Oats Apple Porridge – healthy porridge recipe made oats and apples. I have already a posted a plain oats porridge recipe with homemade oatmeal cereal . This oats apple porridge is a nice variation to that with the healthy addition of apples. Its light on the stomach and hence its perfect for breakfast or even dinner. I made this oats porridge with plain water, but cows milk can be used as well for toddlers.
This apple oats porridge recipe can be given to babies from 8 months and check here on introducing and selecting oats for babies. This porridge tastes good even plain without adding any additional sweetener as it has natural sweetness from the apples. But you can add jaggery syrup, dates syrup or raisins paste to enhance the taste.
- Homemade oatmeal Cereal/ Whole oats - ¼ cup
- Water - 1 cup
- Medium sized Apple - 1
- Take ¼ cup of whole oats or oatmeal cereal mix in a saucepan. Add 1 cup of water and mix well with a whisk. Make sure there are no lumps remained. Add sweetener at this stage if using. Give a quick stir. Cook the porridge for 5 minutes until it becomes slightly thick.
- In the meantime, wash the apples thoroughly and peel the skin using a peeler. Then grate the apples using a grater. Keep it ready.
- Once the porridge is cooked well, add grated apples. Mix well.
- Cook it further for 3-5 minutes until the apples are cooked well and switch off the flame. Cool it down and serve warm. If using breastmilk/formula, add it once the porridge is cooled down.
- If the porridge becomes too thick, add boiled water/formula or breast-milk to adjust the consistency while feeding your baby.
- For small babies, you can use apple puree instead of grated apples.
- You could also use 1 cup of boiled cows milk instead of water for babies above one year.
- Skip sweetener for babies below one year. Use dates syrup or raisins paste (soak raisins overnight and make a paste with little water using a blender and add it) if required.
- Always check with your doctor before giving any new food to your baby.