Silly Monkey Oatmeal Bowl

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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 serving


  • 1 cup reduced-fat milk

  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup or honey

  • 3 slices banana, one of them halved

  • 2 blueberries


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

316 Calories
8g Fat
50g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 21g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 13g 27%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Vitamin A 483IU 10%
Vitamin C 3mg 4%
Folate 38mcg 9%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Calcium 321mg 25%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 76mg 18%
Potassium 609mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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