I’ve had so many people ask me what I feed my 1 year old son that I decided to just start posting some ideas on here. After all, who wouldn’t want some new ideas to feed their babies? Let’s not mention the fact that these little humans’ sense of taste is extremely sensitive, which makes them picky; and they have learned the word “no”, which makes them even more rebellious. I can’t wait for the terrible twos. Having a variety of combinations of flavors helps with building little one’s tastebuds, so I’ve been trying different recipes since he started solids a few months back. One of these is his favorite, this healthy and easy apple oatmeal that I make at least once a week.
I have never bought canned or packaged baby foods because I started off with BLW, baby led weaning. My baby basically took charge of what he ate, how he ate, how much he ate. I gave him whatever we were eating and he loved the concept. I started feeding him once a day myself around 8-9 months, and during those moments, I would make these recipes for him to try out.
Since I didn’t want him to get used to common grains like white rice or wheat flour, I started him on oats and quinoa. The oatmeal recipe I’m sharing today can be changed in so many ways. It starts with a basic soft fruit (cooked with some cinnamon), and then comes the oats. Once that is all cooked, you just add some healthy fats like coconut oil or almond butter, and some chia seeds or coconut flakes. These little additions boost flavor and add nutritional benefit.
I hope you’ll try this winning combination of apples, oats, cinnamon, and coconut oil. It’s perfect for sensitive, picky toddlers. And you, as a mom, can rest easy knowing you’re feeding your child something healthy and freshly made. No added sugars, preservatives, and junk. If you like this recipe, comment so I can continue these!
- 1/2 apple, peeled and chopped
- 3 tbsp water
- 1/4 cup uncooked oats
- 1/2 cup water or milk of your choice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- In a small sauce pan, add the chopped apples and 3 tbsp water. Cover with lid and cook for 7-10 minutes on low heat until softened.
- In the same saucepan, add the uncooked oats, water or milk, and cinnamon powder. Cook on low heat until the oats are cooked all the way through, about 5-7 minutes.
- Stir in coconut oil. Serve warm.
Optional add-ins: chia seeds or maple syrup