Baby Led Feeding Super Healthy Apple and Cinnamon Porridge Muffins Homemade Healthy baby breakfast.

In our house we have instilled that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Mostly the older ones eat porridge as I always find it does what it is supposed to and keeps them full until lunch time. We add whatever fruit we have in the fruit bowl, make it with variations in milk and even add homemade chia jams (which are amazing!) My favourite at the moment is pure peanut butter, slices of banana and a sprinkling of coconut shavings. Pure heaven.

The problem with porridge (oatmeal) when it comes to Baby Led Feeding though is that it is one of the worst things to clean off your little one. It sticks to their hair, to their eye lashes and even after you have given them a bath you are sure to find a lone piece stuck behind their ear or elsewhere. No matter what way I attempted to give it Oscar is was a disastrous mess.

These little muffins have to this day been the most popular recipe I have made and if you are looking to make something that will ease you as a parent, in the baby led approach then this is the recipe for you. This recipe is so ideal for little babies who are starting out on their baby led journey as they are soft, full of nourishing goodness and the best part is that they can be made in a big batch and frozen. The perfect little breakfast for those busy mornings when you want your little one to be eating porridge but don’t have the time to let them mush it all over their faces.

Thank you to literally the hundreds of you who have sent me photos of your little ones eating these. I just realised today that this recipe is just up on my Facebook page and not on the site. Hopefully lots more of you will send photos. I always love seeing them and getting feedback.

Now, I’m going to soak some oats for our morning muffins.

Happy mornings from us,

Aileen xoxo

      • PREP TIME
      • 10 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • 25 minutes
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 35 minutes
      • SERVES
      • 24 Muffins

What goes in...

  • 1 Cup Oats (120g) (soaked overnight)
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins (40g)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100ml Milk (use almond or soy milk for dairy free)
  • 1 Apple
  • 2 Tablespoons Finely Ground Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Milled Chia Seeds

How to make it...

Soak oats overnight – To soak just cover with water or milk and leave in the fridge covered.

The next morning drain the oats using a sieve.

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF
  2. Chop your apple into small baby sized pieces. It will turn lovely and soft when baked.
  3. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together.
  4. Divide into an oiled mini muffin tray and bake for 20-25 mins or until golden brown as shown in the photo.
  5. Serve with a tiny drizzle of maple syrup (at the weekends 😉
  • HELPFUL TIP - Freezing Tip

    These little muffins are ideal for the freezer. Just make a big batch, freeze in freezer bags and defrost in a fridge overnight or if your in a hurry in a microwave in just a few minutes.