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5 Yummy and Easy Oats Recipes Your Kids Will Love

  • Team Kidmish Jan 07, 2019

As fun as parenting is, it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. Once your baby is ready to eat and drink something besides breast-milk, that is when the major challenge of feeding your baby begins. It is a universally known fact, that the endless whining, crying and fussiness that picky eaters exhibit, can be so tiring.

As a parent, you want to make sure that your child gets the healthiest of foods, and everyone knows that home-made food is the best way to ensure that. Children’s diet requires wholesome foods and whole grains are one of the most beneficial components of the said diet. This is where oatmeal comes to the rescue - it’s nutritious, baby-friendly and versatile! So here are our top 5 picks of recipes with oats that are healthy and delicious - a combination that your kid is sure to enjoy.


Milky-Oats Porridge

What You’ll Need:

  • Oats
  • 1/2 litre Milk
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • Crushed Nuts (Preferably Cashew as they’re soft and easy to chew)
  • 1 tbsp. Butter or Ghee

Method of Preparation:
One of the most kid-friendly dishes, Milky Oats Porridge, is also perhaps one of the easiest oats recipes to prepare. To prepare this dish you begin with heating a pan and add Butter or Ghee to it. After this, you mix in the rest of the ingredients namely the milk, sugar, oats and cashews. Let everything boil for 5 mins till the oats get thoroughly cooked and softer. Serve while hot.

Oats Khichdi

What You’ll Need:

  • Oats
  • Olive Oil/ Rice-Bran Oil
  • Vegetables (Carrots, Beans, Peas, Potato etc.)
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric
  • Water
  • Salt (to taste)

Method of Preparation:
Khichdi is a staple Indian rice dish, with so many variants across the country. As the name suggests, Oats Khichdi substitutes the rice with oats and is a perfect, wholesome oats recipe for babies. Begin which finely chopping your vegetables and sautéing them in a pan, till they’re partially cooked. Now take a pressure cooker and add your oats, partially cooked vegetables, oil, turmeric, water and salt and pressure cook it, as you would do to a normal rice khichdi. Serve hot, with a small dollop of ghee or butter if you’d like.


Oats in Curd

What You’ll Need:

  • Oats
  • Sugar or Jaggery
  • Curd
  • Raisins
  • Optional Fruit: Banana

Method of Preparation:
Wholesome, nutritious, delicious and no cooking required! That's how we describe Oatmeal in the curd. It’s super simple to make, all you need to do is to mix jaggery/sugar with curd in a bowl and add to it some oats. The oats will soak all the moisture in and soak through, in fact, it's a perfect overnight oats recipe too. You can top it off with some chopped raisin and bananas, to add extra nutrition and flavour to this super simple recipe.

Oatmeal Pancakes

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 and a half cup Milk/Water
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • Butter

Method of Preparation:
Tasty and perhaps the healthiest of the pancakes, these pancakes are super-easy to make. All you need to do is to is put all the ingredients namely oats, egg, milk and sugar in a blender and puree it. Though you can mix it all by hand, in our experience blending it makes it finer and much easier for the baby to eat. You can even mash a banana in for flavour or add a tiny dash of vanilla essence in it to give cake like aroma which your child is sure to like ;-)

Once the batter is prepared, take a pan and grease it with butter, now pour in a small batch of batter till it takes the shape of a pancake, let it cook thoroughly on one side and flip it. Repeat the process till the batter is over and your pancakes are ready! Serve them with honey, jam or chocolate syrup (whatever your child may fancy).

Oats Porridge with Vegetables

What You’ll Need:

  • Oats
  • Olive Oil/ Rice-Bran Oil
  • Vegetables (Carrots, Beans, Peas, Potato etc.)
  • Water
  • Salt (to taste)

Method of Preparation:
For kids who do not like a sweet breakfast, Oats Porridge with Vegetables can be your go-to oats recipe for kids. To make this recipe, take some oil in a pan and add your choice of finely chopped vegetables and sauté it for about 6-8 mins. Now take another pan and add water, salt and oats to it along with the sautéed vegetables. Let it cook for about 10-15 mins, take the porridge off the heat and serve it. You can garnish it with coriander if your child is okay with the taste of the herb, otherwise, it is good to go without any garnishes too.

Conclusion

There you have it! Our pick of top 5 oats recipes, that are delicious, hearty and will definitely make the task of preparing breakfast for your little angel a whole lot easier. Incorporating various elements with oats ensures that the nutrition quotient of your child’s breakfast is high, giving them the perfect kick-start to their day, all the while making it versatile and interesting for your child to eat, without fussing.

Happy Reading! Until next.


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