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

Weaning recipe: Baby Bircher

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • No cook; soak for 1 hour or overnight
  • Easy
  • 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

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per 2 tbsp
NutrientUnit
kcal40
fat1g
saturates0.3g
carbs6g
sugars2g
fibre1g
protein1g
salt0.01g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 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. 
     

  • STEP 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.

RECIPE TIPS
FOR YOUNGER BABIES

If puréeing, peel, core and chop 1-2 apples or pears, then steam over simmering water for 8 mins until tender. Blitz to a very smooth purée in a food processor. You’ll only need 2 tbsp of the purée but you can portion up and freeze the rest.

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