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Oatmeal With Fresh Fruit

Oatmeal With Fresh Fruit

It’s important to start your day with a breakfast that gives you long-lasting energy. It helps you stay focused in school and gives you energy for the playground. This breakfast is warm, a little spicy from cinnamon, and topped with your favorite fresh fruit. We also love how inexpensive and easy it is to make.

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Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit

Yields: 1 cup, serves 1-2 kids
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  • 1/2 cup instant oatmeal or oat bran
  • 3/4 to 1 cup boiling water (more or less to preference)
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh fruit or dried fruit
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon sunbutter (optional)
  • Drizzle of honey

Instructions for Adults

Boil the water to pour over oatmeal (allow kids to measure the oatmeal first). 

Instructions for Kids

Measure the oatmeal into a medium mixing bowl. Ask an adult to help you pour hot water over the oats, starting with 3/4 cup of boiling water (add more based on preference). Stir the water and oats to combine. Let oatmeal sit for 2-3 minutes to cool.

Slice fresh fruit with your plastic knife while your oatmeal cools.

Divide oatmeal into 1/2 cup servings. Add fruit, cinnamon, sunbutter and honey to the oatmeal. Stir and enjoy!


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