5 Oatmeal Recipes Your Child Will Actually Love
Oatmeal Pancakes1 of 6
Your child might not like oatmeal, but we bet they love pancakes. This recipe uses ripe bananas and oats instead of flour to make the batter, making these pancakes rich in potassium and fiber. Instead of store-bought syrup, try topping these pancakes with fresh fruit, natural yogurt or honey for added sweetness.
Chocolate-Hazelnut Oatmeal2 of 6
Who doesn't love Nutella? Really, try and find someone. Filled with the flavors of the familiar chocolaty hazelnut spread, this oatmeal will be a favorite for your child to start the day with. Eating dark chocolate has been proven to have many nutritional benefits, plus, dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants, iron and magnesium.
Baked Oatmeal3 of 6
Instead of traditional oatmeal — which is made by boiling in water on the stovetop — try a baked option. Baking oatmeal creates a different kind of texture your child probably hasn't tasted before. This recipe features an even greater variety of textures with crisp apples layered on the bottom and a crunchy walnut, raisin and oat topping.
Oatmeal Muffins4 of 6
Muffins are a great portable breakfast meal you can make ahead of time and your child can take with them and eat on the way to school on those especially busy mornings. A healthier alternative to the classic muffin, this recipe is made with whole-wheat flour, oats and uses applesauce and blueberries as natural sweeteners. Topped with an oatmeal, walnut and cinnamon streusel, what's not to love?
Oatmeal Cookie5 of 6
For a sweet treat you can pack in their lunch box or make as an after-school snack, these oatmeal cookies are sure to please even the pickiest palette. Bananas, nuts, oats and chocolate chips all mix together to form this chewy confection. Go ahead, let them have seconds: With this healthy recipe, you won't have to worry.