It’s time we looked outside the ‘cereal’ box and get some really great nutrition in our children before another busy day begins. For breakfast we love our smoothies, omelettes, porridge and homemade pancakes. But these can all be a little time consuming.
If you want fast, zero mess and big smiles for breakfast from the kids, these ‘bites’ should be a staple on your breakfast table. They’re also great for baby led weaning (BLW) and young toddlers insisting they self feed!
These bites are packed with oats, fruit, healthy fats and protein and unlike most cereals, there isn’t a major sugar rush (and crash) as its all refined sugar free. Traditional rolled oats contain more soluble fibre than any other grain and release energy slowly. They contain multiple nutrients and interestingly they soothe nerves (oats have traditionally been used as a remedy for treating anxiety and insomnia). So a good one for first day back at school jitters.
Did you know oat milk contains naturally more calcium than cow’s milk? Great news for our dairy intolerant bubs and children!
While I call these breakfast bites, they make awesome snacks and fillers in lunch boxes. They aren’t very sweet, so if needed you can adjust the sweetness by adding or reducing the natural sweetener (such as maple syrup or honey) mentioned in the ingredients list below. Enjoy!