first foods-flavored cereal o's

October 10, 2012

Little one is quickly approaching 1 year and her palate is definitely expanding. For a while I have been including herbs and spices in her foods in order to introduce her to new things and to (hopefully) decrease pickyness later on.

As with most kids, we did give her cereal O's. I opted for an organic brand, Nature's Path Organic Whole O's. She really enjoyed them, until a few weeks ago. And then she didn't really want them, which was strange because they were always a go-to food.

I decided to add some flavor to them. This is super easy to do, maybe five minutes tops, and is a great way to introduce some new flavors to baby.

Take a small fry pan and place over medium heat. Add ~ 1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil and let it melt.

Add about two handfuls of cereal.

Add your spices. (see approximate amounts below)
Stir to coat the cereal with the oil and spices. Maybe 2-3 minutes. That is it!

You can see there is quite a difference with very little effort. 

These are all approximate. You can vary it depending on how much cereal you use, but just to give you a starting off point.

~1 Tablespoon coconut oil or butter
2 handfuls cereal
Harvest Spice -
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Pinch cloves
Cocoa Cinnamon - 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa
  • Pinch cinnamon