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Porridge fingers for baby led weaning (BLW) 3 different flavours - raspberry & coconut, apple pie and carrot cake. Great finger food for babies and toddler. Breakfast ideas for babies.
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Porridge Fingers

Porridge fingers are a really easy way for a baby to eat oats. Serve them plain or add different fruits, vegetables and spices to add variety. This recipe includes three suggested variations.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, British
Keyword Oatmeal Fingers, Porridge Fingers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 32kcal

Equipment

  • Microwave

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Oats
  • 3 tbsp Milk Reduce this to 2 tbsp if making the flavoured versions.

Raspberry and Coconut Porridge Fingers

  • tbsp Mashed Raspberries
  • 1 tsp Unsweetened Desiccated Coconut

Apple Pie Porridge Fingers

  • 1 tbsp Unsweetened Apple Puree (apple sauce)
  • 1 tbsp Grated Apple
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon

Carrot Cake Porridge Fingers

  • 1 tbsp Unsweetened Apple Puree (apple sauce)
  • 1 tbsp Grated Carrot
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • pinch Ground Ginger
  • pinch Ground Nutmeg

Instructions

Plain Porridge Fingers

  • Add the oats and milk to a small bowl and soak until you have a mushy mixture. (A couple of minutes)
  • Press the mixture into a small, flat-bottomed dish using the back of a spoon.
  • Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes on high.**
  • Cut into fingers while still hot and serve when cooled.

Raspberry and Coconut Version

  • Add the oats, milk and mashed raspberries to a small bowl and soak until you have a mushy mixture. (A couple of minutes). Stir in the coconut.
  • Continue from step 2 of the plain porridge finger recipe

Apple Pie Version

  • Add the oats, milk, apple puree, apple and cinnamon to a small bowl and soak until you have a mushy mixture. (A couple of minutes)
  • Continue from step 2 of the plain porridge finger recipe

Carrot Cake Version

  • Add the oats, milk, apple puree, apple, carrot and spices to a small bowl and soak until you have a mushy mixture. (A couple of minutes)
  • Continue from step 2 of the plain porridge finger recipe

Notes

Adapted from Baby-led weaning cookbook by Gill Rapkey and Tracey Murkett.
OATS: Rolled (porridge) or quick oats work. Steel-cut oats are NOT suitable.
COOKING TIME: Cooking times may differ with the type of microwave.
Nutritional Information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. Facts are based on the plain fingers and will differ if making the flavoured versions. 
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg