1/2 cupbreastmilk, dairy, or non-dairy alternative
1 teaspoonchia or flax seeds (optional but highly recommended)
Optional:pure maple syrup, date syrup, or honey (if over 1 years of age)
Peanut Butter Banana
Stir-ins:peanut butter, banana
Stir-ins:1/3 cup (about 45g) grated zucchini and finely ground or chopped almonds
1/3cup (about 30g)grated carrots
Stir-ins:unsweetened shredded coconut, more carrots if desired, finely ground or chopped walnuts
1/3 cup (80g)pumpkin puree
Stir ins: finely chopped or ground pecans, maple syrup (optional)
In a microwave-safe bowl or mug, mix the basic ingredients + the recipe specific ones (minus the stir-ins).
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.
To cook over the stovetop
Heat milk or water on the stove and once it simmers, pour the oats in. Slowly add in one well-whisked egg a little bit at a time, stirring well. Add in the extra ingredients as suggested in these recipes. Once all of the egg is incorporated, continuing stirring the oatmeal until light and fluffy.
If you want to cook in the stovetop:Heat milk or water on the stove and once it simmers, pour the oats in. Slowly add in one well-whisked egg a little bit at a time, stirring well. Once all of the egg is incorporated, continuing stirring the oatmeal until light and fluffy.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
Ratio of oats to milk for oatmeal - 1:1. You can certainly add more 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.