Quick and Easy Banana recipes for Babies and Toddlers

Quick and Easy Banana recipes for Babies and Toddlers

Bananas make a great and versatile food for both babies and adults. They can be made into a puree, mashed into a chunky puree, used as a finger food for babies, or included in a recipe. These easy-to eat banana food ideas and recipes are simple, healthy, and quick to make. Here is a selection of ideas and recipes to tickle your babies taste buds.

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Bananas make a great and versatile food for both babies and adults. They can be made into a puree, mashed into a chunky puree, used as a finger food for babies, or included in a recipe. Bananas are a great first food for babies because they are loaded with essential nutrients for a growing baby. They are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese, and potassium, and they are high in vitamin B6. These easy-to eat banana food ideas and recipes are simple, healthy, and quick to make. 

We have searched the Internet for recipes, so you don’t have too. Here is a selection of ideas and recipes to tickle your babies taste buds.


1. Baby Chunks

Peel half of a banana and using your fingernails, break the banana into chunks along the seem of the banana. It should easily break into chunks

Tips for choosing a ripe banana:

To pick a ripe banana that’s pleasantly sweet but not over ripe, look for one that’s yellow with a smattering of small brown spots. Avoid ones that have large brown areas as that may mean they’re mushy and brown on the inside. (Source: www.babyfoode.com)


2. Banana lemon and walnut muffins (10 minutes prep)

The best thing though about these baby muffins is that they are sweetened with only banana! They are sugar-free and super healthy. (Source: www.babyledfeeding.com)

Ingredients

300g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
60g crushed walnuts
3 bananas chopped
250ml milk
2 eggs
60ml rapeseed oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest 1 lemon
Juice 2 lemons

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 170ºC.
  2. Add flour, baking powder and walnuts to a bowl and stir. Make a well in the centre then set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl mash the banana until it is smooth. Add in the remaining ingredients and stir really well until it becomes creamy.
  4. Slowly pour the wet mixture into the flour and whisk it until they are fully combined and silky smooth.
  5. Divide the batter into lightly oiled mini muffin moulds. I had enough batter left over to make 4 large Mummy sized muffins too.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until brown and a wooden skewer comes out clean.
  7. Serve warm or cold.


3. Banana smoothie

Ingredients

  • Banana - 1/2 cup
  • Orange Juice - 2 tbsp from half of a orange
  • Thick Curd - 2 tbsp

Instructions

  • Wash the orange in running water thoroughly. Cut into two pieces.Then Extract juice from orange with a help of citrus juicer without pulp. Set aside.
  • Slice the banana into thin circles.Then take the chopped banana pieces, curd, orange juice in a juicer/blender. Blend everything till smooth.
    (source: www.gkfooddiary.com)


4. Banana Pancakes 

These 3-ingredient pancakes are great for babies, toddlers, as well as kids and adults!

It’s the perfect food to have on hand if you are doing Baby-Led Weaning or caring for someone who struggles with eating and swallowing. You can serve them plain or with a smear of cream cheese, avocado, or nut butter on top.

Instructions: 

1. In a medium bowl, mix mashed banana, an egg, and whole wheat flour.
2. Add a pinch of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for some extra flavour if preferred.
3. Cook as you would any pancake and serve.

(Source: www.babyfoode.com)

We hope you enjoy these 4 banana recipe ideas. Here at Bibetta we love using bananas as they're jam-packed full of nutrients and are so versatile in how they can be prepared. 
Let us know which of these recipes are your go-to's!

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