Berry Delicious Oatmeal
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Berry Delicious Oatmeal

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At this time of year when kids are headed back to school, most moms are focused on a million things, among them, trying to put together healthy school lunches that their kids will hopefully enjoy. Though possibly even more important than what's for lunch, is offering your little ones a meal first thing in the morning that will give them a boost of energy to get them out the door and stay focused in the classroom.

Oatmeal is not only nutritious, but also inexpensive and a real "stick to your ribs" food. It's delicious with a bit of honey or a touch of maple syrup, but why not add some blueberries for added vitamins and sweet flavor? Berry Delicious Oatmeal is not only bright and colorful, it's a breakfast that will send your kids off to school with a smile on their faces.

Berry Delicious Oatmeal  (Serves 2)

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At this time of year when kids are headed back to school, most moms are focused on a million things, among them, trying to put together healthy school lunches that their kids will hopefully enjoy. Though possibly even more important than what's for...

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk (almond, rice, soy or cow’s milk)
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (five minute oats)
  • 1 tablespoon honey, maple syrup or agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, blackberries and/or raspberries (fresh or frozen)

Preparation

  1. 1. Bring the water and milk to a boil.
  2. 2. Add the oats, reduce to a simmer over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally, and cook for 5-7 minutes or until thick and creamy.
  3. 3. Add the honey, maple syrup or agave and berries, cook an additional minute or until the berries are warmed-through and start to pop (I like to add frozen berries so the oatmeal cools faster for kids to eat).
  4. 4. Serve.
  5. *If serving to a baby under 1 year old, don’t use honey
Berry Delicious Oatmeal

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  1. jenninyc

    March 13, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    My 3 year old has eaten this for breakfast almost every morning for the past year! I’ve tried to vary the breakfast but she keeps asking for this one!

  2. Stephanie

    January 21, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Would it still taste good if I make this the night before, put it in the fridge and heat it up the next morning?

  3. Ashmalli

    October 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I was super excited to try this oatmeal for my 16 month old this morning. unfortunately , he didn’t like it. Maybe I’ll try it again sometime. I liked it though :-)

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  5. Lesley

    October 23, 2011 at 8:22 am

    My 18 month old son doesnt like oatmeal. Any tips on how to get him to eat it? I’ve even tried this recipe.

  6. Katie Trumbauer

    April 4, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Any tips for making this in combination with the crock pot oatmeal, would you add the berries in the morning?

    • catherine

      April 6, 2011 at 6:19 pm

      Yes i would definitely add the berries in the morning :)

  7. Quinn

    October 6, 2010 at 9:29 am

    How serendipitous! We’re out of eggs & cereal this morning & my husband told me to try making oatmeal for the kids & me for breakfast. I was nervous since I’ve never made it before. With this yummy recipe,
    though, I’m excited!!! Thank you for saving our breakfast this morning! :)

  8. Cat

    September 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    This looks yummy! I noticed though that it’s posted in the gluten free category, but unfortunately a lot of people who are gluten intolerant also cannot eat oats (even the gluten free kind). Just wanted to add a caveat and suggest, for those of us who can’t, substituting quinoa flakes, which taste almost the same :) Thanks for the recipes!

  9. Erin

    September 7, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    This has been my 1 year old daughter’s standard breakfast for 3-4 months now! I’ve always made it without any extra sweetener for her. I just make my oatmeal with water (no milk) and add the berries. Sometimes I add a little quinoa to it as well, which she gobbles up.

    Before she was eating tons of texture, I would do this with any kind of baby cereal (rice, oat, mixed grain) and berry puree.

    We LOVE oatmeal, there are so many variations and it’s so cheap and healthy! Another favorite here is oatmeal with applesauce. Tessa, I’d never heard of peanut butter, that sounds interesting!

  10. CARMA

    August 31, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I love oatmeal, i put raisins and cinnamon as well as a little milk and maple syrup and you have a warm winter breakfast!

  11. Miranda Merten

    August 31, 2010 at 10:11 am

    This looks yummy. Unfortunately, my 3 year old wont even touch oatmeal, no matter what I do to it. Since she hit solid foods, she has never gone back. Any tips for non-oatmeal eating kids? Otherwise, I will enjoy this for myself :)

  12. Tessa

    August 30, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    My 5yr old is a huge fan of oatmeal. When I ask what he wants on top he says “the usual,” which means peanut butter, jelly, raisins, and milk. Mix that with Quaker oats and you have a great breakfast! (or lunch, or dinner, in his case)

  13. Anna

    August 30, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Do you use amber or light agave nectar in you recipes?

    • catherine

      August 30, 2010 at 1:36 pm

      I don’t really find any taste difference with either one so I have both on hand. Lately I have been using the Trader Jo’s brand and its great! I also use honey with this recipe too :)

  14. Miss M

    August 30, 2010 at 8:13 am

    We just made this and it was a hit with both me and my not-quite-two-year-old.
    I like to add a dollop of yogurt to every bowl of oatmeal – it adds some creaminess, plus it is so good for our little ones.

  15. Kris

    August 30, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Hi! Can you please say which brand of oatmeal you use? I know that instant oatmeal is unhealthy, but I’m not sure which one I should be buying. Thanks very much!

    • Jonas

      February 3, 2014 at 12:16 am

      My fahter used to My fahter used to pinch and pop my pimples because he thought it would make them heal faster after he once had pimples that didn’t go away for a very long time. He sometimes made me scream or cry when he did that to me!

    • catherine

      August 30, 2010 at 1:37 pm

      I use Old Fashioned Oats from Quaker- they are the 5 minute cooking kind.