Oatmeal with Frozen Fruit is the Easy Breakfast Kids Love

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Oatmeal with frozen fruit is a favorite breakfast for my kids. Not only is it an easy breakfast for kids, but oatmeal with frozen fruit is also the most delicious! Sweet raspberries, blueberries and strawberries (all rich in fiber and antioxidants) bring zing to oatmeal (also full of fiber!)

It’s super simple, filling and best of all, this is a breakfast kids love.



Oatmeal with Frozen Fruit

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The ratio of oatmeal can easily change depending on how many servings you need. To make oatmeal with frozen fruit for 2 kids, follow the recipe below and update when you need to feed more people.

  • Author: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of foodlets.com
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: feeds 23 kids 1x



  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats, uncooked
  • 2 cups water
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 1 cup frozen fruit (we like mixed berries)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (we like triple cream vanilla)
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa nibs


  1. In a small saucepan, combine oats with 2 cups of water. Sprinkle a pinch of salt into the pan.
  2. Cook on medium-high heat about 5 minutes until your oatmeal begins to thicken. 
  3. Add the frozen fruit to your oatmeal and stir. Cook for about 2 minutes until the berries begin to soften.
  4. Serve this oatmeal with frozen fruit in a bowl, topped with a scoop of Greek vanilla yogurt and a sprinkle of cocoa nibs (or mini chocolate chips).

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Health benefits of oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of the best breakfasts for kids. Researchers at Harvard report that oatmeal helps protect against heart disease and diabetes while also helping kids feel full and supporting healthy digestion.

Plus, it’s so easy to make!

Oatmeal is the base for a lot of our favorite recipes, like these:

  • Chocolate Chip & Dried Cranberry Oat Cups
  • Double Chocolate Baked Oatmeal
  • Easy Homemade Granola
  • Strawberry Overnight Oats

Health benefits of frozen fruit

Don’t underestimate the health benefits of frozen fruit! CNN reports that “frozen fruit and vegetables may be even better for you than fresh.” Here’s why:

Going frozen means you can enjoy your favorite berries or peaches during wintertime. It also means less spoilage, allowing you to enjoy produce when it’s close to its nutritional best – that is, whenever you decide to consume it.

In fact, research has revealed that frozen fruits and vegetables can have just as many vitamins – and sometimes more – as compared to fresh.

“In terms of the ways humans have come up with preserving foods, freezing comes up at the top for preserving nutrients,” said study author Ali Bouzari, who is a culinary scientist and author of “Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food.” “If you can’t afford fresh or live in an area where a bodega down the street is all the access to produce you can get, it’s important for people to know that frozen is a viable alternative.”

Aside from preserving vitamins, freezing is the best way to preserve beneficial plant compounds that help protect against disease, explained Mary Ann Lila, director of the Plants for Human Health Institute at North Carolina State University.


We use frozen fruit in tons of ways! Here are some of our favorites:

  • Easy Cobbler with Frozen Blueberries
  • How to Make Pancake Syrup with Frozen Fruit
  • Super Simple Blackberry Crisp
  • Protein Packed Peach Smoothies

Kids Love Oatmeal with Frozen Fruit

Between the health benefits and how easy it is to make, oatmeal with frozen fruit is a winner every time. Fruit is an easy sell with most kids — but tends to decrease as kids get older. In fact, the most recent findings from the CDC show:

  • In 2015–2018, approximately three-quarters of children and adolescents aged 2–19 (75.3%) consumed fruit on a given day.
  • A little more than 90% of children and adolescents aged 2–19 consumed vegetables on a given day.

Frozen fruit is especially affordable and convenient, and as mentioned above, it’s at least as healthy as fresh.


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