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Here is the ultimate guide of 125 starter foods and easy recipe ideas for baby-led weaning! This recipe for warm and wholesome waffles made with nutrient-packed spinach is perfect for baby 6 months and up.

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour (see notes below)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce or apple puree
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup packed spinach

Instructions 

  • Preheat: plug waffle iron and turn to medium heat.
  • Dry Ingredients: in a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • Wet Ingredients: in a blender, add in the eggs, milk, oil, applesauce, vanilla extract and spinach. Blend for 1 minute on medium speed or until the spinach is completely blended.
  • Mix: add the spinach mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Cook: pour waffle mixture onto waffle iron in 1/4 cup increments and bake according to the waffle maker's instructions.
  • Serve: let cool slightly and serve, or store in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

Age: 8 months and up
Freezer-Friendly: take any leftovers and place in a freezer zip-lock baggie and freeze. To reheat, place in toaster and toast until warm. The waffles will last 2-3 months in the freezer.
Notes on Flour: you can use all-purpose, white whole wheat or whole wheat flour in any combination that you prefer, I will usually use a combo of 1 cup all-purpose and 1 cup whole wheat or 2 cups white wheat flour. You can also make these gluten-free using a gluten-free flour mix. If using whole wheat flour, you may need to add in extra milk to thin it out as whole wheat flour is extra absorbent. 

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