A list of 8 healthy and hearty toddler breakfast bowl ideas; yogurt bowls, smoothie bowls, and oatmeal bowls made with simple ingredients and fun toppings.
Fun toppings aren’t just for grown ups! My toddlers love when I fix them up a hearty bowl of yogurt or oatmeal and add fun toppings instead of just serving it plan or with sides. It can take a normally bland meal and make it a lot more fun, which means your toddler might actually eat more too!
Below i’m sharing some toddler breakfast bowls based on what my 1-2 year old toddlers actually eat for breakfast. They love these breakfast bowls and have fun eating them too!
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How to Make a Breakfast Bowl
Breakfast bowls are relatively quick and easy and can be made to please almost anyone (including toddlers). Use all your toddler’s favorite toppings and mix ins. If your toddler isn’t into mixed foods yet, start small and add one topping or mix in at a time until they feel more comfortable with mixed foods.
Step 1: Make the Base
Here are some of my toddler’s favorite bases for breakfast bowls:
- Yogurt: plain whole milk greek yogurt, dairy-free yogurt, or regular yogurt works too. Use whatever you have or whatever your toddler likes.
- Smoothie: make your toddler’s favorite smoothie and blend it thick. Our favorite is banana, yogurt, frozen berries, whole milk, peanut butter.
- Oatmeal: plain rolled oats or quick cooked oats cooked with water.
Step 2: Add Mix Ins
After you make your base, stir in any mix ins that your toddler may like. For plain yogurt and oatmeal I normally stir in a sweetener.
- Honey or maple syrup
- Peanut butter or other nut butter
- Jelly or jam
- Pureed fruit
- Shredded veggies like carrot or zucchini
- Ground flax seeds
Step 3: Add Toppings
Next add your toddler’s favorite toppings to make it look fun and add all those extra nutrients. Here are some of our favorites:
- Shredded cereal
- Chia seeds
- Peanut butter or other nut butter
Serve the bowl with toppings on top or gently stir to mix and make it easier for little ones to eat.
Toddler Mealtime Supplies
No special feeding supplies are needed for feeding your toddler, but they can make meal time just a little bit easier and often more fun and enjoyable for the whole family! Here are some of our favorites for toddler breakfast bowls:
Toddler Bowls: all of the bowls pictured below are the Pillowfort brand from Target. They are super affordable, the perfect size for toddlers and come in a bunch of cute colors! We have used these for almost 2 years and use them at almost every meal.
Toddler Silverware: we love the Munchkin 6 Piece set for an affordable option for young toddlers. My boys used these from about 1-2 years old before I felt comfortable giving them metal utensils. Then we moved on to this cute metal set from Annova – they have cute little characters engraved at the bottom and are the perfect size for toddlers and young kids.
Silicone Bib: a silicone scoop bib is a must for eating breakfast bowls since they can be a bit messy! We love this one from Happy Healthy Parent . The silicone is thick but soft so it lies flat and doesn’t kink or bend like some other brand that I have tried.
Toddler Breakfast Bowl #1: Banana Berry Yogurt Bowl
Banana Berry Yogurt Bowl: plain whole milk yogurt sweetened with honey or sweetened vanilla yogurt topped with bananas, peaches, blueberries and drizzled with melted peanut butter.
Toddler Yogurt Bowl #2: Fruit & PB Yogurt Bowl
Fruit & PB Yogurt Bowl: plain whole milk yogurt sweetened with honey or sweetened vanilla yogurt topped with thawed frozen blueberries, strawberries and golden kiwi and swirled with peanut butter (spoon peanut butter into a ziplock bag and then cut off the tip, squeeze the peanut butter out into a zig zag shape or draw fun pictures!).
Toddler Breakfast Bowl #3: PB&J Crunch Bowl
PB&J Crunch Bowl: plain whole milk yogurt mixed with about 1 tsp of peanut butter and jelly (you could also use smushed or pureed fruit). Topped with banana and smushed shredded cereal (you could also use granola).
Toddler Breakfast Bowl Idea #4: Tropical Smoothie Bowl
Tropical Smoothie Bowl: smoothie made with banana, frozen blueberries, frozen mango, whole milk and whole milk yogurt topped with sliced kiwi and mandarin oranges. Make the smoothie thick so that its easier to eat with a spoon and add toppings.
Toddler Smoothie Bowl #5: Raspberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
Raspberry Banana Smoothie Bowl: smoothie made with banana, avocado, frozen raspberries and whole milk topped with chia seeds, sliced banana and peaches and cinnamon.
Toddler Breakfast Bowl #6: PB Banana Berry Oatmeal Bowl
PB Banana Berry Oatmeal Bowl: plain rolled oats cooked and then mixed with milk, honey, and ground flax seeds. Topped with banana, blueberries, peanut butter, and cinnamon.
Toddler Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl #7: Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal Bowl
Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal Bowl: plain rolled oats cooked and then stirred with whole milk, yogurt, maple syrup, and strawberries and topped with more diced strawberries.
Toddler Breakfast Bowl Idea #8: Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bowl
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bowl: plain rolled oats cooked and then mixed with whole milk, shredded carrots, maple syrup, cinnamon, ground flax seeds and raisins and then topped with more raisins.
What toppings would your toddler add to their breakfast bowl? Let me know in the comments below if you try and of these fun toddler breakfast bowls!
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