Baby A turns 9 months this week and is crawling and climbing everything so it is important that I can make healthy breakfasts so she is full of energy for all her adventures.
This pink porridge packs in 3 fruits and fills her with slow releasing carbohydrates and protein in the morning. It’s not just for babies though as I enjoy it too and so does J! You can add a drizzle of honey if you want to sweeten it a little.
As we have done elements of baby led weaning since the start, baby A is good with eating lumps but if you have been doing purees then around 7-9 months is the time to start introducing more lumps into their meals. This recipe is still fairly smooth with some small soft lumps for them to enjoy and is perfect for this stage of weaning.
125ml dairy free milk
Handful strawberries or rasberries
Mash the banana and rasberries/strawberries. Add to a saucepan with oats and milk over a low heat. Dice apple into 1/2cm cubes and add to the porridge. Cook gently for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Baby A is also starting to eat more now – some days I think she eats more than J! We have been testing out some of Hipp’s products as part of their #weanteam and she particularly enjoys their strawberry fruit pots with apple pieces. They have over 40 recipes for different stages so you can easily introduce more tastes and textures. If you are unsure about introducing lumps to your baby then take a look at this video from Hipp’s nutitionist for some useful tips.