Weaning · Weaning Recipe

Homemade Porridge

This is a super easy recipe to make baby porridge. You can use most porridge oats from the supermarket. Making your own porridge is cost-effective and if like me you have porridge every morning then it’s also readily accessible. 

In preparation of weaning the Little Fella, I’ve started to make porridge and freezing them. One of the main reasons is due to me finding it difficult to express so I want to get a build up of breakfasts in case I can’t prepare any when the Little Fella needs them. 

I decided to start weaning with porridge first as I thought it would be a similar taste to what the Little Fella is used to so it wasn’t too much of a shock and a gentle transition but it also allowed him to get use to a new texture.

There are quite a lot of brands that make baby porridge but it is very simple to make yourself at a fraction of the price.

Ingredients:

Rolled Oats

Milk – breast milk, formula or cows milk

Recipe:

  1. Blitz porridge oats in a food processor until you get a flour like consistency
  2. Add two parts milk (breast milk, formula or cows milk) to one part porridge oats into a saucepan
  3. Gently heat the mixture whilst stirring regularly until you get a purée like consistency.

With any left over porridge oats simply put into an air tight container and use when needed. If you have made a big batch to f baby porridge put into ice cube trays or containers suitable for the freezer and freeze for a later date. Remember to date the baby porridge.

The great thing about using baby porridge is as your baby gets older you can add different flavours, for example, puréed apple or pear.

If you try this recipe let me know in the comments below and please tell me if you incorporate any other flavours into your baby’s porridge that I could try with the Little Fella. Remember to take a photo and tag me on instagram @cradletalk

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