{No Sugar Added} Banana Waffles for Baby

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Christina Ross
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Introducing solid foods to your baby is an exciting milestone, and making homemade, nutritious meals is a great way to ensure they get the best start in their culinary journey.

When it comes to breakfast, these No Sugar Added Banana Waffles are a delightful choice that your little one is sure to love.

Packed with wholesome ingredients and bursting with banana flavor, these waffles are perfect for tiny taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup breast milk or formula (you can also use cow’s milk if your baby is over 12 months)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • Cooking spray or a small amount of butter for greasing the waffle iron

Instructions

1. Gather Your Ingredients

Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients on hand. Double-check that your bananas are ripe; they should have brown spots on the peel, which indicates they are sweet and perfect for this recipe.

2. Preheat Your Waffle Iron

Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This will ensure your waffles cook evenly.

3. Mash the Bananas

Peel the ripe bananas and place them in a mixing bowl. Use a fork or potato masher to thoroughly mash the bananas until they have a smooth, creamy consistency. This will provide natural sweetness to your waffles.

4. Combine Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour and baking powder. If you want to add a touch of spice, you can also include the optional cinnamon at this stage.

5. Mix Wet Ingredients

To the mashed bananas, add the unsweetened applesauce, eggs, and breast milk or formula. Mix everything together until well combined. This will form the wet mixture for your waffles.

NameNo Sugar Added Banana Waffles for Baby
CuisineFusion
Prep Time10 minutes
Cooking Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings4 servings
Yield8 small waffles

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

Please note that the nutritional values can vary based on the specific ingredients and portion sizes, but here’s an approximate breakdown per serving (1 baby-sized waffle):

Calories: 60-70 kcal

Protein: 2-3g

Carbohydrates: 11-12g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 3-4g (from natural sugars in bananas and applesauce)

Fat: 1-2g

Saturated Fat: 0.3g

Cholesterol: 40-50mg (from eggs)

Sodium: 20-30mg

Potassium: 80-100mg (from bananas)

Calcium: 20-30mg

Iron: 0.6-0.8mg

All of my recipes for “baby” can be enjoyed by the entire family, but these waffles in particular are sure to appeal to kids & adults alike.

{No Sugar Added} Banana Waffles for Baby

Sweetened only with ripe banana, these waffles are a breakfast choice you can feel good about giving your kiddos… but they’re so delicious that you’ll want to make enough for yourself as well.

{No Sugar Added} Banana Waffles for Baby

Leftovers freeze & toast beautifully, so make a big batch to last the week. I like to slightly undercook the waffles I intend to freeze so that when I toast them they’re perfectly soft inside and crisp outside.

{No Sugar Added} Banana Waffles for Baby

Lily LOVES these waffles; it’s one of the foods (along with cheese & pear) that I know she will eat whenever I offer it to her. They’re easy for her to grasp and eat herself, soft enough for her to break off small pieces and chew, and they are also portable with little mess.

As we draw closer to the notoriously picky toddler eating stage, I hope she continues to eat these waffles. They’re a cinch to make and so much healthier than store-bought frozen waffles.

{No Sugar Added} Banana Waffles for Baby

{No Sugar Added} Banana Waffles for Baby

{No Sugar Added} Banana Waffles for Baby

by Lauren Zembron (adapted from Lauren’s Latest)

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