Sunday, February 8, 2015

Super Quick and Healthy Toddler Breakfast Idea #2

Breakfast can be a challenging meal. Especially if your children are starving and you haven't had your coffee. Pretty soon you are putting orange juice in the dogs water bowl and giving your daughter an iPhone for breakfast.

I leave the house before Olivia wakes up. Dan has to feed her breakfast. I was very worried at first. This is the guy who decided to cook dinner for me in college once and made spaghettios mixed with canned peas. It was from his "a man, a can, a plan" cookbook. 

He would also eat rice and pasta for dinner. You know, variety. He's come a long way, but it never hurts to make breakfast an easy meal. Especially when both parents have to be at work early. 

So, for the next few Sundays, I'm going to share some incredibly quick (we're talking seconds), healthy ideas for toddler breakfasts. I realize 'healthy' is relative, but we like using real ingredients, and minimizing processed foods. Bonus points for a veggie.


Take 6 eggs and 3 bananas and puree in the blender. You can add cinnamon, blueberries, etc. if you would like. You can then cook this just like pancake batter (it is delicious!).

But seriously. Who has time to make and flip pancakes in the morning? And not burn them. Or the whole house down.

I line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Pour in your entire blender of batter. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes until the batter is set.

Let cool and then slice into squares. Place the squares in a labeled freezer bag and keep them in the freezer. (If you are having trouble with them sticking together, throw the pan full of squares in the freezer first, let freeze for 30 minutes .. or a couple days .. whenever you actually remember to take it out. Then place the squares in a bag).

In the mornings, simply microwave one for 20 seconds, and your little one is ready to eat some healthy pancakes!

I know it takes some prep, but we're talking 2 ingredients in the blender, and waiting for the oven to beep. You can do it!!

Then you have pancakes ready in just seconds in the mornings.

Idea #6 


  1. This is an awesome idea! I'll have to try it for Mason

    1. You'll have to let me know what he thinks! It's so much faster than cooking them as pancakes.

  2. Great idea!! These look tasty and really easy to make. Do you put a little syrup on them or does Olivia like them plain? I'll have to see what Olive thinks about them :) Thanks for all the breakfast ideas!!

    1. Olivia likes them plain. More for my fear of the mess she makes with syrup than for her not loving syrup. When Dan eats them, he usually puts syrup on them :)

  3. Okay I just maked them. I haven't tried them yet though. I have done the scrambled eggs in the cup several times. I am in love with this series!

    1. I am so glad! We figured out with the scrambled eggs in the cup, that putting water in the cup right away made it easier to clean. If left out too long, those eggs turn to concrete.