We need more breakfast ideas for babies! Hands down it is the most frequent recipe request I get from you.
There is no shortage of baby friendly muffin recipes on the internet, so I thought I would instead focus on simpler options that can be something that YOU also enjoy.
An additional bonus is that most of these suggestions allow your baby see the food in its whole form, a strategy I always promote to parents.
So here you go, no frills, no fluff, my list of breakfast ideas for your baby. It mostly includes finger foods, but you will find some options to feed your baby with a spoon. Or allow her experiment with utensils first thing in the morning, before your patience supply for the day did not run out :).
You will find both sweet and savory options on the list. Some may appear slightly “outside of the breakfast box”, like pasta or black beans, but I hope you will give them a try. Many babies and kids actually enjoy a more filling savory breakfast and it is a very nutritious way to start the day.
1. Scrambled eggs + sliced fruit + toast fingers
2. Leftover cooked pasta + shredded cheese + avocado wedges
3. Boiled egg cut into segments + berries + yogurt
4. Toast fingers with nutritious toppings
5. Scrambled eggs served with canned and rinsed black beans, chopped tomatoes and avocado wedges
6. Ground meat “sausage” served with tomato sauce and polenta fingers.
Recipe for the ground meat “sausage”:
- Form ground meat (beef, pork, lamb or a mixture) in a finger shape and roast it in the oven at 390F for 20-25 minutes until cooked thoroughly.
- Let cool before serving to your baby.
7. Fruit salad with Greek yogurt and chia seeds as a topping
8. Banana oatmeal pancakes
- Combine in a blender 3 tablespoons of milk, 1 mashed banana, and 1/2 cup rolled oats.
- Pour ladles of batter on a greased skillet and fry on each side for 2-3 minutes.
9. Chia blueberry smoothie
Mix in a blender: 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 frozen banana, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, 1/2 cup yogurt or kefir.
10. Overnight oats for babies
- Mix in a bowl 1/4 cup of plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 tablespoon of quick oats.
- Add your baby’s favorite berries and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- Store in the fridge overnight. No cooking required.
What is your baby’s favorite breakfast?
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