This recipe for no added sugar banana oatmeal is my toddler’s favorite oatmeal recipe. It’s full of fiber, protein, omega-3s and healthy fats!
1 ripe banana
1 tsp coconut oil
1/8–1/4 tsp cinnamon
Dash of salt
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup milk of choice
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon hemp hearts
1 tablespoon peanut butter
- In a small heavy pot, melt coconut oil over low heat and add banana. Cook on low heat for about 5 minutes, mashing banana with a wooden spoon, until it’s broken down and more smooth creamy in consistency.
- Add cinnamon, salt, oats, chia, milk and water and cook over low heat until mixture is thickened and oats are softened. You may have to add a few more tablespoons of milk or water if it seems too thick or dense. This process will take 5-7 minutes. Avoid turning up the heat. Low and slow is the way to go!
- Stir in peanut butter and hemp hearts and let oatmeal cool a bit before serving.
Leftovers keep well in fridge. You just may need to add a little liquid when reheating.
Keywords: oatmeal, breakfast, kid meals, toddler meals