Apple Cider Rice Cooker Oatmeal – For Babies from 6-8 Months
2 1/2cupsof apple cider
1 1/4cupsof rolled oats - I used steel cut
don’t use quick cook oatmeal or the recipe won’t turn out well – trust me!
shake of cinnamon
shake of nutmeg
pinchof powdered vanilla
handful of raisins or dates or chopped apples
above are optional – if using the raisins and/or datesremove them if serving to baby!
Lightly butter the rice cooker pot then combine all ingredients in the rice cooker and stir well
Close the cover and push the switch to cook
After 10 minutes, carefully open the rice cooker and give the oatmeal a quick stir, close and continue cooking.
Oatmeal is done when the cooking switch flips to off/keep/warm or whatever it does on your rice cooker (I have an Aroma 8 cup cooker, nothing fancy and only $24.95). Allow to stand for 5-10 minutes after cooking.
I use steel cut oats when I make this recipe. The texture is a bit more chewy than you may want a younger baby to try. You can puree as needed.