In our kitchen, recipes are a living thing. They never really last too long any one way. Often times, they are reshaped around what my little one is in the mood, her taste preferences, and what I have on hand at home. We like to have fun playing with flavors, building up tastes and textures, and enriching our pallets as we both grow together, mother and daughter.
I decided to share one of our favorite breakfast recipes. She really loves this one. No, really, I can barely spoon it in fast enough. I bet your kids will love it too! This is a fun twist on the plain old oatmeal with yummy spices and wholesome ingredients. The steps are easy, the ingredients as every-day as they come. Let’s get cooking!
Note: My little one was 10 months old when she was having this. Maybe even a bit earlier. If you are unsure about what to feed your babe, talking with your pediatrician about your concerns is always a good idea.
What You’ll Need
Steaming basket and pot.
- 1/2 small or medium apple (peeled, cored, and diced)
- 1/2 small or medium pear (peeled, cored, and diced)
- 2-3 fresh or frozen strawberries
- 2 C water
- 1/2 C oatmeal
- 1/2 C buckwheat
- 1/4 t salt
- 1 T unrefined sugar or light brown sugar
- 1/4 t cinnamon
- 1/2 t vanilla extract
- 2 T unsalted butter
- If using frozen berries, take them out and set aside to thaw
- Steam apples and set aside
- Steam pears and strawberries if using frozen (separately from apples because they soften up much faster than apples) and set aside; if your pears are very ripe already, there may not be a need to steam
- In a food processor roughly process oatmeal and buckwheat (or leave intact for older toddlers)
- Bring water and salt to a boil
- Add oatmeal and buckwheat mixture and return to boil
- Turn heat down and simmer for 15 minutes or until most of the water has evaporated
- Add butter cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla extract and stir
- Stir in steamed and/or thawed fruit
- Simmer 5 minutes and turn off
- Rest for 5 minutes, garnish with slices of strawberries and serve
You can play around with different fruit with Bucks & Oats. Here are our favorites:
Banana & Mango
Pineapple & Peaches
Raspberries & Apricot
Together, they explore the topics of gentle parenting, healthy eating, grateful thinking, yoga bending, nifty hacking, green living, soul searching, and mindfulness practicing.
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