• Description:

    Packed with vitamins, protein, minerals and fibre, this porridge recipe is an absolute winner as far as healthy breakfast ideas go. A combination of rolled oats and apple make for tasty, nutritious baby food that’s great for getting your little one started on solids.

  • Ingredients:

    ½ cup rolled oats
    ¾ cup water
    ¼ cup apple juice

    1 naturally sweet apple; peeled, cored and diced
    Pinch of nutmeg

    1 tbsp. sultanas
    ½ cup milk

  • Method:

    1. Pour the water and juice into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
    2. Add the diced apple and sultanas, then sprinkle in the rolled oats, stirring well.
    3. Return the mixture to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer.
    4. Add the nutmeg and cook until thick (10 - 15 minutes).
    5. Stir in the milk before serving.
    6. If this recipe is too lumpy for your baby, you can puree it directly in the pot using a hand blender.
    7. Another alternative is to soak the sultanas to soften them, then puree them before adding them to the dish.

    Content supplied by: Anthea de Villiers, Registered Dietitian (SA)