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Baby Oat & Prune Porridge (6 Months +, Toddlers)

This baby oatmeal porridge with prunes is one of the best baby food that helps with constipation and provides a lot of nutrition. Plus this oat and prune porridge makes a delicious breakfast or meal that can be served for toddlers, older kids or even babies from 6 months, you just need to adjust the consistency and make it smoother.

Porridge recipes can be quite a life saver when you are clueless as to what you can feed your baby. This nutritious prune porridge recipe is easy to make and requires only 3 ingredients. Read on how to make it.

Baby oat porridge - a delicious breakfast or meal that can be served for toddlers, older kids or even babies from 6 months.

Baby Prune Porridge FAQ

Which baby cereal is best for constipation?

Among all baby cereal, oat cereal is the best for baby constipation. Oats are loaded with soluble and insoluble fiber that makes the stool softer and larger, and easier to pass. If you want to increase the effectiveness mix it with diced prunes or prune puree (for babies younger than 8 months).

Do you have to cook prunes for baby or you can use raw?

For infants is best to serve cooked food first, as it is more gentle on their tummy. And since dried prunes have a harder texture and might contain impurities, it’s best to rinse them and steep in hot water to soften before adding to foods.

How many prunes should I give my baby?

Star slow, make homemade prune puree (or a good quality store-bought prune puree) and use about 1 oz (30 g) – about 2 tablespoons for first feeding. Wait a few hours and see if it’s working, if not, try another serving, same amount. And work your way up until you see results. To avoid blowouts is best to mix prune puree with oat porridge, it will keep thing going smoothly.

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How To Make Oat And Prune Porridge for Baby

1. Oat porridge with prunes for babies 8 months and older

First dice or mince the prunes as small as possible.

Diced dried prunes for baby oatmeal porridge.
Diced dried prunes.
  1. Put the rolled oats, water and diced prunes into a saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium heat.
  2. Once it starts to boil, reduce de heat to low, stir occasionally, until the porridge thickens – about 3-4 minutes.
How to make prune oat porridge for baby and toddler.

3. Remove from heat, cover with a lid and let the oats and prunes steep very well for 5-10 minutes. This will soften their texture even more and release the juices.

Allow to cool and serve.

Oatmeal prune porridge for toddlers in a small bowl and spoon.

2. Oat porridge with prunes for 6 month old babies

  1. After you made the porridge you just need blend it into a smoother, soup-like consistency. Add a splash of milk (breast milk or dairy free milk, or water) and blend it. Use a handheld blender or a baby blender.
Baby oatmeal prune porridge 6 months.

Alternatively you can make the porridge first then once it’s cool, mix in some homemade prune puree (or a good quality store-bought prune puree).

Baby oatmeal prune porridge for 6 month old baby, smooth and soup like consistency.
Smooth prune porridge with oats for baby.

Baby Oat & Prune Porridge Recipe (6 Months +, Toddlers)

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This oat and prune porridge makes a delicious breakfast or meal that can be served for toddlers, older kids or even babies from 6 months, you just need to adjust the consistency and make it smoother. This oatmeal porridge with prunes is one of the best baby food that provides a lot of nutrition and helps with constipation.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Steeping Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Baby Food
Servings 2 baby servings
Calories 77.8 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

Oat porridge with prunes for babies 8 months and older

  • Put the rolled oats, water and diced prunes into a saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium heat.
  • Once it starts to boil, reduce de heat to low, stir occasionally, until the porridge thickens – about 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, cover with a lid and let the oats and prunes steep very well for 5-10 minutes. This will soften their texture even more and release the juices.
  • Allow to cool and serve.

Oat porridge with prunes for 6 month old babies

  • After you made the porridge you just need blend it into a smoother, soup-like consistency. Add a splash of liquid of your choice (breast milk, plant milk or formula) and use a handheld blender or a baby blender to obtain the desired consistency.
  • Alternatively you can make the porridge first then once it's cool, mix in some homemade prune puree (or a good quality store-bought prune puree).

Notes

Choose The Best Prunes For You Baby:
Buy organic if you can. Plums like other stone fruits are sprayed with pesticides and after harvest they are usually treated with preservatives like Sulphur dioxides, sulphites and potassium sorbate in order to keep them soft and increase their shelf life. 
Best Prunes To Buy:
Best Oats:
Just like prunes, oats are one of the most heavily sprayed crops with herbicides, so it’s best to choose organic rolled oats.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5oz (1/2 portion)Calories: 77.8kcalCarbohydrates: 17.5gProtein: 1.6gFat: 0.7gSodium: 0.3mgPotassium: 123mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 6.7gVitamin A: 2.6IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 0.7mgIron: 3.4mg
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