Like I’ve said before, I’m a little addicted to fixing up some yummy bites for my little guy. However, it’s really easy to get stuck in a rut with the same things over and over – like my butternut squash and sweet potato oatmeal that I feed him almost every other breakfast. So, I like to change it up every now and then, and created a board on pinterest to stock-pile some ideas. Turns out, there is lots of real “people” food that you can feed toddlers – what a novel discovery right? And he eats much healthier than us, and particularly me. So I should really take a page out of his book and try to balance out my fruit/veggie intake over the consumption of carbs. It’s all a work in process right?
In the hunt for some more toddler friendly foods, I found this recipe. I will warn you, they certainly taste healthy, but my little guy and I really like them. I’m still learning how to properly add flax seed so you can skip that if you want and just make it like they spell out at andtheycookedhappilyeverafter.com. What a sweet name for a website! I hope they happily cook – I don’t think I could handle that kind of pressure.
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 cup quick oats
- 2 tbsp flax seed
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup – approx. 20mg
- 1 cup chopped apples
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten – 130mg
- Oven at 350. Mix cooked quinoa, oats, and flax seed together. In a separate smaller bowl, combine the spices and sugar and then add it to your quinoa/oat bowl. Add in the maple syrup, apples and eggs and mix well.
- Spray a mini-muffin tin and fill ‘em up. Bake for 15-20 minutes and serve warm. Do the freezer trick if you are making them for later.
- Image borrowed from the adapted blog - Please give them credit for their amazing photography SKILLZ!