Nothing says “Good Morning” like a warm bowl of oatmeal. We tried an Oatmeal Breakfast Buffet yesterday morning at one of our KES Clubs and it was a hit with the kids! All you need is a few simple ingredients, a stove top and some crock pots to keep the oatmeal warm while serving. Such a simple recipe brings a delicious warm breakfast on these cold “almost” winter mornings.
Oatmeal is a whole grain, and eating whole grains can lower your risk for several diseases, including high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. The food label on your package of oats should list one ingredient: whole grain oats. If you’re not eating oatmeal for breakfast, you’re missing out on a delicious way to add fiber and nutrients to your body first thing in the morning.
To make sure you include at least three of the four food groups for your breakfast – top your oatmeal with fresh or frozen berries and enjoy a glass of milk on the side!
Oatmeal Breakfast Buffet
- Quick oats
- Blueberries (frozen or regular)
In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quick oats and stir. Transfer quick oats to crock pots to serve and add milk as needed for consistency. Add toppings as desired. (follow directions on package for water and milk amounts for the quick oats).
Kristin Harris is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Newfoundland and Labrador.