Easy Breakfast for Baby-Led Weaning- Microwave Raspberry Oat Cakes

When I first started Morgan on solids the most difficult meal was breakfast. At first she absolutely refused to allow us to come any where near her mouth with a spoon so the usual items that I would think to serve her didn’t work. I resorted to just giving her things like strips of banana or avocado. But after browsing some Baby-Led Weaning forums I read one mother’s solution was making quick microwave oat cakes. I loved the idea and gave it a try the next day, the result was perfect. Morgan loved it and it was easy for her to pick up and hold on her own. I have played around with the ingredient each time I make it and more often then not just eyeball the amounts so feel free to have a play with it yourself. You can add sugar but I say why give them sugar when they are perfectly happy to have it without. I sometimes make it with just oats a little bit of milk and Morgan still loves it. Don’t just assume that babies and toddlers need things to be sweetened with sugar in order for them to like it. Also don’t think that you need to go out and buy a baby porridge (oatmeal). For the most part it is just the regular oats pulsed down to smaller pieces. If you feel that your baby needs the oats broke down then just pulse them in a blender yourself. There is no need to buy a separate oats for your baby and the rest of the family. Also be wary of the flavoured porridge (oatmeal) if you don’t want to give your baby sugar in those early months as they have added sugars. This is not only great for babies but for toddlers and with some alterations even adults.

Microwave Raspberry Oat Cakes

1/2 medium banana
20g (1/4 c.) raw oats
pinch of cinnamon
a couple of frozen raspberries


Mash up the banana and mix with the oats and cinnamon. Make sure all the oats are covered.

Fold in the raspberries, you don’t want too many other wise it will be too liquidly. Press the mixture so that it covers the bottom of the dish. Microwave for 3-4 minutes.

You’ll know it’s done when it’s a solid-looking cake. Tip out on to a plate and let cool; cut into wedges and let baby enjoy. This recipe makes enough for one portion.
Easy Breakfast for Baby-Led Weaning- Microwave Raspberry Oat Cakes
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Ingredients
  • ½ medium banana
  • 20g (1/4 c.) raw oats
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • a couple of frozen raspberries
Instructions
  1. Mash up the banana and mix with the oats and cinnamon. Make sure all the oats are covered.
  2. Fold in the raspberries, you don't want too many other wise it will be too liquidly.
  3. Press the mixture so that it covers the bottom of the dish. Microwave for 3-4 minutes.
  4. You'll know it's done when it's a solid-looking cake. Tip out on to a plate and let cool; cut into wedges and let baby enjoy. This recipe makes enough for one portion.

 

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8 Responses to Easy Breakfast for Baby-Led Weaning- Microwave Raspberry Oat Cakes

  1. Hannah says:

    thank you! My baby has suddenly decided that she will only feed herself, but I prefer not to give her much bread, want to get fruit in there, and she won’t eat the milk version of porridge made like this. Had some raspberries in freezer, so just tried it after a few other fails and although a fair bit of it is on the floor, she is having a good go at getting it in her mouth too and seems to enjoy it when she does. x

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  3. Celine says:

    Thanks for solving our “what’s for breakfast?” issue :). My daughter loved these!

  4. Danielle says:

    I used blueberries. Yummy! I think I may have cooked it too long. It was very crunchy.

    • Laura says:

      Yes it does sound like they might have been cooked a bit too long. If that doesn’t fix the problem it might need a bit more moisture so either add a bit more banana or a tiny dash of milk.

  5. Clara says:

    Just tried these this morning. Great for my 9 month old who is trying food AND for my messy eating, oatmeal-loving 2 year old LOL. Thanks!

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