It is easy to make quick, nutritious meals for your baby at any age – especially if you make up batches to freeze. What’s more, it’s a lot cheaper than store bought jars of food, you know exactly what’s in it and you know it’s made with love!
1 cup rolled oats, preferably organic
1 Tbsp dried apricots, finely chopped
1 Tbsp seedless raisins, finely chopped
2 Tbsp water, filtered
½ banana, mashed
2 Tbsp plain yoghurt
- Place the oats, dried apricot and raisins in a food processor and pulse till very finely ground. Keep this muesli mixture in an airtight container and use a heaped tablespoon at a time to prepare a yummy breakfast for your baby. It will last for months.
- To serve: put the tablespoon of muesli into a bowl, cover with water and soak overnight (this makes the oats more digestible). In the morning, mix in all the other ingredients and serve.
Add ¼ teaspoon tahini (a sesame seed paste available from health stores or big supermarkets). It is full of essential fatty acids needed for brain development.
Did you know?
By 9 -12 months of age, your baby will be on three meals a day and it’s time to introduce more textures into his food. You can also start introducing a little predigested diary like yoghurt and mozzarella or ricotta cheese.
This baby muesli recipe is a great way to do this. It's low GI, so keeps little tummies fuller for longer on good carbs and dried fruit.