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These microwave egg oatmeals for babies, toddlers, kids, (and adults!) are SUPER easy to make and come together in 2 minutes! Enjoy as a filling protein and fiber-rich breakfast or snack.

I love overnight oats and chia puddings, but lately I’ve been having a hard time planning ahead. That’s where these microwave oatmeals with egg come in.

While I love making oatmeal on the stovetop, when I’m pressed for time or just too exhausted (which has been more days than not lately), I turn to my good ol’ microwave. 

Egg oatmeal for babies and toddlers

From the survey I sent out earlier, I learned that many parents struggle with thinking of healthy breakfast ideas for babies. You ask, I deliver!

Eggs and oatmeal are two iconic breakfast items. Rather than cooking them separately, combine together in one bowl for a nutritious and filling way to start the day.

Here’s a post on the benefits of eggs for babies as well as EASY ways to incorporate them into their meals.

Adding in an egg will also make the bowl of oats more fluffy, creamy, and filling! SOOO good.

The beauty of oatmeal is that thanks to its neutral taste, you can dress it up however you fancy! It’s such an easy way to add variety to your child’s meals. Keep reading for some ideas to help you get started.

If your child doesn’t like eggs (yet!), this is a great way to incorporate this super nutritious ingredient into their diet. You can’t even taste it.

However, I highly recommend that you continue offering eggs in their recognizable form for exposure!

Also check out – Homemade Baby Oatmeal with vegetables!

Ingredients

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Rolled oats – It’s versatile and delivers the perfect texture for this application, but you can use quick-cooking. The cooking time will vary and you’ll need to adjust the amount of liquid as well. I don’t recommend using steel cut oats as it will take too long to cook.

Milk – can use breastmilk, formula, dairy, or non-dairy alternatives. I especially love full-fat coconut milk for these oatmeals. Here’s a super in-depth post on the best milk for toddlers.

Egg – be sure to whisk well before stirring in with other ingredients

Chia seeds – optional but highly recommend for an extra boost of omega-3 fatty acids, iron, and fiber. It’s also great for constipation.

6 Single Serving Chia Puddings

Microwave Oatmeal

This is a general guideline as cooking time will vary depending on the strength of your microwave

  • quick cooking oats: Cook on high for 1.5-2 minutes
  • Rolled/ Old fashioned oats: Cook on high for 2-3 minutes
  • Steel cut oats: not recommended

Tips for success

  • When it comes to add-ins, feel free to top it with whatever you’d like.
  • If you’d like to add a bit of sweetness to your oatmeal, try drizzling in some honey (if over one year of age), real maple syrup, or date syrup.
  • You can use water, but if you like your oatmeal thick and creamy, use milk! It’s also a great way to boost protein and fat intake.
  • If you have a younger baby and doing smoother texture or purees, you can use quick cooking oats. 
  • Use a large container (I like to use a mug) so the oatmeal doesn’t bubble over. You may find this article helpful.
  • Stir after 90 seconds and place back in microwave. Cook until you reach desired consistency. Stir again and let it cool.

How to cook oatmeal on the stove top

If you don’t have a microwave or looking for a different cooking method:

Heat milk or water in a pot and once it simmers, pour the oats in. Cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 5-7 minutes. Add in one well-whisked egg, stirring vigorously. Add in the extra ingredients as suggested in these recipes.

You can see step-by-step instructions in my vegetable oatmeal post.

How to serve oatmeal to babies and toddlers

The oatmeal will be super hot when it comes out of the microwave. Be sure to allow the oats to cool completely before serving.

Offer utensils early and often, but if your child would rather go all in with their hands, then let them get messy! Exploration is such an important part of learning to self-feed.

carrot cake oatmeal shaped into a ball and a log on a blue plate

You can also shape into balls or fingers to make it easier to eat for younger babies.

Experiment with toppings and add-ins! Have fun by putting out different options and let your child pick and create their own delicious bowl. What an effortless way to incorporate more variety into your child’s diet, which is the name of the game.

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How to store leftovers

Transfer to an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.

When ready to eat, microwave or take it out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature. It will firm up so you can stir in water or milk (a great time to add breastmilk/formula) to thin it out a bit.

2 minute Oatmeal variations to try

When it comes to toppings, oatmeal is the ultimate blank canvas! Feel free to customize this hearty breakfast with whatever you fancy.  

Here are some easy ideas to help get you started! I can’t wait to hear about what you come up with! Do share in the comment section below so we can swap ideas!

Peanut Butter Banana

peanut butter banana oatmeal in a white mug with a toddler hand scooping with a spoon

Such an iconic combination! Feel free to swap peanut butter with other nut butter or seed butter.

Zucchini Bread

zucchini bread oatmeal in a white mug with shredded zucchini in the background

You can add the zucchini prior to cooking if you desire a mushier, wetter oatmeal. I personally recommend stirring it in after.

As for the almonds, finely grind for younger babies. You can finely chop when they’ve had more experience with chewing.

Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin pie oatmeal in a white mug

This one’s especially creamy! Since the current recommendation for babies is to avoid added sugar until 2, I didn’t add any sweetener to the base recipe. You can certainly drizzle in some maple syrup or honey (for over 1 years of age) before serving, if you wish.

Carrot Cake

carrot cake egg oatmeal in a white mug with toddler's hand scooping it with a spoon

This recipe is not very sweet, so again if you want, you can add some sweeteners at the end. However, I recommend serving without it first.

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2 minute egg oatmeal

These microwave egg oatmeals for babies, toddlers, kids, (and adults!) are SUPER easy to make and come together in 2 minutes! Enjoy as a filling protein and fiber-rich breakfast or snack.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2
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Equipment

Ingredients 

Basic Recipe

  • 1/2 cup (50g) rolled oats
  • 2/3 cups breastmilk/formula, dairy, or non-dairy alternative
  • 1 medium egg, well whisked
  • 1 teaspoon chia or flax seeds (optional but highly recommended)
  • Optional: pure maple syrup, date syrup, or honey (if over 1 years of age)

Instructions 

  • In a microwave-safe bowl or mug, mix the basic ingredients + additional add-ins (see below for some ideas to help get you started)
  • microwave on high for 1 1/2 min, stir, and microwave for another 30-45 seconds, until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Add the stir-ins. Feel free to add any other desired toppings like extra milk, yogurt, nut butter, seeds, fruit, etc.

Notes

Flavor Combinations:
Peanut butter and banana
  • 1/2 medium banana, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Stir-ins: peanut butter, banana
Zucchini bread:
  • 1/2 medium banana, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Stir-ins: 1/3 cup (about 45g) grated zucchini and finely ground or chopped (for toddlers) almonds
Pumpkin pie:
  • 1/3 cup (80g) pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Stir-ins: finely chopped or ground pecans, maple syrup (optional)
Carrot cake:
  • 1/3 cup (about 30g)  grated carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Stir-ins: unsweetened shredded coconut, more carrots if desired, finely ground or chopped walnuts
Helpful tips:
  • When it comes to add-ins, feel free to top it with whatever you’d like.
  • If you’d like to add a bit of sweetness to your oatmeal, try drizzling in some honey (if over one year of age), real maple syrup, or date syrup
  • You can certainly add more milk if you like your oats looser, more porridge-like.
  • You can use water, but if you like your oatmeal thick and creamy, use milk! It’s also a great way to boost protein and fat intake. You can also use breastmilk
  • If you have a younger baby and doing smoother texture or purees, you can use quick cooking oats. 
  • Use a large microwave-safe container (I like to use a mug) so the oatmeal doesn’t bubble over.
Can store any untouched leftovers for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 2mg
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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53 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’m not sure how I haven’t already left a review for this! My little one is almost 15 months old and the banana/peanut butter variation has been a regular part of his breakfast rotation since he was about 9 months old. Today we tried the carrot cake. Not nearly as sweet but he didn’t mind. Still ate two little bowls of it!

  2. 5 stars
    My toddler loves this! We added banana and peanut butter. I would serve it to her on lots of different pre-loaded spoons- she loved choosing the spoons! Leftovers worked well! ❤️

  3. 5 stars
    This is my go-to oatmeal recipe for my kids (one-YO and three-YO). They both love it! We’ve had it with banana & peanut butter, and blueberries & peanut butter. So easy, and so delicious!

  4. Is it ok to store for 3 days if using formula to make? I thought formua could only be stored in fridge for 24 hours? Thanks

  5. Hi, I’ve read before that breastmilk should not be microwaved or heated up on a stovetop because it can “kill” the breastmilk of its good properties. For the recipe it states breast milk can be used as milk of choice. So is it ok to heat up breast milk using microwave or stovetop method? Thanks I’m advance for your response!

    1. Hi! it’s true that heat will break down those beneficial enzymes. However, breast milk still provides incredible nutritional value. So if you have extra milk, you can use it to cook with. You can also use milk and stir the breastmilk into the oatmeal once it’s cooked and cooled.

  6. 5 stars
    So ive been making this all week for my own breakfast and it’s easy and versatile. It’s Saturday so as a treat I just made a savoury version with shredded cheese, everything bagel seasoning topped with bacon bits. Oh my! Thanks for creating this recipe/method!

    1. OOH will definitely have to try that combo! I do savory quite a bit but haven’t added bacon and everything bagel seasoning!