Oats-Apple-Plum — Healthy Puree For Toddlers

Steel Cut Oats are gluten free & contain vitamins & minerals. Fruits are a good source of natural vitamins and minerals. Also, it has natural sugar. Oats & Fruits when combined together in a puree, then it becomes tastier and healthier.

Ingredients: Steel cut Oats (50 gm), 1 medium size Apple & 1 small Plum, Water, Black Pepper & Cumin Powder 

 

Cooking Method:

A: Roasting Oats

  1. Take steel cut Oats in a kadai and roast it for 5 - 7 minutes on a low flame. Allow it to cool down.
  2. Take a grinder and add roasted Oats in it. Now grind it well to get a fine powder. (use chalni/sieve to remove pieces)

B: Puree

  1. Wash and clean the Apple. Peel it properly, cut it into big pieces or slices and remove the seeds. Clean it well with the water again.
  2. Now take the steamer and add Water to it. Add Apple pieces and boil for 5 -7 minutes. Once Apple is boiled, allow it to cool down.
  3. Wash and clean the Plum. Peel it properly, cut into small pieces & clean it well with water. (taste the plum to ensure that it is not sour for your baby)
  4. Take boiled Apple and pieces of Plum together. Grind it in a mixture to form a puree.
  5. Take a bowl and add Steel Cut Oats powder and then add Apple & Plum Puree to it. Mix well. Make sure it doesn;t have even minor pieces and should be just like a semi solid.
  6. Add a pinch of Black Pepper Powder & Jeera/Cumin Powder in the puree. Mix well & serve.

Oats are rich in Carbs & Dietary Fibre. It also contains Protein, Iron, Vitamin B1 & B5, Phosphorus, Manganese and Folate. Cooked oats are a good source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and because of that it is considered healthy.

Apples are rich in Fibre & Vitamin C. It contains Vitamins A, Vitamin K and Group B Vitamins, and contains Minerals like Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus & Manganese. These nutrients are helpful for a growing child's requirements.

Plums are rich in Antioxidants & Fibre. Plums are good for heart, blood circulation and bones.


Note: Consult your pediatrician before introducing any new food to your baby.