Berry, Banana and Cinnamon Porridge
What could be better than this warming fruit porridge? The lovely team at Albert Eats https://alberteats.com challenged me to cook up some easy family recipes with their lovely purees and this quick porridge was my first thought.
I cherish recipes like this one, as you can all eat the same food, without having to prepare "babyfood" and then other meals separately: I call this type of cooking #onefamilyonerecipe ~ One of the main challenges for me as a Mum, when I started cooking for my daughter was the idea of cooking 3 homemade meals a day for her + snacks and then preparing food for myself. It is so much easier if you can adapt recipes which will work for your baby and the whole family.
Use any fruit purees that you and your family like too: feel free to experiment.
Serves 1 adult, or 2 makes small portions
40g porridge oats
220ml of your usual milk
Pinch of cinnamon
3-4 cubes of Albert Eats berries and banana puree
Crumbled frozen berries (optional for children 3 years + as could be a choking hazard)
Cook the porridge according to packet instructions. Three minutes from the end of the cooking time, add a pinch of cinnamon.
Serve with any fruit purée you like (mashed banana is also great): I’m using Albert Eats delicious berries and banana puree, swirled through the cinnamon porridge. Add extra fruit if you want to my daughter loves crumbled frozen berries, but she is 3.5 years now and I wouldn't serve this to smaller children, as it could be a choking hazard.
Quick tip too for smaller children blitz porridge oats in a blender until broken down into a fine powder, then store in an airtight container. An easier way to digest their morning oats