As an adult, the prospect of eating a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast may not exactly be an exciting one. But for a baby or toddler, homemade oatmeal can be a tasty morning treat, especially when served airplane-style (“Here comes the oats!”) OR self-fed with a tot-friendly utensil. Bonus for busy moms and dads: it’s quick to make and easy to customize to your little one’s tastes! Plus, baby oatmeal offers a simple way to sneak in a serving of powdered probiotics, which support both digestive and immune health.†
(makes 1 serving; any leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated later)
For younger tots, grind oats in food processor or blender before cooking.
1. Bring water to a boil.
2. Measure oats and add to small bowl. Add hot water then stir in cinnamon and let sit for 5 minutes to soften oats. Add a little more water for thinner oats based on baby’s preference.
3. Stir in mashed banana, sunflower butter and probiotics.
4. Serve to baby with a spoon or let baby self-serve, depending on age.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.