27 August 2012

Baby Bites: Apple and Peach Oatmeal

Fresh fruits are a great addition when flavoring oatmeal for your baby.

Time to share another winning baby food recipe with my fellow mommas. This one is an adjustment of a recipe I made before, apple oatmeal. For that version, I used whole oats. They made the meal thick and sticky, although not unsatisfactory in flavor. I just don't think Baby Nerd was a fan of the texture. So when I wanted to give oatmeal another go, I decided to substitute the whole oats with steel-cut oats, as well as throw in another one of my favorite fruits: the peach. As always, I don't always measure the ingredients I use, so the amounts given below are approximations. If you try this recipe for your baby, taste often and make adjustments as you go!

Ingredients needed:
  • 2 whole apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 whole peach, peeled and chopped, stone removed
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground ginger
  • water
  • roughly 1/4 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
Directions:

Place the chopped fruit in the bottom of a 2-quart pot and add water to immerse the fruit almost halfway. Cook on medium heat (covered) until the fruit becomes soft enough to mash. Throw the heat down to low. Add seasonings and mash everything together. If your child is older than 9 months, less mashing and more stirring. If your child is younger than 9 months, pureeing or milling might be a better option. There will most likely be water (now mixed with juice from the apples and peach) still left in your pot, so go ahead and add your oats and allow to cook until soft. You can always add more water as the oats soak up the moisture. Stir so that the oats are evenly dispersed throughout the cooked fruit. Serve warm. Store up to one week in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. Thaw carefully before serving.

After tasting this meal for Baby Nerd, I seriously wanted to eat every last ounce. The subtlety of the ginger. The sweet blend of brown sugar with cinnamon. The essence of peach amid the apples. There isn't a packet of instant oatmeal anywhere that could match the taste in this recipe. Hope your baby enjoys it!


3 comments:

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