This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company, all opinions are 100% my own.
Did you know that today is National Oatmeal Day? It is! To celebrate, we made some yummy breakfast cookies to celebrate National Oatmeal Day. Psst! They are the perfect on-the-go breakfast treat to nibble on the way to the bus stop.
Baking breakfast with kids in the morning is not the easiest. But when it’s a baked treat like these cookies, the kids can help me make it the evening before – it’s perfect. Our usual go-to breakfast is oatmeal for my daughter or Quaker Oatmeal Squares for my son, so can you see why we are celebrating National Oatmeal Day – it is our favorite breakfast!
This is why when Quaker asked me to be part of their Oat Authority, it was such an easy yes – it’s already a product we love and use daily. Quaker believes that everyone should begin each morning prepared for the good things that lie ahead. That’s why on National Oatmeal Day, Quaker is giving away up to one million bowls of oatmeal to help give people across the country the best start to their morning. After the recipe check out the fun giveaway I am hosting for National Oatmeal Day.
1cup Quaker Old Fashion Oats
1 ripe banana
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
a handful of raisins
dash of salt
Mash banana – this is my son’s favorite job. We use a potato masher to make it easier!
Add in maple syrup, vanilla, and coconut oil.
Add in oats. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
Pop on a cookie sheet and put it in the oven. Our recipe made 10 cookies. Bake for 15-20 minutes. I like them well done and mine were cooked for 20 minutes.
Not Time for Flash Cards Giveaway Details:
I’m giving away 10 Quaker® Off You Go Moments Kits!
Every Quaker® Off You Go Moments Kit will include:
· A heart-shaped Off You Go Oatmeal Bowl to enjoy your favorite whole-grain breakfast
· An Instant Photo Camera to capture Off You Go moments and enjoy them in real-time
· A Magnetic Cable Photo Holder to preserve and display your favorite Off You Go moments
· A Reusable Jute Tote as a stylish way to pack all your on-the-go items for the day ahead
· A set of four Quaker recipe cards for morning meal inspiration
· A variety of Quaker products to help get you and your family off to a great start with a bowl of oatmeal
Leave a comment telling me how your child likes to eat oatmeal? Giveaway ends November 1, 2015.
This giveaway is solely administered by No Time for Flash Cards.
This sweepstakes is open to American residents 18 years or older. To be eligible for the sweepstakes you must leave a comment on this post with your name and email. 10 winners will be drawn at random, using Random.org, after the sweepstakes ends on November 3rd, 2015, at 8:00pm PST. The winners will receive the kit above valued at approx. $90. After the winners are notified he or she has 48 hours to respond with their mailing address for shipping. No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Any information gathered through the sweepstakes including email and postal addresses will not be used in any way other than contacting winners and shipment of winnings. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
With applesauce & cinnamon!
Sarah Robinson says
Daily! With raisins and yogurt.
Our favorite way to eat oatmeal is this baked oatmeal recipe! It’s simple and delicious. http://miathereader.com/simple-and-creamy-blueberry-baked-oatmeal/
Kari B says
My family and I love Quaker oatmeal! It makes getting up and ready for school in the cold, dark winter months here in NH easy peasy. Delicious, quick, yummy and simple. Doesn’t get any better than that!
Oatmeal with bananas is a staple in my house!
Cathy Creed says
My children (and grandchildren!) love the granola recipes I make using Quaker Oats.
It always includes chopped nuts – either pecans and/or walnuts – brown sugar and honey. One daughter and husband munch it watching tv. Another daughter likes it sprinkled on yogurt.
Renee H. says
My group of five love oatmeal no bakes cookies and an oatmeal breakfast bake!!!
Ibet Allan says
My son Casey loves honey and oatmeal and his favorite is when I give him a honey stick and he can drip his honey into a warm bowl of oatmeal – for dinner or breakfast a winner for mum as it is healthy and a winner for Casey because he LOVES it!
These prizes sound awesome! I love oatmeal, just made a big batch of steel cut oatmeal fortified with bananas and protein powder yesterday.
My two sons always loved their oatmeal in the morning with raisins and brown sugar sprinkled on top. They mostly loved my oatmeal raisin cookies. As a teacher I use oatmeal in my classroom for numerous projects!
Gloria Carabillo says
My son loves his oatmeal with brown sugar and craisin. I like my oatmeal with honey and raisins.
Erica Thuener says
My kids love warm oatmeal made with milk and brown sugar, honey and frozen blueberries!
My grandson likes to eat his oatmeal with peanut butter in it.
Karen Schiller says
I buy plain yogurt and blend in my own frozen fruit into it for sweetness. I found when I do that though, it makes the yogurt very soupy and messy! My brilliant discovery is that if I make it in a big batch and then add oatmeal and chia seeds into the bowl, it thickens up right back to normal. Plus, the yogurt is now padded with an extra whole grain for staying power. We eat oatmeal every morning this way. It is quick, healthy, and easy to scoop right into our bowls before we head off to school.
Linda Holmes says
My grandson loves oatmeal with a scoop of almond butter stirred in and blackberries on top! He is 2 1/2 years old. We will make this Quaker oats cookie this weekend.
My 22 month old likes it with a dash of milk and brown sugar but still sticky so she can eat it with her hands in giant globs.
My daughter and I are obsessed with warm oatmeal. Nothing else quite satisfies us. We love steel cut oats cooked in unsweetened vanilla almond milk and cinnamon and topped with mashed bananas. Perfection!
Brandee H says
My sons favourite way to eat oatmeal is in cookie form, unless my aunt makes it for him! He loves her hot oatmeal topped with my uncles maple syrup!
Toni Delaney says
He likes to eat a bowl of it with raisins and cinnamon. Though these oatmeal squares sound good. We will have to try them.
Laura Patterson says
We add a handful of oats to our smoothies. It thickens them up and makes them more filling. We also make oatmeal in the slow cooker overnight – yummy breakfast and the house smells delicious!
Tara Kidd says
My daughter loves oatmeal but only if it has chunks of fruit for her to find! Blueberries are her favorite 🙂
they love it with almond milk and honey
My girls love to eat oatmeal for breakfast and love to put colorful sprinkles on them. They sometimes come up with some “interesting” colors.
Super healthy, always with brown sugar! 😉
We made the most delicious Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies today. That may be the new favorite way to eat oatmeal.
My almost 3 year old son loves having oatmeal for breakfast. He likes it with a hint of cinnamon and sliced bananas or strawberries.
My daughter, Gabriela, loves hot oatmeal with homemade fruit purÃ©e mixed in. These cookies look super yummy and portable! We go running every morning so these cookies would be awesome for a snack afterwards. Can’t wait to try them!
Becca H says
My 3 year old loves hot oatmeal in the morning with almond milk, peanut butter, and fruit!
Holly Morris says
My kids/grandkids and I have been making homemade instant oatmeal in Mason jars with quick cooking oats, dried fruit and nuts. Yummy!!
Three answers: cookies; cooked as a breakfast cereal with fruit; any which way so long as it’s a self-feeding project with plenty of sensory play.
cary sfikas says
My ten year old loves to set up an oatmeal bar with all the fixings—-great oatmeal, nuts, dried fruit and brown sugar.
Lisa Brown says
My son like it with raisins, Cinnamon and a bit of maple syrup.
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My toddler can pack away 2 bowls of oatmeal in the morning, preferably with whole milk yogurt and raisins mixed in! He’s also not afraid to wear his oatmeal and yogurt (on his face, shirt, in his ear:) p.s. Love to use your site for inspiration for my toddler and preschooler, so thank you!
My daughters love oatmeal with blueberries, butter, and maple syrup.
Both my boys love oatmeal banana toddler muffins (with hidden veggies) and a bowl of oatmeal mashed bananas mixed in…do you see a theme here? 😉
Lena Heid says
My daughter likes oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and ice cream. Occasionally she will eat oatmeal in the morning if I’m having it and she wants to share mine, bUT isn’t much into hot cereals yet. She’s 5, so I figure I have plenty of time for that!! Thanks for the recipe and the great narrative!!
My favorite way is crockpot style, but my kids are fans of the cookies with raisins…
With natural peanut butter and blue berries.
Love making pumpkin spice granola with oatmeal at home and my kids at school love applesauce oatmeal cookies!!
The favorite (x4) is “apple pie oatmeal” I simply make stovetop oatmeal and add a little nutmeg and a big dash of cinnamon with a bit of brown sugar and heavy scoops of homemade sugar free applesauce on top! It started as a way to cool the oatmeal quickly for littles and it’s now requested! (Individually though my 8yo son prefers it sweet with butterscotch or chocolate chips sprinkled on top of plain oatmeal, my 5yo daughter prefers oatmeal muffins, my 3yo daughter likes plain oatmeal with cranberries on top and my 1-1/2yo son, he wants whatever everyone else has!) 🙂
My kids love oatmeal with chopped bananas, mango, coconut flakes, and a dollop of vanilla yogurt on top! They like it even better with a little honey 😉
My kiddos love hot oatmeal with honey and raisins.
Dianei S. says
My sons love oatmeal for breakfast wIth whatever berries are available! We love making oatmeal cookies too! Good lUck all. I love tHe bowl!!
Mine love apple cinnamon oatmeal cooked overnight in the crockpot…Yum!!
Jenny S says
My stepdaughter used to love the Dinosauer Egg oatmeal but now that she’s getting to be a tween she likes fresh berries on her oatmeal.
We love oatmeal! My 2 and 4 year old and I eat it daily for breakfast, with cinnamon, next to eggs and sometimes avocado, yummm! If daddy is home they like to eat it like him with a little syrup and brown sugar!
We love oatmeal with brown sugar!! My kids really like it with raisins too!
We both like to eat oatmeal with raisins and bananas. Thanks for the chance to win
Stephanie S says
My twin boys LOVE to eat oatmeal. Their favorite way is an oatmeal muffin they help me make with plain yogurt, fruit (usually bananas), chia seeds, and some times (just for fun) raisins.
We have a two-way tie in our house…
One of my three year old’s favorite ways to eat oatmeal is in an apple pie smoothie (with spinach and kale). She calls it her “energy drink!”
The other favorite is a warm bowl of oats with blueberries and a dollop of plain Greek yogurt.
We love to make oatmeal into granola with syrup,oil, and cinnamon. When it’s all baked we put yogurt in it and enjoy!
Noelle Heflebower says
My kids like oatmeal piping hot with cold milk on top!
With brown sugar and frozen blueberries. Cools off the oatmeal 🙂
Our current favorite way to eat oatmeal is as baked pumpkin oatmeal. So great for this time of year!
Tiffany | Peanut Blossom says
Honestly, my kids prefer oatmeal made into cookies. Haven’t won them over on it as breakfast yet. But the maple brown sugar is the flavor of MY childhood. Yum!!
Raisins, cinnamon, and maple syrup
My daughters love the Dino eggs. I’m a big fan of the steel cut oats with honey, coconut, pecans and dark chocolate chips. We all love the oatmeal cookies! 🙂
Holly McCormick says
Brown sugar & butter, yum!
My love for oatmeal is eternal- either instant for an on the go morning or with a sprinkle of brown sugar and milk on a lazy weekend morning. My kids are just beginning to appreciate oatmeal, and I am so happy to share this love!
Amy b says
My kids like oatmeal with brown sugar and cinnamon or baked oatmeal (kind of like a soft granola bar)
We love oatmeal with bananas over here!!
Myesha Johnson says
My son loves oatmeal with raisins. Or maybe he just loves the raisins! Either way he gets the yummy goodness!
Noelle H. says
My kids love their oatmeal served with coldmilk on top!
Laurie Echols says
My kids all time favorite is with maple syrup and brown sugar. The other way is in some energy bites I make with oats and flax, dried dates and dark chocolate chips
Robin Christine says
With unsweetened vanilla almond milk, brown sugar, and a dash of cinnamon!
Janice R. says
They like to eat oatmeal with cinnamon and sugar mixed in.
I don’t have a child. I like oatmeal with dark chocolate chips and strawberries and/or bananas.
Dawn Monroe says
My family likes the fruit and oatmeal bars and the flavored instant oatmeal especially brown sugar.
Emily Smith says
My kids prefer plain oatmeal with a jelly happy face on it. They think it’s fun and yummy. I love that it’s low in sugar and good for them!
Jessica N says
My five year old twins love to put fresh fruits of their choosing! They love to put chocolate or honey at times too!
We like to add cinnamon and fresh fruit like blueberries
Mary West says
My son is a super picky eater but he does like oatmeal cookies! I’m hoping that if he tries oatmeal a few more times, and we try some different flavors, he will start to like it!
Joan Kubes says
He likes the little instant oatmeal packets. They’re easy to make and healthy.