By the time your baby reaches 9 -12 months they will probably be much more proficient at chewing which means smooth purees can begin to be replaced with thicker, chunkier textures. Many babies now feel a lot more confident with food, so prepare yourself for messy meal times as a baby tries to hold their own spoon! Or why not try finger foods?
Porridge for Baby
Preparation: 5 minutes Cooking time: 8 minutes
Peel and chop the apple or pear into small cubes. Place into the steamer basket and cook for 8 minutes.
While this is cooking, heat the water and milk in a small saucepan. Add the oat flakes and bring them to a boil. Remove from the heat immediately and cover it to allow the oats to soak.
Once the fruit is cooked, place it into the blender with the porridge mixture and maple syrup and blend.