Carrot cake porridge fingers

This carrot cake inspired recipe is perfect for getting an extra portion of veggies into even the fussiest of eaters!

Porridge fingers are a brilliant low-mess alternative to porridge for self feeding babies. They also keep covered in the fridge for 3-5 days, making them ideal for a low effort breakfast bar or a even a cakey lunchbox treat!

The added flaxseed helps the porridge fingers keep their shape, while also providing a boost of essential nutrients such as omega 3, vitamin B1 and iron.

They can easily be made dairy free and suitable for vegans by using plant milk instead of whole cows milk.

👶🏻Suitable from 6 months

🌱Can be made suitable for vegans

🐒Perfect for fussy eaters


1 cup oats
1 cup milk
1.5 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tsp mixed spice
1 carrot, grated


-Combine all ingredients and mix well
-Leave the mixture to stand for 5 minutes until some of the liquid has been absorbed
-Grease a flat bottomed oven-proof baking tray before spooning the porridge mixture into it
-Bake at 190c fan for 20 minutes
-Allow to cool slightly, then slice the mixture into strips
-Serve with fruit and yoghurt for a healthy ‘cakey’ treat!

NOTE – if you use banana shapes like we have done, to decorate, we suggest mashing the banana a little for younger babies. Or offer as a banana spear. For more guidance on how to prepare banana for babies click here.

How cute do these carrot cake porridge fingers look?! If you have a go at making them, don’t forget to upload a photo and tag us @doddl!

We’ve got lots more lovely simple baby and toddler recipes here too!

Recipe made especially for doddl by Jess at babyled_bears.


The porridge fingers are beautifully presented here on our doddl plate. Find out more about the doddl toddler plate by visiting the doddl store – or if you’re in the US visit our US doddl store. The clever design of the doddl plate helps your toddler use a plate successfully. And they’re biodegradable too!

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