Looking for an easy 3-minutes toddler breakfast recipe? Try out today this honey, butter oatmeal! It’s is surely not only super delicious, but also super healthy for your little one.
Above all, we all want our kids to grow smart and healthy. So, what can we do about that? Prepare them healthy meals and make them eat them. It’s well worth to try it!
Let me start again with the science. As I already cited in previous posts, scientific reseach shows that a great deal of the brain’s ultimate structure and capacity is shaped early in life. Specifically, before the age of 3 years. And what’s more interesting are the things influencing the early brain development. Make an educated guess! Namely, one of the factors stands out and this is to provide optimal nutrition.
Never skip the toddler breakfast
Above all, an optimal nutrition starts with a breakfast. Research shows that children (aged 6-9) who eat breakfast perform better in learning and school. Interestingly, only 64% of the children tested reported eating breakfast on a regular basis before school… 16% of the children tested reported regularly being sent to school without breakfast. An additional 20% of children reported eating breakfast only about 50% of the time. This needs to change…
But not only breakfast alone counts. It’s super important what children eat for breakfast.
Benefits of the good old Oatmeal for your toddler
So, how about good old oatmeal? Indeed, we found some really good reasons to teach our little ones to eat oats for breakfast. The above mentioned study from Tufts University, Department of Psychology made in particular two experiments with two age groups of children (6-9) and (9-11). In both experiments, one group of children ate oatmeal for breakfast while another group ate ready-to-eat-cereal. Then the children of both groups had to remember different things like the names of countries on a map. The children who are oatmeal performed up to 20 percent better than the children who ate the cereal. The researchers concluded, that children remembered more information and learned better after consuming oatmeal.
And no wonder! Oatmeal is loaded with thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, selenium, and iron.
So, lets get started! This toddler breakfast recipe is super easy and quick!
Easy, healthy toddler breakfast in 3 minutes - honey-butter-oatmeal
- 1 cup of milk
- 3 tbsp fine oats
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp butter
1. Put the milk and the oats in a pot and blend.
2. Cook the oatmeal on a medium and continue to blend with the hand blender.
3. Add the honey and the butter.
4. Blend everything together until the oatmeal becomes thicker and creamy.
5. Bon appetit!
One more thing! This wonder breakfast helps also with constipation.
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