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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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 425 and line muffin tins.
- In small bowl , mix together oatmeal cereal and milk and let soak.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake 20 minutes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 254Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 39mgSodium 180mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 2gSugar 14gProtein 3g
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.