Today I want to introduce you to our version of porridge fingers. We started our baby-led weaning journey with our daughter when she turned six months old and it has been a time of exploration, excitement and a lot of mess. It has also been a time of finding out what she loves, what she doesn’t love and everything in between. If you are just starting your weaning journey be sure to follow us on Instagram where I share a lot of what I feed her on a daily basis.
Porridge fingers aren’t a new idea and definitely aren’t something that I have created myself, but I have tweaked a recipe that someone gave me, but I definitely can’t take credit for the overall idea. As I mentioned, this a recipe I tweaked and it was just passed along from a friend (who I have permission from to post) but there are tons of recipes out in the world and many different variations, but I wanted to come on today and share with you how I make my porridge fingers, give you some ideas on what variations you might try as well as ways to store and keep them.
How to make Porridge fingers:
- 80 g Oats
- 2 medium organic eggs
- 3 tbsp of yogurt
- Whisk both eggs
- Add yogurt and mix together
- Add in the oats and mix until all oats are thoroughly coated in the egg/yogurt mixture
- Spread out evenly on a baking tray
- Cook for around 20 minutes/until golden brown
- Leave to cool and cut into fingers
There are so many different options and variations that you can try when it comes to porridge fingers and what I have found works best for us is trying a few different options and seeing what my daughters enjoys the most.
Not just for kids:
Although obviously I am talking here about these being great finger foods for babies, whether you are following baby led weaning or traditional weaning (these make great finger foods!), they work brilliantly and my daughter absolutely loves them. They are also great for adults too and I have made these in some format or another as snacks for my husbands and I too.
The great thing about this recipe is that it really can be the base for literally any variation, you can add any kind of fruit (blueberries and raspberries are firm favourites here), you can change up the flavour of the yogurt rather than using something plain, you can add chocolate chips and you can even used flavoured porridge. We had some leftover sachets of the quick microwaveable porridge oats that were getting close in use by date that I used and they came out lovely, my daughter particularly loved the blueberry and banana batch and I very much enjoyed the maple and pecan ones (so much so that nobody else even saw sight of them). You can totally be creative with what you have in and what you or you babies/children enjoy.
When to eat them:
Is anytime not the answer here? Ha! I love adding them to my daughters breakfast some days but these also make a great snack too. You and your children can enjoy them at any time of the day.
How to store them:
You can keep them in the fridge for a couple of days (if they last that long) an they also freeze very well. Sometimes, after I have defrosted them and if I am serving them for breakfast I will warm them a little in the microwave.