Peach + Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal for Baby + Toddler
This is a very forgiving recipe so feel free to mix it up with the different fruit and spices you use. Also, this recipe makes a ton of oatmeal, so you can either freeze some for breakfasts during the week or cut the recipe in half.
- 3 cups steel-cut oats
- 1/4 cup ground flax seeds, optional
- 1/4 cup ground almonds, optional
- 8 cups water or milk, I used 4 cups water and 4 cups organic 2% milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp salt optional
- 2 cups frozen peaches
- 2 cups frozen blueberries, any combination of fresh or frozen fruit would work well
Spray your crockpot or brush with olive oil. This is very important because your oatmeal will stick to it. Not lying. This caused you to spend a long time standing at the sink scrubbing your crockpot. No fun.
Combines all of the ingredients into the crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours. When finished cooking, stir and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Serve with whatever toppings make you happy. I go for some extra cinnamon, a handful of fruit and a splash of milk. Other good options are some raisins, butter, brown sugar, toasted coconut, nuts, etc.
Age: 6 months and up. This version is great for babies 12+ months. If you want to serve this to a younger baby take the desired portion and puree in food processor or blender. The oatmeal will be thick. Slowing pour in some additional milk or water until you are satisfied with the consistency.
Note on Fruit Size: If you want smaller chunks of fruit for baby, then put the frozen peaches and blueberries into food processor and pulse until you reach desired chunkiness.