Dairy free breakfast sundae

Dairy free breakfast sundae

| |

Dairy and egg free breakfast options can feel quite limited; especially when feeding toddlers who have strong opinions on what they like! I’ve got a simple idea to mix it up which should excite even the fussiest child – a dairy free breakfast sundae! 

Made from dairy free yogurt and a mix of toppings, a breakfast sundae looks like a fancy dessert, but is actually a very nutritious start to the day. You never know, your child might actually be tempted into trying something new sandwiched in one of the layers! 

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, but you will not be charged a penny more. I only ever recommend products I would buy myself! Affiliate links are marked with *. Thanks for supporting the website x

Dairy free breakfast sundaes are adaptable to most dietary requirements

The great thing about this breakfast is that it is totally flexible to suit most dietary requirements. Firstly you need to choose a suitable dairy free yogurt. There are loads available now, including nut, oat and coconut based options. My post about dairy and soy free yogurts has lots of info on the best choices for babies and young kids, including information about added sugar, calcium and vitamins. 

A nice yogurt is important, but the real excitement is in the extras to go in between the yogurt layers! All of the options I’ve suggested are dairy, egg and soy free. If you are dealing with nut allergies, or can’t have wheat or gluten, there are still plenty of toppings to choose from. Just pick and choose from the list below:

  • Chia jam (make it with maple syrup rather than honey for under ones)
  • Cereal pieces such as rice puffs or oat puffs
  • Chopped up fresh fruit
  • Raisins 
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Chopped soft dried apricots or figs
  • A sprinkle of chia seeds 
  • A drizzle of dairy free chocolate spread or honey for over ones
  • Nut butters (choose a pure nut butter with no added salt or sugar, such as Meridian*). 

How to serve a breakfast sundae

It’s nice to use a glass if possible so the kids can see the layers. I like to use duralex glasses*, which are toughened to make them relatively indestructible! We have them in a few sizes, but 160ml works well for the sundaes (we also use them as a drinking cup for our 3 year old). If you don’t have a suitable glass then any child size cup, mug or small ramekin will work absolutely fine.  

There’s no need to limit these yogurt sundaes to breakfast time! They are also great served as a healthy pudding option. A fun variation would be using raspberry ‘nice cream’ instead of yogurt!

Are dairy free breakfast sundaes suitable for baby led weaning?

This dish is a nice way for babies to explore different tastes and textures. If you are baby led weaning you can either help them with a pre-loaded spoon, or go all in and let them scoop with their hands! If you are serving to babies, remember:

Getting the kids involved!

I’m always looking for low stress (!) ways to get the kids involved in the kitchen. I’ve found that getting them participating in meal prep means they are more likely to eat the meal! However, choosing the right jobs for young children to help with is key. It defeats the purpose if they get frustrated because it’s too difficult. Or, they make SUCH an epic mess the clean up operation is not worth it. 

Helping assemble a yogurt sundae ticks all the boxes for this. It’s something even the youngest toddlers can get involved with. Simply put out a range of toppings in small bowls for them to choose from. If it’s going to get too messy, you can add the dollops of yogurt, and they can choose what goes between each layer, and be responsible for sprinkling it on! Allowing them to choose between a range of healthy options engages them and gives them a sense of control. 

If you’re looking for other allergy friendly breakfast ideas, you might like to try: 

Dairy free breakfast sundae

Dairy free breakfast sundae

Made from dairy free yogurt and a mix of toppings, a breakfast sundae looks like a fancy dessert but is actually a very nutritious start to the day. You never know, your child might be tempted into trying something new sandwiched in one of the layers! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Large tub of dairy free yogurt Coconut, oat or nut based

Topping options; choose 3 or 4

  • Chia jam make this with maple syrup rather than honey for under ones
  • Cereal pieces such as rice puffs or oat puffs
  • Chopped up fresh fruit
  • Raisins
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Chopped dried apricots or figs
  • A sprinkle of chia seeds
  • Nut butter choose a nut butter with no added salt or sugar
  • A drizzle of dairy free chocolate sauce or honey for ages one and over

Instructions
 

  • Choose a small glass or toddler sized cup to make your sundae in.
  • Get out your tub of dairy free yogurt, plus 3 or 4 toppings from the list above. If your child is helping make the sundae, pour out the toppings into small bowls so they can easily access them.
  • Choose one of the toppings to line the bottom of your glass with. Something colourful at the bottom is nice!
  • Add a large spoonful of yogurt; a heaped dessert spoon is about the right amount.
  • Chose another topping to sprinkle in.
  • Then add another layer of yogurt, followed by a different topping. Continue the process until you reach the top of your glass! I like to finish with a mix of all the toppings sprinkled on top!
Keyword Baby-led weaning, Dairy free, Egg free

Subscribe and get your FREE 4 week meal plan!

A month of family dinner ideas, all free from dairy, soy, egg & gluten x

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating