12 Breakfast Ideas For 1 Year Old – Great Ideas for Toddlers Picky Eaters

Your little babe is now 1 year old and developed a curiosity about foods – well, they too, became picky and messy and became a challenge to get them to eat their foods and can be stressful at times. Moreover, you wonder about what food to give them too. A toddler moves more, therefore he needs more energy. A good breakfast can be a good start for them for the day. Check below some 12 breakfast ideas for one-year-old and great ideas for toddlers picky eaters.

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Breakfast ideas for 1 yr old

What can a 1-year-old toddler eat?

A one-year-old kid should be eating 5 times a day, therefore, the menu should be various and the kid should eat at regular times while avoiding snacks between those meals so his stomach could rest from digestions.

Their food should include ingredients that are healthy and helps with their growth and development:

  • Cereals – contains carbs that provide energy. in addition, they also contain B vitamins and fiber that help improve the digestive system, such as oatmeal, buckwheat, and rice.
  • Fruits and Berries – very rich in vitamins that strengthen their immune system, and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium and more. Don’t forget anti-oxidants as equally important as well.
  • Vegetables – indeed they are full of vitamins and minerals, and hypo-allergenic as well. They can eat as much as they want but pediatricians are still skeptical about spinach, as it contains a lot of iron and can lead to the formation of oxalates.
  • Dairy products – Excellent source of protein and calcium and important to include them in their morning meal, such as milk, yogurt, and cottage cheese.
  • Meat, fish, and poultry – certainly, they provide protein and other equally important minerals that are necessary for the development of muscles, bones, as well as strengthen the immune system.

1. WISE OWL FRUITY TOAST – Kids Breakfast

This will surely impress the picky eater. And not only cute but also healthy as well with these ingredients: 

  • 1 wholemeal English breakfast muffin
  • 1 heaped tbsp of peanut butter
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 sliced strawberries
  • Handful of blueberries

From Daisies and Pie

Wise owl fruity toast and easy mixed berries fruit salad


A truly delightful accompaniment to any meal, no matter what it is, or no matter the time of day. It is so easy to prepare but above all, it’s healthy and delicious and surely your kid will love with these ingredients:

  • 2 cups diced strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • Optional garnish: fresh mint leaves

From Healthy Fitness Meals


This naturally sweet and at the same time moist at the inside because of the magical sweet potato and can be served to your little ones as they are. A very healthy addition to the kids’ meal with these  ingredients:

  • 455 g /1lb of lean ground pork
  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1/ 2 small red onion, finely diced
  • handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • pinch of salt, optional
  • ¼ tsp of ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp of onion powder
  • ¼ tsp of garlic powder
  • olive oil
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From Little Grazers

Pork and sweet potato meatballs and easy mini emoji pancakes

4. EASY MINI EMOJI PANCAKES: Cute Breakfast Idea for Kids

These mini emoji pancakes are guaranteed to make every kid smile. Furthermore, these can also be a Valentine breakfast idea for kids but they can be as good as treats for any day. Certainly, they are so easy to make with these easy to find ingredients:

  • Frozen mini pancakes (you can also make your own)
  • Edible black marker
  • Large heart sprinkles
  • Frosting (store-bought is fine)
  • Toothpick

From Hello Wonderful

What can a one-year-old eat for breakfast?

It is important for the toddler to have morning meal to get their boost of energy as well as nutrients they need for their growth and development. Breakfast for a one-year-old may include:

  • milk – about 4-5 oz for a meal;
  • something grain – for example, porridge, rice cakes, cereal bars, or bread;
  • some fruits or berries cut into small slices;
  • yogurt or cottage cheese with berries or fruit;
  • a couple of slices of chicken or turkey.

A hard-boiled egg is also allowed by nutritionists. Some kids like the egg yolk mashed with some milk.


These unicorn pancakes are so fun and super easy to throw together, your little unicorn lover will be so excited to eat these fun pancakes. Consequently, a better way to start off any morning as well.  What make them taste great are these ingredients:

For pancakes:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups Milk
  • ¼ cup butter melted but cooled slightly, ½ stick

For unicorn:

  • Whipped topping
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • 2 Blueberries for each unicorn
  • 1 Sugar cone for each unicorn
  • 1 slice Cooked bacon for each unicorn
  • M&Ms 2 for each unicorn

From The Keeper of the Cheerios

Unicorn pancakes and raspberry coconut breakfast balls


Oats, ground almonds, coconut and raspberries mixed together to make a great, handheld, breakfast or snack. In addition, they are also yummy, very quick to prepare and approved by both baby and kid. You can even add some extras like raisins with these ingredients:

  • 110g 1 cup rolled oats
  • 56g 1/2cup almond flour
  • 28g 1/3 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 134g 1/2 cup defrosted and crushed frozen raspberries
  • 35g 1/4 cup raisins/sultanas
  • 28g 1/3 cup Unsweetened desiccated Coconut (FOR ROLLING)

From Healthy Little Foodies

7. Breakfast Banana Pops

Its a super kid-friendly and very easy-to-make and they are like summer on a popsicle stick. This recipe is very easy to prepare and is great for people who hates to cook.



(2 bananas makes 4 pops)

  • bananas (Or try this idea with strawberries, pineapple, etc.)
  • yogurt of choice (Wholesoy, Almond Dream, Silk, etc.)
  • granola of choice, or crushed cookies or Healthy Graham Crackers
  • add-on ideas: mini chocolate chips, coconut shreds, cinnamon sugar, raisins, etc.
  • popsicle sticks or silverware to insert in the bananas

From Chocolate Covered Katie

Banana and flakes pops and healthy breakfast casserole


Very healthy, packed with hidden vegetables, easy to make, and perfect for the whole family, including the kids.


  • 12 Organic Eggs
  • 6-8 Pieces Turkey Bacon (or Sausage) – without nitrates
  • 1 Bag Frozen Shredded Organic Hashbrowns
  • 1 Can Crescent Roll Dough
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Veggies of your choosing (spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, etc.)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

From Moms and Stories

What best food can you give to a baby picky eater (1-year-old)?

As a rule, the most interesting breakfast ideas for picky toddlers are based on the following principles:

  • Use

This point goes without saying. You definitely need to make sure that your kid receives all the necessary nutrients and vitamins.

  • Taste

Know what your kid likes and offer him products which he really loves – certainly, all of them have to be from the list of allowed. Have time to search for interesting recipes.

  • Interest

Try something that can attract attention, and something unusual does it often. Do not forget about this important rule of one-year-olds. Use your fantasy to make an unusual breakfast for the toddler.

  • Aesthetics

A one-year-old can be instilled with healthy eating habits, as well as a culture of behavior and table setting. A breakfast that is served with a beautiful bright dishes will not only affect the appetite in a positive way but will also help to teach the kid to eat properly.



This is homemade chicken apple sausage that is super easy, quick, and great for any meal, and above all, healthy and delicious!  You can use ground chicken or turkey for this.


  • 1 lb ground chicken or turkey, not too lean (I used ground chicken thighs)
  • 2/3 cup peeled and finely chopped apple
  • 2 tbsp ghee coconut oil, or preferred cooking fat
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning thyme, sage, marjoram, rosemary, nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder or 1 tbsp fresh minced onion

From Paleo Running Momma

Paleo chicken apple sausage and avocado bluebbery baby smoothie


This healthy, easy to make a smoothie is ideal for anyone including babies and toddlers, and they surely love the taste.


  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup baby oatmeal or regular oats iron-fortified
  • 1/4 cup whole milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon flax seed meal
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2-3 ice cubes

From The Lemon Bowl

11. Pear Oatmeal Bars

These healthy and tasty Pear Oatmeal Bars are vegan, gluten-free, and 100% fruit-sweetened, with no added sugar. For most people, these are probably more like breakfast or a snack bar and kids are loving them for its taste and natural sweetness.


  • 4 medium pears, divided
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup almond butter, cashew butter, or peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

From Happy Healthy Mama

Pear oatmeal bars and carrot and zucchini muffins

12. Healthy Zucchini and Carrot Muffins

Very healthy, grain-free, with nutritious vegetables and besides that, it is only about 30 minutes is all it takes for a delicious treat the whole family will enjoy. Indeed a perfect breakfast or a snack that the kids will love even though they don’t eat vegetables.


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 medium-size zucchini grated (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium-size carrot grated (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt

From Creative Healthy Family

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