6 Fun Ways To Serve Oats

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Oats are a nutrient-dense food, packed with so many benefits. Here are 6 fun, easy ways to serve oats to your little ones!

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I love incorporating oats into different foods because they are so nutritious. Oats are packed with so many nutrients that are great for overall development. Check out this article from Healthline about some other great benefits of oats.

Usually, when we think of oats, we immediately think of oatmeal. I love oatmeal, but my little guys would get pretty tired of it if I were to serve it too often. I love flavoring oatmeal with different fruits and spices to change up the flavors, but it isn’t exactly the easiest food to serve. Breakfast can get pretty messy when I serve my boys oatmeal, so it isn’t a meal I serve frequently. Our highchair tray usually looks something like this after I serve oatmeal:

Messy highchair tray baby led weaning

Thankfully, our highchair is pretty easy to clean, but oats are so versatile and can easily be incorporated into different meals beyond porridge oatmeal. Here are some simple, mess-free ways to serve oats!


These bites are so simple to make and can be adapted to your tastes. I love alternating the main fruit add-ins to change up the flavors!

Berry oatmeal bites served on a wooden cutting board
Berry oatmeal bites served on a wooden cutting board
5 from 20 votes

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins

These banana blueberry oatmeal muffins are a great, mess-free way to get a great serving of oats in during a busy morning! They’re perfect for batch baking, freezing, and reheating!
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Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? These peanut butter and banana cookies are a fun way to incorporate oats into an easy snack. The peanut butter can easily be omitted to make banana oatmeal cookies.

Peanut butter cookies with a drizzle of peanut butter on top
Peanut butter cookies served with raspberries and yogurt
5 from 11 votes

Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies

These peanut butter and banana cookies are a soft sweet treat that make a great breakfast or snack!
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No-bake snacks are always a win. These bliss balls are a perfect handheld treat and a great way to start the day.

Blueberry bliss balls served on a wooden cutting board
Blueberry bliss balls served on a wooden cutting board
5 from 15 votes

Berry Bliss Balls

These berry bliss balls are a favorite, no-bake, easy-to-make breakfast item. They are great for an on-the-go snack as well!
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These oatmeal pancakes are a staple in our home. They are so versatile and can be customized to your liking.

Oatmeal banana pancakes served on a wooden tray
Oatmeal banana pancakes served with berries.
4.93 from 14 votes

Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

Oatmeal banana pancakes are a perfect first food for baby-led weaning! They are quick to make and great to freeze and reheat to serve throughout the week!
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These raspberry oat bars make a healthy snack. They are refined sugar-free and packed with a great serving of oats in each bite.

4 raspberry oat bars stacked one on top of the other.
Raspberry oat bars cut into squares
5 from 9 votes

Raspberry Oat Bars

These homemade granola bars are egg-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. They are great for breakfast or for an on the go snack!
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These easy oat muffins take only a few minutes to prepare. Just blend everything up and fold in any add-ins for a perfectly moist treat!

Chocolate chip oat muffins fresh out of the oven
Chocolate chip oat muffins fresh out of the oven
5 from 5 votes

Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins

These chocolate chip oat muffins are a soft sweet treat! They require only a few ingredients, freeze well, and make a great breakfast or snack!
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Here are some other oat-based recipes that you may like!

Until next time, Lily!

About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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