Fruity Maple Oatmeal

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Get your toddler excited about oatmeal with this sweet rendition, full of fun flavors like maple, cinnamon, and apricots. Make a big batch on Monday and store leftovers in the fridge for fast, hot breakfasts all week long.

1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
2 2/3 cups milk (whole milk for toddlers, 1% for kids over 2)
1/3 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup maple syrup
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped apricots, fresh or canned

1. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, combine the oats and milk. Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes.
2. Stir in the wheat germ, maple syrup, cinnamon, and apricots. Microwave 2 to 5 minutes more until very thick. Serve hot; refrigerate leftovers for 2 to 3 days

Makes 4 servings