Monday, May 26, 2014

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal | Baby & Toddler Food Ideas

Mealtimes are always a challenge with little ones. They become more picky as they grow. Feeding my LO with a healthy balanced meal has always been a tricky task for me. But sneaking in "healthy stuff" into something he eats has been working so far. Touch wood! My LO likes, well like is too strong a word when it comes to his eating. He likes eats oatmeal when it is a little sweet. But he has never been a big fan of fruits except for bananas. So I sneaked in an apple to his breakfast bowl. That satisfies his daily fruit serving and since apple is sweet, he doesn't notice :).

Serves - 1
Rolled (old fashioned) oats - 1/2 cup
Water - 3/4 cup
Whole milk - 1/4 cup
Apple - 1 medium
Cinnamon - 1/4 tsp
Salt - a dash
Sugar - 1-2 tsp

Peel, core and chop the apples. Blend to make a puree. In a medium Microwave-proof bowl, mix the oats and water. Cook in the microwave oven for 1-1/2 minutes. Mix once and microwave again for 30 seconds. Mix the apple puree, cinnamon, salt and milk and microwave again for 30 to 60 seconds. Allow a minute or two of standby time (allowing it to rest in the microwave undisturbed). Mix in the sugar per taste and serve.
Notes: For babies less than 10 months old, use a hand blender to puree the cooked oatmeal before serving.

Linking this up to Healthy Diets: Healthy Breakfasts event of Priya hosted by Nandoos Kitchen and to Srivalli's Come Join Us for Breakfast.


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