Henry and I eat oatmeal for breakfast about once a week. It’s a hearty dish for chilly spring mornings. I like to mix seasonal fruits in with the oatmeal, and lately that has included Ataulfo or honey mangoes. Henry is a big fan of this dairy-free variation.
|This recipe is Henry-approved.|
½ cup 1-minute quick oats
½ cup mango (about one small mango)
¼ cup flaked or shredded coconut, unsweetened
½ cup coconut milk
|Henry's portion is served with two spoons, since at least one will inevitably end up on the floor.|
Dice the mango flesh into small pieces.
Pour oats into a microwave-safe bowl. Add the mango, coconut and coconut milk to the bowl. Stir until well combined.
Heat in the microwave for 1 minute on high. Stir the oatmeal. Heat for an additional 30 seconds on high. Stir again.
Scoop a portion of the oatmeal into your child’s bowl. Allow the oatmeal to cool slightly before serving.
How your kids can help
- 2-year old: Pouring the oats into a bowl.
- 3-year old: Measuring out the coconut and coconut milk.
- 4-year old: Stirring the oatmeal after it is heated in the microwave.
- 5-year old: Scooping a portion of the heated oatmeal into their own bowl.