Baby-Led Weaning Oatmeal Bites

These oatmeal bites are perfect for a baby who is working on baby-led weaning or a toddler who is self-feeding. These bites are packed with protein, fats, and nutrients! Once your child has mastered different fruits or nut butters, you can mix them into the cooked oatmeal.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ¾ cups milk

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds

  • ½ cup fresh blueberries


  1. Pour milk and oats into a pot over medium heat and mix to combine. Stir in chia seeds, ground flax seeds, and hemp seeds. Bring oatmeal to a soft boil; reduce heat and cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

  2. Pour oatmeal into a glass dish with an airtight lid. Stir in blueberries. Refrigerate until completely cooled before cutting into bite-sized pieces, about 1 hour.

    close up view of Weaning Oatmeal Bites with blueberries on a parchment paper line baking sheet
    Lauren Magenta

Cook's Notes:

You can use dairy or non-dairy milk.

You can add any other fruit or nut butters that are safe for your child in step 2.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

177 Calories
6g Fat
23g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 158mg 12%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 266mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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