Quinoa for Babies (Quinoa Baby Food)

Ingredients

– Quinoa: You can use any color.  – Cinnamon: Optional – Vanilla extract: Optional  – Liquid such as water, breastmilk, formula, or unsweetened nondairy milk.

Step 1.

Rinse quinoa with cold water. Bring 1 cup water to boil. Add the quinoa and reduce the heat to medium-high and simmer for 15 minutes. 

Step 2.

Once the quinoa is tender, turn off the heat. Cover, and let sit for 5 minutes. Add quinoa to a blender.

Step 3. 

Blend, adding a small amount of liquid at a time, until the mixture is very smooth. It may take a minute.

Step 4.

Stir in cinnamon and/or fruit puree if desired. Thin out with additional liquid as desired.  Add a sprinkle of hemp seeds, chia seeds, or ground flaxseeds to add more healthy fats.

Storage

Store in portions in small containers in the fridge for up to 3 days or portion into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight. Transfer frozen blocks to a freezer bag and store for up to 6 months.

Skip blending and simply mix fully cooked quinoa with nondairy milk for babies at least 8-9 months old—or for toddlers, kids, or adults as a breakfast cereal option.