Oats are packed with protein, fiber, and overall nutrition for everyone. Oats for babies can serve as a great base for all sorts of exciting and introductory meals. Turn raisin puree into an even tastier and more filling twist– by combining it with an oats recipe for babies! Here’s one of our favorites: an apple raisin oatmeal your baby is sure to love!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1/4 cup of fine oats (preferably steel cut)
A handful of raisins
A pinch or two of cinnamon powder
Peeled and cubed apple
Peeled and cubed pear
1/2 teaspoon of flax seeds (optional)
Here’s what you’ll do:
- Let water come to a rolling boil for 2 minutes, then add the oats. Stir frequently and add raisins and cinnamon. Make sure oats are fully cooked.
- While the oats are cooking, steam the cubed apples and pears in your steamer/food maker. Use the 1-Step Food Maker Deluxe which makes this recipe a breeze. Steam for 15 minutes, or until soft.
- Drain water from steamed fruits and add cooked oat mixture to the food maker.
- Another great option to boost nutrition is to add 1/2 teaspoon of flax seeds. If your little eater is really new to the dinner table, consider grinding the seeds to a powder prior to adding.
- Blend to desired consistency. Use the blend function once on the 1-Step Food Maker Deluxe, which equates to about 30 seconds.
- Transfer to baby safe bowl, stir, and enjoy!
What types of oats are best for a baby?
We suggest feeding your baby steel-cut oats. Steel-cut oats are unprocessed, which means the baby gets all the nutrients found naturally in the grain. Parents can blend the oats into a powder for even finer mixing or keep them as-is for fuller bites!
How many raisins can a baby eat in a day?
While there isn’t a particular limit, it’s recommended to start your baby with about a tablespoon of raisins per day. Raisins are high in sugar and can also be a choking hazard for infants; that’s why we recommend cooking and blending a small handful into a raisin puree that can be added to your apple raisin oats recipe.
Are pears good for babies?
Yes! Pears are nutrient-dense and blend well into any oats recipe for babies– especially our apple raisin oatmeal! Pears make for a great fundamental food, and their flavor is versatile to blend with all sorts of other healthy foods.
Is cinnamon safe for babies?
Yes! Cinnamon is commonly safe for babies and helps add a little flavor to any dish– including any oats recipe for babies or this apple raisin oatmeal. Some babies’ skin may react with a mild, harmless rash when cinnamon makes contact (around the mouth, for example), but parents shouldn’t worry.
Aisha is a Pakistani Canadian mother who found herself looking for ways to keep up with home cooking as a new mom of 3. She started her Instagram @baby.eatts to share simple and nutritious meals that she makes for her experienced eaters Zenya (8 years), and Aydin (6 years), and her new little eater, Amiri (6 months). With her recipes and tips, Aisha hopes to help other moms have a fun, easy, and fulfilling journey with their newest member at the dinner table.