Tiny little baby hands need a solid lump to pick up, so drying out porridge to make little bars of wholesome goodness is the genius way to overcome the problem!

I am on a mission to waste as little as possible and cut down the airmiles of our food, so I always freeze any bananas that are past their best and I try to buy my berries frozen when they’re out of season. Perfect items to include in porridge fingers, don’t you think?

You can still keep them plain if you’re all out of fancy items, but the key thing is to only put a small amount of liquid in (I used to use formula when my kids were babies) to make your porridge fingers dry out quickly.

Pat them down into a rectangular microwavable dish and microwave for 2-5 mins depending on your microwave strength. When they first come out, they’ll still be soft, but they’ll firm up as they cool.

Serve up for breakfast, pack up in a pot to take as a snack, or freeze for another day. Winner!

Serves As much as you like

Porridge Fingers

1 minPrep Time

1 min

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  • Equal volumes of oats and fluids
  • 50g porridge
  • 50ml milk/formula/juice
  • Additional items you want to add e.g. mashed banana, berries, ground nuts/seeds


  1. Mix the oats and fluids together in a rectangular microwavable dish and flatten down
  2. Microwave for 2-5 mins depending on the strength of your microwave
  3. Slice up into fingers whilst warm


Recipe can be made in the oven. Bake for 15-20 mins in exactly the same way.