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Apple Oatmeal For Babies/ Toddlers

This apple oatmeal for babies is simple and easy to make. Flavored with apple and touch of cinnamon this baby oatmeal can be ready in just under 10 minutes. Adjust it’s texture according to your baby’s age by adding a little breast milk, or other type of milk to make it silkier and smoother. This baby oatmeal porridge makes a delicious breakfast that can be served for babies 6 months and up, toddlers and even older kids.

Apple oatmeal for babies toddlers 2 ways: smooth and silky and thick for older kids.
Baby oatmeal with grated apple and cinnamon, thicker texture for toddlers and smoother texture for small babies.

When starting serving oatmeal for babies, at first make it plain with no added ingredients so your baby can get accustomed to the taste and texture, and then you can progress to adding fruits and vegetables to your baby’s oatmeal and expand their taste palate.

Provided that your baby is already accustomed to single food purees categorized as stage 1 baby food, combining oatmeal with apples is a great way to transition to more complex stage 2 baby food meals. This apple oatmeal provides nutrients, fiber and helps your baby feel full for longer.

Apple oatmeal for toddlers.
Apple oatmeal for toddlers.

How To Make Apple Oatmeal For Babies

Making oatmeal for babies with apple is pretty simple, here are the steps:

  1. Grate an apple with a box grater and set aside. You’ll need one small apple or half of a large apple.
  2. Cook the oatmeal with regular rolled oats and water. Add 2 times as much water and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the grated apple and cinnamon, if using, and cook for 3-5 minutes (stir occasionally while it cooks). Cooking the fruit along with the oatmeal will yield a more intense flavor and a softer texture. 
  4. Then blend with a blender. Then you can adjust the consistency and add more liquid (milk) if needed. For best results use a baby blender or a hand held blender.
Process shots showing how to make oatmeal for babies.
How to make an apple oatmeal recipe for babies.

For 6 month old babies:

Babies at 6 months don’t know how to chew yet, so you need to make sure the apple oatmeal porridge has a smoother texture, by adding more liquid and blending until silky smooth.

Smooth oatmeal for babies.
Smooth oatmeal for babies.

Apple Oatmeal For 8-9 Month Old Babies:

Once your baby learns to chew and handle chunkier food in the mouth (typically between 7 and 9 months) you can cook regular rolled oats with chunks of apple together.

Once cooked, it will turn into a mushy tender oat porridge and then you can add any additional liquid after cooking (plant milk, breastmilk), including spices. No need to use a blender anymore.

More Baby Apple & Oatmeal Recipes:

Related: Baby Oatmeal Cookies + Variations (9 months +)

This apple oatmeal for baby is simple and easy to make. Flavored with apple and touch of cinnamon this baby oatmeal can be ready in just under 10 minutes. Adjust it’s texture according to your baby’s age by adding a little breast milk, or other milk to make it smoother. This baby oatmeal porridge makes a delicious breakfast that can be served for babies 6 months and up, toddlers and older kids. #oatmealforbaby #oatmealforbabies #appleoatmeal #oatmealbabyfood #babyoatmeal #babyporridge

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oatmeal for babies with apple

Apple Oatmeal For Babies/ Toddlers

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Apple oatmeal for babies – simple, easy, nutritious and flavorful. Ready in just 10 minutes. Serve this baby oatmeal with a touch of cinnamon and adjust it’s texture according to your baby’s age by adding a little breast milk, or other type of milk to make it silkier and smoother. This baby porridge makes a delicious breakfast or meal that can be served for babies 6 months and up, toddlers and even older kids.
DIETS: Dairy Free
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Baby Food
Servings 4 baby servings
Calories 78.9 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 organic rolled oats
  • 1 cup to 1½ water
  • 1 small apple (grated or use applesauce)
  • 1/2 tsp butter (optional)
  • 1/4 cup milk (breastmilk or plant milk )
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

For Toddlers

  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Bring the rolled oats with water to a boil. Add 2-3 times as much water.
  • Grate an apple (you'll need aproximately 1/2 an apple) and add to the boiling oatmeal.
    Add the cinnamon, if using, and cook for 3-5 minutes (stir occasionally while it cooks) on low heat.
  • Once cooked through, add the butter and mix to combine. Let the apple oatmeal cool a bit and blend with a blender. 
    Adjust the consistency by adding more liquid (milk) if needed. For best results use a baby blender or a hand held blender.

Notes

If you want uncontaminated gluten free oats, look for certified gluten free oats. Also make sure you use organic oats as the conventional ones are usually heavily sprayed with pesticides and herbicides. I’m using this gluten free organic rolled oats in my household.
If you don’t have fresh apples you can use some applesauce instead.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5ozCalories: 78.9kcal
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