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Cheesy Broccoli Oats

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My baby is officially a year old as of yesterday. Her grandparents are visiting from Canada, and we had a little party to celebrate. She was spoiled rotten with lots of toys and cute little clothes, and she ate a really awesome birthday cake – I’ll be posting all about it soon. It’s hard to believe she’s gotten so big in just a year.

Cheesy Broccoli Oats | simplywhisked.com

But even though she’s gotten so big, she still only has two teeth. Two really cute teeth, but they can’t really chew much, which means we are struggling to find things for her to eat. She doesn’t have any interest in the bland baby food she loved so much before. Oatmeal has become a big go-to for us, especially for breakfast, but I wanted to make her something a little more savory – more of a meal. So I tried out a savory oatmeal, with a bit of cheese and small chopped broccoli to give her some extra nutrients.

Cheesy Broccoli Oats | simplywhisked.com

These cheesy broccoli oats really only took about ten minutes to make, including prep time, and it made enough for about 4 small meals. And, she loved it. I could tell because she didn’t make a mess with it. She just kept asking for more.

Next time we make it, which might actually be today, I’ll be making a triple batch and freezing half for later this month.

Cheesy Broccoli Oats | simplywhisked.com

Cheesy Broccoli Oats | simplywhisked.com

Homemade Baby Food: Cheesy Broccoli Oats

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 - 4 1x


  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon miso paste
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup old-fashioned, rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 deli slices mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup finely chopped broccoli florets, steamed


  1. In a saucepan, heat milk, miso paste and garlic to boiling, stirring until smooth.
  2. Add oats, turmeric, salt and cheddar cheese slices. Heat, stirring frequently, until oats have softened, cheese has melted and most of the milk has been absorbed.
  3. Stir in steamed broccoli pieces.
  4. Allow oatmeal to cool slightly before serving.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg


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  • Reply
    October 13, 2015 at 5:21 am

    Wow…Ellie is 1 too already! Happy birthday to your little munchkin.
    Olivia is very slow with getting teeth too, although she had 4 by her 1st birthday, and 2 more came at once right after her birthday. Since then it has been quiet on the teething front. She is using her gums for chewing a lot, but nothing too firm or crunchy. Since we got to Asia fried rice (which we can get everywhere) has turned into her favorite.
    These oats look great too!

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      October 14, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      Lucky you! Still no signs of those top teeth here, but I bet that fried rice would be a big hit here. Maybe I should make some this week for Ellie!

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    October 16, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    I don’t usually eat baby food, but I would totally eat this. Did you try some? Would adults like it?

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      October 18, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      I don’t normally either but I actually had some for lunch today. It’s great! Sort of like cheesy broccoli rice but a little nuttier. I think you’ll like it!

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    February 18, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Can this be frozen ?

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