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.
- 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 ½ 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.