Oatmeal Recipes For Kids

Are you struggling with getting your kids to eat oatmeal? Try these easy and fun oatmeal recipes for kids.

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Easy Stovetop Oatmeal

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-2 banana cut in chunks, optional
Add ingredients to saucepan. Stir and cook on medium several minutes until boiling. Stir and cook until thickens. Serve with fresh fruit or frozen berries.
oatmeal with smile

Carrot Cake Oats on the Stovetop

Apple Cinnamon Crockpot Oatmeal

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 cup finely chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup of raisins and chopped almonds
After spraying or greasing the inside of a crockpot, place ingredients inside and mix well. Cover and cook overnight under low heat, around eight to nine hours. Stir before serving. Top with chopped apples and nuts, if desired.
oatmeal in crockpot

Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 Cup oats
  • 3/4 Cup yogurt
  • berries and/or  bananas
Layer bananas and raspberries. Chill overnight. Top with fresh raspberries, shredded coconut or other toppings.

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Oatmeal Garnishing Ideas

Sometimes it is all in how you serve or garnish your meals. Try any of these kid friendly oatmeal ideas.
owl oats
Top a bowl of cooked oatmeal with sliced fruit and nuts to create an owl kids are sure to love.

bunny out of oatmeal
Bunny ears, and fruit face makes this bowl of cooked oatmeal into a fun bunny theme breakfast.

oats reindeer
For a reindeer inspired bowl of oats, add strawberries for ears, nose and antlers. Blueberries or chocolate nuts for eyes.

oats fox
Peanut butter or other nut butter creates a fox face with blueberries. For a nut free version, use jelly or jam. Ears are made from bread cut in triangles.

oat treasure map
A favorite for any pirate loving child is this treasure map bowl of oatmeal.

fruit flowers
Kiwi, strawberries and chopped almonds create a flower scenery.

oats smiley face
A snowman with a little strawberry hat, blueberry eyes and a chocolate chip smile.

Blackberries form a penguin body along with sliced mango and bananas for beaks and eyes.

Rainbow Breakfast

Create a fruit rainbow on top of your bowl of oatmeal.
rainbow out fruit

Zucchini Oatmeal

For something a little different try this zucchini oatmeal.

See a similar idea for kids smoothie bowls.
smoothie bowls

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