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Apple-Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (Serves 1 adult and 1 hungry baby)


It seems like we may have conquered Henry's sticky food aversion. This week, Henry has become an oatmeal monster. I am amazed at how much oatmeal he can devour at breakfast. He just keeps shoveling it in, and then passing his bowl back for more.
This recipe is Henry-approved.
Eating oatmeal with a spoon.
Eating oatmeal with both hands.
This double apple version is the latest hit in our household. It is very quick and easy to make on a busy weekday morning. Plus, it is hearty enough to keep our tummies full until lunchtime.
 
Ingredients
½ cup 1-minute quick oats
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup + 2 Tbsp apple juice
¼ tsp cinnamon
Apple-Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal ready to eat.
Directions
Pour oats into a microwave-safe bowl. Stir in applesauce, apple juice and cinnamon until well combined.

Heat in the microwave for 1 minute on high. Stir the oatmeal. Heat for an additional 30 seconds on high.

Allow the oatmeal to cool slightly before serving. 
More oatmeal please!
Variation: For Orange Spice Oatmeal, replace the apple juice with orange juice and add ¼ tsp nutmeg. 

How your kids can help
  • 2-year old: Pouring the oats into a bowl.
  • 3-year old: Stirring the applesauce, apple juice and cinnamon into the oatmeal.
  • 4-year old: Measuring the ingredients.
  • 5-year old: Setting the microwave to heat the oatmeal for 1 minute, and then for 30 seconds.
Henry cleans out his bowl of oatmeal.

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