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Baby Oatmeal and Oatmeal Cereal

Oatmeal is a perfect, versatile ingredient to serve babies. Here are two simple ways to prepare it!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine baby food
Keyword baby oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 16
Author Morgan


  • 1 cup whole rolled oats
  • 2 cups liquid of choice


Oatmeal Cereal

  1. Add oats to a high powered blender or food processor.
  2. Pulse 10-15 times and then stir. Repeat until it's oat flour.
  3. Store your oat powder in an airtight container.

To Prepare Oatmeal Cereal

  1. When ready to use, a ratio of 1 tbs of oats to 3 tbs of hot liquid.
  2. Mix until a thin mixture forms. Add a bit more liquid until it's the desired consistency.

How to make baby oatmeal for baby led weaning

  1. Add oats and liquid to a small saucepan.
  2. Cook on medium low until it starts to thicken, about 5 minutes. It will continue to thicken as it cools.
  3. Serve 2 tablespoons of cooled, broken up oatmeal at a time.

Recipe Notes

I like to use quick oats for BLW oatmeal, but I rarely have them on hand. I pulse whole oats about 4-5 times until they look right. You can easily use whole oats though.


Note: often, storebought infant cereals are fortified with iron, a nutrient that babies start to lack around 6 months. A homemade variety will not include this, so make sure you look for other sources of iron for baby.

You can easily mix with a natural iron source, like a spinach puree, lentils, or quinoa or talk to your pediatrician about adding an infant iront supplement.