Baby breakfast time – two versions of banana and berry oatmeal slice (including a sneaky hidden vege recipe)

** Updated 5 October with a new ‘sneaky hidden vege’ version of this recipe!**

Ok so that was a bit of a blog fail! I was just playing around with my blog (which has been neglected for so very, very long!) and published a ‘new’ blog post that was pretty much a blank page. Whoopsies! I’ve just quickly added my recipe below and updated it soΒ hopefully not too many people saw my faux pas (even if everyone who gets my blogs via email will see it! Ah well, you live and learn!)

Recipe time!

I am deep in mummy meal prep mode as I have recently gone back to work (yeah… I should REALLY update my blog cause since my last post I’ve not only finished maternity leave, but I’ve resigned from my previous job, moved interstate and started a new job! Just been a touch busy!) Today I spent much of the morning getting ready for next week so I’m not too frantic and frazzled at the end of each working day.

I wanted to make a new breakfast recipe for H and now it’s coming into Summer (how it is this fricken hot and it’s NOT EVEN SUMMER YET?!) and it’s a bit too hot to give him porridge every morning. I’m also loving finger foods that he can feed himself so was wracking my brain for recipes to make.

This is one I got from a friend, V, and she asked me if I could make it healthier than the original. I did that (and shared the recipe here!) and really enjoyed having it for breakfast myself but it still contained sugar and other things I wasn’t so keen on H having so I edited it again.

The result was great! It was SUPER easy (key for me these days!) baked really well, stayed together (I’ve had more than my fair share of baking fails recently!) it’s healthy and tastes yum! I can’t wait for him to try it this week!

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Version one – ‘the original’ banana berry oatmeal slice
Makes 12 slices
This is a baby friendly recipe (8months +) but is also adult friendly!

Banana and blueberry oatmeal slice_lifelovetravelfood

What you’ll need…

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 1/4 cups water (or 1 cup whole milk, 1/4 cup water)
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup berries of your choice (frozen is fine)

How it’s done…

Preheat your oven to 190 degrees and line a rectangular baking tin with baking paper.

In a large bowl, addΒ the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, wholemeal flour and coconut – mix to combine. In a jug, add water, yogurt, coconut oil, eggs and vanilla and whisk to combine. Pour the liquid mix into the dry mix and stir to combine. Stir through the banana and berries then pour into your prepared baking tray.

Bake for 30-35 mins or until golden and baked through. Once baked, cool in the tin then slice into pieces and freeze for bub. Delicious!!

 

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Version two – ‘the sneaky hidden vege version’ banana berry oatmeal slice
Makes 12 slices
Suitable for children 8 mths + (my almost two year old LOVES having this for breaky!)

breakfast cake with hidden veges_lifelovetravelfood
Shhh! Hidden veges inside!
@lifelovetravelfood

What you’ll need…

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds (blitz into a powder as it helps the body absorb all the nutrients – substitute for LSA mix or leave out if you don’t have any)
  • 1 tbsp ground chia seeds (can add in whole or just leave out if you don’t have any)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 heaped tsp greens powder (optional – a great way to pack in some sneaky greens without adding too much of a grassy flavour. I use Nature’s Way brand, available at the supermarket or Chemist Warehouse)
  • 1 cup grated raw pumpkin
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs (can substitute for two chia eggs – just mix the wet ingredients through the dry ingredients then add the chia egg and mix gently)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tbsp sultanas
  • 1/2 cup berries of your choice (frozen is fine)

How it’s done…

Preheat your oven to 190 degrees and line a rectangular baking tin with baking paper.

In a large bowl, add the oats, cinnamon, flaxseeds, chia seeds, baking powder, wholemeal flour, coconut and greens powder and mix to combine. Add the pumpkin and stir through. In a jug, add water, yogurt, eggs and vanilla and whisk to combine. Pour the liquid mix into your dry ingredients and stir to combine. Mix through the banana, sultanas and berries then pour into your prepared baking tin. If your mixture makes lots (like mine did!) use the extra mix to bake some muffins or mini loaf shaped cakes.

Bake for 35-45 mins or until golden and baked through (muffins or mini loaves take around 35mins, the big cake takes approx 45mins). Once baked, cool in the tin then slice into pieces and freeze for a super easy breakfast for bub. Delicious!!

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As always, I’d love to hear from you if you try any of my recipes! Drop me a note below or better yet, over on instagram @lifelovetravelfood cause the addiction is still going strong!

Dan xx

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7 thoughts on “Baby breakfast time – two versions of banana and berry oatmeal slice (including a sneaky hidden vege recipe)

    1. Such a great recipe Gina! Sooo easy and great for toddlers to eat on their own! Add a touch of honey, maple or rice malt syrup for the grown up version, serve warm with a touch of milk – yum!

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