6 Healthy Oatmeal Recipes for Kids (That Taste Like Custard!)

Custard Oatmeal 6 Different Ways

Now that the weather is getting colder, I crave a warm breakfast to jump start my day. I had a brilliant idea one day as I was trying to get my oatmeal to, well, simply taste better. I mean, I generally like oatmeal, but I wanted it to taste great without adding a bunch of cream, butter, sugar, or other unhealthy, high calorie ingredients. I was poking around my cabinets looking for add-ins, and spied a box of sugar-free pudding mix… and since that day, custard oatmeal has been my go-to breakfast almost every. single. day! I cannot convey in words how absolutely yummy these recipes are! Yummy enough to get your kids to eat oatmeal with you!

These 6 oatmeal recipes for kids are just a start – get creative with their favorite flavors and ingredients!

Strawberry Lemonade Oatmeal

Lemon Custard Oatmeal with Strawberries

  • 2/3 C Oatmeal
  • 1 1/3 C Water
  • 1.5 Tbsp sugar free lemon pudding mix (about 1/4 or 1/3 of the package)
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 packets of stevia
  • 1/4 cup sliced strawberries

Place all ingredients in a bowl, mixing well (pudding mix can get clumps). Microwave for 2 minutes, enjoy!

Almond Joy Oatmeal

Almond Joy Oatmeal

  • 2/3 C Oatmeal
  • 1 1/3 C Water
  • 1.5 Tbsp sugar free chocolate fudge pudding mix (about 1/4 or 1/3 of the package)
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 packets of stevia
  • 2 TBSP unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 serving chopped roasted almonds

Place all ingredients in a bowl, mixing well (pudding mix can get clumps). Microwave for 2 minutes, enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

  • 2/3 C Oatmeal
  • 1 1/3 C Water
  • 1.5 Tbsp sugar free chocolate fudge pudding mix (about 1/4 or 1/3 of the package)
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 oz cocktail peanuts

Place all ingredients except peanut butter in a bowl, mixing well (pudding mix can get clumps). Place peanut butter on top without mixing and microwave for 2 minutes. After heating, the peanut butter will be warm enough to stir well into the oatmeal. Enjoy!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Oatmeal

  • 2/3 C Oatmeal
  • 1 1/3 C Water
  • 1.5 Tbsp sugar free vanilla pudding mix (about 1/4 or 1/3 of the package)
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 pitted cherries, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp mini chocolate chips

Place all ingredients except mini chocolate chips in a bowl, mixing well (pudding mix can get clumps). Microwave for 2 minutes. After heating, top with mini chocolate chips. No need to stir them in, because leaving them unmixed keeps their flavor from getting diluted. Enjoy!

Banana Cream Pie Oatmeal

Banana Cream Pie

  • 2/3 C Oatmeal
  • 1 1/3 C Water
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1.5 Tbsp sugar free vanilla pudding mix (about 1/4 or 1/3 of the package)
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 10-12 crushed mini Nilla Wafers

Place all ingredients except Nilla Wafers in a bowl, mixing well (pudding mix can get clumps). After heating, top the oatmeal with the Nilla Wafers. They get soggy fast if you mix them in, so keep them unmixed as you eat if possible. Enjoy!

Caramel Apple Oatmeal

Caramel Apple Oatmeal

  • 2/3 C Oatmeal
  • 1 1/3 C Water
  • 1.5 Tbsp sugar free butterscotch pudding mix (about 1/4 or 1/3 of the package)
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp maple flavoring
  • 1 Tbsp slivered almonds (optional)

Place all ingredients in a bowl, mixing well (pudding mix can get clumps). Microwave for 2 minutes, enjoy!

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Founder and CEO of Woo! Jr. Kids Activities, Wendy loves creating crafts, activities and printables that help teachers educate and give parents creative ways to spend time with their children.

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