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. (8+)
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 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.Start your day with this delicious Dates and Quinoa Breakfast Porridge. #healthyrecipes Click To Tweet
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
- 1 Apple (sweet variety)
- 3 Dates (seedless)
- 2 Green Cardamom Pods
- 2 tbsp Oats
- 1 tbsp Quinoa
- A dash of Cinnamon Powder
- 1 cup Water
How To Make It:
Wash and cut the apple into pieces. Wash dates and check for any pits.
In a pot add all the above-mentioned ingredients.
Cover the pot and cook quinoa, oats, dates, and apple pieces until they are thoroughly cooked.
Once done, turn off the heat and run this through a food processor. Turn it into a puree.
Transfer it to a serving bowl and Serve.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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It looks lovely! My 9 month old baby will definitely like it, I will make it for her tomorrow.
I would eat this and I’m not even a baby! Anything with cardamom is a win in my book. Looks amazing!
Looks amazing. I would eat this myself
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!
I’ve been feeling so cold although summer is already in the wings. This looks like the ideal warming breakfast.
I am using oats in different form but never thought of adding dates, this is really interesting! Looks wonderful:)
Oh man, this would be great for both mama and baby! I am currently pregnant, and LOVE seeing all these baby friendly meals. Awesome!
What a great idea for the little ones. Dates are such a wonderful source of natural sweetness. Absolutely love them.
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 🙂
So much yes!! the dates would add such a complex sweetness that would taste amazing!
I love breakfast porridge n the combination of dates+quinoa makes it even more healthy. Thanks for sharing!
Can the water be replaced by milk?
Hi Aditi, It depends on the age of the baby. For 1 year old and above you can do 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup milk.