Oats is one of the best nutritious food loaded with fiber and proteins.
Please follow the 3 Day Rule before introducing any new food. Check out these Diet charts to know when to give oats for your baby.
How to Make Oats Porridge for Babies?
- Organic Oats – 1/2 cup
- Water – Required Quantity
How to select Oats for your baby?
There are 4 types of oats available
1. Oats Groats – They are very thick and not suitable for babies.
2. Steel cut Oats – They come in varying thickness and take around 30 minutes to cook, very longer than the regular oats.
3. Rolled Oats – They take around 15 minutes to cook and sometimes available as flaked ones too, rolled oats can be given to the baby by powdering the oats in blender or food processor. It is better to give rolled oats for babies as it is better than the instant oats that are highly processed.
4. Instant Oats – They are very fine and thin. They cook within 5 minutes. They can be also powdered or used as the whole. (as they are very thin)
Whenever you buy any oats for your baby, check that the ingredients listed on the label should be Oats or Rolled Oats.
3. After the water comes to boil, add the oats allow it to cook.
4. Any fruits can also be added (Apple Oats Porridge)
5. When the oats are fully cooked, remove from flame to the serving bowl.
6. Oats Porridge is ready.
7. After 7 months, dry fruits powder can be added to the porridge to make it more nutritious.
(Apple oats Porridge and Dry fruit Powder recipe to be posted soon.)
Nutritional Information of Oats
Health Benefits of Oats for Babies
- Oats contain more soluble fiber than any other grain. It is low in saturated fat and very low in cholesterol and sodium.
- It is rich in manganese and a good source of thiamin, magnesium and phosphorous.
- Oats are the only cereal containing a legume like protein as their storage protein.
- Oats protein is equivalent in quantity to soy protein, meat, milk and egg protein.
1 Lasztity, Radomir (1999). The Chemistry of Cereal Proteins. Akademiai Kiado (English). ISBN 978-0-8493-2763-6.
- Oats - 1 cup (can either be powdered or whole oats can be used)
- Water - Required Quantity
- Boil adequate amount of water.
- Add the oats and stir so that they don't stick to the pan.
- After the oats is cooked well remove from stove and serve