Vegetables for Breakfast: 30 Kid-Approved Recipes!


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.

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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!

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2-Ingredient Banana Pancakes (with Spinach)

Blitz up this easy batter and make the most tender pancakes that are perfect for babies and toddlers.

Banana Spinach Pancakes

With a traditional pancake texture but a fruit and a veggie, these green pancakes are fun all year long.

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Banana Spinach Muffins

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.

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Fluffy and naturally sweet, sweet potato pancakes are the yummiest breakfast!

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Sweet Potato Yogurt Pudding

This is so easy that the kids can help stir it together!

Sweet Potato Baked Donuts

Try these as a special treat, or just an easy way to make a regular morning more fun.

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Healthy Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin is loaded with Vitamin A and has a good dose of fiber, and we love it in these bars.

Pumpkin Mini Muffins

Protein, healthy fats, and a perfect texture…pumpkin muffins for the win!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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!).

Easy Pumpkin Oatmeal

Add creaminess and vitamins to your morning bowl of oatmeal with this easy recipe (that works with any type of oats)!

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Egg Muffins with Zucchini and Cheese

Tender and moist, these little egg muffins are a savory breakfast option to share with the kids. (They also make a great lunch.)

Egg and Cheese Mini Muffins with Veggies

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.

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Blueberry Banana Muffins with Zucchini

Three kinds of produce team up to make the most delicious morning muffins.

Mexican Egg Muffins with Spinach

With just enough flavor and a nice dose of spinach, these savory muffins are a great option to have in the mix.

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Chocolate Protein Muffins with Hidden Veggies

Brownie-like muffins packed with produce? Sign me up!

 Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins

Shredded carrots are a great addition to these easy mini muffins.

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal

We love adding carrot to our oatmeal (and even my veggie-skeptic one year old agrees!).

Butternut Squash Apple Muffins

These easy oatmeal muffins are a perfect way to offer winter squash to the kids.

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Chocolate Smoothie with Hidden Veggies

I love a good chocolate smoothie, especially when it has veggies in the mix!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cauliflower Oatmeal

If you want to really power up your oatmeal, this recipe is a fun one to try.

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Chocolate Smoothie with Pumpkin

This creamy smoothie is perfect for using up a little leftover pumpkin puree.

Simple Sweet Potato Smoothie

Mashed sweet potato makes smoothies super creamy and also adds the best flavor!

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Strawberry Smoothie with Cauliflower

Raw cauliflower (fresh or frozen) is a great addition to smoothies—you can’t taste it and it makes things creamier!

Simple Green Smoothie

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.

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Smoothies with Hidden Veggies

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.

Zucchini Banana Bread

Pair a veggie and a fruit for moist banana bread every time.

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Zucchini Pancakes

Nothing beats pancakes, especially when they are fluffy and delish!

Carrot Cake Pancakes

We love these around Easter, but also just whenever we have some spare carrots to use up.

Vegan Zucchini Muffins

If you need a recipe that’s flexible for food allergies, these zucchini muffins are a favorite.

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Zucchini Carrot Muffins

Two kinds of veggies make these mini muffins one of my go-to recipes for kids.

Roasted Sweet Potato Hash

For a savory breakfast option (or a simple dinner), this riff on hash is a great family option.

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Sweet Potato Muffins

These are so fluffy and light, and can be made with lemon or chocolate chips.

Oatmeal Bars with Carrots and Blueberries

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 list by food groupKids 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.

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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!

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Vegetables for Breakfast: 30 Kid-Approved Recipes!


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Here is the recipe for the Sweet Potato Toast, as well as links to the rest of the recipes for easy access.



Instructions

  1. Spread the sweet potato, warmed slightly, over the toast.
  2. Sprinkle with cinnamon and slice into sticks or cubes.
  3. Serve with a side of cheese or fruit as desired.


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