Muffin Tin Breakfast

Tired of the same routine in the mornings? Try something new at home, preschool, child care…where ever you are! Try a muffin tin breakfast. I did this morning. This little change to serving the breakfast food works for anyone…..toddlers, preschoolers, school age to grandparents!


You can include whatever you want but this morning I chose to have milk, cheese, raisin muffin cut in triangle shapes, bananas, peaches, and 1 hard-boiled egg.




So, put some sunshine in your day and enjoy a muffin tin breakfast – and have it YOUR WAY!


I can’t leave without mentioning some learning that can happen:

  1. The muffin is cut into triangles. Great time to identify the shape.
  2. Is the glass half full? What does that mean in terms of math?
  3. The cheese is cut into small squares. Another shape to talk about.
  4. Count the bananas and the peaches.
  5. Vocabulary words – the peaches feel? slippery. The muffin is rough.
  6. Encourage conversation during mealtime. Encourage talk between children so that a pattern of c-c-c-t or c-t-c-c happens rather than c-t-c. (c=child, t=teacher/parent). Praise children attempts at peer interaction.
  7. Scaffold children’s attempts by restating what they say, expanding ideas, and providing words.
  8. Ask questions and make comments.
  9. Teach a little sign language.
  10. Use prompts “Tell me more.” and describe children’s actions.

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11 Responses to Muffin Tin Breakfast

  1. I just love this idea. My girls get very sick of the same old breakfast all the time. I am so doing this tomorrow! Thanks so much for sharing on We Made That!

  2. Coleen says:

    Great idea!

  3. Connie says:

    Now that’s fun! Thanks for linking with me :)

  4. Megan says:

    such a great idea. I’ve been wanting to do something like this with my girls! I would be honored if you shared this at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!

  5. Carrie says:

    What great ideas! Thank you for sharing at Happy Family Times!

  6. natasha says:

    My 3 year old would love this and it makes it so easy…you could even do cereal thank you – visiting from Thirsty Thursday blog hop

  7. this is so adorable and such a great idea!!

  8. Mary says:

    This is a great, and creative idea. Great Snack Time Activity also. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Kendall says:

    This is a really cool idea!

  10. I love all the wonderful learning concepts you covered in this meal.