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Fun Breakfast Recipe Ideas: Easy to make & yummy to eat

Priya Mankotia
1 to 3 years

Created by Priya Mankotia
Updated on May 26, 2017

Fun Breakfast Recipe Ideas Easy to make yummy to eat

A sentence that gets repeated in my house somewhere around 9.00 am is “Eat your breakfast, take one more bite, finish your meal”. Of course my 2-year-old will care less for the food served to her for breakfast - she is busy displaying her trademark pickiness. Toddlers are notorious for being fussy and refusing to eat pretty much everything their Mums serve. Mine is not only choosy but quite particular about the taste too. So, for me juggling with her breakfast is a task in itself. While these are phases that pass, it’s important to ensure that she doesn’t lose out on nutrition and get used to the habit of eating a good breakfast every day.


To make life easier, here are few breakfast recipe ideas for toddlers, that include both Indian and non-Indian options which will hopefully keep your toddler happy for a week at least. And after one week you can repeat the dishes with some variations of course…


Breakfast Recipes for Toddlers

Eggless Whole wheat Apple Pancakes

Recipe Ingredients:

Wheat flour – 100 gms
Apple – 1 (medium sized )
Oil – 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon powder – ¼ tsp
Ghee/Butter – ½ teaspoon
Jaggery or Sugar – 1 tsp (optional)
Salt – a pinch
Baking powder – ½ teaspoon (optional)
Water – 50 ml (can substitute with milk if you like)

Method of Preparation:

Sift wheat flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
Add oil and water and mix, ensuring no lumps.
Peel and core the apple. Grate it with a fine grater.
Add the grated apple to the flour mixture. Set aside for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, give the pancake batter one more mix.
Heat a griddle or dosa tava on medium flame. When hot enough, grease it with ghee or butter.
Pour a ladle of the batter onto the pan. Don't swirl it around as for a dosa.
You can make small shapes like circles or triangles so that it will be easy for the baby to hold and eat.
Cover the pancakes with a lid and cook for 1 minute on a low flame. This helps the grated apple to cook well and blend with the batter.
When bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake, flip it over and cook the other side for a minute.
Cool and serve with honey or dates syrup. (Avoid for babies under one year)

Honey Oats Multigrain Porridge

Recipe Ingredients:

¾ cup milk

2 tbsp powdered oats (I used Quaker oats and ground it to a powder)

1 tbsp Multigrain Health Drink Powder

1 tsp honey (or to taste)

Method of Preparation:

Heat the milk in a pan and once it begins to boil, add the multigrain powder and whisk well as it cooks. The mixture will thicken in 2 minutes.

Add the powdered oats and whisk well. Cook the mixture for 2-3 minutes. If the mixture looks too thick, add 2-3 tbsp milk to correct the consistency.

Add the honey and stir well.

Let the mixture cool just a little. It should still be warm when serving


Sweet Potato Poha Recipe
Recipe Ingredients

Poha/ Aval/ Flattened Rice/Beaten Rice - 1 cup

Sweet potato - 1 medium sized (cubes comes to ¾ cup)

Onions - 1 small

Green chillies - 1

Turmeric powder - a pinch

Sugar - 1 tsp (optional)

Lemon Juice - 2 tsp

Coriander leaves - to garnish

Water - as needed

Salt - as required

To Temper

Oil - 1 tsp

Cumin seeds - ¼ tsp

Hing/ Asafoetida - ⅛ tsp

Method of Preparation:

Wash sweet potatoes and cut them into small cubes. Set aside. Keep all the other ingredients ready.

Chop onions, green chilies and coriander leaves. Take juice from lemon and keep it ready. Wash and soak poha in water until its soft enough to mash. Squeeze the water completely from poha once it's soft.

Heat oil in a pan and add the items to temper one by one. Sauté until cumin seeds cracks.

Then add onions along with green chilies and sauté onions until it's transparent. Then add cubed sweet potatoes and toss it well. Add 2 tbsp of water and cook it covered for 5-7 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft. Make sure the sweet potatoes are soft enough to bite but not too mushy.

Then add soaked poha with sugar and required salt. Mix well.

Cook everything covered for two to three minutes and switch off the flame, add lemon juice & garnish with coriander leaves.


Spinach Banana Muffins

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (one of the single serving cups)
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups fresh organic spinach - uncooked (could also add shredded carrots, shredded zucchini, or shredded yellow squash (all raw) to really pack it full of veggies!)
1 ripe banana
1/3 cup Maple Syrup, Organic, Grade A
2 tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Method of Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Put the first seven ingredients (applesauce, egg, vanilla, spinach, banana, maple syrup and coconut oil) in a blender or food processor and blend.
Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt) in a smaller mixing bowl.
Add the wet spinach mixture from blender to the dry ingredients.
Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet until combined. You can use a spoon or spatula. The mixture might be dense. Add a splash of milk to loosen it up if you need to, but the mixture should resemble a thick pancake dough. It won’t pour easily, will need a spoon.
Scoop the batter into greased muffins tins.
Bake at 350 degrees (12 minutes for mini-muffins or 17 minutes for regular-sized muffins).

Suggest Reading:

Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Baby Food Recipe for 6-12 months Kids

Healthy Snack Recipe Ideas for kids

Baby Lunch Recipe Ideas

Did you like these recipes? Please do try them and share the feedback and views with us in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you. You can also share your own breakfast recipe for your toddler that works well for you and your child…

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| Jun 01, 2017

is it for toddlers be ware of what you're using baking powder is not good to use for kids and not even for elders you can google it

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| May 31, 2017

i will try the pancake recepi . can u pls explain the following in details? "After 10 minutes, give the pancake batter one more mix. "

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| May 27, 2017

Hey.. thank u all.. you can use Manna brand or pristine

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| May 26, 2017


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| May 26, 2017

lhjht97and g. p ..

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| May 26, 2017

hai priya can u please suggest me the name of multigrain powder

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| May 26, 2017

All the dishes are brilliant, i will definitely try sweet potato poha.. thanx for the wonderful breakfast ideas.

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| May 26, 2017

can u suggest which multi grain health powder to use

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| May 26, 2017

Wow.. Nice easy recipes. Can i just know what multigrain powder to use(brand)?

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| May 26, 2017

Thank u.. Do try them.. also if you are trying any ingredient for the first time.. do chk for food allergies if any

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| May 26, 2017

Whaoo... now thats an interesting one.. Thanks!

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| May 26, 2017

Interesting recipes and yes really easy to make. Thanks will try them soon.

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