Brunch with family and friends can be a treat any time of the year, but spring’s fresh, seasonal ingredients and warmer days practically beg loved ones to gather for the morning meal.
These cute, kid-friendly Bunny Oatmeal and Easy Egg Casserole recipes are simple and made with real foods like milk, bringing richness and flavor, and ingredients you can feel good serving to kids.
Whether it’s skim milk for lighter lattes with friends, 2% milk to wash down birthday cake or strawberry milk for a sweet celebration surrounding the game-winning goal, milk’s already a part of the foods — and meaningful moments — that matter. (Family Features)
Recipe courtesy of Tiffany Edwards of Creme de la Crumb on behalf of Milk Life
1/3 cup instant oats
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2/3 small banana
2 fresh blueberries
1/2 small strawberry chocolate syrup (optional)
1 glass milk (8 ounces)
In microwave-safe bowl, stir oats, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and brown sugar. Microwave on high 30-60 seconds and stir.
Cut banana in half crosswise. Cut 1 1/8-inch thick coin slice from flat ends of each banana half. Place two banana slices in upper third of oatmeal bowl, side by side, to make eyes. Top each banana slice with one blueberry.
Place remaining banana halves at top of bowl, hanging out, to create ears.
Place strawberry in middle of bowl to make nose then drizzle chocolate, if desired, to make mouth and whiskers.
Serve with 8-ounce glass of real milk for added nutrition.
Nutritional information per serving: 320 calories; 2 g fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 18 g protein; 59 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 190 mg sodium; 550 mg calcium. Nutrition figures based on using fat-free milk and include 8-ounce glass of milk.
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