Sometime back, I had come across some yummy smoothie recipes listed as “healthy breakfast smoothies”. One of the smoothies was made using oats, banana, and yogurt. Now I didn’t have yogurt at home so I thought let me try making oatmeal instead of a smoothie. I decided to substitute banana with mango. After all it is best to eat seasonal fruits, not that banana is not seasonal, but it’s available all-year long. Also, Devansh really likes mangoes. And so I tried this mango oatmeal recipe and luckily Devansh ate his oatmeal, which he hasn’t done in quite some time.
I started giving Devansh oatmeal cooked in milk after he turned one. I used to use honey to sweeten it. But after Devansh started eating grownups’ food, he didn’t like the bland oatmeal anymore. Luckily he liked this oatmeal with mango. Oats as you know are high in dietary fiber. Mangoes too are high in fiber and also in vitamin C. They help us prevent cancer, alkalize our body, and are good for our eyesight. Mangoes taste heavenly and provide us with so many health benefits. No wonder mango is considered the king of fruits.
Besides being super nutritious, mango oatmeal recipe is simple and easy. You can make it in 5-10 minutes flat. You are done with one serving of fruit and grains first thing in the morning itself. Remember the “food pyramid”. 😉 Older kids too will like this oatmeal. I hope all you moms like this healthy breakfast recipe.
Mango Oatmeal Recipe for Babies and Toddlers
Simple and easy, nutritious recipe made using Quaker oats and a mango. Ideal as baby food, or healthy breakfast for toddlers and kids.
- 3 tbsp instant oats (I used Quaker oats)
- Pulp of 1 mango (I used Alphonso)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp sugar (You can use less if the mango is sweet enough)
- Pinch of cinnamon powder (optional)
- Heat a pan and add oats and milk.
- Cook the oats for about 2-3 minutes while stirring continuously. Turn off heat when they're done.
- Take the pulp of a mango in a bowl, and add sugar and cinnamon powder. (You can try using honey if you don't want to use sugar. I haven't tried it, so I am not sure how it'll taste.)
- Mix the mango, cinnamon powder, and sugar properly.
- Add the oatmeal after it has cooled down and mix it properly. (You can also serve this chilled if your child is old enough to eat chilled food.)
- At the time of writing this recipe I had not tried organic sugar. After using it now, I would totally recommend it. It is best to opt for organic sugar instead of the regular one.
- Alternately, you can use honey instead of sugar. (This tip was shared by MumMumTime reader, Tanvi.)