What are some yummy breakfast ideas for a picky 1 year old?

Jenessa - posted on 03/08/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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My son is 15 months and he wont eat baby food anymore i am wondering if any of you moms have any yummy breakfast ideas for a 1 year old and what you feed you toddlers

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Charmaine - posted on 10/03/2011

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French toast is a life-saver!
Just beat 1 egg in a plate
Pour some milk in another
Dip bread slice in milk - soak well, dip well in egg
Fry in a flat pan that has melted butter (use butter thats from milk not veggie oils)
After taking it off the pan add sugar

YUMMM!!!!!!

Maggie - posted on 03/10/2010

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any kind of fresh fruit, oatmeal, cream of wheat, toast with jelly, waffles, pancakes, cheerios or other small cereals that are easy to chew, scrambled eggs, yogurt or any combination of these. My boys like waffles with yogurt and berries or cream of wheat with bananas and a little bit of syrup or honey.
kids are only picky if you LET them be. put food in front of him, if he doesn't eat it then save it for later when he's hungry again. He'll eat it when he's hungry!

Di - posted on 02/03/2012

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Soft boiled eggs with toast soldiers were always a big hit here. All the kids had their own egg cup and special plate. They also liked Weetbix (though it does need a little sugar) Toast is always good as they can choose what to put on it- use wholemeal or wholegrain to keep it healthy.

Erin - posted on 03/13/2010

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My son is 17 months. He eats different things everyday, but some breakfast ideas for a 1 year old are: the Yobaby Yogart with the fruit on the bottom, a cup of milk, juice, waffle (apple cinnamon or plain) or toast, or french toast (we don't add sugar, and use whole wheat) fruit, like a banana or berries or melon, he is not big into eggs yet, sausage, mini kolaches/pigs in a blanket, toast with peanut or almond butter (as long as there is no allergy). Usually he wants to eat at the same time as us, and eat whatever we are eating. My son only wants to feed himself so i cut everything up for his size.

Hope that helps

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Randi - posted on 02/04/2012

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we had french toast the other day and I have three kids that barely eat because they don't like anything and they went CRAZY a little powdered sugar on top and they were SOOO happy

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My now 22 month old was the same and i start not making a plate of food for him but alowing him to take what he want from the breafest table an not making an stick about him eatting cause it cause him to get worse. Infact if i mad food for hiom he would not eat but if i left his plate empty he grab anything i did not say a word . i started with yougort and fruit then add cearal and before i new it instead of eatting only ground beef hell eat just about any thing

Tiffany - posted on 03/12/2010

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My youngest like cheerio's...I add some yogurt (whatever flavor yours likes best) instead of milk...mix it together, and you have a nutritious breakfast or snack. A little messy, but well worth the smiles!

Andrea - posted on 03/11/2010

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My daughter just turned 1 in feb. She has been eating things like eggs, toast, pancakes with grape jam, bananas, and yogurt.

Janice - posted on 03/10/2010

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I would give my daughter dry cheerios with slice bananas, or instant oatmeal the ones with fruit, corn meal with cinnimon. or at that point i would give her random snacks (healthy one) just so she would have something in her little belly. good luck and it will pass

Amber - posted on 03/10/2010

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for my little one i scrambled an egg and gave her a small slice of bacon chopped up, she gobble that up in bout 5 mintues..another breakfast idea for your 1 year old and something i also tried is cream of wheat or oatmeal with fruit too :)

Destiny - posted on 03/10/2010

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My daughter has always been kinda picky with her food preference. She usually has fruit and yogurt. Muffins she loves, pancakes and french toast with minimal syrup. She was never big on cereal. She likes sausage and bacon with scrambled eggs too. I buy the precooked sausage patties and it takes a little of the work out.

Sara - posted on 03/10/2010

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pancakes w/ syrup. apple sause w/ little fruits mixed in. make fun food....get a cookie cutter and make a flat scrabbled egg and cut shapes out of it....or in french toast...or pancakes. cut up bananas in neat little shapes and actually any fruit. oatmeal with funny shaped fruit on top. instead of milk...make choc. milk or strawberry milk. V8 splash is good too. make funny faces with bacon on top of an egg. my kids love dipper eggs cause they can poke their bacon and toast into them. i make my 20mnth olds food fun and show him i am having fun with it to while eating. he seems to try anything as long as it seems to be fun.

Kathleen - posted on 03/09/2010

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I've given my son both. My son doesn't seem to care as long as I flavor the old fashioned kind. I've even given him the good Irish steel cut ones I put brown sugar and honey in it and he ate it. Giving them baby cereal if you still haven't won't hurt them in any way. My son refuses to eat it though the texture is different then actual oatmeal or even cream of wheat as most of the baby cereal is a lot finer. I would watch though with the instant as there is a good amount of sugar in the instant.

Kathleen - posted on 03/09/2010

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My son ate cereals besides cherrios he also ate chex. I did do the pancakes and waffels sometimes i'd make them with pumpkin, carrot, blueberries different things. He liked scrambled eggs. Now though he refuses to eat them without cheese. lately mornings have become smoothies now and cheese and fruit. He like toast as well so i've switched to a whole grain bread. He does not have a peanut allergy so we smear a thin layer of peanut butter on it.

Lindsay - posted on 03/09/2010

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My daughter eats, oatmeal, she still eats baby cereal 12 mo and up, lots of fruit, omletts with a variety of different things in them, pancakes, waffles, toast, yogurt, cream of wheat, sausage, bacon, cottage cheese.

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P.S. I also use a almond butter as a substitute for peanut butter to spread on things...ie. bagels, pancakes etc. Obviously you'd want to make sure ur son doesn't have an allergy to nuts and only use it occasional as I've read it's not recommended for everyday use until the age of 3 because of the potential to develop an allergy!

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Smoothie's are a huge hit in our house! They're a great way to get them all the nutrients they need in a fun, creative way! I usually blend full fat plain yogurt, flaxseed oil, avacado, frozen or fresh blueberries or strawberries! Just add water or milk if you prefer to get the right consistency for ur son! Change it up, add whatever you want.....usually fruit will overpower the taste of any vegetables so it's a good way to get those in too!



My 18 month old daughter's other favorite is oatmeal with mashed fruit (apples or pineapple are my daughter's favorite), yogurt and cinnamon! Mmm......she LOVES it and it's a lil' more substantial than the smoothie so it'll help fill them up more easily! I have a great recipe for whole grain pancake/waffle mix if you want? Whole grain bagels......I agree with the other women about scrambled eggs because it's an easy way to hide vegetables....but my daughter won't eat them anymore for some reason? I give her hardboiled eggs, chopped and I usually mix it with a little bit of mayo and avacado.....she loves that also!



Good luck!

Erin - posted on 03/08/2010

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I would think at 15 months he'd be long off baby food anyway. My daughter loved (and still does) a scambled egg, mini croissant and blackberries or blueberries, that's her standard breaky. She also likes yoghurt, oatmeal or a bowl of cheerios on occasion. I usually add fruit on the side. I think trying to get fruit, a carb and a little protein be it from milk or an egg is a great way for them to start the day, I do notice a difference on the days she just has cereal (maybe once a week).

Amanda - posted on 03/08/2010

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my daughter eats a little bit of grapes, raspberries, blueberries a few strawberrys, a bit of banana, and some yogurt. Other days instead of yogurt a piece of toast, or oatmeal.

Kimberly - posted on 03/08/2010

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When my son was that age I would feed him toast, pancakes (make a batch and freeze the rest), waffles, oatmeal, scrambled eggs, yogurt, and cream of wheat. I would heat up some banana, mash it, add some cinnamon and use it as a spread on his pancakes and toast as I tried to stay away from sugar.I always gave him fruit as well(strawberries, blueberries, cantelopue, watermelon, applesauce, etc.)You really can feed him anything just make sure the pieces are sizes that he can handle.

Amber - posted on 03/10/2010

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for my little one i scrambled an egg and gave her a small slice of bacon chopped up, she gobble that up in bout 5 mintues..another breakfast idea for your 1 year old and something i also tried is cream of wheat or oatmeal with fruit too :)

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