Spelt porridge with apricots & nuts

Suitable from 6 months

Spelt porridge with apricots & nuts
Spelt is an ancient grain which is native to southern Europe, where it has been used for millenniums. It has a high nutritional value – even the Roman armies carried it with them to nourish them on their long tours! Spelt has a slightly nutty flavor and is easily digestible – many people sensitive to wheat report no problems when consuming spelt – however do note that it is not gluten-free.
This porridge makes for a great start of the day for both big and small, and can just as well be enjoyed as an in-between snack. Adding chopped dried apricots and nuts gives our yummie spelt porridge an extra twist.

Recipe tips
You can replace some of the water in this recipe with cows milk or almond milk for a creamier porridge. Great toppings include chopped nuts, hemp seeds, linseed, dried fruit like goji berries, cranberries, chopped apricots or apples, and fresh berries. Make sure to chop/grind any hard toppings small enough for babies and small children to avoid the risk of choking!
If you can’t get hold of thin flaked spelt and want to use ‘regular’ spelt flakes instead, we recommend that you soak them in water for a few hours or overnight in order to make them easier to digest.

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  1. Can you make porridge just by using wholemeal spelt flour

    • Littlefoodies says:

      Hi Enzo,

      I’m afraid I’m not sure. I think spelt flour would be more likely used to make bread.

      Let us know if you try and it works!

      Jackie