A cup of oatmeal for breakfast, it’s quick to make, easy, filling, good for you, cheap – a win, right? We literally buy out oats in ginormous 50 pound bags. When you find a breakfast that works you gotta eat it… Only my kids have started getting bored with it… until… We made a list of all of our favorite toppings for our oatmeal and I have a breakfast bin full of toppings the kids get to pick toppings to smoother their bowl.
Oatmeal is a hit again!!
Mix and match these ingredients and your kids will never get tired of oatmeal again… *I hope*.
Pick a Fruit – fresh is best if it is in season, but dried also works well.
Pureed Sweet Potato
Dried fruit Ideas:
Dried cherries, apricots, cranberries, etc.
Customize-able Oatmeal Recipe
Boost the protein and omega-3s with Nuts and Seeds:
Ground Flax Seed
Flavor it up with Spices:
Include Something Creamy:
An egg (whip it into very hot oatmeal)
Peanut Butter (or an alternative)
Add a Sweetener to your bowl:
Molasses (extra iron)
Top with a tiny bit of something Super Sweet**:
Icing or frosting
If you’re always on the move like we are, check out our favorite Oats to Go Bowl from Sistema. It’s BPA free and dishwasher and microwave safe. We adore it.
**I know you are all going to write comments and tell me how sprinkles aren’t good for my kids, but we have found that using a tiny spoon the kids do not put as much sugar on their food as they would consume if they were eating bagged cereal, and if a half a teaspoon of sprinkles makes breakfast fun, then it is worth it to me!**