I can always count on a few of the moms in my private Facebook Group to throw out some stellar family-friendly AND picky eater-friendly recipes.  This oatmeal and scrambled egg hybrid was recommended by one of those savvy mamas (shout out to Stephanie Doyle!).   Here’s what drew me to this healthy breakfast for kids:

It’s quick!

It requires less effort vs. making a smoothie, pancakes, etc.

You likely have all the ingredients

It has more protein than your average breakfast (to keep their blood sugars stable)

It has a little healthy fat too

It’s different than the same ol’ boring breakfast (variety is essential if we want to get our kids out of a picky eating rut)

healthy breakfast for kids

There’s no better time to try a new healthy breakfast recipe on your family then a hectic Monday morning (ha!).

I was feeling ambitious, however my girls were not feeling all that adventurous.  Thankfully I had two other guinea pigs who were willing to humour me  - my husband and my brother, who was visiting us.

First up….my hubby Keith, who gave it a thumbs up.  YES!

Secondly…my brother, who took the breakfast to go.  In the words of Uncle Steve…

Easy healthy breakfast

YES!  YES!

Now I just need to get my girls on board.

They took their oatmeal scramble for a snack today, so I’ll find out at 4pm whether this quick and healthy breakfast for kids was a thumbs up with mine.  Even if they come back with their containers full of the oatmeal scramble, I will make it again…and again….and again.

Because as we know, it can take 15+ tries before a new food becomes a “preferred food”.

healthy breakfast for kids

So now what do I call this concoction?

  • Scrambled Egg Oatmeal
  • Protein-Packed Oatmeal
  • Oatmeal and Scrambled Egg Hybrid
  • Scroatmeal (you can thank my brother for this unappetizing contribution!)
  • Healthy Oatmeal Scramble

Chatelaine calls this healthy breakfast for kids a “Maple Custard Oatmeal”, however that’s not going to fly for me.  Firstly, I’m not a custard fan.  Secondly, with whole oats (versus quick oats) this wasn’t all that “custard-y”.

Decisions. Decisions.

 

healthy breakfast for kids

 

Here’s what I settled with…

Healthy Breakfast for Kids {Speedy Oatmeal Scramble}

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of whole oats (or quick oats for a smoother consistency)
  • 2-3 cups of dairy-free milk (I used homemade hemp & coconut milk blend)
  • 3 Tbsp. of maple syrup, honey, or a few drops of stevia (adjust up or down for your taste preferences)
  • 3 pastured eggs
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, ghee or butter (for extra creaminess)
  • Optional: top with berries, shredded coconut, chia seeds, hemp seeds, etc.

 

Directions:

  1. Stir oatmeal, eggs, and milk of choice in a small pot.
  2. Stir often until fully cooked (approx. 5-10 minutes).
  3. Mix in maple syrup (or other sweetener).

 

A few notes:

  • You may need more milk for whole oats and a little less for quick oats.
  • If using whole oats you can pulse in a blender or food processor for a smoother consistency.
  • If you’re out of milk (dairy or non) water can be used in its place.
  • Instead of maple syrup, honey, etc. try jam!
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    Healthy Breakfast for Kids {Speedy Oatmeal Scramble}

    Family-friendly and picky eater-friendly oatmeal and scrambled egg hybrid 

    Course Breakfast
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Servings 2

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup of whole oats or quick oats for a smoother consistency
    • 2-3 cups of dairy-free milk I used homemade hemp & coconut milk blend
    • 3 Tbsp . of maple syrup honey, or a few drops of stevia (adjust up or down for your taste preferences)
    • 3 pastured eggs
    • 1 Tbsp coconut oil (optional) ghee or butter (for extra creaminess)
    • Optional: top with berries shredded coconut, chia seeds, hemp seeds, etc.

    Instructions

    1. Stir oatmeal, eggs, and milk of choice in a small pot.
    2. Stir often until fully cooked (approx. 5-10 minutes).
    3. Mix in maple syrup (or other sweetener).

    Recipe Notes

    • You may need more milk for whole oats and a little less for quick oats.
    • If using whole oats you can pulse in a blender or food processor for a smoother consistency.
    • If you're out of milk (dairy or non) water can be used in its place. Instead of maple syrup, honey, etc. try jam!

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