“Secret” Oats: The 5 Minute Breakfast Your Toddler Won’t Say No To

I often marvel at how opinionated a toddler can be; especially for someone with so little life experience. Whether it’s their need for the red (not the yellow) straw in their juice cup, or the fact that their left shoe has to go on before the right, they are passionate and unwavering in their stance on a plethora of topics.

Food is no exception. I don’t know about you, but my little man changes his mind about what he does and doesn’t like to eat on a weekly, if not daily basis. One day he’ll devour a whole bowl of Weetbix and ask for more, the next he’ll stare at it like it’s rat poison and point blank refuse to let it touch his spoon. This is part and parcel of #mumlife, sure, but one thing I’ve really struggled with is the mornings when I have to get to work… because I don’t have time for the freakin’ struggle!

Desperate to get two people ready, while ensuring the pint-sized one is nourished before leaving the house is no mean feat, but recently I’ve found a way to make it easier. The breakfast part, anyway. If your bub won’t eat porridge, or cereal, or eggs, or toast or… well, you get the point, then try secret oats!

Throw some oats in with some fruit and milk and let the blender make your morning 100% easier. It looks like a milkshake, kind of tastes like one too and you can add in heaps of good stuff as you please and they probably won’t even notice. One cute cup and curly straw later and you can carry on doing your hair, or whatever you don’t normally get time to do!

You’re welcome 🙂

Toddler Breakfast Smoothie:

  • Half a banana
  • A handful of berries of your choice
  • 1/4 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of milk (or substitute)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey if needed

Sam Summers
Sam Summers

Sam is the editor at City Mum and mother to one cheeky toddler, Thor. Outside of her day-job in marketing and full-time-job of Mummy, Sam loves to write and has published three fiction novels. Originally from London and currently in Sydney, Sam is a city girl through and through, with a penchant for Paris and New York. She loves Sydney and the sunshine, but secretly prefers the rain... her ideal way to relax is a stormy day run, followed by a quaint coffee shop and her MacBook Pro.

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