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Easy Oatmeal Recipe for Kids

David Loftus

Serves 4 (1-cup servings)

Make the oatmeal

In a saucepan, combine 2 cups old-fashioned (not instant) oats, 2 cups low-fat or soy milk, 2 cups water and 1/4 tsp sea salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring often. Let sit 5 minutes. If you like your oatmeal runnier, stir in a splash more milk or water until you've got the consistency you're after.

Prepare the topping

In a small skillet, toast 1/4 cup sliced almonds over medium heat, stirring often, until lightly golden. Add 1/8 tsp cinnamon and 2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey (serve honey only to kids over age 1) and toss to coat. Serve oatmeal with 2 thinly sliced bananas, almond topping and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.

Get an extra serving of fruit a day: Add blueberries to oatmeal

Get more Jamie Oliver recipes for healthy breakfast ideas, plus fast weeknight dinners and more

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