Oatmeal a great healthy breakfast

Oatmeal is one of the easiest breakfasts you can make. We eat oatmeal at least once during the weekdays. I love how everyone can add their toppings to Oatmeal to suit their taste.

My husband, my 3 year old and the 8 month old all eat the same Oatmeal (with their own toppings ;)) whenever I make it.  I am adamant about feeding my 3 year old breakfast before dropping her off to preschool every day and I find oatmeal to be a quick, healthy nutritious breakfast to make. I put the oatmeal on the stove and by the time I am done brushing my teeth, Oatmeal is ready!

Oatmeal is low fat, low cholesterol, and full of fiber.  I don’t like to use flavored oatmeal packets because they contain a lot of sugar. I buy plain oatmeal and flavor it myself. I normally use Steel Cut Oats because they are the healthiest amongst the different types of oats but I used Quick Oats for this recipe.

Oatmeal Recipe:

1 tsp butter

1 cup quick oats

¼ tsp cinnamon powder

2 cups Water

I used water to make the oatmeal because I was feeding this oatmeal to an infant under the age of 1. Normally I make Oatmeal with milk.

I put the butter in a pot on medium heat. Once melted, I added the oats and sautéed it till it was light brown. I then added about 2 cups water and cinnamon powder and cooked the oatmeal to the desired consistency.

I did not add any sugar as the sweetness came from the pureed fruits I added to the oatmeal, which is also a great way to eat some of the daily required fruits.  So how did each one of us eat the Oatmeal?

Baby: Oatmeal with pureed Plum Strawberry Puree

3 years old: Oatmeal with pureed Plum Strawberry Puree cut strawberry pieces and powered walnuts.

Hubby: Oatmeal with cut strawberries, raisins, and honey.

Yours truly: Oatmeal with milk with chopped walnuts and toasted sliced almonds.

How do you like to eat your oatmeal?

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