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):
- 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.
- 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.