Dates And Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

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Start your baby’s day with this nutritious and delicious Dates And Quinoa Breakfast Porridge. Filled with the sweetness of dates and apple, this is the best start for your baby’s morning. 

Dates And Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

Good morning everyone. Breakfast is the first and important meal of the day. And getting a right kind of breakfast can impact your whole day. For babies too, getting a good nutritious start to their day full of playing and giggling is important. So today I am sharing this recipe for a quick and nutritious breakfast for your little ones. If grown-ups want a share of this delicious porridge, they have can have it too.

In the following recipes, I have cooked quinoa and oats with an apple and few dates. I have flavored this porridge with little cinnamon powder and cardamom seeds. The warm aroma of cinnamon makes this porridge a nutritious comfort food.

Quinoa is one of the healthiest grains for babies. It is full of fiber, calcium, iron and folate along with anti-inflammatory benefits. My purpose for making this porridge was to incorporate some dates into my daughter’s diet. She suffered from constipation from time to time while growing up, so I tried to give her natural fiber as much as possible.

Dates And Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

Dates are a great source of fiber. Besides relieving constipation, they are a good source for maintaining bone health and strength. Dates are filled with vitamin B6, vitamin K, folate, potassium, iron, carbohydrates, and manganese. I started giving dates to my daughter by 8 months of age. Due to its sweet taste, she loved them at the very first bite.

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My daughter who is almost a preschooler still has this porridge for breakfast. She likes to add some fresh fruits and little cheerios for crunch. For grown ups too this can be a great meal to start your day. Just adding some fresh fruits and nuts, will make it a delicious wholesome meal. Do give it a try soon.

Let’s go through the recipe.

Dates and Quinoa Breakfast Porridge
 
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Cuisine: Baby Food/ Toddler Food/ Kids/ Grown-Ups
Serves: 2
 
Start your baby’s day with this nutritious and delicious Dates And Quinoa Breakfast Porridge. Filled with the sweetness of dates and apple, this is the best start of the day.
Ingredients
  • 1 apple (sweet variety)
  • 3 dates (seedless)
  • 2 green cardamon pods
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 1 tbsp quinoa
  • A dash of cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Wash and cut the apple into pieces. Wash dates and check for any pits.
  2. In a pot add all the above-mentioned ingredients.
  3. Cover the pot and cook quinoa, oats, dates, nd apple are thoroughly cooked.
  4. Once done, turn off the heat and run this through a food processor. Turn it into a puree.
  5. Transfer it to a serving bowl and Serve.

Important Note:

Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.

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13 comments

  1. Mackenzie says:

    My 1-year-old has been on a vegetable strike recently, and suffering a little for it! I’m always looking for excellent breakfast recipes – and I love that this is one that both of us can enjoy! Yum! Thanks!

  2. Amanda says:

    What a great idea for the little ones. Dates are such a wonderful source of natural sweetness. Absolutely love them.

  3. Jill Campbell says:

    A great breakfast idea – thanks for sharing! I am always on the look out for some inspiration for my two daughters (cereal and toast is so boring!) so definitely going to try this one 🙂

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