These 6 Baby-Led Weaning Breakfast Ideas are a fun and yummy way for baby and toddler to start the day! Great for babies 6 months and up.

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6 Baby-Led Weaning Breakfast Ideas

Whether you are starting baby’s food journey straight away with baby-led weaning or you are transitioning baby from purees to finger foods – these 6 breakfast ideas are great for any baby or toddler!

These easy and healthy baby and toddler breakfast ideas are quick to make on any busy morning.

And because I am beyond lazy in the mornings and don’t want to make two different breakfasts – one for me and one for baby – I made these breakfasts SO good you will want to eat them as well! Two-For-The-Price-Of-One! Just add some hot sauce to the eggs or everything bagel seasoning to the avocado toast and you will be all set for the day as well.

First time making homemade baby food? Then, I would suggest that you start by reading my very in-depth Complete Guide to Baby-Led Weaning – which covers what exactly is baby-led weaning, to every parent’s concern of baby-led weaning and choking, this guide goes over it all. I will also share how to know when baby is ready for BLW, the top 10 best first foods, a helpful sample blw feeding schedule, helpful tools to have on hand, and much much more! You can also check out my best-selling cookbook for even more information and recipes!

Why these Baby Led-Weaning Breakfasts are Amazing:

  • easy to make on busy mornings
  • full of colorful, healthy and tasty foods
  • great for Baby-Led weaning or the Finger Food stage
  • great for baby or toddler – 6 months and up
  • you can decide how big or small you cut the pieces of food
  • easily can be made into a breakfast for you as well:)

Ways to serve Finger Foods to Baby:

There are several ways to serve finger foods to baby and toddler. I tried to show several different methods so you can get an idea of how to cut and serve finger foods to baby.

  • 2-3 inch strips
  • cut into small ‘pea’ size pieces
  • wedges large enough to hold with one hand (toast dippers, banana with peel, etc)

How to Serve Liquid Foods as Finger Foods:

Yogurt, applesauce, cottage cheese, baby guacamole and dips can sometimes be tough to serve as a finger food to baby because they are liquid (duh;) and hard for baby to eat with their fingers. But because these foods are so healthy, we can’t just ignore them. So here are some ways I like to serve liquid foods to baby and toddler.

  • used as a dip for other longer strips or wedges of finger foods (fruits, veggies, pancakes, toast dippers, etc).
  • with a flat spoon. This is one of my favorite spoons for this early self-feeding stage. It is flatter than a regular puree spoon, even though you can use it with purees as well, and it is made with a silicone spoon tip that I have found holds foods better even if baby just dips it into the yogurt or applesauce they will still get some food on their spoon and into their mouths (or near their mouths:)
  • with their fingers. Warning (!!) this method does get a little messy but it’s still extremely cute to see baby scooping up baby guacamole with their fingers and putting their entire fist into their little mouths as if their life depends on it. Which all I have to say is – I get it baby! I want to do exactly the same thing with guacamole.
  • you spoon-feed them. With this method, you spoon-feed them the applesauce or other liquid food while they self-feed all of the other finger foods on their plate. This method seemed to work best for one of my daughters because it seemed like she loved being able to feed herself and at the same time have my complete attention on her.

HELPFUL BABY LED WEANING TOOLS

And now for the breakfasts! If you have any more questions about BLW methods or feeding tips, then hit me up in the comments below!

Breakfast on Top:

Avocado toast on whole wheat bread, cottage cheese with a sprinkle of cinnamon and chopped strawberries. The cottage cheese can be eaten with fingers or baby can try to use a spoon to feed themselves.

Breakfast on Bottom:

Apple Cinnamon Blender Mini Muffins, wedges of hard-boiled eggs, and grapes and blackberries cut longways. You can chop the muffins and the hard-boiled eggs into smaller chunks if you prefer.

Breakfast on Top:

Whole-fat plain greek yogurt with hemp seeds and unsweetened coconut flake sprinkles. Whole wheat cinnamon heart dippers as well as mango, watermelon and cantaloupe cut into strips for dipping into the yogurt.

Breakfast on Bottom:

Overnight blueberry oats, chicken apple sausage cut in half and a banana. I love serving a banana to baby or toddler this way because they can hold onto the steam part easily without it slipping from their hands. You can also cut a banana into small pieces or into 3″ strips as well. For the chicken apple sausage, you can serve cut in half for older toddlers or in small ‘pea’ size pieces for beginning finger food eaters.

To make the overnight blueberry oats – in a blender add in 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup milk (of choice, I used almond milk), 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and blend until smooth. Place 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats and 1/4 teaspoon chia seeds in a bowl or jar and pour in the blueberry milk mixture, stir. Place in fridge overnight.

Breakfast on Top:

Easy spinach blender pancakes, applesauce and cut raspberries. Baby can either dip the pancake in the applesauce, use the spoon to try to self feed or just use their fingers to spoon the applesauce into their mouths.

Breakfast on Bottom:

Cheesy scrambled eggs, cut wedges of avocado and cut blueberries. I have found that wedges of avocado are sometimes easier for baby to hold onto and eat without them slipping out of their hands, but you can also cut the avocado into small chunks if that works better for baby.

MORE BABY-LED WEANING AND FINGER FOOD RECIPES

Small baby plate with blueberry overnight oats, banana and chopped sausage for baby led weaning.

Get the recipe: Overnight Blueberry Oats & 5 More BLW Breakfasts

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Here are 6 amazing baby-led weaning breakfasts for baby! This recipe for easy overnight oats flavored with colorful blueberries and is perfect for baby 6 months and up.

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • In a blender, add in the blueberries, milk and cinnamon and blend until smooth.
  • In a small bowl or jar, add in the oats and chia seeds and pour in the blueberry milk. Stir and cover with a lid or saran wrap. Place in the fridge and let sit overnight.
  • Take out the oats, stir and serve. I like to serve them chunky, so baby can have more to grab onto.

Notes

Age: 6 months and up
Storage: keep in an air-tight jar for up to 4 days. 

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