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 a 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.