A chopping board with an apple, oats and a bowl of baby Bircher

Weaning recipe: Baby Bircher

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Prep: 5 mins No cook; soak for 1 hour or overnight


1- 2 portions for baby or young child

Once your baby is used to purées, move them onto a more textured breakfast. This weaning Bircher combines delicious fruit, oats, chia seeds and milk

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per 2 tbsp

  • kcal40
  • fat1g
  • saturates0.3g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.01g
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  • ½ or 1 small apple or pear, finely grated (or 2 tbsp fruit purée)



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 25g rolled oats
    Two piles of oats



    Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…

  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 75ml baby or toddler’s milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…


  1. Mix together the fruit, oats, chia seeds and milk. If baby is used to soft foods and purées, you’ll need to steam the fruit (see tip below). If baby is used to more texture then you can peel and finely grate the apple or pear.


  2. Soak for an hour, covered in the fridge – the Bircher is ready to serve when the chia seeds are completely soft and gel-like. For babies, this should be eaten on the day of making, for toddlers, you can leave it in the fridge overnight and serve for breakfast if you like.

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