This Multi-Grain Probiotic Baby Cereal is a great first food for baby! Filled with 3 whole grains and probiotics that will help promote a healthy and happy gut in baby! Great for babies 4 months and up.
Healthy First Cereal for Baby
I can’t even begin to tell you how great it is to have homemade baby cereal stocked and ready to go in those cute little frozen cubes or rectangles in your freezer! What is it about frozen baby purees stocked in the freezer that make my heart so happy? Does anyone else feel the same way?
This multi-grain probiotic baby cereal recipe is the perfect recipe to make in order to make this magic come alive. While you can serve this cereal right after you make it, you will then have over 20 ounces of homemade cereal leftover, so those extra servings are great to freeze and use when you don’t have the time (or energy) to make a batch of homemade baby cereal.
This cereal is smooth, creamy and is perfectly delicious served by itself or with your favorite fruit or vegetable baby puree.
Ingredients to Make Multi-Grain Probiotic Baby Cereal -
To make this baby cereal recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
Steel Cut Oats - Oats are a great source of fiber, minerals, plant-based protein as well as iron, magnesium and selenium that help promote good cholesterol, a healthy heart and helps with digestion. We are using steel cut oats in this recipe because they have a similar cooking time to the rice and barley as well as have more fiber, but you can also use old-fashioned oats in this recipe if you prefer.
Short Grain Brown Rice - We are using rice in this cereal because brown rice is a nutritional powerhouse - filled with very high amounts of fiber, protein, manganese, selenium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamins B6 that help boost heart health, bone development, immune system defenses and protects against diabetes. I would strongly recommend using organic rice in all baby food recipes.
Barley - While not as trendy as some other grains, barley is packed with a high fiber content, a ton of vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants that help promote a healthy heart and protection against diabetes. If you want, you can easily swap the very trendy (and very healthy) quinoa for the barley in this recipe. Barley isn’t a Gluten-Free grain, so if you want to stay away from any gluten in babies diet, you should substitute quinoa or more oats in its place.
Probiotics - We are just realizing how important gut health is to the overall health of the entire body, so it’s important to start baby on the right foot by introducing healthy probiotics to baby. I have used and highly recommend Garden of Life Kids Probiotics, which is safe for babies 3+ months and older. I love this formula because it has prebiotics and probiotics which are great for introducing good bacteria to the gut and giving it the food it needs to thrive. You can also add this probiotics to any formula, breastmilk or food when they get older, so the bottle won’t go to waste. You can use any probiotics that you wish, but I would recommend that you look for one that is organic, has multiple strands of probiotics and has no fillers or GMOs.
Health Benefits of This Multi-Grain Probiotic Baby Cereal:
Promotes a healthy heart
Builds stronger bones
Helps build a strong immune system
Protection against diabetes
Probiotics to help build a healthy gut
Other Reasons to Love This Multi-Grain Probiotic Baby Cereal:
Smooth and creamy texture
Great served alone or paired with your favorite stage one baby purees
Freezes well for quick meals
How To Make Multi-Grain Probiotic Baby Cereal:
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