Thursday, June 9, 2016

Homemade Instant Wheat Cerelac for Babies

Homemade Wheat Cerelac Mix

I tried this Wheat Cerelac recipe few weeks back.Actually I was looking for wheat biscuits recipe to feed gugu.I wanted biscuits to soak in water / milk to feed him especially during travel.So tried these as biscuits but as butter was less these were not soaking in water so had an idea and powdered them,when I tasted, I was surprised it tasted close to wheat cerelac. Yayyy I was feeling content after making this recipe though it was an unintentional effort :)

So thought to share this recipe as I have started to feed for my lil one.If you have already started feeding milk for your baby then mix with hot milk or you can use hot water and feed.I recommend this for babies over 6 months.

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Please remember mothers feed is the best and its always good to start with other food only after the baby finishes 6 months.These baby food recipes will help those who are not able to breast feed due to personal / medical conditions.Always consult your pediatrician before introducing any new food.



Wheat Cerelac Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes: 1 and 1/2 cups
Recipe Category: Baby Food| Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cup
Chilled Butter - 1/4 cup
Panankalkandu(Palm Sugar Candy) powder - 1/4 cup
Milk - little less than1/4 cup

For making cerelac:

Cerelac Mix - 2 tbsp
Hot Water - as needed

Method:

  1. Take palm sugar in a mixer jar, powder it fine.Measure 1 cup wheat flour and take it in a mixing bowl.
    How to make Homemade Wheat Cerelac Mix - Step1
  2. Now add palm sugar candy powder.Mix well with a spoon.Measure chilled butter.
    How to make Homemade Wheat Cerelac Mix - Step2
  3. Melt it and add it.
    Hot to make Homemade Wheat Cerelac Mix - Step3
  4. Mix well so that it resembles bread crumbs then add milk and knead it.
    Hot to make Homemade Wheat Cerelac Mix - Step4
  5. Knead it to a slightly stiff dough.Take a butter paper,keep the dough in between 2 sheets.Roll with a chapathi roller to a thin sheet.
    Hot to make Homemade Wheat Cerelac Mix - Step5
  6. Prick with fork and cut into small squares.Lay butter paper on the baking tray,now carefully transfer the squares to the baking sheet.Bake in preheated oven for 15-20mins or until it gets browned.
    Hot to make Homemade Wheat Cerelac Mix - Step6
  7. Look the edges baked and browned quickly(in 12mins itself),so I collected them in a plate and baked the rest for the remaining time.Cool down the biscuits completely.
    Hot to make Homemade Wheat Cerelac Mix - Step6
  8. Take it in a  mixer jar and grind it,scrap the sides and grind till you get a semi coarse mixture.Spread it in a plate and cool down and then store.
    Hot to make Homemade Wheat Cerelac Mix - Step6
  9. Take wheat cerelac powder in a bowl,add hot water to it,keep adding till you reach the desired consistency.
    Hot to make Homemade Wheat Cerelac Mix - Step6Feed warm.

My Notes:

  • You may not require the entire 1/4 cup milk, add till it comes together.
  • While rolling, make sure to roll it thin.
  • The biscuits should be crisp, only then the shelf life will be more.
  • If the biscuits are soft and chewy then while powdering you may not get a fine dry powder.So make sure to bake the biscuits until browned and crispy.



  • This will keep well atleast for a month.

  • Written by: SHARMILEE J

    5 comments:

    1. Very healthy cerelac..tnx for the idea.

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    2. Can we make it with 1/4th cup Ragi flour and 3/4 the cup of whole wheat flour and follow the same idea of grinding and making into an instant cereal? Thanks for this great idea.

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    3. Dear sharmi. I do not have a microwave oven. How to bake the dough. Can you suggest me an idea. I am looking forward to feed this for my five months baby. Looking forward for your reply.

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      1. You need a oven to bake the biscuits...Do u have a convection oven?

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