Breakfast is the most important meal - make it tasty and wholesome for your toddler.
Serve your Toddler healthy and nutritious breakfast foods! You don't have to rely on cold cereals for a Toddler's breakfast; try these easy to prepare breakfast foods that toddlers will love!
Most of these breakfast recipes may be made ahead and frozen for later breakfasts! Feel free to substitute any ingredients you feel may be inappropriate for your Toddler!
Toasted Egg Smiles - Yummy and Fun Toddler Egg Breakfast!
Prepare a Frying Pan with either pats of butter or non-stick spray.
1 Slice of Bread, 1 Egg, 1/4 c Milk, Small slice of cheese
Take the bread slice and cut out 2 circles for eyes and a longer curved hole for a mouth below the "eyes".
Butter one side of bread and lay in warmed frying pan, butter side down.
As bread begins to fry, Scramble egg and milk together (OR you may simply crack a whole egg over the bread in the pan without adding milk or scrambling).
Pour scrambled egg over the bread. Flip bread/egg when the egg showing thru the "eyes" and "mouth" becomes firm.
Fry for another 5-10 minutes depending on your cook top temperature.
Prior to taking out of pan, place a strip of cheese over the "eyes" and let melt to give your toasted egg smile some "hair"
Farmer's Breakfast - You can eat this meal anytime!
2 1/2 cups grated potatoes (about 3 medium potatoes)
1/4 cup margarine or butter –
2 tablespoons milk
6 eggs –
1 cup chopped ham
Seasoning salt and pepper (amount you desire) –
Some Grated cheese (if desired)
Peel and grate the potatoes. Place margarine or butter in frying pan and let melt. Add grated potatoes. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes. In a small mixing bowl, mix the eggs and milk together. Once potatoes are cooked, add ham and eggs.
Stir until eggs are cooked. Sprinkle with cheese then serve.
Cheesy Scrambled Eggs
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup milk
dash of pepper and/or garlic powder (optional)
Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until frothy then pour in a warmed frying pan. Stir as the egg mix is cooking. Eggs are done when firm and not runny.
Add veggies or even crumbled turkey sausage to this recipe if desired.
Wrap Those Eggs
1 flour tortilla
chopped cooked veggies (optional)
Warm the tortilla and scramble the egg in a frying pan.
On the tortilla, spread out the scrambled egg and veggies (if using veggies)
then cover with shredded cheese. Wrap or roll up the tortilla and serve when cheese has melted.
You can cut the wrap in "pinwheels" too.
1 cup flour –
1/4 teaspoon salt –
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon melted butter –
1/2 cup milk –
1 beaten egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla –
1 1/4 cups applesauce
Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a medium mixing bowl. Combine butter, milk and egg. Stir into dry ingredients. Add vanilla and applesauce; beat well. Spoon batter into a hot, well greased griddle, enough batter to applesauce pancakes about 4 inches in diameter. **Freezes Well**
1 C whole wheat pastry flour - 3/4 C unbleached white flour
1 Tbs baking powder - 1/2 tsp salt (I omitted)
2 tsp cinnamon -1/2 tsp ground ginger -1/4 tsp allspice - 1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 C pureed pumpkin or winter squash
1 tsp vanilla
2 C milk
3 Tbs canola oil
Stir (and sift) together all the dry ingredients in a med. size
bowl. In another bowl, beat the eggs with the pumpkin & vanilla.
Beat in the milk & oil until smooth. Add to flour mixture. Cook as usual! These smelled *wonderful* while cooking....like Christmas! SOURCE: "Beyond the
Moon" cookbook by Ginny Callan **Freezes Well**
1 1/8 cups cornmeal
1/3 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/8 cups low fat buttermilk
shake of cinnamon, nutmeg (optional)
Mix together the cornmeal, flour and baking soda.
Add the egg, buttermilk, vanilla and cinnamon (optional); stir until just mixed.
Pour by 1/4 cup into a hot pan.
Cook the pancakes until bubbles appear, flip.
Apple Breakfast Bars
1 1/2 cups quick rolled oats
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup dates, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups raw apples, shredded
Combine all ingredients. Let stand 10 minutes. Press mixture into 8" x 8" baking dish. Bake at 375? until lightly browned, about 25 minutes. Loosen with spatula, and cut into bars while warm. Serve hot for breakfast or snack **Freezes Well**
Breakfast Soup with Toast Fingers
8 oz vanilla yogurt
1 tsp honey**
1/2 Cup cubed banana
1/2 Cup peaches, peeled
1/4 cup wheat germ
Blend together and top with additional wheat germ. Serve with avocado blended with cream cheese on whole grain toast.
Please note that Honey is appropriate only for those who have reached the age of 1 year old and older! For more information regarding Honey and the Infant under 12 months old, please visit our Honey, What's the Fuss topic at wholesomebabyfood.com