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:
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!
FRUITY OAT BITES
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!
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.
No-bake snacks are always a win. These bliss balls are a perfect handheld treat and a great way to start the day.
These oatmeal pancakes are a staple in our home. They are so versatile and can be customized to your liking.
These raspberry oat bars make a healthy snack. They are refined sugar-free and packed with a great serving of oats in each bite.
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!
Here are some other oat-based recipes that you may like!