When we started giving Amalia solids, I was so excited to see what she would like and dislike. I didn’t realize at the time how hard it would be to come up with new things for her to eat for every meal! It’s been a fun challenge for sure but breakfast we have down pat.
I rotate between the following breakfast foods because they are all hits in her book. If we go out for brunch, we’ll give her bites of whatever we order but she usually eats at 7:30 or 8am, so most of the time we’re home for her favorite meal of the day.
Scrambled eggs: I cook her eggs in ghee or butter with salt and either parmesan or cheddar cheese. I try to add spinach or onions or some sort of veggie because I know she’ll eat whatever is in the eggs no matter what. The girl loves her eggies, what can I say. I’ve tried making her mini quiches and she’s not a fan which is a bummer because that would be so easy to pre-make and heat up in the mornings.
Oatmeal: I still give her baby oatmeal because it’s fortified with iron which our pediatrician says is good for her brain development. I put a few spoonfuls with hot water, cinnamon, and some sort of fruit like berries or applesauce. I like to mix in chia seeds for Omega-3s too.
Banana pancakes: I learned the recipe for these three ingredient banana pancakes from Inspiralized. I mix one banana with an egg and some cinnamon (and sometimes a pinch of sea salt) and cook them up like regular old pancakes. I cut them up into strips for Amalia to eat.
Baby Smoothie: I mix plain, unsweetened yogurt with avocado, banana, cinnamon, spinach, and sometimes almond butter and either spoon feed it to her or put it into a squeeze pouch for her to feed herself. I usually drink a Daily Harvest smoothie for breakfast and she loves to sip on those too. Mint/cacao is our favorite!
Fruits with nut butters: Anel loves to eat cherries with peanut butter (totally grosses me out but it’s his thing) so he started giving chopped up cherries (without the pit obviously) with peanut butter on each piece to the baby and she loved it. So sometimes I’ll do peanut butter on banana, almond butter on strawberries, or cashew butter on blueberries. It’s a messy meal but it also makes her very happy so worth it.
Veggie muffins: My whole family loves this gluten free veggie-packed recipe. I have to make multiple batches at a time because they disappear so quickly.
What do your babies like to eat for breakfast? We’re always looking for new ideas.