This cauliflower oatmeal for toddlers makes for a great quick breakfast with hidden veggies. Your toddler won’t even notice a difference!
Those of you that follow me over on Instagram may know I’ve been having a tough time getting my 2.5 year old son to eat vegetables lately. He seriously won’t touch them. It’s my fault! I ruined him with cookies and goldfish and chicken nuggets. All of those foods are fine in moderation! But I swear, it’s like once he knew how good food could be, he stopped messing with anything that doesn’t give him a sugar rush.
It’s been a struggle, to say the least.
Honest to God, I don’t think that boy has touched a broccoli floret in months. It’s a little scary.
I’ve been having to get really creative and pretty much trick him into eating things that are good for him. But hey, whatever works, right? This kid friendly oatmeal may end up being a sweet dish, but at least it has hidden cauliflower in it. And when my sweet little Maddie Jo is old enough to eat, this makes for a great breakfast option for babies as well. You definitely want to watch out for the cauliflower causing some gas or tummy troubles in your baby though.
Just like most of my “toddler recipes,” this breakfast dish is delicious for babies, children, and adults alike! And even better, it’s not complicated. I don’t do over-the-top complicated meals very often. Who has the time?
I was super pleased with how this recipe turned out, and I hope it helps you too! I first saw the idea of replacing oats with riced cauliflower on some fitness blog. It sounded interesting, but I certainly wasn’t trying to completely replace the oats. A good ratio I’ve found for my son is about 1:3 or 2:3. I worked my way up to 2:3, and I definitely recommend doing the same so your child doesn’t suspect that something’s up.
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Cauliflower Oatmeal Recipe for Toddlers
Hidden Cauliflower Oatmeal Ingredients
- 1/3 cup riced cauliflower (I use frozen)
- 1.5 – 2.5 cups water
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1 tbsp pure honey
- Pinch of salt
- Fresh blueberries
- Optional: 1 tbsp brown sugar
How To Prepare Hidden Cauliflower Oatmeal
All you really have to do is prepare your toddler’s oatmeal the way you normally would, except you add some riced cauliflower into the mix as well. I have to be honest, I just eyeball my son’s oatmeal. I’ll show you how I prepare it below, but the measurements are not 100% accurate, and I add more or less riced cauliflower depending on the consistency, texture, and appearance.
Alternatively, you can also just add some frozen riced cauliflower to a bowl of instant oatmeal and pop it in the microwave.
My son’s such a champ at eating this stuff though, that I’ve been slowly adding more and more cauliflower!
1. Heat water and riced cauliflower in a small pot on medium heat.
2. Once boiling, add in instant oats and stir.
3. Remove the pot from heat and let sit, covered for 4-5 minutes.
4. Add in a pinch of salt, and any extras! Brown sugar or honey are great options, and whatever fruit your child likes the best!
And voila, you’re done! Once it’s cooled down, serve it to your toddler and let me know if it worked for you in the comments below!
What are your go-to hidden veggie breakfast recipes for your toddler? Help a mama out! I’m always searching for ways to feed my son veggies. Let me know in the comments!
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