I’m so happy to be back doing “Puree Monday” and I have many great spring recipes to share with you in the coming weeks! This is one of Bebe B’s favorites. In fact we made it just last week and she gobbled it up, of corse these days she feeds her self just fine...in fact very little mango made it squashed into her pants.
Mango Mash Oatmeal - 7 Months+
1 ripe Mango
1 cup Rolled Oats (plain)
½ tsp nutmeg
2 cups water
Start by running the rolled oats through a food processor, coffee grinder or the Beaba babycook for a smoother consistency. As your bebe gets used to chunkier textures you can skip this step. In a saucepan, bring water and nutmeg to a boil. Stir in the rolled oats and reduce the heat to medium low heat. Once the oats begin to simmer turn the heat off and cover. Allow the oatmeal to stand about 5-10 minutes to cool. If you are pressed for time (when aren’t we?) you can always substitute a plain instant oatmeal, following package directions. Next cut the mango into chunks, cutting a a mango can be tricky so feel free to watch my video tutorial Mango Cutting 101 if needed. Now using a large spoon or fork simply mash up the mango, this should be fairly easy if the mango is ripe. Mash until your desired consistency is reached. You can also run the mango chunks in the food processor or Beaba babycook if you need to reach a very thin and runny consistency, depending on your bebe’s needs. Next simply mix in the oatmeal to the mango and its ready to serve. This recipe will keep up to 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. This recipe will fill about 3 ice cube trays (15-30 servings).
This recipe is vegan, dairy-free and can be gluten-free, be sure to check your oats to be sure they are gluten-free (many oats are contaminated with gluten but gluten-free oats are available for sale).
In other Bebe-Food related news I am teaching my class “First Tastes: Adventures in Baby Food Making” this Sunday! I hope to get more people signed up so please pass the word if you know anyone in the Madison area who may be interested!