Serve up vegetables for breakfast packed with nutrition with these kid-approved recipes! You’ll find smoothies, pancakes, muffins, waffles, egg muffins, and more that you can make-ahead and share with the kids
Vegetables for Breakfast
It’s a great feeling to start the day with extra nutrients and to help the kids eat their fruits and veggies—but I know how hard that can be. And so often it feels like we need to do mealtime acrobatics to get the kids to even taste veggie…which is where these recipes come in. Each is super delicious, but also contains vegetables.
Some of the veggies are hidden and some are in plain site, because we want the kids to be able to eat veggies even when they know they are there. (And really, especially when they know they are there.) In my experience, making sure that the foods we serve our kids tastes good and is easy to eat can go a long way towards lessening their anxiety to taste them.
Best Breakfast Recipes for Kids with Vegetables
I love using extra produce in my recipes when it adds flavor or sweetness, improves the texture, or is a fun addition (Spinach Muffins!). All of these recipes are great for parents too and the vast majority can be made ahead of time. So get a few into the rotation in the coming weeks and see what the kids enjoy most!
Blitz up this easy batter and make the most tender pancakes that are perfect for babies and toddlers.
With a traditional pancake texture but a fruit and a veggie, these green pancakes are fun all year long.
These tender muffins are one of my most popular recipes and they are such a great way to serve up iron-rich spinach to kids.
Fluffy and naturally sweet, sweet potato pancakes are the yummiest breakfast!
This is so easy that the kids can help stir it together!
Try these as a special treat, or just an easy way to make a regular morning more fun.
Pumpkin is loaded with Vitamin A and has a good dose of fiber, and we love it in these bars.
Protein, healthy fats, and a perfect texture…pumpkin muffins for the win!
With oatmeal and just enough sweetness to make these taste oh so good, these mini muffins are easy to make ahead and serve for breakfast (or snack!).
Add creaminess and vitamins to your morning bowl of oatmeal with this easy recipe (that works with any type of oats)!
Tender and moist, these little egg muffins are a savory breakfast option to share with the kids. (They also make a great lunch.)
Add in carrot, sweet potatoes, broccoli, or a whole list of other veggie options to these easy egg muffins to start the day on a solid foot.
Three kinds of produce team up to make the most delicious morning muffins.
With just enough flavor and a nice dose of spinach, these savory muffins are a great option to have in the mix.
Brownie-like muffins packed with produce? Sign me up!
Shredded carrots are a great addition to these easy mini muffins.
Carrot Cake Oatmeal
We love adding carrot to our oatmeal (and even my veggie-skeptic one year old agrees!).
These easy oatmeal muffins are a perfect way to offer winter squash to the kids.
I love a good chocolate smoothie, especially when it has veggies in the mix!
If you want to really power up your oatmeal, this recipe is a fun one to try.
This creamy smoothie is perfect for using up a little leftover pumpkin puree.
Mashed sweet potato makes smoothies super creamy and also adds the best flavor!
Raw cauliflower (fresh or frozen) is a great addition to smoothies—you can’t taste it and it makes things creamier!
It’s possible to make a super simple green smoothie filled with nutrients (without having to buy a whole pantry full of weird ingredients!). My kids love this one.
Get my 10 best toddler smoothie recipes with veggies in my master recipe so you can mix and match according to what you have on hand.
Pair a veggie and a fruit for moist banana bread every time.
Nothing beats pancakes, especially when they are fluffy and delish!
We love these around Easter, but also just whenever we have some spare carrots to use up.
If you need a recipe that’s flexible for food allergies, these zucchini muffins are a favorite.
Two kinds of veggies make these mini muffins one of my go-to recipes for kids.
For a savory breakfast option (or a simple dinner), this riff on hash is a great family option.
These are so fluffy and light, and can be made with lemon or chocolate chips.
Think breakfast bars, powered up by both carrots and berries!
Sweet Potato Toast
Change up your morning toast routine with this easy sweet potato idea. Check out the recipe below for the full info.
Kids Breakfast Ideas
Do you have a favorite recipe that your kids love to eat first thing? Or a store bought option that’s been a helpful go-to I’d love to know! Please chime in below to share.
I’d love to hear your feedback on these ideas and to hear if you have other favorite ways to serve veggies for breakfast that I missed. Comment below to share!
Here is the recipe for the Sweet Potato Toast, as well as links to the rest of the recipes for easy access.
- Spread the sweet potato, warmed slightly, over the toast.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and slice into sticks or cubes.
- Serve with a side of cheese or fruit as desired.