Nutrient Dense Porridge

Nutrient Dense Porridge

Oats help stabilise blood glucose levels, improve satiety and are a good source of complex carbohydrates, fibre and vitamins especially when paired with some of the nutrient dense toppings listed below! I do recommend souring the oats to aid digestion; you can watch my previous IGTV on how and why do this with grains and beans/legumes! Oats can be introduced around 8-10 months once your baby has been digesting foods in the 6-8 month guide with no issues!

Nutrient Dense Porridge

Course 2 meals a day, Breakfast, Family Meals


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Colander or sieve


  • 1 part organic rolled oats
  • 2 parts coconut milk


  • 1 serve collagen
  • 1/2 banana sliced


  • 1 TBSP tahini or nut butter
  • 1 TBSP ground flaxseeds
  • 1 TBSP hemp seeds
  • drizzle coconut or milk kefir


  • Soak the oats in water (until covered) and 1 tsp of acid/culture of choice (eg. apple cider vinegar, lemon juice or whey). Cover with a tea towel and place in a dry, warm place (such as the pantry) overnight (or at least 6 hours). When ready to use, drain in a colander or sieve and rinse.
  • Place all ingredients in saucepan over low heat (if using collagen or banana add them in now).
  • Occasionally stir and cook over low heat until thick and milk is mostly absorbed (approximately 5 minutes).
  • Add to bowl and top with any nutrient dense toppings you wish.


AGE APPROPRIATE: when tolerating 2+ meals a day
Tahini (sesame) and nut butter are allergens.
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  1. Steph says:

    Do you have a collagen powder that you recommend?

  2. Karen says:

    Do you have thermomix instructions for porridge? Love hands free approach for busy mornings

  3. Melissa says:

    If you suggesting oats to be introduce around 8-10 months, then is it ok to give 6+ baby oat cereal (fortified) which the age categorise foe 6+ as well? Thank you ☺️

  4. Aleshia says:

    Just wondering if this is made with carton or tinned coconut milk and if freshly squeezed orange juice is acidic enough to soak oats in?

    • Luka McCabe says:

      Hi Aleisha, it could be made with either, I prefer the taste of carton with porridge but either will work! And yes, orange juice would work great 🙂

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