Baby-led weaning recipes

This collection of baby-led weaning recipes are simple, healthy and easy to make.

They also all freeze really well, making them the perfect batch cooking recipes.

With added veggies, they’re a simple way to ensure your baby is getting the nutrients they need in a fun, interesting way.

Shaped as easy, hand held bites, they’re perfect for babies to grasp and eat on the go.

Chicken and broccoli nuggets

These delicious little bites are a great way to get extra veggies into fussy toddlers, and are also a fantastic baby-led weaning starter food.

They’re easy to hold, can be eaten hot or cold, and have a yummy cheesy after taste.

Pan frying these nuggets give them a gorgeous golden brown finish, but you can also bake them too. Feel free to shape these nuggets into tots, if you’re looking for an easy hand held baby meal or snack.

You can find the recipe here.

Broccoli tots

These delicious, healthy bites are perfect for babies just starting out their weaning journey.

With just a few simple ingredients – broccoli, egg, cheese and breadcrumbs, they’re a simple, easy finger food suitable for all skill levels.

With a gorgeous cheesy texture, they’re filling, satisfying and an easy on the go option (you can also eat them cold!).

The ingredients listed makes 10 tots, so feel free to double the mixture if you’re adding to your freezer stash.

You can find the recipe here.

Cauliflower nuggets

Cauliflower Nuggets

These cauliflower nuggets are so simple to make, and have a beautiful cheesy flavour. They’re a great way to get veggies into your toddler, and are great on their own on served with tomato sauce for added incentive.

With just four simple ingredients, they’re also budget friendly and perfect for beginner chefs. They freeze well, and can be reheated in your microwave or air fryer. Make in batches for the week ahead, or freeze for another occasion. These caulfilower nuggets are a great starter food, suitable for babies, toddlers and children 6 months and older. They’re also macro friendly and great to meal prep.

You can find the recipe here.

Cheesy chicken and veg cakes

These cheese and broccoli cakes are perfect for babies just starting their weaning journey, or as a yummy toddler snack. They’re deliciously golden brown on the outside, with a yummy, satisfying mash potato and cheese centre. They are nice and soft for little mouths and are incredibly easy to whip up. This recipe is great for batch cooking, and the cakes freeze well.

You can find the recipe here.

3 ingredients banana pancakes

These three ingredient pancakes – banana, egg and flour – are perfect for baby-led weaning and toddler snacks. This recipe makes 15 pancakes, which you can keep in the fridge for breakfast and snacks throughout the week.

They have a gorgeous sweet banana flavour your little ones will love. The riper your bananas, the better!

Simply mash your bananas, add your egg and flour, stir together and pan fry. They are so simple yet so delicious, and perfect to make for the week ahead.

You can find the recipe here.

Easy cheesy broccoli waffles

With a yummy cheesy flavour, these healthy broccoli waffles are a great way to get extra veggies into your little one. They make for a great baby-led weaning when cut into strips, and are a super quick and easy lunchtime option. Suitable for babies 6 months +.

You can find the recipes here.

Sweet potato carrot tots

These tots are a great way to get veggies into your baby or toddler with yummy seasonings and a delicious cheesy flavour. The sweet potato and carrot create a natural sweetness, and the mashed veggies are nice and soft for little mouths. These tasty snacks are also shaped into little tots/fingers so they are perfect for tiny hands to grasp and nibble on. They’re a great baby-led weaning starter food, and a good way to keep veggies interesting and yummy for toddler.

You can find the recipe here.

Baby-led weaning recipes

Difficulty: Beginner
Ash

Ash

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