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Make Fruity Oatmeal Muffins With Gerber Cereal!

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I have been out of the baby food stage for a couple years now but I'm getting ready to enter it again!  Which has me thinking about how I plan on feeding my baby once she's at that point.  I love making my own baby food but I also love keeping some Gerber Cereal on hand for on-the-go moments and for leaving at Grandma's house.  It has come in handy more than a few times!

Gerber is a big fan of breastfeeding and knows that the best start for babies is through breast milk but when it's time to add food to our baby's diet then Gerber is stepping up to the plate!  They take pride in only using high-quality
ingredients that meet rigorous Nestlé strict standards of food safety, quality, and regulatory standards for their products, ingredients, and packaging.  They select only healthy ingredients and ensure developmental appropriateness and conduct rigorous research to ensure high-quality products.  Did you know that Gerber also has Organic, probiotic and DHA products available?  There really is something for everyone in every stage of life that their babies are in.


I know some babies need help getting full before going to bed so they'll sleep better.  This is where the Gerber Cereal can help.  If your baby is breastfeeding but needs a little extra “oomph” before bed time then consider giving them some Gerber Cereal.  Not only will it help fill their tummies but they will also be getting a blend of six vitamins and iron!  Gerber's Single-grain/Multigrain options allow babies to naturally progress from breastfeeding to solid “real food” by moving from single-grain cereals to multigrain cereals and then on to cereals with fruit, Lil Bits and Hearty Bits.  There's a Gerber Cereal that's perfect for whatever stage your baby is in.  Head to your local Wal-Mart to see which cereal works for you!

Recently, I discovered using Gerber Cereal in recipes!   Who knew?!?  Add Gerber Cereals to pancakes, smoothies, cookies and many other things to help your little ones get a little extra vitamins without them even knowing!  I just made Fruity Oatmeal Muffins for my boys and they had NO idea there was Gerber cereal in them!  The muffins were so moist and delicious.  I even found myself going back for more!  These are great for a quick breakfast or snacks.  I used Gerber's Apple Strawberry Banana baby food this time and they were so yummy!  Next time I think I'll try them with peach or banana!  So baby cereal isn't just for babies anymore!  This is a great way to use up your leftover baby cereal or just to get some extra nutrients into your kiddos.

fruity oatmeal muffins

Yield: 12

Fruity Oatmeal Muffins

Fruity Oatmeal Muffins

Another use for leftover baby cereal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 c. Gerber Oatmeal Cereal
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. butter, melted
  • Dash of vanilla
  • 1 cup fruit, this can be chunks of fruit or jars of stage 2 babyfood fruit
  • **1/3 c. oil only if using chunks of fruit


  1. Preheat oven to 425 and line muffin tins.
  2. In small bowl , mix together oatmeal cereal and milk and let soak.
  3. In a large bowl mix together dry ingredients and mix together egg, butter, fruit, and vanilla (add oil if using fruit chunks) in a medium bowl.
  4. Add cereal and milk mixture to the egg mixture. Blend well. Add to dry ingredients and mix well. Spoon into greased or lined muffin tins.
  5. Bake 20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 254Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 39mgSodium 180mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 2gSugar 14gProtein 3g

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I'd encourage you to get creative and see where you can start adding Gerber Cereals to your meals and snacks.  If you do add Gerber Cereals to a recipe be sure to take a photo and post it to social media using #CookingwithGerber.


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    1. Hi Frieda, yes anything made with a grain can be frozen (bread, muffins cereal etc.)- just make sure it’s airtight to prevent freezer burn 🙂

  1. Can you use other types of cereal, like rice or multigrain? If so, do the measurements change because I believe the multigrain will be denser and the rice more runny.

  2. These turned out great I added a little coconut and rasins to mine since my kids love raises and they ate most of them for supper will be making them again. They like the mini muffins size I made them

  3. I use stage 2 veggie and a fruit plus we only use splendai also use the rice cereal instead of oatmeal my 8 month old loves them.

      1. That would be something you would have to play around with as we have not tried these without sugar. Toddlers can be picky eaters so please let us know how they turn out and if they liked them.

    1. Hi Brittney,

      Usually when cooking with almond flour you need 1.1 cup to substitute for every 1 cup of regular flour. The recipe doesn’t call for egg which is usually need as a bonding agent for almond flour. If the substitution doesn’t work you might try adding an egg to the recipe. 🙂

  4. Omg I made these with apple, cherry, and kale baby purée and half multigrain and half oatmeal cereal. I tasted one to make sure the kids would like them and they were sooooo yummy! I might even eat these. I have so much baby food and cereal still so I will be making lots more!

    1. Hi Amy, you could try it but we can’t guarantee it would work. We’ve never substituted it in any other recipes – if you do and it works let us know 🙂

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