Friday, January 18, 2013

Quick Healthy Breakfasts for Toddlers in Under 10 Minutes!

Almost every morning I find myself running out of the house to get W to his nanny and me to work on time.  We typically have about 20 minutes (at most) for breakfast.  That gives me about 5-10 minutes to get breakfast ready for him to eat.  We've been stuck in the same dull breakfast routine for awhile now so I decided to do some research on quick and healthy breakfast ideas.  One of the things I look for are finger foods that aren't too messy so I don't have to worry about changing his clothing after we eat.

Here's the list of things I came up with:
  1. Scrambled Eggs
    • When I'm running a little ahead of schedule I try and give him eggs in the morning.  If I have some left over veggies from the night before I will mix them in with the eggs for some extra vitamins.  I also like to sprinkle some cheese on top because lets me honest, just about EVERYTHING is better with a little cheese!
  2. Baked Oatmeal
    • I know what you are thinking, baked oatmeal in the morning? Yeah right! I agree, I'm not advocating that you make baked oatmeal in the morning, BUT you can make it on Sunday for breakfast and cut it up to enjoy for the week.  I've also wrapped it up in individual portions and put it in the freezer.  The night before you can put it in the refrigerator the night before then microwave it in the morning.  Here's a link to one of the recipes I really like (minus the nuts)
  3. Pancakes
    • I know making pancakes in the morning takes time.  That's why I recommend doing the same thing as the baked oatmeal.  I make my pancakes on Sunday morning and wrap three silver dollar sized pancakes up together and freeze them.  That way they are already portioned out.  In the morning I put them on a microwave safe plate and nuke them for about 30 seconds, flip them over and put them back in for another 20 seconds and voila! Check out my pancake recipe I posted last week. 
  4. Fritters
    • Fritters are for the mornings you have a little bit more time to make breakfast, or make them on weekends and serve them later in the week.  All you need is 1/2 a can of drained corn, an egg, a dash of salt and 1T of flour.  Then you cook them in a non-stick pan.
  5. Muffins
    • No there is no way you can make fresh muffins with only 10-20 minutes, but you can make them on Sundays and serve them throughout the week or even freeze them (can you tell I freeze a lot of what I make?).  W LOVES the pumpkin muffins I make. You can find that recipe here.
  6. Whole Grain Waffles
    • I try and keep these stocked in the freezer.  I buy whole grain organic once from the grocery store and pair it with some fruit in the morning.
  7. Breakfast Roll-ups
    • I can't wait to try these!  All you need to do is spread some cream cheese on a whole grain wrap and sprinkle with some fresh berries.  You can even do Nutella or peanut butter and add bananas.   
I'm excited to try some of the new things I listed above and I hope this post helps out your morning routine.  Please note that I would pair every breakfast item listed above with fruit.  Fruit is super easy and you can cut it up the night before.  I also try to keep some frozen fruit in the freezer so I can thaw it out quickly and give it to my little man.


  1. I have two toddler boys myself, ages 2&3. This post will come in handy...I bookmarked it!

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  2. Yes, this will definitely come in handy! I have a 21 month old who has been going through an all out breakfast boycott! I've run out of ideas... Look forward to hearing more from you!

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  4. Loved this post...I have a toddler and this will help :)

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  5. ive even heard of making all your meals on sunday, and re- heating them through out the week. that all sounds like a good idea to be honest! i'll have to try the pancake one, my son loves pancakes at anytime of the day. AND it should be cheaper, then buying a box for 6. with only 20 pancakes...when i can make 50 on sunday for cheaper! thanks for bringing the topic up! <3 Christin

  6. Hello....Even tho I am a stay at home mom, I give my daughter quaker oatmeal every day, her dr. says its great to give her and shes healthy plus she expects everyday, kind of a routine. Shes only 15 months but she knows what time she gets it, she know right where it is (which cabinet it is in) rather cute I must say. All I have to say is are you hungry and do you want some oatmeal and she marches her little bum over there. I even gave my oldest Oatmeal when she was little too, except my oldest got maple brown sugar and the youngest isnt that big of a fan, she rather have the assorted fruit up your awesome blog, come check mine out, its under construction currently, as i am coming from blogger, If you want to check out my old blog here goes

  7. What a great list!! I never considered freezing pancakes.. I will definitely have to try that. The good thing for me though, is that I don't have to worry about breakfast. That is one of the meals served at our little one's school! Yay for Mommy - because we have a hard enough time getting out of the house. I can't imagine if I had to be responsible for making breakfast! :)

    Thanks for sharing.


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    My problem with breakfast is that my munchkin doesnt like to eat until very after waking up

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  10. Great and easy ideas:) my little one loves eggs! Stopping by to return the follow! Now following you on Twitter! Thanks