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Baby Waffle Recipe – Banana Oat Zucchini Waffles

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These Baby Waffles are a healthy Banana Oatmeal Waffles recipe filled with grated zucchini and blueberries.

It’s a healthy baby-led weaning recipe for kids starting to eat solids. Plus, these banana waffles are also egg-free and dairy-free to avoid food allergies.

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What Are Baby Waffles?

Baby waffles are bite-sized healthy waffles with a soft texture ad filled with nourishing ingredients like oats, fruits, and/or vegetables.

They are great first food for babies and ideal for mum’s baby food meal prep as the baby waffles can be frozen and thaw very quickly.

Baby Waffles Banana Oatmeal Waffles Zucchini Waffles Vegan egg free healthy

Can Babies Eat Waffles?

Babies can eat baby waffle recipes made with very similar ingredients as regular waffles except that they are:

  • Softer to avoid choking
  • Sugar-free, naturally sweetened with fruit puree.
  • Boosted with nutrients like fruits or fiber from wholewheat flour or oatmeal.

How To Make Baby Waffles

It’s very easy to make your homemade baby waffles in less than 15 minutes.

Let me show you how.

Ingredients For Banana Oatmeal Waffles

To make these soft waffles for babies, you need:

  • Milk of choice – you can choose from regular milk to soy milk or almond milk. Formula milk or breast milk usually work well in baby recipes.
  • Olive oil – or any other oil you have at home, but olive oil is a great boost of healthy omega3 fats for your baby food.
  • Ripe banana
  • White whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour – feel free to use a gluten-free flour blend if you suspect any gluten allergy to your child.
  • Quick oats – this is the thin breakfast oat cereal, not the large coarse old-fashioned rolled oats that can be difficult to swallow by babies.
  • Baking powder – optional. You can skip it under 1 year old to avoid added sodium.
  • Grated zucchini or grated vegetable your baby love, the most popular swap is grated carrots or grated apples.

A Healthy Waffle Recipe

In a large bowl, whisk the wet ingredients: milk, olive oil, and mashed banana together.

Then, whisk in the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder – if used – quick-cooking oats until a slightly thick batter forms.

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Now, stir in the extra vegetable: grated zucchini and a few berries if you like. As seen in the picture below, I like to add some blueberries to the batter.

Baking Waffles

Kids under one year of age have small hands, and they don’t eat a large amount of food.

To avoid food waste and make easy finger food for babies, I bake the waffle batter in a mini waffle maker. Each mini waffle takes 3 minutes to bake and uses about 3 tablespoons of batter.

Cool completely on a wire rack before offering to babies.

Serving Waffles To Babies

To serve baby-friendly waffles to kids under 1 year old, cut the mini waffles into triangles, as seen in the pictures below. It’s much easier to hold, chew and suck by little ones.

If you are using a regular waffle iron, cut the waffles into waffle sticks.

Healthy kids waffles ideas

You can use this recipe to create a range of healthy banana waffles for kids of all ages.

For example, you can swap some ingredients like:

  • Mashed banana – swap for mashed pumpkin puree or mashed sweet potato puree.
  • Grated zucchini – use grated carrots, grated apples, or grated pear.

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From 1 year old and for grown-up kids you can add:

  • Sweetener – up to 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or coconut sugar in the batter.
  • Spices – cinnamon is not safe under 1 year old, but you can add some for preschool kids up to 1 teaspoon per batch of banana waffle.
  • Chocolate chips
  • Dried raisins
  • Chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans.

Storage

These banana baby waffles store up to 2 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

The best way to store the cooked waffles for longer is to freeze them in an airtight container or pounces.

I like to pre-cut the waffles into a triangle shape, freeze in silicone pouches then thaw just 2 or 3 of them before baby’s breakfast or snack.

You can thaw the waffle at room temperature within 3 hours or overnight in the fridge.

Waffle toppings

Babies love to discover different texture flavors, and you can surprise your little one by offering the waffle:

  • Cold
  • Slightly lukewarm – pop them in the bread toaster or toaster oven until lukewarm but still soft.
  • Topped with a small drizzle of nut butter like almond butter or yogurt.

Baby Waffles Banana Oatmeal Waffles Zucchini Waffles Vegan egg free healthy

Frequently Asked Questions

Below I listed the answer to your most popular question about these easy kid waffles.

Can I Add Cheese To The Waffles?

Absolutely, add up to 1/3 cup of grated cheese to the batter to boost the calcium in the recipe.

Can I Replace Banana With Something Else?

You can make savory waffles by replacing the mashed bananas with sweet potato puree or pumpkin puree.

Which Berries Can I Add To The Waffles?

The best berries for kids under one year of age are blueberries, strawberries – cut in small pieces, and raspberries.

When Should I Offer Waffles To Baby?

You can use this recipe for babies ready to eat solid and hold food by themself.

More Baby Recipes To Try

I have plenty of easy baby recipes for you to try below.

Have you made these banana oatmeal waffles for your little one? Share a comment or review below to connect with me and let me know how much he loves it.

XOXO Carine

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Baby Waffle Recipe

This Baby Waffle Recipe makes healthy Banana Oatmeal Waffles filled with grated zucchini and blueberries. It's a healthy baby-led weaning recipe for kids starting to eat solids. Plus, these banana waffles are also egg-free and dairy-free to avoid food allergies.
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Yield: 10 mini waffles (3 tbsp batter each)
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Carine

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil or melted butter
  • 1 large Ripe Banana mashed, equivalent 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1 ¼ cup White Wholewheat Flour or all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Quick Cooking Oats not old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder optional
  • ½ cup Grated Zucchini or grated carrots or grated apples

Optional - from 12 months

  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup optional
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ cup Blueberries

Instructions

  • Peel, shred the zucchini finely, and drain excess water. Set aside in a bowl.
  • Peel, mash the banana, and measure 1/2 cup mashed banana. Place in a large mixing bowl and whisk with milk and olive oil. Set aside.
  • Stir in flour, quick oats, and baking powder, if used.
  • When the batter is slightly thick and consistent, fold in the peeled, drained grated zucchini and stir well to combine. Stir in any berries you like at this stage up to 1/3 cup of blueberries or raspberries.
  • Warm a mini waffle maker and generously spray oil onto the waffle iron to prevent the waffle from sticking to it.
  • When the waffle iron is hot, add 2-3 tablespoons of waffle batter and cook 3 minutes or until golden brown - the waffles stay soft, and that's what you want for baby waffles.
  • Cool down on a wire rack and repeat cooking the remaining batter.
  • Cut each mini waffle into a triangle shape to offer to babies.

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days or freeze for later. Rewarm in an oven toaster or bread toaster until lukewarm.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Baby Waffle Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 waffle
Amount per Serving
Calories
85
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
101
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
134
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
17
g
6
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
29
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
63
mg
6
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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1 thought on “Baby Waffle Recipe – Banana Oat Zucchini Waffles”

  1. 4 stars
    These came out superrr thick for me. And looked like tuna patties haha. But they tasted fine and baby & mommy liked them. 🙂

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