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What to Make: A Yummy Breakfast for a Constipated Toddler

Updated: Mar 8

Wondering what to make for breakfast for a constipated toddler? Make a batch of granola loaded with fats for seeing potty training poop wins!

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This past weekend, I watched not one, not two, but three tournament soccer games for my son's team — two of them under the cover of my beach chair's sunshade as it was a mix of misty, cool, rainy weather all weekend long here in Maine.

And besides seeing my son's team squeak out a turnaround win in the last two minutes of one of the games, the other highlight was literally this. 😋

coconut granola snack for what to make to help toddlers poop
Nothing beats warm granola on a chilly, rainy fall day.

A warm batch of granola I had baked up first thing in the morning.

But there's more.

Prepping a snack or breakfast is well-worth the effort when the food...

  • gives everyone a boost of energy ✔️

  • adds joy to eating (especially when the weather is cool, a warm bowl of homemade granola hits the spot) ✔️

And when you're potty training, a coconut granola packed with fats adds another check to that list: a breakfast that helps a constipated toddler. ✔️

Because in case if you're stuck thinking prunes are the only way to go if you see poop problems with your potty training toddler, it's truly about the coconut and fats that are the main foods that help your toddler poop.

Want to check out an easy granola as a snack or breakfast win for potty training toddlers?

what to bake to help your toddler poop
This granola smells AMAZING in the oven.

I enlisted my dear friend Lisa Leonard Lee, a seasoned recipe developer with a passion for creating delicious foods in everyone's reach. She whipped together this winning granola recipe that I'm excited to share with you!

You'll want to save this coconut granola recipe as a nourishing snack or breakfast for a constipated toddler. Or prep to avoid poop problems — like performance anxiety to poop in the potty or signs of toddler constipation as you start potty training.

Psst: For a library of potty training poop resources, be sure to check out my potty training poop guide!

granola recipe what to make to help toddler poop
Try this granola as a snack win for potty training toddlers!


★★★★★ BREAKFAST, Granola, KIDS, LISA, MQ Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 35 min Difficulty: Easy


3 cups old fashioned oats 1 cup sliced almonds or chopped nuts 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup puffed rice cereal 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 2/3 cup maple syrup 1 /3 cup coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil, (You can find these pantry staples on Thrive, and if you'd like, here's 40% off your first order!) 1 1/4 teaspoon diamond kosher salt, 1 vanilla bean, split in half and scraped of seeds

(optional, alternatively ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon works here. )


An easy granola recipe that is great sprinkled on yogurt-fruit bowls, oatmeal, and acai bowls. Be sure to stir at intervals so the edges don't burn.

*Note: If you're looking for a dairy-free yogurt option, here's a favorite.

I use Diamond Kosher salt here - this amount gives it a nice salty-sweet balance. If using another kind or sea salt, you can cut back 3/4 teaspoon or to taste.


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl combine the oats, nuts, pumpkin seeds, puffed rice, coconut flakes. Stir to combine.

2. In a small bowl combine the maple syrup, oil, salt, and vanilla bean seeds; stir to combine.

3. Pour maple-oil mixture over the oat-mixture and stir until the oats are well-coated.

4. Spread onto a large baking sheet (half sheet pan) and bake for 30-35 minutes, stirring every 8 minutes, until the granola is golden, crisp, and no longer sticky.

5. Cool completely on the baking sheet before storing in an airtight container.

And in case you're looking to pack your granola in some to-go containers for your weekend, here are my favorites:

  • For toddlers who have a knack for spilling snacks, this snack bowl is both adorable and functional all together.

  • We often use a tiffin set as on-the-go snacking for everyone. You can dish out the food to each person and then it all snaps together for easy carrying.

  • I also love a good thermos for packing foods like granola for the kids.

And if I could name another MVP for my rainy soccer-filled weekend, it would be the thrifted Pendleton lined raincoat that kept me warm and dry through it all. I found it on ThredUp, my go-to resource for all things clothing, where I've scored some quality finds for me and the kids at a big savings. (If you want to check it out, here's a discount to get 45% off plus free shipping on your first order with Thredup.)

Here's hoping your weekend is full of wins, in whatever way that looks!

Note: The content shared on this website is for informational purposes only. I am not a medical practitioner and this content is not meant to substitute for advice provided by a healthcare professional.

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