Baby Breakfast Recipes
From Our Readers
These simple baby breakfast recipes were sent in by our readers – so they’re tested by Mommy and approved by baby!
Please note: Comments that accompany these recipes come from the parents who submitted them.You should always discuss the introduction of any new foods with your child’s doctor.
From Tanya in the UK
1 cup (approx 4 oz) buckwheat flour
1 cup (8 fl oz) thick, full-fat natural yogurt
1/3 tsp baking soda
olive oil or butter for frying
1. Combine baking soda with flour and mix well with the yogurt.
2. Stir until the batter is “spoonable” — thick and smooth; it should be a bit thicker than regular pancake batter.
3. Spread a little oil over a medium-hot frypan, spoon on the batter a little at a time and fry like any regular pancakes, 1-2 mins per side until golden brown.
Delicious with sweet or savoury toppings, we love these with blackberry jam!
For a crepe-like variation, add milk to thin out the batter and omit the baking soda, then cook like regular crepes, 30-45 seconds per side. You can also cut the crepes into ribbons to make yummy buckwheat pasta. Stack all the crepes together and roll them up like a sausage, then slice into even slices to get ribbons.
Baby Breakfast Recipes – Alyssa’s Secret
From Maria in the United States
1/2 cup of white rice
2 fresh pears
2 cups of water
3/4 cup of evaporated milk
vanilla bean or extract
dash of cinnamon to taste
1. Put the rice and vanilla to boil in 2 cups of water.
2. Peel and chop pears and add them once the rice is almost tender.
3. Once rice is done and pears are soft, add evaporated milk and cinnamon to taste.
4. Puree in a blender for smaller infants. The taste is so yummy!
Baby Breakfast Recipes – Banana and Apricot Porridge
From Kezia in New Zealand
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 cups water
100 grams (around 4 oz / 1/2 cup) unsulphured dried apricots
1 banana, mashed
1. Soak apricots in water for an hour or 2 or overnight and then boil until very soft. Mash with a fork until smooth and set aside.
2. Place water and oats in pot and cook, stirring often, until oats are soft.
3. Add mashed banana and apricots, cook for a further few minutes until well combined.
This freezes well. I like to add a little formula or breastmilk to the porridge before serving.
Baby Breakfast Recipes – Fruit Porridge
From Janet in Lancs, UK
2 tbsp rolled oats
4 tbsp apple juice
2 tbsp water
1 small apple
1 small pear
2 prunes, stoned and chopped
1. Peel and sore the apple and pear, then cut into dice.
2. Put the apple juice and water in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the oats, then simmer for a minute or two.
3. Add all the fruit and simmer for a couple more minutes, until the fruit is tender.
3. Puree in a blender.
Baby Breakfast Recipes – Banana Split Pancakes
From Kristin in the United States
1. Spread 2 tbsp pancake batter on a hot greased griddle.
2. Top with several thin slices of banana, and spread another 2 tbsp batter on top of bananas. Repeat to make one more pancake.
3. Cook until tops of pancakes start to bubble and flip. Cook until pancakes are completely cooked through.
4. Thaw cherries or blueberries and slice into pieces appropriate for your child.
5. Serve each pancake with a dollop of plain yogurt spread over the pancake and a spoonful of fruit. You can cut it into wedges if desired for easier self feeding.
Baby Breakfast Recipes – Blueberry Pear Finger Cereal
From Kristin in the United States
1/4 cup (2 oz) frozen small blueberries
1/2 cup (around 1-2 oz) puffed rice cereal
1/4 cup (2 oz) diced pear
Mix all ingredients together and place on highchair tray. The puffed rice absorbs some of the juices from
the blueberries as they thaw and forms a cereal combo that is easy to eat with fingers.
Best to serve to a baby wearing just a diaper:)
Baby Breakfast Recipes – Blueberry Muffin Cereal
From Mimi in the United States
1/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
4 Tbls organic whole grain infant cereal
4 Tbls organic vanilla yogurt
1 tsp local honey (for babies over 1 year ONLY!)
1. Mash or cut up banana into small pieces, depending on baby’s age.
2. Add yogurt, and sprinkle in cereal.
3. Mix, and add a bit more yogurt to make a smooth consistency, if necessary.
4. Fold in blueberries and honey. I use a local honey because it’s a natural sweetener and immune system booster, but omit for babies under 1 year of age.
Mmm, mmm, mmm! Tastes like blueberry muffins!
Baby Breakfast Recipes – Bouncing Baby Berry Breakfast
From Aysha in the United States
3/4 cup (3 oz) plain puffed or toasted rice cereal
2 Tbsp fresh blueberries
2 Tbsp fresh raspberries (when appropriate for your baby)
2 Tbsp plain, unsweetened yoghurt
1 Tbsp milk
1/4 tsp – lemon juice (optional)
1/8 tsp – vanilla extract (optional)
1. Pour 1/4 cup (1oz) of cereal into blender, then add blueberry, raspberry, milk, and lemon juice.
2. Blend until creamy smooth.
3. Place remaining 1/2 cup (2oz) of cereal in a small bowl.
4. Pour berry mixture in and gently stir together.
This single-serving breakfast is not only healthy and quick, it’s a creamy and crispy berry treat for mommy or baby.
Baby Breakfast Recipes -Mango-Plantain Puree with Mint
From Angela Buchanan from the United States
1 very ripe plantain, peeled and sliced
1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped
2-4 fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup (2 oz) cooked rice cereal
1. Place the plantain slices in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tablespoons of water.
2. Cover the bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, or until the plantain is soft.
3. Put the cooked plantain in a blender with the mango, mint, and rice cereal. Blend to the desired consistency.
This makes a nice breakfast dish, and you can add yogurt for extra protein
From Namrata in the United States
2 slices whole wheat/whole grain bread
2 egg yolks
pepper to taste
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp chopped fresh parsley/coriander leaves
1 tbsp grated cheddar cheese
olive oil to coat pan
1. Cut the crusts off the bread slices,put aside.
2. Heat a skillet/griddle on medium heat.
3. Meanwhile beat the egg yolks with the pepper,cumin pd.,parsley and cheese.
4. Lightly spray the skillet with olive oil.
5. Briefly soak the slices in the egg mixture until coated evenly flipping on either side and place on the skillet.
6. Cook until lightly browned on either side.
7. Remove, cool for 5 mts, cut into small pieces and serve baby as finger food.
I always make a couple of slices for myself with the egg whites I saved!
Baby Breakfast Recipes – 2 Minute Breakfast
From Gina in the United States
No baking necessary. Puree, mash, or grate according to your babies age.
When my babies (I have twins) are going through a picky phase, I puree it in a food processor.
It’s always a winner!
Baby Breakfast Recipes – Speedy Scrambled Egg
From Chloe in West Sussex, UK
Please note that this recipe uses a whole egg –
egg whites are allergenic and many pediatricians
recommend waiting until baby is at least one year of
age before introducing whole eggs.
knob of butter
1. Beat the egg in a microwave-safe bowl, then stir in the milk and add the knob of butter.
2. Microwave on high for 20 seconds.
3. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir well,then return to the microwave and cook on high for another 20-30 seconds, until the egg has completely set.
4. Serve with wholemeal (whole wheat) toast fingers.
This isn’t exactly a recipe, but I sent it in
because I always cook scrambled eggs this way for my
daughter. When I mentioned this at my mother and baby
group, I was amazed by how many people didn’t know you
can scramble eggs in the microwave. It’s so quick and
easy, so I thought I’d send in my idea!
Baby Breakfast Recipes – Silly-Dilly Breakfast
From Jenn in the USA
1 tsp. olive oil
1 egg, scrambled
1 tbsp. whole milk pinch salt (unsuitable for younger babies – read more here)
1/8 tsp. dried dill
1 piece whole wheat bread, toasted
1 1/2 tbsp. grape jelly, or your choice flavor
1. In a small skillet, heat oil over medium heat and add egg scrambled with the whole milk.
2. Using a spatula, stir the eggs frequently until they become cooked to your desire, about 3 to 5 minutes.
3. Season with salt (optional), pepper and dill.
4. Let cool slightly.
5. In the meantime, toast the whole wheat bread lightly and spread grape jelly until evenly coated.
6. Cut the toast into half inch squares.
This meal is for my 15 month old baby girl. She just
has to feed herself, so this meal is just the perfect
Baby Breakfast Recipes – Baby’s Favorite Fast and Fruity Oatmeal
From Nancy in the United States
1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup (8 fl oz) water, milk, or breast milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup of baby’s favorite fruit, mashed or chopped
1. In a microwave-proof large bowl, combine oatmeal,water (or milk or breast milk), and cinnamon.
2. Cook in microwave on High setting for about 3 minutes or until thickened.
3. Allow oatmeal to cool and stir in baby’s favorite fruit that has been mashed or chopped.
4. Divide into portions for your baby.
5. Cover and refrigerate extra portions for another meal. Serve cooled fruity oatmeal to your baby. Enjoy!
No more boring breakfasts!
If you’re struggling to come up with new ideas for the
most important meal of the day, why not check out our
15 breakfast ideas for baby
and be inspired!
Winning recipe – October 2007
From Nancy in the United States
Baby Breakfast Recipes – Toddlers’
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons cottage cheese
1 piece of toast cut into small pieces
1. Put olive oil in a small skillet and heat on low setting.
2. Beat egg in a small bowl and add to skillet.
3. Cook slowly over low heat, stirring continuously to make large soft curds.
4. Add 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese near end of cooking time.
5. Remove pan from heat just before eggs are done; the heat from the pan will continue to cook eggs.
6. Serve with toast cut into small pieces, as soon as it is cool enough for your toddler to eat.
Moms, when you serve Toddler’s Favorite Breakfast to
your children over the age of one year, you may want
to multiply the recipe with extra ingredients and
enjoy it yourself as well!
with apples… Sweet Potato and Apple
Sugar free and made with mixed whole grains!