Rolled oats contain lots of B vitamins for energy pathways, and Betaglucan for a healthy cholesterol metabolism. Wholegrains are also a great source of fibre which help healthy digestion, and porridge is a warm and comforting breakfast meal, particularly in colder months. Banana adds the perfect natural sweetness, whilst cinnamon is great for blood sugar regulation.
Half a cup rolled oats
½ cup unsweetened milk (eg coconut, almond, dairy) or water
2 inch piece of banana
Pinch of cinnamon
If you have the time, soak the oats in some water overnight to improve digestibility and speed up the cooking process, however this is not essential. Place the oats and liquid into a small saucepan, bring to a slow simmer and stir continuously for approximately 5 minutes or until the oats are nice and soft. Add more liquid as needed. Chop the banana and stir through the oats, mashing well as you go. Top with a pinch of cinnamon and serve warm. Also tastes lovely with some natural yoghurt or some chopped dates or raisins (for older babies).