Welcome to our Baby Led Weaning Recipes page, where we share with you some tasty, healthy and easy-to-prepare ideas for your little self-feeder!
If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to read our Guide to Baby Led Weaning, which is packed with advice and useful tips to help you get started.
And if your little one is a ‘solid food beginner’, then please also visit our Baby Led Weaning – First Foods page, which has lots of suggestions for what to offer your little one as he first becomes accustomed to feeding himself.
Please note that this banana toast is very soft and mushy, ideal for gumming!
1 small, ripe banana
2 fl oz (1/4 cup) breast milk, formula or whole milk
whole wheat bread, cut into squares
2 oz (1/2 cup) all purpose flour
2 oz (1/2 cup) semolina flour
2-3 fl oz (1/3 cup) very warm water
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cooked
pinch of ground ginger (optional)
A simple treat packed with important nutrients for the development of baby’s brain.
1/2 ripe avocado
1 heaped tablespoon canned tuna, salmon or sardines, mashed
the yolk from 1 hard boiled egg
1 slice whole wheat bread or small whole wheat tortilla
We find that Gala apples work best in this recipe – they tend to hold their shape once cooked, whereas other apples may become so mushy they’ll be hard for baby to pick up. You can peel the apple or leave the skin on – we’ve always found that our little ones simply spat out skin if they didn’t want it – but if you’re concerned that your baby will have difficulty with it, then just remove it!
1 apple, cut in half lengthwise
1 small sweet potato, cooked and mashed
1/2 tsp unsalted butter, melted
1 medium sweet potato, peeled
2 tbsp cottage cheese
1 tbsp crushed pineapple, drained
pinch cinnamon (optional)
Please note that these muffins will be fairly dense and moist.
6 cooked broccoli florets, chopped
6 grape/cherry tomatoes, chopped
4 oz (1 cup) grated Cheddar cheese
8 oz (2 cups) self rising flour (or – to reduce salt levels – use all purpose/plain flour plus 3 level tsp baking powder)
6 fl oz (3/4 cup) milk – use whole milk, or breastmilk/formula if you prefer
3 tbsp olive oil
1 egg, beaten
4 oz (1/2 cup) cooked, mashed carrot
8 oz (1 cup) cannellini beans (or other white beans), mashed well
1 garlic clove, crushed
4 tbsp flour
Easy for your baby to eat!
Finger food recipes on our blog – just perfect for baby led weaners
Avocado baby food ideas – why avocado is the perfect food for babies!
Butternut squash recipes – with recipes for butternut squash fries and yummy muffins for older babies.
Sweet potato baby food recipes – including sweet potato pizza!