Monkey Porridge

 Source: Monkey Porridge,

Source: Monkey Porridge,

As your child gets older adjust textures by not grinding the rolled oats as fine or use quick cooking oats. Vary the taste by adding chopped raisins, dates, grated apple, pureed peach, and cinnamon, etc.


  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) ground flaxseed 
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk, formula, nondairy or water 
  • 1/4 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cold milk


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a rolling boil and add salt.
  2. In a small blender or coffee mill, process oats until finely ground.
  3. In a small saucepan, whisk oats and flaxseed with the 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk. Bring to a boil over medium to medium-high heat, stirring and cooking 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat, cover and let sit 2 minutes.
  5. To serve:  Mash banana with a fork until smooth.  Add 1/4 cup (60 mL) cold milk. Mix into porridge.

Nutritional Analysis


YIELD: 3/4 cup (175 mL).

SERVING SIZE: 31 serving.  Each serving contains 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of flax.

Per Serving
Calories 385
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 80 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugars 12 g
Protein 5 g
Sodium 4 mg
Potassium 166 mg