This Oatmeal Baby Cereal is filled with both Omega-3s + Antioxidants and is a great basic baby cereal for any age. This homemade baby cereal has only 3 ingredients and takes 5 minutes to make! Omegas and Antioxidants are among the greatest nutrients for optimal infant and child development.
A smooth and creamy oat cereal for baby doesn't have to come from a box. No way!
This 3 ingredient oatmeal baby cereal is loaded with nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, protein, calcium and manganese and takes only 5 minutes to make!
That's right! In 5 minutes you can have a stash of freezer-ready oatmeal baby cereal. Yes, it can be that easy!
The best part, this cereal is loaded with essential omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants that come from natural sources.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids - are essential for infants and the development of their brain, eyes and organs. Omega-3s also support bone and joint growth, improves sleep quality (bonus for everyone!) and improves heart health.
Antioxidants - are essential at helping eliminate the hazards of free-radicals, helps protect eye and vision health as well as helps prevent heart disease.
While you can definitely serve this oatmeal baby cereal plain, I would recommend for a complete meal, you serve it mixed with any of your favorite baby purees.
Oats - are a great source of two different types of fiber, which help keep your littles ones digestive tract going strong. Oats are also packed with antioxidants, manganese, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc and vitamin B1. They also help stabilize blood sugar as well as support baby's cardiovascular health.
Chia Seeds - are high in antioxidants, omega 3-fatty acids, protein, fiber, calcium, potassium and magnesium. They are great for digestive health, building healthy and strong bones as well as overall heart health.
Hemp Seeds - are high in protein, fiber, GLAs, manganese and vitamin E. Hemp seeds are great with aiding digestive health and promoting a healthy heart.
In order to help protect baby's delicate digestive organs from contaminates and pollutants, I would recommend using organic and gluten free oats in this recipe. This is by far our favorite brand of Gluten Free Organic Old-Fashioned Oats.
Oatmeal Baby Cereal with Omega + Antioxidants
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon hemp seeds
1 teaspoon chia seeds
2 cups water
1. In a medium saucepan, bring the oats, water, chia seeds and hemps seeds to a boil over medium heat. Once the oats get to a boil, turn down the heat to medium-low and cook for 3-5 minutes or until all of the water is gone and oats are soft, stirring often.
2. Let cool slightly.
3. Transfer oats to a blender and puree on high for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth. Add water, breast milk or formula in 1/4 cup increments if puree is too thick. I had to add in 1/2 cup of water to my oat puree.
4. Serve or transfer to storage container and freeze until needed. Once you thaw the oats, they can become pretty thick, to thin the puree out again, just add water, breast milk, formula or another fruit or veggie to the puree 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
Type of Oats - I would recommend you using organic and gluten free oats in this recipe (this is our favorite brand).
Age: 4 months and up
Yield: roughly 20 ounces
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Storage: store in an air-tight container in fridge for 4 days or in freezer for 3 months.
New to making purees? Then check of my guide on which kitchen tools you actually are going to need. Hint, it's not many!