WFMW: Oatmeal for Kids’ Breakfast

My first daughter was over two before I figured out one of our now-regular breakfast choices: instant Quaker oatmeal! I made it thicker than normal when my kids were toddlers so it’d stay on their toddler spoons. Depending on your family’s tastes, you could also use the lower-sugar packets, or if making enough for two, mix one flavored packet with a plain packet.

For a while there, we were going through enough oatmeal to buy it at Sam’s Club. We’d experiment with all the flavors, but today we’re down to old tried-and-true maple and brown sugar.

To cool it off quickly, and add a nutritional boost, we add frozen blueberries. We always make it with milk instead of water for the extra calcium, too.

For more great ideas, check out Rocks in My Dryer.

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About Kathleen

Kathleen Heuer is a serial arts advocate and volunteer. She is the mom of two beautiful girls, wife to a brilliant nuclear engineer, and referee between her golden retriever and her hissy 18-year-old cat. For more, go to http://about.me/kathleendheuer.
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3 Responses to WFMW: Oatmeal for Kids’ Breakfast

  1. Edi says:

    I eat mine with frozen raspberries and I LOVE IT! If I’m using regular oatmeal instead of instant flavored…I add about 1/2 c milk to 3/4 rolled oats and let it sit overnight in the fridge or on the counter for about 15-20 min… Then I add some warmed up raspberries with some sweetener – it is so super wonderful I’ve been eating it for a couple of months almost every day!

  2. sandwiched says:

    Edi: Yum! Maybe I’ll try that next. When I was working with a personal trainer a couple years ago, my regular breakfast was 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal microwaved with 1 cup water. I’d add a scoop of vanilla protein powder (sweetened with Splenda), pumpkin pie spice, and 1/2 cup to 1 cup frozen blueberries. If I felt like splurging, I’d add a splash of flavored coffee creamer (usually low-fat or sugar-free).

    I ate that daily for a year and a half AFTER I quit training with him!

  3. Faith says:

    I love oatmeal! Never thought of the frozen blueberries to cool it off with. The rocks in the dryer has me really curious.

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