Sunday, January 20, 2013

Oats and barley cereal/porridge for babies

I have been feeding my little one this recipe for more than a month now and I can say she loves it, in fact we too occasionally enjoy this creamy and satisfying porridge as breakfast,with some of  our favorite fruits and a dash of cinnamon  .
  used in this recipe is pearl barley (Bob's red mill brand)which looks very much similar to wheat berries and is packed with fiber and essential minerals . 
  • rolled oats -1 cup
  • pearl barley-1 cup(the ratio is 1:1)
  • salt -as required
  • water-for every 1/4 cup of powder use 1 and a 1/2 to 2 cups


  • measure out the ingredients and using a sharp blade grinder make a coarse powder
  • you can make a finer powder if you want the porridge or cereal to be smooth rather than granulated.
  •  transfer the powder to a dry airtight container and that is our base.
  • when you are ready to make the porridge ,in a saucepan bring water to a rolling boil . 
  • add in the powder and whisk thoroughly to ensure no lumps are formed.
  • when bubbles start to appear simmer down and cook for 10 more minutes.
  • season with a little salt,add in your little once favorite fruit and add milk if desired .
  • you can add pureed fruits if adding whole chunks doesn't suit 
  • The powder or flour as mentioned can be stored in an air tight container same as you would store any other flour in your pantry .I recommend making the powder meal in small batches to retain freshness.

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