All that left-over Oatmeal…

The first couple of months of Dianna starting to eat porridges and oatmeal – Oh my Goodness did alot go to waste – and I really mean ALOT!

And not only because she threw it everywhere (but her mouth)… but also because she was a bit of a fussy eater and sometimes just didn’t want to eat breakfast.

(Mommy would of course cave and giver her a bottle… hence it went on for quite a while!!)

After starting daycare and her daycare mother giving me some much needed advice on her diet, I have started to be more strict and not offer her a bottle and of course she has started eating her porridge! Although sometimes my portionsize is still a bit off, and quite a bit is left.

I mostly make oatmeal, because it’s easy to make and (in my opinon) tastes great!

But I have since found some great recipes to make use of all that left-over oatmeal!

 

Leftover Oatmeal Buns

Yields: 10-12

3-4 dl of lukewarm water

Yeast

Salt

Leftover oatmeal

Raisins (sometimes I have it in the oatmeal already)

Vegetable oil

Flour (wholewheat or plain – up to you!)

Leftover-oatmeal buns. Tired of having all that oatmeal go to waste, because your baby's not eating it? Here is a great way to make use of it - bake some oatmeal buns for lunch! www.pennnylane.dk

Pour the lukewarm water into your baking bowl. (NB! It’s important that it’s lukewarm, as the heat helps activate the yeast so your buns rise!)

Add the yeast and stir until it’s dissolved.

Add the left-over oatmeal (and raisins)

Leftover-oatmeal buns. Tired of having all that oatmeal go to waste, because your baby's not eating it? Here is a great way to make use of it - bake some oatmeal buns for lunch! www.pennnylane.dk

Add the salt, oil and finally the flour

Knead until it has the consistency you want.

Let the dough rise for about 1 hour. (If you’re in a hurry less can do as well)

Make into small buns and bake at 180 degrees celcius for aprox. 20 min.

Leftover-oatmeal buns. Tired of having all that oatmeal go to waste, because your baby's not eating it? Here is a great way to make use of it - bake some oatmeal buns for lunch! www.pennnylane.dk

Dianna simply LOVES these with butter and cheese or simply just as they are.

A great and healthy snack for you and your child, especially if you bake them with some wholewheat flour or even rye.

And the best thing is – nothing’s going to waste!!!

Leftover-oatmeal buns. Tired of having all that oatmeal go to waste, because your baby's not eating it? Here is a great way to make use of it - bake some oatmeal buns for lunch! www.pennnylane.dk
YUM!!

Carrot, Apple & Zuccini Baby Puree

Carrot, apple and zuccini baby puree. A great first puree for your baby to try. To get the recipe and much more visit my blog: www.pennnylane.dk

When Dianna turned 4 months, I introduced her to this puree.

A smart woman from my maternity group told me, that the first foods I introduced to my baby first off, shouldn’t be too sweet, or my baby could get a “sweet-tooth”. She might only want to eat sweet puree’s and not the vegetable kind.

Make homemade babyfood for your baby. My delicious recipe for carrot, apple and zuccini puree is great as a first time puree for your baby. www.pennnylane.dk

The puree’s you can buy in the stores can keep for 24-36 hours after opening and per glas in Denmark you pay 7-8 kr (around $1). It can definetly be done cheaper, by DIY! Not to mention, you waste much less having only to make one portion at a time. (In case baby is a bit fussy…. it happens!)

I’ve pinned quite a lot of recipes from Pinterest. But mostly I go with whatever greens I have in my fridge, pretty much any combination is possible.

This is one of Dianna’s favorite puree’s though. And maybe your baby’s too!

Dianna’s first babypuree

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Carrot, Apple & Zuccini Baby Puree
Yummy in your Baby's tummy. A great start for introducing real food to your baby.
Carrot, apple and zuccini baby puree. A great first puree for your baby to try. To get the recipe and much more visit my blog: www.pennnylane.dk
Course Babyfood
Cuisine Babyfood
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Babyfood
Cuisine Babyfood
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Carrot, apple and zuccini baby puree. A great first puree for your baby to try. To get the recipe and much more visit my blog: www.pennnylane.dk
Instructions
  1. I prefer to use organic vegetables, as I leave the peel on. Some would maybe prefer to peel the veggies - but they contain a lot of nutrients that are good for baby, so I leave it on.
    Carrot, apple and zuccini baby puree, a great first puree for you baby. To see the recipe and other great recipes for your family and baby, visit my blog: www.pennnylane.dk
  2. Wash the veggies and cut into smaller pieces.
  3. Bring to boil for 15 min. and let stand for 10 min. (Can be done in the microwave oven as well).
  4. Whiz to a puree in whatever kitchenmachine you prefer. I use my OBH Nordic staff-blender.
Recipe Notes

Instead of investing in a lot of new "babyfood"containers I use my muffin forms. I love these silicone ones from Wondercakes.

Carrot, apple & zuccini baby puree. The absolute best baby puree to start with. Your baby will love it! To get the recipe, visit my blog: www.pennnylane.dk
See the plant? It's a celery stalk i put in a glass of water, it grew roots and I planted it!

I see a lot of pins on pinterest, where people have used icetrays for freezing the puree's. However icetrays aren't really made for containing "hot" food. Keep in mind to wait until the puree is cool, to pour it into the icetrays.

What I love about using the muffin forms, is that it's function is to contain food. So you don't have to worry about BPA's or any other harmful substance around your baby's food. And don't you just love the little heart shapes?!?

When they are frozen solid, I take them out of the muffin forms and store them in marked freezer bags.

What was the first puree you gave your baby??

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