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20 Breakfast Ideas for 1-2 Year Olds

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A list of 20 easy, no-frills, and fun toddler breakfast ideas perfect for 1-2 year olds based on what my kids have been eating!

Are you wondering: What can you give a 1 year old for breakfast? Can a 1 year old have cereal? Breakfast time doesn’t have to be unhealthy, difficult, or boring. Breakfast normally isn’t my strong suit when cooking for my toddlers, but I do try to give them a hearty meal that they enjoy eating.

Below i’m sharing 20 breakfast ideas for toddlers based on what my 1 and 2 year old have been eating.

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Best Toddler Breakfast Plates

You don’t need any special plates to help feed your toddler, but it can help make it more practical and fun. Here are some of our favorites you will see pictured below:

EZPZ Mini Bowl: made with non-toxic silicone so they are safer for your baby! We love EZPZ because their plates and bowls suction to the table, they come in the cutest colors, the quality is great, and they are dishwasher safe!

WeeSprout Silicone Suction Plates: our go-to divided plate! Made of silicone, dishwasher safe, and the suction is strong!!

Boon High Chair: we have tried quite a few high chairs and this is our current favorite! The whole thing can be put in the dishwasher for easy cleaning and it can extent to counter height.

Pillowfort Divided Plates: not suction, but very affordable and great into the toddler years.

Toddler Breakfast #1: Cereal, hold the Milk!

What cereal can you give a 1 year old?

Choose a cereal that is low in sugar and is small enough not to be a chocking hazard for your toddler. Soak the cereal in milk a few minutes before serving and avoid too much milk because that can be a big mess!

Cereal with Milk: this may sound boring, but my toddlers have a lot more fun and are more willing to eat cereal when they get to pour their own milk.

Bowl/cup/spoon: EZPZ Happy Bowl, EZPZ Mini Cup, and Constructive Eating Spoon. (Use PINECONES10 for 10% off sitewide)

Easy Toddler Breakfast #2: Broccoli Eggs & Cheese and Smoothie Melts

Eggs and Smoothie Melts: scrambled eggs made with broccoli and cheese stirred in and a side of Amara Smoothie Melts. Amara is my favorite brand because they are the first no-sugar-added brand on the market and they are made with awesome ingredients!

Toddler Breakfast Idea #3: Funfetti Yogurt Bowl

Funfetti Yogurt Bowl: whole milk vanilla yogurt (or plain) topped with fruit like strawberries and bananas and then sprinkled with rainbow sprinkles for a fun and inviting look!

Bowl: 15.5 oz Pillowfort Bowl

Easy Toddler Breakfast #4: Sourdough Pancakes

Sourdough Pancakes: if you have a sourdough starter, try this awesome sourdough pancake recipe that we make a few times per month. The pancakes come out so light and fluffy and have a very mild sourdough taste.

Toddler Breakfast #5: Cocoa Strawberry Oatmeal

Cocoa Strawberry Oatmeal: cook 1/2 oat in water and then stir in 1-2 tsp cocoa powder, 1 Tbsp maple syrup, 1 Tbsp chia seeds and diced strawberries for a yummy treat!

Suction bowl: EZPZ Happy Bowl (Use PINECONES10 for 10% off sitewide)

You might also like my related Oatmeal Recipe >>> Toddler Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Easy Toddler Breakfast #6: Eggy Pizza

Eggy Pizza: cook scrambled eggs and veggies (we like spinach and tomatoes) until mostly set, being sure not to break them up too much, place a tortilla on top and then flip over so that the tortilla is on the bottom and eggs are on top. Cook 1-2 minutes until the bottom of the tortilla is crispy.

Plate: 7.3″ Pillowfort Plate

1-2 Year Old Breakfast #7: French Toast Sticks

French Toast Sticks: Cook French toast and then cut into strips for the perfect toddler finger food. Serve with 100% maple syrup for dipping and drinkable yogurt on the side.

Plate: 7.3″ Pillowfort Divided Plate

Toddler Breakfast Idea #8: Veggies Made Great Muffins

Veggies Made Great Muffins: banana chocolate chip muffin from Veggies Made Great heat up in the microwave in just 45-60 seconds. Side of whole milk yogurt and blueberries.

Plate: 7.3″ Pillowfort Divided Plate

Toddler Breakfast Idea #9: Pancake Dipper Snack Plate

Pancake Dipper Snack Plate: pancakes cut into strips so they are perfect for dipping and dunking. Side of 100% pure maple syrup, strawberries, string cheese, blueberries, and avocado.

Plate: EZPZ Mini Play Mat (Use PINECONES10 for 10% off sitewide)

Easy Toddler Breakfast #10: Cinnamon Roll Bunny

Cinnamon Roll Bunny: make a classic breakfast favorite a little more fun by turning it into a bunny! Start with a cinnamon roll and then top with two small dollops of whipped cream for the nose, berries for the eyes, and a banana cut lengthwise for the ears.

Plate: 7.3″ Pillowfort Plate

Toddler Breakfast #11: Fried Eggs

Fried Egg: fried egg can be a yummy toddler breakfast food. Cook the yolk until almost set (or set if your toddler is hesitant about runny yolks). Side of sliced plum.

Plate: 7.3″ Pillowfort Plate

Easy Toddler Breakfast #11: Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowl: blend up your toddler’s favorite smoothie and make it thick (we like banana, mango, and whole milk yogurt), top with more fruit like banana and kiwi and serve with a spoon.

Suction bowl: EZPZ Happy Bowl

Toddler Breakfast Idea #12: Waffle with Banana and Honey

Waffle with Banana and Honey: whole wheat waffle topped with sliced banana and then drizzled with honey. The perfect combination and a treat with the toppings on top instead of the side.

Easy Toddler Breakfast #13: Fried Egg Snack Plate

Fried Egg Snack Plate: fried egg cooked in grass fed butter with sides of nectarine, blueberries, shredded cheese, bell pepper, and cereal.

Plate: EZPZ Mini Play Mat (Use code EZPZ25LOVE for 25% off $75+)

Simple Toddler Breakfast #14: Banana French Toast Strips

Banana French Toast Strips: make French toast, but mix a banana into the egg batter for added sweetness. After cooking cut into strips for an easily finger food breakfast! This sone of my boys’ favorite breakfast and can be made with a variety of fruit.

Read the Full Recipe>>> Easy Toddler Banana French Toast Recipe

Toddler Breakfast Idea #15: Breakfast Quesadilla

Breakfast Quesadilla: make scrambled eggs with all your favorite toppings (we had bell pepper, spinach and cheese) and then add to a mini quesadilla for your toddler. Side of more egg scramble, strawberries, and mandarin orange.

Easy Toddler Breakfast #16: Cereal Snack Plate

Cereal Snack Plate: serve cereal dry or with milk and with other fun snacks to make it fun. Side of melon, cucumbers, banana, cheese itz, and cheese.

Plate: EZPZ Mini Play Mat

Toddler Breakfast #17: Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs: scrambled eggs with cheese with sides of thawed frozen wild blueberries and diced avocado.

Quick Toddler Meal Idea #18: Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast: We love to use Dave’s Killer Bread for toast and top with smushed avocado, served with a side of canned peaches.

Toddler Meal #19: Jelly Toast

Jelly Toast: We love to use Dave’s Killer Bread for toast and top with natural jelly; be sure to check your jelly for corn syrup and avoid for toddlers and kids. Side of sliced pear.

Toddler Breakfast Idea #20: Fruit, Yogurt, and Cheese Plate

Fruit, Yogurt, and Cheese Plate: we had this cute plate for the 4th of july but it would work for any time of the year too for a fun treat! Strawberries, string cheese, blueberries, cherries, and whole milk yogurt for dipping.

Toddler Breakfast Ideas Summary

To break it down, here is a summary of 20 toddler breakfast ideas based on what my toddlers are eating:

  1. Cereal with Milk
  2. Broccoli Eggs & Cheese + Amara Smoothie Melts
  3. Funfetti Yogurt Bowl
  4. Fried Egg Snack Plate
  5. Cocoa Strawberry Oatmeal
  6. Eggy Pizza
  7. French Toast Strips
  8. Veggies Made Great Muffins
  9. Pancake Dipper Snack Plate
  10. Cinnamon Roll Bunny
  11. Smoothie Bowl
  12. Waffle with Banana & Honey
  13. Silver Dollar Pancakes
  14. Banana French Toast Strips
  15. Egg Quesadilla
  16. Cereal Snack Plate
  17. Scrambled Eggs
  18. Avocado Toast
  19. Jelly Toast
  20. Fruit, Cheese & Yogurt Plate

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