Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"Old Fashioned" Baby Oatmeal

Hmm such an exciting topic. The trick to this is grinding a whole bunch of oats up so you do not have to drag out the food processor every time.

Start with good ol' fashioned quaker oats.

Grind them up in the food processor. If your baby is older, you can leave it a little chunkier.

You are supposed to sprinkle and stir at the same time. Hard to do when taking a picture and sprinkling at the same time. And that burner behind the pan is stained not dirty.

I mixed in a cube of banana/blueberry puree. Pretty purplely goodness!

Extra points if you can spot what is wrong with this picture! Hint: It was something he was snacking on while I was making his oatmeal.

Oatmeal Baby Cereal
Courtesy of wholesomebabyfood.com

1/4 cup of ground oats (do NOT use instant or Quick Cook), ground in blender or food processor
3/4 cup - 1 cup water

1. Bring liquid to boil in saucepan. Add the oatmeal powder while stirring constantly.
3. Simmer for 10 minutes (I did mine for 7 minutes), whisking constantly, mix in formula or breast milk and fruits if desired
3. Serve warm.


Tish said...

What a good idea. Since Jack is starting his oatmeal consumption at 8 months he may one day have eaten more than his great grandpa did, but it's doubtful. Your pictures continue to be great shots. Why had he been eating vitamins?

Jenny said...

Cheerios! Not vitamins...

Crystal said...

I was totally wondering how to make "real" oatmeal for baby! Thanks for the tip! She's almost old enough to gum the real stuff now, but I'm thinking this may be a good alternative until she gets some top teeth in. With a little applesauce...yum!