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1st Breakfast

1st Breakfast

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1st breakfast, because we usually have a second shortly afterwards, but also because it was the first breakfast we made for Baby Green at 6 months (quite possibly his first multi-flavoured meal, i.e. not a single ingredient vegetable puree), and he still likes it more than a year later. It is a great breakfast in many ways, of course it is nutritious, easy to prepare and the ingredients are always available and at hand. Variety is important so we have a selection of cereals for this porridge as well as toppings to mix it up nutritionally and flavour wise.


Any one or two cereals (two makes better company). For us 1/2 cup total of dry ingredients serves an adult and child, as adults take turns squeezing in a little shuteye. 

  • Jumbo Oats
  • Amaranth Flakes
  • Quinoa Flakes
  • Barley Flakes
  • Buckwheat Flakes


Flax and chia will thicken the mixture. We use 1 tbs of two from bellow.

  • Sprouted Ground Flax
  • Sprouted Ground Chia
  • Hemp Hearts

Fruit (we like berries and buy them frozen):

  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Mixed Berries

Milk (or water):

We use a ratio of 4:1, so for 1 1/2 wet we use 1/2 cup of dry, or 3:1 if not using flax or chia.

  • Cashew
  • Almond
  • Coconut


  • Put cereal and liquid into saucepan and on heat, cook on medium heat and don't stray, it can erupt into a big old mess. Cook for a few minutes, not more than five (but depends on what you have) and stir regularly. 
  • Once cooked add seed/s and berries stir for 30 seconds (keeping them raw and to cool the porridge) to thaw and mix well.

Lemon Cured Courgette

Lemon Cured Courgette