Easy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal for Babies & Toddlers

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal or porridge makes the best breakfast for babies & toddlers with its smooth creamy texture and spiced apple with a pinch of cinnamon. With less than 10 minutes to make and less mess in your kitchen, this makes an easy breakfast for a healthy family. This has been my kid’s favourite breakfast since they started solids.

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Apple Oats

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Apple and oats are a healthy combination for your little ones. With the goodness of fibre in oats and all the nutrients that apples bring in and with the touch of cinnamon spice, this recipe can be a great way to introduce a new taste to babies. Apple also helps with constipation so this meal can be given to babies who are struggling with constipation.

I tried this oatmeal for my baby when she was 6 months old. It has been a baby & toddler approved recipe in our house when it comes to apple oatmeal. With just 5 minutes of prep time and 5 minutes of cooking time, this breakfast can be made in 10 minutes for your family. Other oatmeal recipes you can try – Banana Oatmeal; 3 ingredient BLW pancakes; Baby-friendly banana bread and more.

What do you need to make this homemade apple cinnamon oatmeal?

All you need to make this simple apple cinnamon oatmeal is:

  • Apple – Fresh apple with or without skin and shredded. Use fresh apple to get better taste. I have used half apple in this recipe.
  • Oats – Simple oats roasted and powdered makes this recipe simple and easy to make. I have used a couple spoons of powdered oats in this recipe.
  • Cinnamon – A pinch of cinnamon gives a great taste with apple.
  • Peanut Butter/ Almond Butter – A tbsp of nut butter makes this recipe healthier and wholesome.
  • Water/ Milk – For babies under 12 months, it is recommended to use water as they cannot handle cow milk (more details here). For toddlers 12 months+ you can use cow milk to make this apple cinnamon oatmeal.
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Instructions to make apple cinnamon oatmeal

Making apple oats is pretty simple. Here are the brief instructions:

  • Cut and peel apple by removing skin (you can keep the skin if preferred).
  • Grate the apple to make it easy to be cooked.
  • Add half a cup of water and cook apple for 2 minutes.
  • Add oats (roasted and powdered) and mix well.
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon and nut butter optionally and serve it warm to your baby.

Tips

  • Alternately, you can also roast the apple in butter for a few minutes before adding water. This gives a different taste to apple oats.
  • Roasting and powdering oats well in advance makes this recipe quicker. You can store the powdered oats in an airtight container for months.
  • Add milk/ cream for toddlers 12 months+ which makes it taste creamier.
  • You can choose to add roasted apple chunks if your toddler likes.

FAQs

1. Can my 8 month old eat apple cinnamon oatmeal?

Yes. It makes a perfect meal for 8 month or older introducing new taste and texture.

2. Is cinnamon apple oatmeal healthy?

Apple is a wholesome food for babies and helps with constipation. Oats rich in fibre makes it easy to digest and keeps baby full for a long time. Cinnamon adds spice and a great way to introduce to babies & kids.

3. How do you sweeten oatmeal for babies?

Oatmeal can be sweetened naturally using fruits like banana, apple, pear or dates (homemade dates syrup). You can choose to add a spoon of maple syrup if preferred and for babies 12 months+.

4. What can I give my 6 month old baby for breakfast?

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Rashmi Madhwaraj
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal or porridge makes the best breakfast for babies & toddlers with its smooth creamy texture and spiced apple with a pinch of cinnamon. With less than 10 minutes to make and less mess in your kitchen, this makes an easy breakfast for a healthy family.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Apple
  • 2-3 tbsp Oats (roasted & powdered)
  • 1 pinch Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Peanut Butter/ Almond Butter
  • 1/2 cup Water/ Milk

Instructions
 

  • Cut and peel apple by removing skin (you can keep the skin if preferred).
  • Grate the apple to make it easy to be cooked.
  • Add half a cup of water and cook apple for 2 minutes.
  • Add oats (roasted and powdered) and mix well.
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon and nut butter optionally and serve it warm to your baby.

Notes

  • Alternately, you can also roast apples in butter for a few minutes before adding water. This gives a different taste to apple oats.
  • Roasting and powdering oats well in advance make this recipe quicker. You can store the powdered oats in an airtight container for months.
  • Add milk/ cream for toddlers 12 months+ which makes it taste creamier.
  • You can choose to add roasted apple chunks if your toddler likes.
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