Waffle For Baby

Snack with your little one to discover how delicious and fun our organic Whole Wheat Waffles can be. They make great finger foods, “sandwiches” and croutons! Make sure to cut them in the right size for your child – babies 6+ months can eat them as strips or “sandwiches,” and older babies/toddlers can eat them as small pieces, strips, or whole using their hands! Just toast them first and make sure they’re a little crunchy for reluctant eaters!

Make your baby or toddler’s day by making them waffles! They can eat them as strips or “sandwiches,” and older babies/toddlers can eat them as small pieces, strips, or whole using their hands! Just toast them first.

Waffles are a great finger food, because they’re easy to hold and delicious. If you’re looking for fun ways to get your kids to eat healthfully, waffles will do the trick! Babies 6+ months can eat them as strips or “sandwiches,” and older babies/toddlers can eat them as small pieces, strips or whole with their hands!

This is the perfect option for babies 6+ months because they can either eat the whole thing as a strip/sandwich or cut in smaller pieces. To toast, just pop them under the broiler for about 5-10 minutes until they are good and crispy!

Introduce your baby to the world of waffles. Toast them just like any other waffle and make sure they’re a little crunchy for reluctant eaters!

Frozen Waffles For Babies

We have so many favorite fast breakfast options, but frozen waffles are definitely top 5 lately! There are a lot of waffle brands out there, and some of our favorites include:

  • Kodiak Cakes Power Waffles Buttermilk and Vanilla
  • Vans Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon – egg-free, dairy-free
  • Birch Benders Paleo – gluten-free and dairy-free
  • Kitchfix Grain-Free Waffles Banana Cinnamon: grain-free, dairy-free

The waffles listed pack a little more nutrition than traditional waffles and can be helpful if you have allergies in your family. You can serve them with the traditional butter and real maple syrup combo, but we also love mixing it up with the toppings and serving suggested listed below!

Make sure to cut them in the right size for your child – babies 6+ months can eat them as strips or “sandwiches,” and older babies/toddlers can eat them as small pieces, strips, or whole using their hands! Just toast them first and make sure they’re a little crunchy for reluctant eaters! 

Judy loves waffles because they have natural bite spots for babies and toddlers working on the “bite and pull” skill. We listed various waffle brands above that help satisfy different nutrient needs, as we know that some of you are dealing with allergies, intolerances or health issues. If the waffle itself is low in protein, make sure to pair it with a protein source like nut/seed butter, eggs, hemp hearts, chia seeds, or milk. As always, read labels carefully if you’re avoiding allergens.

Waffles Baby Led Weaning

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. 

3 small size waffles with scattered raspberries

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. 

Butter – The butter helps you get that nice, crispy texture. Don’t be concerned about butter, babies need good fats to help with healthy brain development. I use unsalted organic butter. 

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.

Made these? Tag me on instagram @apeachyplate and let me know how your little one(s) liked them!

2 small size waffles with scattered raspberries

Healthy Banana Waffles For Babies

Kaylie

Waffles for babies made with whole wheat flour, banana. They’re sugar and salt-free. A great first food for baby-led weaning. Ideal for 6 + month olds.

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PREP TIME15 mins

COOK TIME25 mins

TOTAL TIME40 mins

COURSEbaby food

CUISINEAmerican

SERVINGS7 waffles

CALORIES109 kcal

EQUIPMENT

INGREDIENTS  1x2x3x

  • ▢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

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • 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.

NOTES

Whole wheat flour – Available at 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 high setting to preheat and cook.  Make smaller waffles by using a ¼ measuring cup to scoop the batter. 

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