To help you make the most of your berries, this collection includes my favorite Strawberry Recipes to share with kids for breakfast, snack, and dessert.
Whether you go strawberry picking and have an excess to use, or you want to try a new way to serve them, these recipes are my favorites. I’m including recipes for smoothies, yogurt, cakes, popsicles, muffins, and more so you have a range of options—and can pick the one that works best for your family.
Unless otherwise noted in the recipe, these can all be used with fresh or frozen strawberries so you have the most flexibility.
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How to Buy Strawberries
When at the store and buying strawberries in plastic containers, look at all sides and underneath to make sure you don’t buy a package that already has mold. The container should be dry and the berries should be unbruised.
Farmer’s market strawberries are likely picked very soon before market and are very delicate. Be gentle when transporting them home so they don’t get smushed in a bag with other foods!
How to Store Strawberries
Find my full guide to storing strawberries to ensure that none get moldy or go to waste. This is a fast method to help ensure you get to enjoy all of the fruit you buy for your family.
And below you can find my top strawberry recipes so you can use them up as you like.
If you and your kids love freeze-dried strawberries or strawberry chips sold in the convenient, but somewhat pricey packages, or you have a surplus of fresh strawberries, you will love this recipe for Oven-Dried Strawberries. It’s a simple method for drying fresh strawberries into what are basically chips. So good!
How to Freeze Strawberries
Make the most of a sale or freshly picked berries whenever you can by stashing them into the freezer. Learn how to freeze strawberries with about 5 minutes of work to preserve your berries for smoothies, muffins, bread, or any other favorite recipe.
Strawberry Breakfasts and Snacks
Find my favorite easy breakfast and snack recipes featuring fresh or frozen strawberries to share with the kids.
Fresh Strawberry Puree
No cooking required to blend up this super simple fresh Strawberry Puree for baby—or to use in oatmeal, yogurt, or smoothies for anyone in the family. Plus: Find super easy tips for storing the puree for later!
Fresh Strawberry Sauce
I love using fruit sauces as dips to add flavor to kids’ meals, as toppings for pancakes and oatmeal, and cake, and to add flavor to plain yogurt. This method for making a sauce from strawberries is easy, and the resulting sauce can be stored in the fridge or freezer as you like.
Favorite Strawberry Milk
Learn how to make the BEST homemade strawberry milk that’s low on added sugar and high on vitamin C, protein, and really fresh strawberry flavor.
Favorite Strawberry Juice
Use this easy method to make fresh, delicious strawberry juice in just 5 minutes without a juicer. The juice has simple ingredients, vitamin C, fiber, and yummy flavor—and stores really well.
Easy Strawberry Banana Bread
I love to have a homemade baked good on hand most weeks for easy breakfast, snacks, and picnics and this Strawberry Banana Bread has been a recent favorite. My one year old loves it! It’s easy to stir together, has so much fresh fruit flavor, and is super moist.
Fluffy Strawberry Pancakes
Strawberry Smoothie with Veggies
With simple ingredients, six flavor variations, and one easy method, this Strawberry Smoothie recipe is here for you! Change it up based on what you have and what the kids like—in perfectly creamy smoothie texture, every time.
Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam
Simmer natural ingredients for a quick Strawberry Rhubarb Jam recipe with chia seeds with minimal added sugar and fresh flavor. It’s rich in healthy fats, Vitamin C, and fiber—all in about 25 minutes!
Strawberry Smoothie with Yogurt
If your kids love those expensive bottles of drinkable yogurt at the grocery store or you’re looking for a super simple (and super yummy) smoothie recipe, you have to try this one. This Strawberry Smoothie recipe with yogurt has just 3 ingredients and can even be made ahead!
Healthy Strawberry Muffins
Mix up these healthy Strawberry Muffins in just about 30 minutes and serve up a delicious breakfast or snack packed with whole grains, fiber, vitamins. They have a fresh burst of lemon flavor and they store well in the fridge or freezer if you want to make them ahead.
Favorite Strawberry Yogurt
Blend up this fresh Strawberry Yogurt for a quick baby snack, toddler breakfast, or even your own breakfast or snack. The method is easy, and stores well, too!
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
Bake a batch of these simple, yet delicious Strawberry Oatmeal Bars, to share with the kids. They’re easy to make in advance, are packed with strawberry flavor, and are great for breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Easy Strawberry Applesauce
Simmer fresh strawberries and apples together for this no-added-sugar Strawberry Applesauce. It’s ready in 30 minutes and is a healthy baby food puree toddlers will love too!
Favorite Strawberry Overnight Oats
Make it easy to feed yourself and the kids a healthy breakfast, no matter how busy you are, with this simple make-ahead Strawberry Overnight Oats recipe.
If you’re looking for cakes, cupcakes, frozen yogurt, popsicles, and more, this is the place for you.
Fresh Strawberry Sheet Cake
This fresh Strawberry Cake is absolutely bursting with fresh berries. And the sheet cake is my go-to dessert for a potluck or picnic since you can make it up to one day ahead and serve it straight out of the fridge. Easy, fresh and delish for the win!
Favorite Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
This Strawberry Frozen Yogurt is super easy to make, filled with nutritious ingredients, and is so darn creamy! (Bonus: You don’t even need an ice cream maker to make it.)
These homemade Strawberry Popsicles are a staple in our house. They are sweet, a tiny bit tangy, nutritious, and a cinch to make. They are versatile too, which means you can change the recipe up all year long according to what you have on hand!
These Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes have super yummy fruit flavor, are a great option for a first birthday or toddler birthday, and are the prettiest pale shade of pink!
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
I’m always on the hunt for frostings that are flavorful, yet lower in sugar for cupcakes and cakes, and this Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting is the BEST. It’s easy, intensely strawberry flavored, and a lot less sweet than traditional buttercream. And it’s such a pretty color!
Best Tips for Success
- Check containers of berries for mold at the store to ensure that you bring home the freshest options.
- Use fresh recipes in the recipes here or frozen or freeze-dried according to the specifics listed in each recipe.
- Sweeten recipes to taste as the flavor of berries can vary a lot.
- Use a strawberry huller to remove the leaves from the berries with minimal wasted fruit.
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