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Wouldn't it be great if we could use chocolate in its healthiest form and incorporate it in a delicious and nutritious meal? No added sugar and pairing with other savory foods is an additional plus. And the best thing is that it doesn't have to be for dessert but a regular, normal breakfast. That is why the Chocolate Nutmeg Oatmeal is the perfect recipe for your baby.
Keeping it healthy, we use raw cocoa powder. Its main health benefits are in its super-powerful catechins. These help protect the body from all kinds of different diseases. It also has a high amount of magnesium and copper, minerals that are essential for the normal functioning of the body.
Apart from cocoa, the Chocolate Nutmeg Oatmeal uses oats as our grain which is a great source of complex carbohydrates, keeping your little one full for longer and providing fiber to aid the digestive system.
For our fruit component, in this delicious breakfast recipe, we used strawberries which are packed with antioxidants. We topped them off with some ground hazelnuts, providing lots of healthy fats, as well as some vitamin E, copper, and manganese.
For the final touch, we used nutmeg due to its slightly sweet taste. As a bonus, it has been shown to be good for the immune and digestive system as well.
This is a quick and easy breakfast to prepare, even with a hungry baby waiting to be fed! And if they really can't wait, hand over the strawberries while the oats are cooking.
Baby Hazelnut Oatmeal Cereal
- 1½ tbsp oats
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 tsp raw cocoa powder optional
- 2 tsp ground hazelnuts or hazelnut butter
- 3 strawberries
- pinch nutmeg
- Put the oats in a pot with water and bring to a boil
- Once boiled, continue to cook over low-to-medium heat until the oats absorb all the water.
- About 2-3 minutes prior to the end of cooking, stir in the raw cocoa powder, nutmeg and ground hazelnuts
- Once finished, allow to cool.
- Oatmeal cereal consistency - to make it looser add more water.
- Use ground hazelnuts or hazelnut butter as whole hazelnuts are a choking hazard.