RECIPES AND PREPARING CEREALS FOR HOMEMADE BABY FOOD

Purchase the grains - rice, oatmeal, barley, bulgur, wheat etc.. and grind
in your food
processor, blender or coffee grinder until you have a fine powder
consistency. You can change the texture of the ground grains as baby grows
and does not need fine smooth foods.

Cook the grains as shown.

Rice Cereal*Use Brown Rice instead of White; it's more nutritious!
1. 1/4 c. rice powder (brown rice ground in blender or food processor)
2. 1 cup water
3. Bring liquid to boil in saucepan. Add the rice powder while stirring
constantly.
4. Simmer covered for 10 minutes, mix in formula or breast milk and fruits
if desired
5. Serve warm.

Barley Cereal*
1. 1/4 c. ground barley (barley ground in blender or food processor)
2. 1 cup water
3. Bring liquid to a boil. Add the barley and simmer for 10 minutes.
4. Mix in formula or breast milk or juice and add fruits if desired
5. Serve warm


Oatmeal Cereal* Use Regular Rolled Oats instead of Quick Cook!

1. 1/4 c. of ground oats (do NOT use instant or Quick Cook), ground in
blender or food
processor
2. 3/4 c. water
3. Bring water to a boil. Add oats and simmer covered for 5 minutes.
4. Mix in formula or breast milk or juice and add fruits if desired
5. Serve warm

Mixed Cereal*
1. 1 tbsp. ground oats
2. 1 tbsp. ground rice
3. 1 tbsp. ground barley
4. 1 c. water
5. Bring water to a boil and add grains. Stir with wire whisk.
6. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
7. Mix in formula or breast milk or juice and add fruits if desired
8. Serve warm.


*Remember: Baby Food creations are endless and are limited only by your baby
s age
and stage and food allergies (if any). Blend together whatever cereal, fruit
veggie and meat
combo you please. Make sure that baby has had each ingredient individually
first
before blending your creations.
May Homemade Baby Cereals be frozen like Fruit/Veggie Purees?
Yes, you may freeze homemade cereal. It tends to be easier to grind and then
store
the uncooked grains and simply cook a day's worth as you go. It often
happens that
when you thaw the cereal, it becomes rubbery and does not reconstitute well.
We do
hear from parents who have great luck in freezing cereal. You may want to
try freezing
a few portions and see how it works for you!