Indy has loved porridge since he was 6 months old – it was the first breakfast I gave him once we had moved on from fruit and veg, and for some reason he only likes it with banana! It’s one of the only meals I still had to spoon feed him, which is why I started making porridge bites a couple of months ago. They are still porridge in principle, but are the perfect solid size for him to pick up. You can also be as creative as you want for toppings to make them a bit more exciting! The recipe is really simple, and is super quick to make, so easy to do in the morning.
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup whole milk
¼ cup raisins
Mix the oats and milk in a bowl and add the raisins
Spoon into silicon cake moulds or a muffin tray and lightly flatten down
Microwave for 2-3 minutes – I judge this by eye really. I like them to firm up so they hold their shape when out of the mould, but not really hard
Cool in the moulds and serve
Any spares can be kept in a Tupperware or tin
The recipe makes about 9 bites, and I give 3 to Indy for each meal. I find changing the toppings mean he doesnt get bored if he has them a few consecutive days, and they always consist of things we already have in the fridge or the cupboard! Some of our regular ones are:
Yoghurt and blueberries (or any kind of berry!)
Peanut butter and banana
Peanut butter and apple
Frozen berries heated and reduced down into a compote
Comment below if you have any other good toppings we can try!