- 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
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…
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.
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.
For younger babiesIf 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.