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Get the recipe: Homemade Quinoa Baby Cereal (4+ months)

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This smooth and creamy Homemade Quinoa Baby Cereal has an earthy and robust taste and is loaded with protein, fiber, iron, folate and magnesium. It’s great served as a meal itself or mixed with baby’s favorite fruit or vegetable puree.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup water, low sodium broth or bone broth
  • 1/2 cup quinoa (see notes)
  • extra liquid for blending

Instructions 

  • Cook: In a small saucepan, bring the liquid to a boil. Add quinoa and stir. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 12 minutes. Take off of heat, and let sit for 5 minutes.
    Silver saucepan filled with cooked quinoa.
  • Puree: Transfer the quinoa to a blender or food processor and puree for 2 minutes for a completely smooth puree or pulse for 1 minute for a chunky puree. If the puree is too thick, you may need to add in additional liquid. Start by adding in 1/4 cup of liquid at a time until you reach your desired consistency. I added 1/4 cup of water to get the perfect consistency for me (what you see in the photos).
    blender full of pureed quinoa for baby.
  • Serve: let cool and serve to baby or spoon into a storage tray and freeze for future use.
    2 trays of frozen quinoa cereal for baby.

Notes

Age: 4-6 months and up
Yield: roughly 25 ounces
Note on Quinoa: I used a trio blend of quinoa for this recipe, but you can use any color quinoa that you would like.
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Adding Spices: you can add a pinch of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice or pumpkin pie spice while blending. 
 

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