Breakfast cereal for 9-12 months baby

 

Breakfast Cereal ( for 9 – 12 months baby ) / stage 3 baby food recipe / Multigrain and almond cereal for 9 – 12 months baby ( with 3 flavours )

 




 

 

Ingredients: ( for 9-12 months baby breakfast cereal )

To roast & grind:
3/4 cup – brown rice ( or red rice or kerala matta rice or organic rice )
1/2 cup – wheat
1/2 cup – barley
1/4 cup – almonds ( badam )
Add after grinding:
1 cup – oats ( quick or instant oats )
1/4 cup – raisins ( very finely chopped )


Method:

Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients

Step 2)  Into a strainer, add the barley, brown rice, wheat and quickly rinse it ..

Step 3) Heat a frypan (wok/kadai), add the rinsed rice, wheat, barley and roast until dry and crisp ..( takes 5 – 6 minutes )

note: Initially, the wet ingredients will stick to the spoon like here, as you roast (when ready) they get dry & stops sticking to the spoon.

Step 4) Once they are dry, stops sticking to spoon, crisp and spluttering, turn off the heat and spread on a plate ..

Step 5) To this, add the almonds, mix and let it cool for 10 minutes before grinding ..

Step 6) Grind the mixture in batches and add into a clean container ..

Step 7) To this, add the oats and finely chopped raisins, mix well ( or shake to mix )

The cereal is ready ! .. Store in room temperature and you can use for upto 2 months ..


How to cook cereal

Ingredients: ( to cook cereal for 9-12 months baby)
1/4 cup – cereal ( we just made )
1 cup – water
How much to serve:
For  9 months baby = Serve 1/2 cup of cooked cereal
For 10 – 11 months baby = Serve 3/4 cup of cooked cereal
For 12 months baby = Serve 1 cup of cooked cereal

Method:
Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients
Step 2) Into a saucepan, pour 1 cup of water, 1/4 cup of cereal, turn the heat to high and bring it to a boil .. ( keep stirring )..
Step 3) Once it starts boiling, reduce to low ( ‘2’ on electric cooktops), cook for 4 minutes and turn off the heat..

Pour into a serving bowl.. it will thicken as it cools .. Serve when warm ..


#1 – Banana Cereal

Ingredients: 
( for #1 – banana cereal )
1 cup – cooked cereal
1/4 cup – mashed banana
( optional – 1 scoop formula/baby milk powder)

Method:
Step 1) Mash the banana
Step 2) Add the mashed banana to the cooked cereal, mix and serve..

note: If you like to add formula/baby milk powder, add a scoop to this cooked cereal, mix and serve ..


#2 – Apple Date Cereal

Ingredients:
( for #2 – Apple & date cereal )
1/4 cup – cereal
2 tbsp – apple ( peeled, de-seeded & finely chopped)
1 tbsp – date ( de-seeded & finely chopped )
1 cup – water

Method:
Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients
Step 2) Into a saucepan, add water, cereal, finely chopped apple, dates and bring it to a boil.. ( keep stirring )..
Step 3) Once it starts boiling, reduce to low ( ‘2’ on electric cooktops), cook for 4 minutes and turn off the heat..
note: you can also mash the fruit pieces using the back of a flat spoon ..

Pour into a serving bowl and serve when warm ..

 


#3 – Strawberry Banana Cereal

Ingredients: 
( for #3 – Strawberry banana cereal )
1/4 cup – cereal
2 tbsp – strawberry ( finely chopped)
2 tbsp – banana ( mashed )
1 cup – water

Method:
Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients ..
Step 2) Into a saucepan, add the water, cereal, finely chopped strawberry and bring it to a boil.. ( keep stirring ) ..
Step 3) Once it starts boiling, reduce to low ( ‘2’ on electric cooktops), cook for 4 minutes and turn off the heat..

Pour into a serving bowl and let it cool down.. Just before serving, add the mashed banana, mix and serve ..

Hope you will make these cereals for your littleone .. and remember to share your feedback 🙂

Tips:

  • If the consistency gets too thick after cooling down, you can add little boiled & cooled water to get the right consistency
  • How much to serve:
    For  9 months baby = Serve 1/2 cup of cooked cereal
    For 10 – 11 months baby = Serve 3/4 cup of cooked cereal
    for 12 months baby = Serve 1 cup of cooked cereal
  • Offer solids atleast 25 – 30 minutes after breast feeding or formula so that they will eat without any fuss and wouldn’t make their tummy full
  • The texture of stage-3 food ( 9 – 11 months ) can vary from
    thick purees, mashes and ( minced/grated for teething babies
  • Important note : Always watch for any unusual signs or symptoms when introducing new foods at all stages. ( This recipe has almonds. Some babies might be allergic to nuts. Watch for any allergic symptoms during the first few days of starting this cereal ).

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