Quinoa Baby Cereal

As a mother of a 1 year old, and in the full swing of solid foods, if there was one thing I wish was easier to find on the internet when my son was 6 months old it has to be quinoa baby cereal.

Every kid is different. All moms and dads agree on that. For my kid, rice cereal and oatmeal gave my son a devilish combination of gas and constipation. Yuck and ouch! I was desperate to find a recipe for a cereal that would change everything. I needed protein, fiber, and carbs. Quinoa was the golden ticket.

What you need:

1/4 c. Quinoa; dry

I get this giant bag at Costco! The price is right!

I get this giant bag at Costco! The price is right!

2 c . Water

Magic Bullet or food processor to grind and puree

This bad boy will multi-task all your baby food needs.

This bad boy will multi-task all your baby food needs.

Ice cube tray

I use different sized silicone ones like this. P.S. They make perfect squares for the cutest ice cubes for cocktails after this baby food phase is over and done!

I use different sized silicone ones like this. P.S. They make perfect squares for the cutest ice cubes for cocktails after this baby food phase is over and done!

Here is what you do:
Put water on stove and bring to a boil.

Put quinoa in the grinder. Grind until it is a powder (about 1 min). Add to boiling water and cover. Turn heat down to low. Walk away for 12 minutes and do some dishes because we all know they are staring at you in the sink.

After 12 minutes, remove from heat. The cereal will be goopy looking. That’s a good thing! Feed your kid a couple tbsp mixed with any type of milk he/she is consuming (breast or formula). You can also mix with fruit.

Pour extra mixture into ice tray and freeze overnight. Pop out cubes and place in an airtight container to store in your freezer for easy use. When you heat up the cubes for use, I recommend only heating for 10 seconds at a time until warmed to your standards.

Here are links to find the Bullet and the ice cube trays:
Magic Bullet Mini
Silicone Ice Trays 

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