This recipe for oatmeal porridge (or porridge) is a common breakfast for many children. Currently, there are many families who practice the BLW method, which has led them to rethink what has been established for years: the bottle and cereals. From the age of 6 months, the little ones are usually ready to start with complementary feeding and therefore to gradually introduce cereals into their diet.
But… oh friend, doubts return, what is the best way to introduce them? Can all cereals be used? Are they bought at the pharmacy, the herbalist or the supermarket? Ecological or normal? In baby food or in a bottle? And now what can you do for breakfast? Can they eat cookies? Better go step by step!
To tell why this recipe for oatmeal porridge is a common recipe in the BLW method, you have to think about a regular breakfast. Surely the first thing that comes to mind is a coffee / cocoa, toast with tomato or jam, cookies, industrial pastries, cereals … But how much sugar is ingested from first thing in the morning?
Oatmeal is a very complete and balanced cereal. Along with carbohydrates and fiber, it provides more protein, fat and minerals than other cereals
Since childhood, sugar is very present in the diet, starting with infant cereals, which are usually dextrinated, hydrolyzed, or with maltodextrins. They are products that are so highly ground, supposedly to facilitate the baby’s digestion , that on a physical level, when they are digested, the body recognizes them as a sugar.
Speaking of these cereals, there is no need to introduce 8 cereals at once, like many porridges that are currently sold. Does an adult eat 8 different types of cereals daily? The ingredients of these cereal porridges usually include: wheat, oats, barley, spelled, rye, triticale, rice and corn, as well as sugars and vanilla aromas.
With this recipe for oatmeal porridge, the baby is given the best cereal that can be given, which is flaked oats, a great source of iron, fiber, calcium and complex hydrates . Since they are not ground, they do not taste sweet; It must be borne in mind that the palate is used to sweetness from breast milk or formula, so if this flavor is promoted, then it will cost a lot to introduce other foods, such as fruit or vegetables, that do not have that sweetness. In addition, it is earned financially, since “baby” cereals are more expensive.
There are things that must be taken into account when preparing this recipe: if it is prepared for a baby, it cannot be sweetened with honey , due to the risk of botulism, it should not have whole nuts or pieces, that if ground, for risk of choking and regarding the fruit, be very careful with whole grapes, blueberries, blackberries, and any small fruit or raw apple, it is better to roast it.
Preparation Of The Oat Porridge Recipe
To make this recipe for oatmeal porridge: –
To make the porridge you can use water, or normal or vegetable milk if it has already been introduced to the baby.
If you use normal milk, you do not need to use formula milk.
This recipe can also be made with breast milk.
Oats contain avenin, a protein similar to gluten, however, the vast majority of celiac @ s are able to tolerate oats not contaminated with wheat.
This recipe for oatmeal porridge is perfect for the little ones to leave the bottle and start with solid breakfasts. Other recipes that the little ones in the house like are cauliflower nuggets made in a simple way and in a short time, or homemade chicken fingers using real ingredients.