Toddler Tuesday – On the Go Breakfast for Back-to-School

Toddler Tuesday – On the Go Breakfast for Back-to-School

Good morning!

So I know I haven’t been very consistent with Toddler Tuesday but I’m going to try to bring it back along with the link up since it’s fun to discuss some kid related things each week.

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So if you’re new here and have kids please feel free to join in!  Here’s the basics,

Toddler Tuesdays is a place to share whatever is going on in your child’s life.  Got teething woes, link up!  Funny potty story, link up!  Anything child related goes. 

Rules –

Do not judge.  Everyone has their own parenting style and judging is not allowed. 

Do not compare.  If there’s one major thing I’ve learned from being a mom it’s that every child is different. 

Brag a little, it’s okay to be proud of your kids and this is the place to do it

For this edition of Toddler Tuesday I thought I would share a breakfast recipe perfect for those mornings you need something quick and easy.  I know many of you with older kids are experiencing much more hectic mornings as they start back up at school.  Often times breakfasts can turn into unhealthy choices or in some households, no choices.  Breakfast is truly such an important start to a child’s day and really sets the tone for how their day will be.  From my experience teaching, I saw first hand how student’s that were fed a healthy breakfast were able to focus longer, were less likely to be tired, were less likely to have behavioral problems, and typically were more active in classroom activities than those that had not breakfast or a sugary meal to start the day.

So, I’ve got a very easy recipe that you can throw together on the weekend and have on hand for a quick breakfast or snacks during the week.

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Cups

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Steel Cut oats (soaked overnight in water)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp.100% pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare muffin tins or silicone muffin cups by coating with cooking spray.
  3. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl then pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until firm and lightly browned.
  5. Cool then store in the fridge or freezer for a quick and healthy breakfast!
http://myhealthyhappyhome.com/2013/08/20/toddler-tuesday-on-the-go-breakfast-for-back-to-school/

Yes these have mini chocolate chips adding a bit of sugar but if you use dark chocolate chips it’s going to have less sugar than a milk or semi-sweet chocolate chip.  I used Enjoy Life mini chips which are non-dairy, gluten-free, egg free, and only contain evaporated cane juice.

They were definitely a hit with The Love Nugget and will freeze nicely making them a great go-to breakfast on our busy mornings.

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QUESTIONS – 

  • Got kids?  What’s your go to kid friendly breakfast for busy mornings?  
  • No kids, what’s you favorite quick freezer friendly breakfast?

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Comments

  1. Those look so good! I think my kids would LOVE them!
    We do a lot of snack plates lately… these would be a great option when they really want a treat. 🙂

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Yes, a great treat with the strawberries and chocolate chips! They are pretty good cold too! I need to remember to do more snack plates. We get in snack ruts and I find I’m serving the same things everyday. Boring! Although my son loves to snack so he usually enjoys it no matter what! Well, unless it’s veggies, he’s not the biggest fan of those.

  2. the name itself is precious! love nugget! What a great treat, healthy and NOURISHING!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thanks Lindsay! He’s always been my little Love Nugget even though he’s quite tall for his age and is now almost 27 months old! Sheesh! Time flies!

  3. I love that you used steel cut oats!!! All of the ingredients in these sound fantastic.

    Amy at Long Drive Journey is hosting a fruit & veggie of the month link-up on Thursday and the fruit this month is strawberries so you should definitely link these up 🙂

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I don’t use steel cup oats all that often but have a huge bag from costco and just ordered another by mistake from iherb.com. So I’ve been trying to use them more. Plus, The Love Nugget seems to like them and their good for him 🙂
      Thaks for the heads up on the link up! I’ll join in for sure!

  4. Those are adorable!! And they sound delicious!

  5. I love these. Sophia starts preschool in a couple weeks I think these will be perfect. Thank you!!