{BREAKFAST} Oatmeal with Topping Bar

One of the resounding themes during our Picky Eater Challenge was the idea of getting kids involved with meals. Letting them help pick ingredients or toppings that go into a meal give them a reason to be excited about that dish. So, today we’re sharing one of our favorite breakfasts to personalize: oatmeal! The toppings are endless, but we’ve included a few healthy suggestions.

{BREAKFAST} Oatmeal with Topping Bar


  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 2-1/2 cups water, milk or almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Cooking instructions:

  1. Boil water
  2. Add oats and salt
  3. Stir once, cover and cook on low for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Divide into bowls and add toppings as desired. 

Possible Toppings: 

  • plain Greek yogurt
  • blueberries
  • bananas
  • strawberry
  • pineapple
  • raisins
  • dried cranberries
  • Shredded coconut
  • Ground cinnamon or nutmeg
  • Honey or maple syrup
  • walnuts
  • macadamia nuts
  • choc pieces
  • Sautéed apples or applesauce

We are sharing some of our favorite breakfast ideas on Saturdays. This is week three of five! Check out: Italian Egg Toast and Morning Smoothies On-the-Go.  

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