Finally Winter seems to have arrived. The mornings are frosty, the days are crisp and now I am just wishing for snow as Christmas draws closer.
My favourite breakfast at this time of year is lovely warm porridge so I have been experimenting with the best way to make it for my little munchkin.
- 3 tablespoons of porridge oats
- About 50ml of expressed breastmilk or formula (It is suggested by the NHS that you can use cow’s milk from 12 months, if you choose to use it remember to use the full fat variety)
- 6 blueberries (Other fruit suggestions; 1/2 mashed banana, puréed pear stired in once cooked or raspberries.)
Spoon your porridge oats into a microwaveable bowl. Make sure the sides of the bowl are quite high as the porridge will rise up in the bowl and can overflow if the bowl is too small.
Add the breastmilk or formula until the oats are covered.
Stir in the blueberries.
Put in the microwave for 2 minutes.
Take out, stir and allow to cool. Check the blueberries are not hot in the middle before giving to your baby.
- Load the spoon for your child if they are still in the early stages of weaning but hand it to them so they feed themselves.
- Put a mat down as porridge oats are a nightmare to get out of carpet.
- Once the porridge has cooled completely you can compress it into balls that your baby can pick up with their fingers.
A firm favourite with baby and husband (obviously I make ours with cow’s milk).
Positives: Warm, healthy and full of fruit.
Negatives: Baby may struggle to use the spoon.