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MCSA Lockdown Tip 65

MCSA Lockdown Tip 65

Lockdown Day 65 – Susanne’s Super Oats


A good hearty breakfast on a cold winter morning sets the tone for a great day! Oats is an excellent breakfast food with slow releasing energy. We are sure that your children will enjoy creating this tasty bowl of oats.


Well… to be honest … it is more like Susanne’s version of Kauai’s delicious oat breakfast!!


  • Cooked oats
  • A small to medium sized banana per person
  • A tablespoon of plain yoghurt per person
  • A teaspoon of almond butter per person (you can also use peanut butter)
  • A tablespoon of honey per person
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon


  • Cook the oats as per the instructions on the packet. The child may be able to help stir the oats while in the pot depending on the set up of your kitchen. Care will need to be taken to explain the heat source.
  • Invite the child to peel and mash one banana per person on a chopping board. Use a fork to develop hand and finger strength!
  • Ask the child to help you to lay out the containers of yoghurt, almond/peanut butter, honey and cinnamon, each with its own spoon. Name the ingredients as you do this with the child.
  • Place a side plate at the end of the row of containers (for the used spoons after serving).


  • Lay out the number of bowls required.
  • Divide the mashed banana into the bowls.
  • Spoon the cooked oats over the mashed banana.
  • Ask the child to open the yoghurt and smooth a tablespoon of yoghurt side of the oats. Place the used spoon on the side plate. A quick lick of the spoon (once all the yoghurt has been dished out is advised!)
  • Next, invite the child to remove the lid from the almond/peanut butter and place one scoop into each bowl. The child can decide where to put this ‘artistically’! Lick off the spoon and place it on the side plate.
  • The honey pot is next. Depending on how runny the honey is, you may want to help the child retrieve a spoon of honey from the jar and drizzle it over the oats in a zig-zag or swirly pattern.
  • Lick off the spoon and place it on the side plate.
  • Lastly, invite the child to sprinkle the cinnamon over the top.

The super-duper-breakfast oats are now ready to be enjoyed!


After breakfast, the ingredients need to be put back in the fridge/cupboard, and the side plate of spoons and the bowl and spoon that were eaten from a need to be washed and packed away.


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