Baby Led Weaning Recipes

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When you are starting baby on solids, you may turn to baby led weaning. I’ve decided to list my top 20 baby led weaning recipes because cutting the same finger slices over and over again can become, well in one word, boring.

When I had my twins I didn’t Baby Led Wean, I had no idea what it was. If you’re in that same boat hop over to my what is baby led weaning post and come back.

I did notice however, that they preferred to feed themselves. Finger foods turns out to be a growing babies favorite food.

Bored of giving them the same plain finger slices all the time, and wanting to awaken their taste buds, I started trying different foods and found my staple 50 baby led weaning recipes that kept my twins taste buds entertained and actually saved me a lot of time and money, we’ll talk more about that later.

I’ve chosen my top 5

  • Egg free baby led weaning recipes
  • Freezable baby led weaning recipes
  • 5 month old baby led weaning recipes
  • 1 year old baby led weaning recipes

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Egg Free Baby Led Weaning Recipes

Banana Breakfast Balls

Baby led weaning egg free recipes

What you will need:

  • 2-3 bananas
  • 1 cup of oats
  • ¼ cup vanilla almond milk
  • Cinnamon


Chocolate chips, nuts, or chopped fruit for flavored balls. 

You want to start by mashing your bananas inside of a bowl. Once your bananas are mashed, add in the rest of your ingredients and mix them together. 

Set your oven to 180° and drop a tablespoon sized drop either into a mini muffin tin or a baking sheet.  Once they are golden brown, about 10-15 minutes, you will have breakfast. 

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Banana Chia Pudding

Berry and Banana Smoothie

Cauliflower Tots

Freezable Baby Led Weaning Recipes

My twins are allergic to eggs, so egg free baby led weaning recipes is at the top of my list. My youngest loves them, so I get to explore a little more with him. If you are interested in the other 4 recipes and more egg free recipes you can find them in my 50 Baby Led Weaning Recipes E-book which is currently for this month only $0.99. Happy New Year!

Sausage Egg Muffins

Freezable baby led weaning recipes

What you will need:

  • 1 lb of breakfast sausage
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • Parsley (optional)

Since I do love to meal prep, this recipe allows for you to freeze the rest of your muffins for later. Begin by preheating your oven to 350° and coating your muffin tin with butter or oil. 

Grab a palm size amount of sausage and press it into the bottom of each muffin space. Crack an egg open into each of the spaces on top of the sausage. Sprinkle your muffins with parsley and pop in the oven for 20 minutes. Allow your muffins to completely cool to make getting them out a lot easier.

Blueberry and Banana Oat Bakes

Apple and Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins

Mini Veggie Muffins

Cheese and Tomato Quinoa Balls

If you don’t follow my blog, I have twin toddlers (they will be 2 this month), a 10 month old baby boy, and I’m 5 months pregnant. Not only am I a stay at home mom which is practically running a daycare, but I blog, and I’ve began cloth diapering.

I don’t have the time to slave for hours in the kitchen. Any freezer meal I can make for the babies I do, anything I can throw in the crockpot for the family, I’m all for.

I meal plan, then prep ahead of time, and often freeze some meals for the kids when I’m having one of those I should have had food ready 10 minutes ago moments.

You can get my weekly meal planner, grocery list, and meal prep guide for baby led weaning free below.

Baby led weaning recipes

Baby Led Weaning Recipes for 5 Month Olds

Banana Pancakes

Baby led weaning recipes for 5 month olds

What you will need:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 egg

Yum! This is literally the EASIEST pancake recipe ever. Mash your ripe banana with a fork inside of a bowl. Add in your egg and whisk until they are well blended. 

Using a skillet, coat it in butter or your favorite type of oil and drop your batter in small amounts for mini pancakes. Allow them to cook on both sides for 2 minutes. Finally, If your baby is ready for it, try mixing in chopped fruit for flavored pancakes. 

Oatmeal Bites

Baked Apples and Pears

Pork and Sweet Potato Meatballs

Banana Oat Baby Cookies

I thought no teeth meant baby was strictly stuck to purees and boy was I wrong! The early stages of solids is the perfect time to develop your baby’s taste buds. Majority of the recipes in my cookbook are suitable for 5 month olds.

Baby Led Weaning Recipes for 1 Year Olds

Banana and Blueberry French Toast Sandwich

Baby led weaning recipes for 1 year olds

What you will need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana (plus extra to serve)
  • blueberries
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 slices bread

In a bowl, mash one banana, then add two eggs and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Whisk together with a fork until a batter is formed.

Heat a frying pan on medium-high heat and add a knob of butter.

Soak one slice of bread in the banana and egg mixture until fully coated.

Once the butter in the pan has melted, add the slice of eggy bread and fry gently. Once browned flip it to fry the other side.

Add a second slice of bread to the egg and banana mixture and once fully coated place alongside the other slice in the frying pan.

On the first slice, add slices of bananas and a few blueberries.

Next, place the second slice on top of the first to create a sandwich and then flip so the final side of the sandwich can be cooked.

Once both sides are golden, it is ready to serve. Either cut into strips for baby, or cut into triangles and add a dash of honey or maple syrup, plus a sprinkle of icing sugar.

Carrot Cake Oat Slices

Pizza Muffins

Single Serve Pizzas

Banana and Blueberry Waffles

Baby led weaning recipes

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  1. Some great ideas here that make ME hungry! This is a really nice resource!

  2. Karen says:

    You have some great recipe ideas!

  3. Lisa says:

    I wish I had this when I was doing baby-led weaning with my daughter! It’s so hard for me to get creative with meals for my kids, and these are great recipes.

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