I always like making a bowl of cereal or porridge for the kids as breakfast. It is always handy, fast and easy to make. As for oats, it is also filling and contains fibre, which helps to reduce the risk of constipation for kids. I have also read that oats helps to boost the kids brain power and probably help them perform well in school. You may want to read more about what researchers say about oats on the Examiner website by clicking here.
When I’m making cereal or oats, i prefer to sweeten them with fruits rather than sugar. This way, the kids are getting additional nutrition in their breakfast. Fruits can either be chopped, mashed or pureed into the porridge, depending on your child’s preference. Why don’t you try this banana, which is a good energy booster in the porridge rather than sugar for your little munchkins.
Banana Porridge Oats Recipe
- 1/4 cup Quick cooking oats like Quaker Oats
- 1 small soft ripe banana
- 1 tsp vanilla flavour
- 1/4 tsp spice (nutmeg, cinnamon)
- Milk evaporated or powdered
- Add 1 cup of water to a pot and add the oat and allow to cook.
- Add the spice and vanilla flavour, stirring until cooked for about 2-4 minutes or till oats are done.
- Pour the oats in a bowl and add your milk.
- Cut and mash the banana to your preferred consistency in another bowl and add to the porridge.
- Serve warm alone or with preferred sides, for example sandwich, potato balls, veggie puffs or the egg pie.