I hope you are all enjoying a break in the rain - its been quite warm out there today - perfect weather for a jog in the park!
So, I am forever talking about the benefits of a great breakfast and a few email recently flew around from my own mothers group about what was a good breakfast for our little ones. Marley is often happy with Weetbix and banana but I truly believe both for ourselves and our babies that oats make a great staple.
Check the recipes below for something a little different to tempt your baby in the morning - you may need to make extra for yourselves. For those who recognise them - yes they are straight from the wonderful Annabel Karmel cookbooks and are perfect for these cooler mornings.
My Favorite Porridge
15g Porridge oats
6 dried apricots
1 large ripe pear pealed
Put the milk, porridge and chopped oats into a small saucepan, bring to the boil then simmer stirring occasionally for 3 minutes. Puree with the chopped pear using a hand blender.
Apple, pear and prunes with oats
2 tbsp porrdige oats
4tbsp unsweetended apple juice
2 tbsp water
1 small apple (sweet like pink lady) - peeled, cored, chopped
2 stoned prunes
1 small ripe pear - peelend cored chopped
Put oats, apple juice and water in saucepan, bring to boil and simmer for two mins. Add the apple, prunes and pear, cover with a lid and simmer for three minutes stirring occasionally. Puree to the desired consistency.
If you are making these meals for yourself its always a good idea to stir in some unflavored protein powder or some protein rich ground nuts or seeds - I enjoy group flaxseed personally.
Remember a great breakfast kickstarts your metabolism and sets you up for the rest of the day - Enjoy!