A few slices of banana and two blueberries are all you need to turn a plain bowl of oatmeal into a fun and intriguing breakfast kids will love.

Carolyn Casner



  • Bring milk and oats to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer; cook, stirring often, until thick, about 5 minutes. Stir in syrup (or honey). Transfer to a bowl.

  • Decorate the oatmeal to resemble a monkey face using banana slices and blueberries.


People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; 7.9 g total fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 116 mg sodium. 50 g carbohydrates; 13.4 g protein; Full Nutrition