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Mango Coconut Oatmeal (Serves 1 adult and 1 toddler)

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.
Henry using a spoon to eat Mango Coconut Oatmeal.
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.

Sometimes spoons are just too slow, so Henry uses his hands instead.


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