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.
We used these to make this recipe_
Oatmeal Almond Banana Puree
- 1/2 cup oats (I use 5 minute rolled oats)
- 1 cup whole milk (you could also use water)
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 banana
Can you serve this to me 4 month old baby?
Can you use a blender instead of a food processor? And what is the difference between to 2?
As long as you have no nut allergies in your family, I think its fine to start at 12 months.
What was your timeline about introducing nuts? I know you said in this recipe that Kenyon is over 1 year. Since there is almond butter in this recipe I figured I should ask, as I haven’t introduced any kind of nut or nut butter and I’m just not sure since there are so many theories out there.