white bowl filled with a homemade baby cereal of rice, oats and barley and probiotics
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This creamy baby cereal is filled with 3 different whole grains and probiotics to help promote a healthy gut.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time30 mins
cooling time25 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Baby Food
Servings: 25 ounces
Author: Michele Olivier


  • 1/3 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/3 cup brown short grain rice
  • 1/3 cup barley or quinoa
  • 3 cups liquid – water bone broth, stock, breast milk or formula
  • 2 teaspoons probiotics I recommend this one


  • In a fine mesh colander, rinse the grains until the water runs clear.
  • Place the grains and liquid into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes or until all the grains are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Let cool for 15-20 minutes or until cool.
  • Add cooked grains and probiotics into a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes on medium-high until completely smooth, adding in additional liquids in 1/4 cup increments if needed. I had to add an additional cup of water to the puree pictured above.
  • Serve or freeze.


Note on Barley: feel free to sub quinoa instead of the barley for a gluten free baby cereal. 
Age: 4 months and up
Yield: roughly 25 ounces
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months (this and this are my favorite freezer storage containers).
Favorite Kitchen Tools: Get a list of my favorite kitchen tools to make the best baby food here!