Friday, August 16, 2013

Making Baby Food: Apple Oatmeal Cereal

This week, I started to add home-made oatmeal cereal to Naomi's diet.

Oats are high in fibre, calcium, protein and some B vitamins plus they are so delicious. I normally prepare Naomi's oatmeal cereal by cooking some spoons of oats with water and her formula milk powder. However, this morning, I added the goodness of apple into her oatmeal cereal and she loves it.

Mixing the goodness of apple and oats in one bowl.

Apple Oatmeal Cereal
Suitable for babies aged  10 months old ++

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 Apple, peeled and cut into really small dices
  • 3 tbs of oats
  • 150 ml (formula) milk
  • a little bit of water to soften the apple dices

Tutorial:
  1. Boil a little bit water in a pan and pour the apple dices. Cook until the apple dices are soft, drain them and set aside.
  2. Place the oats, cooked apple dices and formula milk in a pan. 
  3. Bring the mixture into a slow boil while whisking constantly.
  4. Cook the cereal until the oats and milk are well cooked.
  5. Serve the cereal to baby when it is not too hot.

As my soon-to-be 11 months old Naomi doesn't really eat very soft porridge any more, I don't purée the apple for her cereal. However, if your baby is younger than her, you might want to purée the apple (or any other fruits you prefer) for the oatmeal cereal. Another way is to run the cooked cereal and fruit in a blender before serving it to your baby so it's easier for your young baby to digest.

Remember, the ideal age for starting baby on solid food is 6 months old.

Need more nutritional information and recipes in using oats for baby food? Read more about it here.

4 comments:

  1. What type of oats are you using? Normal Quaker oats?

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  2. Yummy, i feed that to my kids too. I normally add Cinnamon to it. The smell of cinnamon fills the kitchen. it is heavenly!!

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    1. I can imagine the heavenly smell of cinnamon! Will try this next time! Thanks for the reminder =)

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