Banana Molasses Oatmeal Mash

Banana Molasses Oatmeal

I always find it funny how parents, including myself, get so hung up on only giving babies "breakfast" foods for breakfast. I'm sure that if you gave your little one Baby Beef Stew for breakfast, you wouldn't hear any complaints from them, but there's something about starting the day with traditional breakfast foods like oatmeal that seem to make more sense to most parents.

Bananas, oatmeal and molasses are all incredibly nutritious, and when mixed together, a great treat for kids. Bananas are filled with potassium, molasses are packed with calcium and iron and oatmeal is a true super food, rich in nutrients like B Vitamins, iron and fiber.

No matter what time of day I made this dish for Chloe when she was 9 to 12 months old, Kenya would beg me for some also (it's funny how sibling rivalry reveals itself at such a young age). Whether you make this for your baby, toddler or even your spouse for breakfast -- or really any time of day -- it's a creamy, sweet and delicious meal.


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Banana Molasses Oatmeal Mash (Makes 1 Baby Serving)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 1/2 banana
  • 3 Tbsp oatmeal cereal
  • 1/2 Tsp molasses
  • 2 Tbsp water


1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mash with a fork to
2. Serve.
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  • Yeni

    Haven't tried molasses yet, but my 27 month old boy LOVES baby oatmeal cereal. He still eats it even at this age. I've tried regular oatmeal, but he only wants the baby oatmeal. He always has it with mashed berries and bananas. Will definitely try the molases, thanks!

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  • Lisa

    Do you use the baby oatmeal or regular oats (at 9-12 months), and if so- quick cooking or regular? Thanks!

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    • Catherine

      I used baby oatmeal.

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  • Jenny Gunderson

    Can't wait to try this with Beckett...I actually think I will make it for the whole fam.

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  • Filaree Way

    Is molasses okay for an 8 month old? I've been wanting to try it!

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    • Emily M.

      I made it today for my 8 month old for lunch and he loved it!

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    • Lesley

      Use of Sweeteners and Sweetened Foods
      Sweeteners (e.g., sugar, syrups), eaten alone, added to foods, or in
      prepared foods, add calories to the diet and promote the development of
      tooth decay in babies. Sweetened foods may fill up the baby without
      providing essential nutrients. Therefore, avoid feeding babies:

      Commercially prepared baby food desserts,

      Commercial cakes, cookies, candies, and sweet pastries,

      Chocolate—some babies have allergic reactions to this food, and

      Added sugar, glucose, molasses, maple syrup, and corn syrup or
      other syrups in the baby’s food, beverages, or water.

      Is a resource I found regarding infant feedings @

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  • Gwenn

    Again a hands down winner in my house. Both my 1 year old and my 5 year old love this. It looks a little gross but they love it!

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  • Vanessa

    what brand of baby cereal do you buy?

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  • Meghna

    My 9 month old gobbled up 2 helpings of this today! A hit!

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    • Shirley

      The genius store caledl, they're running out of you.

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  • Rachel

    Is that 3 tablespoons of prepared oatmeal, or dry oatmeal? Also, have you ever tried making your oatmeal powder homemade the way you do with rice? If so, is it the same water to powder ratio as with the rice?

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  • Stefania

    I used Agave and warmed it up and my 8 month old really enjoyed it!

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  • Amywels

    My 11 month old ate the whole bowl.....loved it!

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  • Cynthia

    Why do you cook the homemade brown rice cereal, but not the oatmeal infant cereal in this recipe? Does homemade cereal need to be cooked when you stir it into other ingredients?

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