Apple and Oat Puree Baby Food

Prepare nutty, sweet, smooth, creamy, and healthy Apple and Oat Puree for baby food

It’s one of the best puree, porridge recipes to cook, especially if it’s your baby’s first time trying fruits. Oat porridge is also a good way of making baby weaning easy for you and the baby. 

With apples and oat powder or oat flour, you can make lump-free porridge that’s safe for the baby to eat. It also introduces the baby to new flavors, textures, and aromas.

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If you haven’t made this for your baby before, now is the perfect day to try it! 

How to Make Apple and Oat Puree

Making Oat Apple Porridge is similar to how you cook regular porridge. However, you need to mash it for a baby-friendly texture. I especially suggest this method of making food if you don’t have a blender. 

Come and make Apple Oat Puree with me! 

Ingredients

In this recipe, you will need only two ingredients: oat powder/flour and an apple.

Oat powder

Have you tried using oat powder for baby food before? It certainly adds a nutty and mildly sweet flavor that goes well with almost any fruit. The oat powder also gives the porridge a creamy and slightly thick texture. 

Since it is powder, it can easily be dissolved into the water and mixed with the apples. If you have rolled oats in your home, turn them into oat powder for a multi-purpose condiment. 

Health Benefits

  • According to Parent Circle, oats are good sources of calcium that can help develop the baby’s bones and joints. 
  • Oats are also rich in nutrients that can boost brain function even at an early age. 
  • They also have lots of fiber to improve the baby’s digestion and prevent constipation. 

Don’t let your baby miss out on the flavor and health benefits of oats. Whenever you’re making baby food, consider adding oat flour; it’ll be worth it! 

Apple

There is no doubt that apples are one of the top fruits for stage-one baby food. It has a sweet and tarty flavor that the baby will surely savor and enjoy. 

Moreover, the apple is juicy and crisp, making it easy to cook and mash. It also has a fruity and fragrant aroma that can stimulate the baby’s sense of smell. 

Health Benefits

Your baby can get lots of energy from apples. They can stay active throughout the day. 

An article in Being the Parent also mentioned that apples can maintain a healthy weight for the baby. 

Apples also have lots of antioxidants to fight diseases and boost immunity. 

I can still remember that Apple Baby Food Puree was one of the first purees I made for my kids. They enjoyed every bit of it, and your baby will surely love it too! 

Are these all you need to make Oat Apple Porridge Baby Food? Yes! Keep it natural, fresh, and simple to make your baby healthy and happy! 

Directions

Here’s how you can cook Apple and Oat Puree/Porridge:

  1. Rinse and peel the apple using a peeler.
  2. Use an apple corer and slicer to core and chop the apple. 
  3. Then, boil water in a pot
  4. Add the apples and oat powder. 
  5. Cook them for five minutes or until the apples are soft and tender. 
  6. Mash everything with a masher
  7. Pour milk to make it extra creamy. 
  8. Stir the porridge with a wooden spoon
  9. Pour the porridge into a bowl, and it’s time for baby feeding! 

Are you excited to serve such a delicious meal to your baby? I can guarantee that there will be a smile on your baby’s face! 

Tips

Oat powder

If you have leftover rolled oats, then this is the perfect way to repurpose them for baby-friendly food. Turn the oats into powder using a miller, blender, or food processor

In case you notice coarse particles, you can filter the powder using a sieve. Oat powder can be stored for months or years! 

Buying apples

  • I suggest using gala apples for a sweet flavor. However, you can also use Fuji or Granny Smith apples. 
  • The apples should feel firm to the touch. 
  • Go for apples that feel heavy for their size. 
  • Check the apples for any soft spots. 

Storing apples

  • Apples can be kept at room temperature for a week. 
  • You can also put them in the fridge to last for several weeks. 
  • Once sliced, store them in the freezer and use them within a few weeks. 
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Apple and Oat Puree Variations

Before feeding the baby the Apple Oat Porridge, you should let them try oatmeal or apple puree first. Once they are comfortable with the flavors, you can let them try the porridge. 

Aside from the classic porridge recipe, you can also add breast milk or formula milk for added flavor and texture. 

You can start with apples and pair them with any of the following:

  • Pears
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potato
  • Broccoli
  • Beans
  • Zucchini
  • Kale
  • Berries

On the other hand, oats can be paired with:

If you’re not content with the mashed texture, then you can also use a blender or food processor for a smoother consistency. As your baby gets used to this recipe, you can try different combinations! 

  • Pot: Cook the Oat Apple Porridge in a pot. 
  • Masher: Get a smooth texture using a masher. 
  • Peeler: Peel the apple with a peeler. 
  • Apple corer and slicer: Remove the core and chop the apple in one move. 
  • Fork: Check if the apples are soft with a fork. 
  • Wooden spoon: Stir the porridge using a wooden spoon.
  • Bowl: Serve the Oat Apple Porridge in a bowl. 

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How to Serve Apple and Oat Puree

Before feeding it to your baby, ensure that you have tried the porridge. Check if it has the right consistency and flavor that your baby can tolerate. 

Let it cool at room temperature and feed it to the baby within two hours. You can add breast milk or formula milk to make it easier for the baby to try.

Wait for about three to five days before cooking another batch for your baby. Observe the baby for any allergic reactions to the oats or apples. Most importantly, don’t forget to make mealtime a bonding experience! 

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Storage Tips

  • At room temperature: Don’t let the Oat Apple Porridge sit at room temperature longer than two hours. 

make ahead

In the fridge: You can only keep the porridge for up to two days in the fridge. 

To freeze: Store the porridge in the freezer for a few months. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What fruit to add to puree for a baby?

The best fruits to add to baby porridge include mangoes, apples, bananas, pears, berries, pineapple, papaya, and grapes. You can mix and match these fruits to prepare your baby’s favorite flavor! 

Is apple good for breakfast for a baby?

Yes, an apple is good for a baby’s breakfast. It gives the baby the energy to play and interact throughout the day. The apple also helps with growth, brain development, immunity, digestion, bone health, and more! 

What are the benefits of apple puree?

The apple porridge benefits the baby’s brain, heart, energy, immunity, digestion, bones, joints, skin, eyes, and overall health. Moreover, apple porridge can be an interesting food for the baby to try new flavors and textures. 

What puree can I give my 6-month-old?

Yes, it is safe to feed porridge to a 6-month-old. At this stage, the baby is ready for pureed fruits and vegetables. Always go for stage-one baby food to make weaning easier for you and the baby.

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Apple and Oat Puree Baby Food (+ VIDEO)

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Turn mealtime into quality bonding time by cooking Apple and Oat Puree for your baby to enjoy!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3
Course Baby Food, Baby Puree
Cuisine Asia
Calories 52kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Rinse and peel the apple using a peeler.
  • Use an apple corer and slicer to core and chop the apple.
  • Then, boil water in a pot.
  • Add the apples and oat powder.
  • Cook them for five minutes or until the apples are soft and tender.
  • Mash everything with a masher.
  • Pour milk to make it extra creamy.
  • Stir the puree with a wooden spoon.
  • Pour the puree into a bowl, allow it to cool, and it’s time for baby feeding!

Video

Notes

  • Add milk or baby-friendly spices to add flavor to the porridge. 
  • Blend it in a blender or food processor for a smoother texture.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 (of 3)Calories: 52kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 33IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.3mg
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