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four oatmeals shaped into balls and plated on a white plate

Vegetable Baby Oatmeal

Want to add more vegetables to your baby or toddler’s breakfast? If so, you’re going to love these savory baby oatmeals or porridges!
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Ingredients

Base Recipe

  • 1/2 cup (50g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup breastmilk or canned full fat coconut milk
  • 1 medium egg, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds (or flax or hemp seeds)

Zucchini and Bell pepper Oatmeal

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1-2 tablespoons shredded cheese (can omit, add less or more)
  • stir-in: cooked zucchini and bell pepper, chopped

Sweet potato oatmeal

  • 1/3 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • stir-in: fresh parsley, finely chopped

Tahini Broccoli oatmeal

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • stir-ins cooked broccoli, chopped; more tahini if desired

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.
Course breakfast, snack
Cuisine American
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