Mini Jones did not like the texture of porridge for a long time, so in a bid to get him used to breakfast foods other than toast, I baked some porridge in a mini muffin tin with berries on top. This seemed to work and were an instant hit.
I love making them as they are so simple: mix quick oats and milk, stand for 10 minutes, then spoon in to a mini muffin tin, top with fruit and bake. The oats and milk are something I always have in, I just alter the fruit depending to whats in season. Thin slices of pear or apple, a small segment of plum or peach – they are all tasty variations.
They also make a great portable snack too and keep well in lunchboxes.
If you are looking for more portable baby led weaning and toddler snack ideas, have a look at these no added sugar Banana Muffins, these nut free Spinach Pesto Pinwheels, and this no added sugar Pear Flapjack
- 3 tablespoons quick cook porridge oats
- 3 tablespoons milk
- fruit of your choice – currently I’m using 4 blueberries and a strawberry cut into thirds
- Preheat the oven to 180˚C/350˚F
- Mix the oats and milk together in a bowl and leave for ten minutes.
- Drop teaspoons of the mixture into a lightly greased mini muffin tin – the mixture will still look pretty sloppy but don’t worry, the oats will absorb the milk.
- Place a piece of fruit on the top and press down slightly.
- Cook for 15 minutes, until set. Cool for 5 minutes in the tin and then place the bites on a wire rack.
- Store in an airtight container for a day or two.