Carrot Oats Porridge: Healthy porridge recipe for babies and toddlers with homemade oats cereal and carrots. Oats is a versatile and best food for babies with calcium, protein, fiber, etc.,.The Carrot Oats Porridge is flavorsome and tempting and ideal for babies as a breakfast or dinner!
This carrot oats porridge doesn’t need any extra sweetener; the inherent sweetness of carrots gives a sweet taste to the oatmeal. This carrot oats porridge can be given to babies from 6 months. Check out other oats recipes for babies and toddlers too.
Now let’s get on to check how to make carrot oats porridge for babies and toddlers.
Carrot Oats Porridge Recipe for Babies and Toddlers
- Soak two dates in warm water. Wash carrot in running water well. Peel the skin off from the carrot with a peeler. Then slice them into pieces. Transfer the carrot slices into a pressure cooker and add 1/2 cup of water
- Pressure cook the carrots in medium flame for one whistle. Open the cooker once pressure released.
- Transfer the cooked carrots along with soaked dates to a blender.
- Grind it into a smooth paste. Set aside.
- Take the oats in a pan and 1 cup of water to it. (If using the whole oats, Grind it in a mixer to a slightly coarse powder and use)
- Mix well with a whisk. Make sure that no lumps are formed. Cook the oats in low, medium flame for 3 to 5 minutes or until it is thoroughly cooked in sauce consistency. Keep stirring while cooking.
- Once the oats are thoroughly cooked, add ground carrot puree and nuts powder. Mix well.
- Switch off the flame once done. For babies below one year, switch off the porridge at this stage & add breastmilk or formula when the porridge is warm.
- For babies above one year, use cows milk & boil it further for 2-3 minutes and remove from flame.
Here is the video of how to make carrot oats porridge for Babies and Toddlers
- This carrot oats porridge will become thick after cooling down, so switch off the flame accordingly. Adjust with warm water or milk while feeding if it becomes too thick.
- Generally, oats don’t cause any allergies, but check for symptoms and stop feeding your baby if you find any.
- You can add a tsp of palm sugar powder for babies above one year.
- Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.
- Salt or sugar is not advisable for babies under one year.
- Adding breastmilk/formula or cows milk is optional.