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.

Strawberry sauce in glass jar with pan and spoon.

Strawberry Recipes

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.

(You may also like Zucchini Recipes and Apple Recipes.)

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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.

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Oven-Dried Strawberries

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!

Oven-Dried Strawberries
You can do two baking sheets at once to get a slightly larger batch—definitely do this if you’re making these for more than one kiddo! Just be sure to swap the positions of the pans halfway through baking to ensure that they bake evenly.
Oven-Dried Strawberries
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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.

How to Freeze Strawberries
You can do a whole container at once or simply freeze a few at a time if they start going bad before you can use them fresh. Use these in smoothies, muffins, breads, oatmeal, or other favorite strawberry recipes.
How to Freeze Strawberries
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Strawberry Breakfasts and Snacks

Find my favorite easy breakfast and snack recipes featuring fresh or frozen strawberries to share with the kids.

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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 Puree
This simple puree is no-cook, so be sure to start with great-tasting berries. It's a perfect fruit puree for a baby, or a delicious way to add flavor to yogurt and oatmeal for all members of the family. (It's also great with ice cream and waffles!)
Fresh Strawberry Puree
strawberry puree in white bowl with berries.
strawberry sauce in jar with berries on counter.

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.

Fresh Strawberry Sauce
Transform fresh or frozen berries into the yummiest Strawberry Sauce to top yogurt, oatmeal, pancakes, and yogurt. It's ready in under 15 minutes and can even be frozen for easy meal prep!
Fresh Strawberry Sauce
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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 Milk
Creamy and delicious, Strawberry Milk is easy to make with fresh strawberries or freeze-dried ones. The version with freeze-dried berries tastes more similar to store-bought strawberry milk; the one with fresh berries tastes more like fresh strawberries!
Favorite Strawberry Milk
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Strawberry juice in mason jars with yellow straws

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.

Favorite Strawberry Juice
Learn how to make fresh, delicious strawberry juice with simple ingredients. The easy recipe yields vitamin C, fiber, and yummy flavor.
Favorite Strawberry Juice
Strawberry juice in mason jars with yellow straws

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.

Easy Strawberry Banana Bread
Bursting with fruit and the moistness you expect from a classic loaf, this lower-sugar Strawberry Banana Bread is a seriously delicious breakfast or snack to share with the kids.
Easy Strawberry Banana Bread
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Strawberry pancake on two plates with strawberries.

Fluffy Strawberry Pancakes

We have long loved our Yogurt Pancakes as a delicious and filling breakfast option, and this strawberry version—which you can make in a pan or in a sheet pan—is our favorite variation yet.

Fluffy Strawberry Pancakes
With just a few ingredients and the option to make these on the stove top or in the oven as a sheet pan pancakes, these Strawberry Pancakes are bursting with berry flavor and are so yummy. I love including both freeze-dried and fresh berries here for max flavor, but just fresh work if that's what you have.
Fluffy Strawberry Pancakes
Strawberry pancake on two plates with strawberries.
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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 Smoothie with Veggies
With simple ingredients, six flavor variations, and one easy method, this Strawberry Smoothie recipe is a nutritious breakfast or snack.
Strawberry Smoothie with Veggies
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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 Rhubarb Chia Jam
You can make a batch of this jam and enjoy some now and some later by stashing some in the freezer.
Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam
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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!

Strawberry Smoothie with Yogurt
You can use fresh or frozen berries in this simple Strawberry Smoothie and the results will have a texture that is similar to drinkable yogurt. To make it thicker and to try different flavor options, see the Notes at the end of the recipe.
Strawberry Smoothie with Yogurt
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strawberry muffins on plate with berries and lemon.

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.

Healthy Strawberry Muffins
With fresh berries and a burst of lemon, these healthy Strawberry Muffins are a delicious and nutritious breakfast or snack to share with the kids.
Healthy Strawberry Muffins
healthy strawberry muffins on cooling rack.
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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!

Favorite Strawberry Yogurt
This is an easy and delicious way to make flavored yogurt at home for breakfast or snack. You can use fresh or frozen strawberries, freeze-dried strawberries, or strawberry puree. So yummy!
Favorite Strawberry Yogurt
strawberry yogurt in jars on counter.
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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.

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.
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
Strawberry oatmeal bars cut into rectangle pieces.
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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!

Easy Strawberry Applesauce
You can use any type of apple you like in this recipe.
Easy Strawberry Applesauce
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strawberry overnight oats in jars.

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.

Favorite Strawberry Overnight Oats
This recipe makes enough for one adult or for one adult and one small child serving. It's easy to double, so make more as needed!
Favorite Strawberry Overnight Oats
strawberry overnight oats in jars.
fresh strawberry sheet cake with berries on top.

Strawberry Desserts

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!

Fresh Strawberry Sheet Cake
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. The Strawberry Frosting seals the delicious deal.
Fresh Strawberry Sheet Cake
fresh strawberry sheet cake with berries on top.
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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.)

Favorite Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
This Strawberry Frozen Yogurt is so fresh and so creamy. It does freeze firm, so plan to let it sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before serving.
Favorite Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
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Strawberry Popsicles

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!

Easy Strawberry Popsicles (with Greek Yogurt)
With just 5 simple ingredients, these Strawberry Popsicles are a packed with vitamins and protein. They're a great toddler snack, baby popsicle, and dessert to share.
Easy Strawberry Popsicles (with Greek Yogurt)
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Strawberry Cupcakes

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 Cupcakes with Fresh Berries
These Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes have super yummy fruit flavor, are a great option for a first birthday, toddler birthday, or any event you have in mind. And they are just the prettiest pale shade of pink!
Strawberry Cupcakes with Fresh Berries
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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!

Favorite Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
With a bright strawberry flavor and pretty pink color, this Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting is delicious and ready in minutes. You can make this up to 24 hours ahead and store in a plastic zip-top bag in the fridge until ready to use.
Favorite Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
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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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