Baby Led Weaning was a new discovery for me a few months back, and what a time saver.  Liam has taken to it like a baby duck to water.  He eats and eats and eats.  He’s the one person in the house who eats lots of vegetables and loves them….i think he eats more than me.  One of his favourites is carrot and sweet potato in pesto.

When I first started with this whole idea, I read about making slices of porridge, but mine always turned out dry and yucky.  So I changed it up a bit and used some of my Pampered Chef kit.

Here is my general recipe:

1/4 cup quick cook porridge oats

1/2 an apple

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup water or baby milk

Chop or grate the apple up and mix in a bowl with the other three ingredients.  Microwave on high for 90 seconds. Use a small scoop to create little dots of porridge, then leave until cool enough for baby to eat.

There are lots of ways to change this up, I’ve used blueberries, pear and banana instead of the apple.  If I’m organized enough I may cook several apples and pears and freeze them in small portions so that I can just add a cube of frozen fruit to the other ingredients.