Oats are among the most nutritious grains you can give your baby. They have a higher level of protein (15-20 %) higher than other grains and contain good levels of polyunsaturated fats. These fats include linoleic acid which is part of the omega-6 fatty acid family which helps support a strong immune system and healthy blood. They’re also rich in vitamin E and zinc, which protect free radical damage, maintain the body’s thymus gland and aid in fatty acid metabolism. Oats are also easy to digest which makes them important for babies immature tummy’s.
More importantly, though, they’re delicious and so many things can be added to them. Now that Kenya is over a year, I’ve come up with different morning recipes, but this one stands out because he loves it. Oatmeal Almond Banana Puree is easy to prepare, refrigerate and just add a touch of milk to make it creamy and serve.
Oatmeal Almond Banana Puree
- Bring oats and milk to a boil and simmer (the package says to cook them for 5 minutes, but I find that for babies you should add a few extra minutes to make them softer).
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree.
- *There are several types of oats you can use. Just follow the package directions depending on which you choose. Adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time will make the oats softer.