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Microwave egg oatmeals for babies

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

Ingredients

Basic Recipe

  • 1/2 cup (50g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup breastmilk, dairy, or non-dairy alternative
  • 1 medium egg, 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)

Peanut Butter 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 almonds

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

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)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.
 
Course breakfast, snack
Cuisine American
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