These simple and healthy waffles for babies are made with banana and whole wheat flour. They’re salt-free with no added sugar- a great first food! Light and soft on the inside with just the right amount of crispy-ness! Ideal for 6 month old and up.
My baby Bao is a non-stop eating machine, sometimes it’s a struggle to figure out what to feed him. Fortunately, I’ve got this yummy, healthy waffle recipe that cooks in bulk – key to avoiding burnout when making all of baby’s food. These waffles freeze well, and can be reheated for quick and easy breakfast or snack options. Not only for babies, my 4-year-old loves them too!
These waffles for babies contain eggs, wheat, and cow’s milk, which are common food allergens. It’s a great way to maintain allergenic foods early in baby’s diet to potentially prevent food allergies, per recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics . Before baby tries anything new, make sure to introduce single ingredients every 3-5 days to ensure they’re not allergic.
My first born had eczema at 4 months so food allergies were a big concern for him. If your baby shows any signs of atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, or asthma, please talk to your doctor before introducing new foods.
Ingredients And Recipe Notes
Whole wheat flour – You can get this at your local health food stores like Whole Foods or Sprouts in the bulk foods section. Bob’s Red Mill is also a good brand. If you do not have whole wheat flour, you can substitute it with everyday baking flour (organic and unrefined is a good option.)
Banana – Make sure to use ripe bananas, it adds a bit more sweetness. Use bananas that are soft with brown spots on the peel.
Waffle Maker – I use an Oster 8-inch round waffle maker. Check your waffle maker for the appropriate settings. I use the medium setting (which heats to approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit) to preheat and cook. Make smaller waffles by using a ¼ measuring cup to scoop the batter. This batch makes about 7 baby waffles.
To store – Let waffles cool completely and then place it in an airtight container and place in the fridge or freezer. I use my silicone freezer bags. These will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
To reheat- For frozen waffles, I defrost them in a toaster oven for about 3-4 minutes at 350 Fahrenheit.
To serve – Top these with delicious soft fruit like raspberries, bananas, smashed blueberries or avocado for baby-led weaning. They also go great with plain whole milk yogurt.
Waffles are so easy for babies to eat and it may just buy you 1 to 2 minutes of peace and quiet while they gobble them up! For more easy baby food ideas, check out my how to make baby food with your instant pot post.
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Healthy Banana Waffles For Babies
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 cup milk I use whole milk
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 egg
- Whisk the egg in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mash the banana. Add in the milk, vanilla extract and melted butter. Mix well. Pour ingredients into the bowl with egg.
- Add in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix until combined.
- Heat your waffle maker according to manufacture's instruction. When hot, use ¼ measuring cup to scoop the batter onto the waffle maker.
- Cook until the waffle is crispy and brown, about 3-4 minutes for my Oster 8 inch waffle iron.