My baby is on a gluten free diet at the moment, so we tried making these with plum 4 grain porridge and his formula. They came out like a soggy pancake - is that what it was meant to be like??? He still enjoyed them but they really didn't look very nice at all!
My husband had this problem (using normal porridge oats and cows milk). I reckon the trick is to pack well down with a spoon and drain off any excess milk. I squish them down again after microwaving and find adding some raisins helps them glue
Mama to Scruffy Mop, born 5/3/2011 and Smily Boy, born 13/2/2013
Brilliant - thankyou. I'm curious to try them (and also with LO!) since I read someone having them spread with butter (or in our case Vegan spread). It's like deep fried Mars bars - sounds wrong, but if you happened across them you'd have to try them...
Also I tend to load spoons with porridge for LO (which he doesn't mind as he has self-feeding skills with spoons as well as fingers) because when I dolloped some in front of him on the high chair, whilst he loved playing with it, I am still finding it in places I didn't realise food could reach. Porridge fingers could be the answer!!!
I still make them for Will and they always seem to work with the recipe amounts ie. equal quantities of porridge to milk. I found that it works best with smaller oats so don't go for the nice big ones you can get, also the longer you leave them the more set they will be, if you take them out of the bowl straight away they will fall apart. At 20 months they are still one of W's favourite snacks!!!
After a few attempts I have now perfected my porridge fingers! I got the idea on here to make purple porridge (thanks MummaQ) and my LO loves it, however it is VERY messy and for those mornings when we don't have as much time we now have purple porridge fingers instead which he also loves! I do 4 tablespoons of porridge oats, 3 tablespoons of milk and 1 tablespoon of pureed blueberries, microwave for only a minute as any longer it goes rubbery and he's not so keen, this morning he even ignored his mango for these which was amazing as he LOVES his mango!!
Yay purple porridge lovers made! I'm so please he likes it, of all the coloured porridge, my little one loves purple the best...l and yes very messy, not for the faint hearted or those with white carpets in close proximity! He also loves mango purée added to porridge now too, but too a while for him to try it. The purple definatley catches their eye!!!! I can't wait for summer when he can eat this in just his nappy.... I've ruined all his bibs and a few baby grows from diffently coloured porridges!