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Three oatmeal fingers (banana, sweet potato and applesauce) on a white plate topped with fresh fruit.
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5 from 3 votes

Oatmeal Fingers

Oatmeal fingers (also known as porridge fingers) make for a great finger food for baby led weaning. They're ready in 5 minutes with only 3 simple ingredients. Vegan + gluten-free. 
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oatmeal fingers
Servings: 4


  • cup quick oats gluten-free if needed
  • cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ ripe banana mashed or ¼ cup applesauce or ¼ cup mashed sweet potato


  • If using banana, mash the banana in a bowl or on a plate.
  • Add oats, milk and mashed banana to a small microwave safe baking dish. I used a rectangular glass meal prep container.
    A woman's hand pouring milk into the oat and mashed banana mixture to make the oatmeal fingers.
  • Stir to combine and then press the mixture evenly into the dish.
    A woman's hand whisking the oatmeal finger mixture together.
  • Cook on high in the microwave for 2 minutes. Carefully remove from the microwave, cut into four strips and let cool for 5 minutes.
    Cooked oatmeal fingers in a glass storage container.
  • Use a spatula to remove the oats from the container, let cool completely and serve to baby.


Serving: 1 finger | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g