1-2 tablespoonsshredded cheese (can omit, add less or more)
stir-in:cooked zucchini and bell pepper, chopped
Sweet potato oatmeal
1/3cupmashed sweet potato
stir-in:fresh parsley, finely chopped
Tahini Broccoli oatmeal
stir-inscooked broccoli, chopped; more tahini if desired
In a microwave-safe bowl or mug, mix all the base ingredients along with the additional once (minus the stir-ins) from the oatmeal you're making
Microwave on high for 1 1/2 min, stir, and microwave for another 30-45 seconds, until desired consistency is achieved.
Once cooked, add the stir-ins. Wait until completely cooled before serving to baby
To cook over the stovetop
Heat milk or water on the stove and once it simmers, pour the oats in. Slowly add in one well-whisked egg a little bit at a time, stirring well. Add in the extra ingredients as suggested in these recipes. Once all of the egg is incorporated, continuing stirring the oatmeal until light and fluffy.
If you’re desiring a more pudding-like consistency, simply blend.Offer a spoon but chances are your baby will just dive in with their hands and that's ok! Resist the urge to interfere and continuously wiping them.Alternatively, you can shape into balls or fingers to make the oatmeal easier to eat. If you happen to plan ahead, refrigerate for 30 minutes or so after shaping. This will make the balls firmer.Be sure to pair with a source of vitamin C to baby oatmeal to help absorb the iron in oats.