Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Toddler Breakfast

My dear spouse gets up with Bug and feeds him breakfast; I get up with the baby and feed him breakfast.  However, since Dads* are made of fun, not food, usually Bug doesn't eat much.  And then he is extra-surly all day (Bug, not Dr. S).  So!  I am trying to come up with something fast, vegan, and toddler-friendly.  Enter Healthy Instant Small Child Oatmeal!

I regret that the small child does not come in an instant formulation. 

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Instant De-Tantruming Small Child Oatmeal

6 c quick oats (not old-fashioned)
1/2 c shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 c hemp seed or sunflower seeds
1/2 c wheat germ
1/4-1/3 c molasses
1/2 c soy (or other) protein powder
3/4 c ground almonds (or 1/2 c nuts)
2 c raisins or dried fruit
1-2 t salt
2-3 t cinnamon

Put 3 c oats, coconut, seeds, nuts, and wheat germ in the food processor.  Blend until the oatmeal is in very small pieces.  Add the molasses and blend briefly, then the protein powder, salt, and cinnamon.  Pulse.   Put into a large bowl with 1 c un-processed oats and raisins.  Process last 2 c oats if desired.  Mix all together in a bowl.  Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator, as desired.  Makes about 8 cups.

To cook, mix 1/3 c dry mix and 1/3 c water or milk in a medium bowl.  Microwave on high for one minute.  Makes one toddler-sized serving.(This makes a very sticky, thick oatmeal.  For thinner oatmeal, add more liquid.)

Per serving (roughly, and according to an internet calculator, e.g. caveat lector):
210 calories, 8 g fat, 30 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g sugar, 8 g protein, 12% adult RDA of iron.

*Where "Dad" also equals "the parent who neither nursed nor now stays home with the kid"

1 comment:

  1. Oooo! I feed Bun Bun the oatmeal in our house, but it hadn't occurred to me that I could pack it full of sneaky nutrition! (love the pretty picture, too).


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