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Baby Banana Mango Oats

Hi there!

Since I’ve been making baby food like a mad woman, I decided to start posting some recipes and add a “Baby Bites” page.

Watching my daughter eat solids is probably one of the most exciting things. Seeing her face when a new food is introduced is priceless.

One thing I know for sure is how much she loves her oats! I’ve tried various oat/fruit combos, but this one tops!

When Banana Mango Oats are served, she cleans her bowl!

It’s really easy to make. If you don’t have a food processor or blender, bananas and mangos can be easily mashed with a fork.

I start out with 2 tablespoons of this oatmeal.

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This is mixed with about an ounce or more of formula or mommy milk. Add whatever amount of liquid you need for the desired consistency.

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Next I take one small banana and blend it up in the food processor. The riper the banana, the better!

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Cut one “cheek” of the mango and dice it up sans peel and add it to the pureed banana. You can store the mango in the fridge for the next day.

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The result is a beautiful looks orange puree that you just mix in with the oats.

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Ummm, I think she liked it 😉

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Question of the day….

This one is for all my mommies….

Do you have a sure fire recipe or food you know your baby loves? Please share!

My daughter can’t stand peas… can you imagine? A baby not liking peas?

11 Responses

  1. Jessica said on December 9, 2009 at 9:09 am

    This is so cool! I don’t have kids yet but think it is a great idea!

  2. Lu said on December 9, 2009 at 9:43 am

    My son loved that oatmeal cereal when he was younger. He also didn’t like peas or anything orange. He would gag on carrots. This isn’t a problem anymore though. Sure fire recipe at my house: Pasta with broccoli, carrots and sugar snap peas. I put a light sauce on it that I make with a melted Laughing Cow cheese (35 cal each) and a little pepper. He asks for it all the time. The veggies can be blended and added to the sauce. I used to do that when he was little. He asks for this meal at least once a week.

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on December 9, 2009 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks for the recipe! I’m definitely keeping this in mind!

  3. Becky said on December 9, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Thanks for the recipe! I’m so glad you’re ahead of me on the solids and can help pave the way! So far, Leo has had sweet potatoes, applesauce and peas and has happily gulped down all of them. I haven’t attempted to make my own baby food yet, but I’m getting the Beaba Babycook for Christmas (I think the only way I’ll actually make my own is if something makes it as easy as possible – hence the Babycook), so I’ll happily collect your recipes and try them out in a few weeks!

  4. Katie said on December 9, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Ha so cute!

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  5. Diana @ frontyardfoode said on December 9, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    That is an amazing idea! Using breast milk to make foods! When I have babies I’m totally going to do stuff like that as solids become important.

  6. Kris | iheartwellness.com said on December 9, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Awww your daughter is so cute!

    I used to eat baby cereal for the longest time into my adult years 😉

    I love reading your posts!!

    XXOO

  7. monicaonthego.com said on December 9, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I agree! My daughter is 8 months and I love giving her new foods. She will eat pretty much anything, but she loves yogurt. So, I have been mixing her veggies that she isn’t too fond of like green beans and yes peas with yogurt and a little pear! She loves it. Your daughter is beautiful!

  8. sophia said on December 9, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Lol! She definitely did! I suppose the baby oatmeal kind is more pudding like?

  9. katie said on December 9, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    oh my gosh youare the best momma ever! haha id love to eat that and im 19..

  10. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) said on December 9, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Oh she is just so adorable!!!