6 Months Baby Led Weaning Foods

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When it comes to baby-led weaning, the idea is to encourage your baby to explore and enjoy solid foods at their own pace. At 6 months, you should aim to introduce foods that are easy to grasp and soft enough to chew. Here are some recipes that you can try.

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Recipe 1: Steamed Carrot Sticks


2 medium carrots


Peel the carrots and cut them into sticks, about the size of your finger.
Steam the carrot sticks for about 10-15 minutes or until they are soft enough to be mashed by gentle pressure but still hold their shape for the baby to grasp.
Let them cool to a safe temperature before offering them to your baby.

Recipe 2: Mashed Avocado


1 ripe avocado


Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.
Scoop the flesh into a bowl and mash it with a fork until it reaches a smooth consistency.
You can serve this on its own or spread it onto a soft piece of bread for the baby to hold and chew.

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Recipe 3: Banana Pancakes


1 ripe banana
1 egg
1 cup of oat flour ( blended oats)


Mash the banana in a bowl using a fork.
Beat the egg and mix it with the mashed banana.
Stir in the oat flour to make a batter.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium-low heat and drop spoonfuls of the batter onto the pan.
Cook until golden brown on both sides.
Allow the pancakes to cool and cut them into suitable sizes for your baby to hold.
Recipe 4: Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet Potato Sticks

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1 sweet potato


Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
Wash the sweet potato.
Cut it into wedges or sticks that are easy for your baby to hold.
Place the wedges on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until soft and cooked through.
Allow them to cool before offering them to your baby.

Recipe 5: Apple and Pear Puree and Oat Porridge

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Apple and Pear Puree and Oat Porridge


2 apples and 2 pears


Peel, core, and chop the apples into chunks.
Steam the apple chunks for about 10-15 minutes or until soft.
Mash the cooked fruit with a fork or blend them to make a smooth puree.
Allow it to cool before serving to your baby.
Recipe 6: Oatmeal Porridge

2 tbsp oats
1 cup water or milk (preferably breast milk or formula)


Grind the oats to make a fine powder.
In a pot, add the water or milk and the oat powder.
Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until it thickens to a smooth consistency.
Let it cool down to a safe temperature before serving it to your baby.
Remember to supervise your baby at all times while they are eating to prevent choking.

Oat Mini Muffins Recipe

Oat Mini Muffins


1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup whole wheat flour (over 6 months)
1/2 cup applesauce (unsweetened) or 1 mashed banana
1/2 cup milk (or a dairy-free alternative)
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey (for children over 1 year old)
2 eggs
2 tbsp melted coconut oil or unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Prepare the Muffin Tin: Grease a mini muffin tin or line it with mini muffin cups.

Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.

Combine Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the applesauce, milk, maple syrup or honey(only if your childis over 1 yeR), eggs, melted coconut oil (or butter), and vanilla extract until well combined.

Combine the Mixtures: Gradually add the wet mixture into the dry mixture, stirring until just combined. Do not overmix.

Fill the Muffin Tin: Use a spoon or a cookie scoop to fill the mini muffin cups about 3/4 full with the batter.

Bake the Muffins: Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs.

Cool Down: Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for about 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Serve: Serve the mini muffins warm or at room temperature. Enjoy your homemade oat mini muffins as a nutritious breakfast or a tasty snack!

I hope you enjoy making and eating these healthy oat mini muffins!

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