43 am

    Wow! These breakfast ideas look delicious. I certainly have picky eaters and I think they would love them. Thank you for sharing.

    • Sigoni Macaroni
      January 6, 2018 at 9:13 am

      You’re welcome! I hope they enjoy!

  • misty
    January 6, 2018 at 6:30 am

    This was so needed right now. My toddlers have decided the only thing they will eat is cereal for breakfast. They also usually want cereal for lunch and dinner too.

    • Sigoni Macaroni
      January 6, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      That sounds familiar! Haha! I hope they like some of these!

  • Sierra
    January 9, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Loving all of these options! My little guys have turned into picky eaters in the morning and have been stuck on a waffle kick. I would love to get them to expand because breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  • Tiffany
    January 17, 2018 at 12:33 am

    I love this! I seriously think I gave birth to the pickiest eater in the world…which is so hard for a momma foodie like me! Still hoping he grows out of it but until then, a nice roundup of recipes like this are much appreciated!

    • Sigoni Macaroni
      January 17, 2018 at 9:25 am

      Girl, me too! My child is the worst eater! If he doesn’t like one thing, then he’ll refuse to eat any of it. And I was super worried about his nutrition and I started giving him these green smoothies when I couldn’t get him to eat. I had a feeling there were plenty of other mommas in the same boat and I’m glad I was right! I’m so happy that this gave you some ideas! I really hope it helps!