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Healthy Multigrain Porridge Recipe For Babies & Toddlers | Weight Gain Porridge Recipe

Updated: Sep 21, 2020

Baby Care | Baby Food | Toddler Food | Healthy Porridge Recipes | Multigrain Cereal Recipe | Nutritious Food for Baby | Weight Gain Recipes

Most parents strive to include all nutrients in their babies' diets. It becomes a more tedious task when your baby doesn’t cooperate or dislike the individual recipes you prepare.

Building up the health of your little one is really important as it helps in both their brain and physical development. You might get plenty of store products mentioning weight gain and health benefits for your child. But I would say that nothing can be better than homemade food or porridge recipes.

Today I will be sharing one such porridge recipe which consists of multigrain ingredients that can be a wholesome meal packed with all essential nutrients for your kid. It's such a versatile recipe, that as your baby grows you can change or add in more ingredients to it.

Though preparation of this multigrain recipe can be a bit time consuming, once done you will have hustle free mornings and also an anytime go-to healthy meal for your baby. So without any further ado let's get started.

Healthy Weight Gain Multigrain Porridge Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time : 2 -3 minutes | Total Time : 35 minutes


Cereals -

  • 250gm Ragi

  • 150gm brown rice

  • 150gm Oats

  • 150gm barley rice

Pulses -

  • 150gm yellow lentils

  • 150gm red lentils

  • 150gm urad dal

  • 150gm green gram

  • 150gm white chickpeas

  • 150gm horse gram

Nuts and Dry fruits -

  • 100gm walnut

  • 50 gm Cashew nuts

  • 50 gm Almonds

  • 50 gm Peanuts

  • 2 to 25 Pistachio

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

How to Prepare Multigrain Nutritious Porridge

Preparation of the multigrain powder -

  1. Wash all the ingredients except the dry fruits and nuts thoroughly. Make sure you wash the cereals separately. All the pulses can be mixed and washed together.

  2. Take a cotton or muslin cloth and spread the washed cereals and pulses to dry completely under the fan.

  3. Once they are fully dried, take a pan and dry roast all the ingredients well. Roast the cumin seeds at last separately.

  4. Let it cool and then take a blender and blend it into a fine powder. You can either blend everything together or go section by section like cereals first, then pulses and then finally nuts & dry fruits.

  5. If blended separately you need to mix all the powdered mixture together and then store it in an airtight container.

Preparation of the porridge -

  1. Take 2 tbsp of the prepared powder and ½ cup warm water and mix well.

  2. Add ½ tsp of powdered rock candy or palm sugar.

  3. Now switch on the flame and let the porridge cook on medium flame.

  4. Once done let it cool and then feed the healthy porridge to your baby.

Things to Remember

  1. You can also use formula milk as a substitute for water. But if you have never given formula milk to your baby then consult your doctor before introducing it to him/her.

  2. This porridge can be given once your baby is 8 months old. Anything before that is not recommended.

  3. In case your baby is not liking the taste then you can boil one banana, prepare the porridge separately as mentioned above and add both of them to a blender and blend it to a smooth mixture. Trust me your baby will love this recipe.

  4. In case your baby has any allergies to any ingredients, avoid it from the recipe list.

  5. You can even prepare it in a small quantity first and introduce it to your baby to check the occurrence of any allergic reactions.

  6. For 8-15 months you can give this twice a day ( morning and evening). For toddlers, once in a day is more than enough.

You should definitely prepare this healthy recipe as you will surely notice a huge difference in your babies once they start consuming it. Gaining the required weight will never be a concern for you once you start giving this to your kid. Do share your experiences with me in the comments down below. Have healthy parenting!

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