Easy Breakfast Recipes that are Baby-Led Weaning Approved!

These easy breakfast recipes are all baby-led weaning approved, yet fitting for the whole family. Keep them on hand for delicious, nutritious meals to start your gang’s day off on the right foot.

Title graphic four Easy Breakfast Recipes That are Baby-Led Weaning Approved!

One of the best things about baby-led weaning is that you’re encouraged to feed your child whatever you’re eating, as long as you eat a balanced, healthy diet. This eliminates the need to always be making two (or more) dishes at every meal, thus saving you time and energy. Amen to that! That being said, there is definitely some transition time when your child is mastering the oral and manual skills needed to consume “normal” people food. This is when these family-friendly breakfast recipes come in!

These recipes are all baby-led weaning approved*, yet will satisfy your entire family, no matter what age. As an added bonus, many of them are make-ahead, which means you can whip them up when you have some extra time and freeze or refrigerate them until ready to use.

I’ve tried to cover a little bit of everything, so you’re sure to find something in this collection that your littles are totally in love with. And for more freezer-friendly baby breakfast recipes, be sure to check out my e-cookbook, 30 Freezer-Friendly Recipes for Babies and Toddlers.

Baby-Led Weaning Savoury Muffins
A plate of Savoury Breakfast Muffins adorned with cherry tomatoes.
My Gorgeous Recipes
Allergen-Friendly Sweet Potato Cookies
A tall stack of Allergen-Friendly Sweet Potato Cookies.
This Healthy Kitchen
Super Simple Pumpkin Carrot Muffins
A stack of pumpkin carrot muffins, plus one broken in half, in front of a small carafe of milk.
CaliGirl Cooking
Porridge Bites

by Mrs. Jones’s Kitchen

Strawberry Ricotta French Toast

by Mrs. Jones’s Kitchen

Potato Pancakes

 

A plate with three potato pancakes, topped with butter and served with a side of grapes.
Easy Baby Meals
Healthy Zucchini Muffins
Three Healthy Zucchini Muffins freshly pulled out of the pan.
Bowl of Delicious
Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal
A pan of fresh baked Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal with a piece cut out of it.
Haute and Healthy Living
Oat Milk Chia Pudding with Blueberry Orange Compote
Three jars of Oat Milk Chia Pudding topped with Blueberry Orange Compote on a wooden serving plank.
CaliGirl Cooking
Spinach Zucchini Frittata Fingers

 

A stack of Spinach Zucchini Frittata Fingers separated by parchment paper and a butler knife.
Haute and Healthy Living
Healthy Carrot Cake Pancakes
A stack of Healthy Carrot Cake Pancakes with a wooden zebra pull toy behind it.
CaliGirl Cooking
Strawberry Banana Chickpea Muffins
A freshly baked pan of Strawberry Banana Chickpea Muffins.
Bucket List Tummy

Do you have any baby-led weaning breakfast recipes that you turn to time and again?? I’d love for you to let me know in the comments below!

*This is a generalized statement. All babies develop certain skills at different ages, so use your best judgment or ask a doctor when deciding if your child is ready to consume any particular food. For more information on baby-led weaning, I recommend reading this book [*affiliate link] and visit my Baby-Led Weaning Resource Page [coming soon!]

Super Simple Pumpkin Carrot Muffins + Healthy Baby Snack Ideas

Having healthy snacks on hand is a must when you have a little one.  These Pumpkin Carrot Muffins are a great freezer-friendly option to have on hand at a moment’s notice, plus I’m sharing some of my other favorite healthy baby foods for snacking!

A tall stack of Super Simple Pumpkin Carrot Muffins leaning against a carafe of milk.

If you’re always on the lookout for simple, healthy snacks for your little ones, these Super Simple Pumpkin Carrot Muffins are for you! In fact, they’re not just for your little ones, they’re also great for YOU. Healthy baby food that mamas and papas can also enjoy? Sign me up! These are sure to please even the pickiest eaters and, since they’re only sweetened with applesauce and made with whole grains, you don’t have to worry when your kids keep on going back for more.

As I mentioned in this Healthy Carrot Cake Pancake Recipe post, we opted to do baby-led weaning with our little one and she has shown no sensitivities to eggs, other dairy, gluten, etc. If your little one HAS shown sensitivities to any of these, obviously use your best judgment. Again, mother always knows best!

Freshly baked Pumpkin Carrot Muffins in a muffin tin.

These Super Simple Pumpkin Carrot Muffins are exactly what they say: super easy! I mean, if you know how to stir a spoon and you know how to operate an oven, you’re in good shape here. Just the kind of healthy snack we need when we have our hands full with young babes, am I right?

These muffins also happen to freeze well, so if you have a minute to bake some up this weekend, you’ll have the perfect healthy snack for your whole family for the next week (if you’re lucky.)

A Pumpkin Carrot Muffin broken in half, served next to a warm drink.

While we’re on the topic of healthy baby food, I thought it might be helpful if I share some more of my favorite make-ahead snacks that family members of all ages will enjoy.

Multigrain crackers with peanut butter

Quick tip: Make your own! Sometimes those pre-made ones you can buy at the store are full of random ingredients. Also, when buying peanut butter, always be sure to check the ingredients list and make sure that peanuts are the only ingredient. (This goes for all nut butters.)

String Cheese with sliced grapes

This is a great mix of protein and healthy carbs, and almost always a hit with the little ones.

veggie- and fruit-packed popsicles

I mean, what baby or kid turns down a popsicle?? Check out some fun baby-friendly popsicle recipes in my e-cookbook, 30 Freezer-Friendly Recipes for Babies and Toddlers.

Now, your turn to tell me: What are your favorite healthy baby foods?

And read on for my Healthy Pumpkin Carrot Muffin recipe!

Super Simple Pumpkin Carrot Muffins (Baby- and Kid-Friendly!)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

An easy-to-make muffin loaded with pumpkin puree and shredded carrots. Naturally sweetened with applesauce, these muffins are perfect for kids, babies and adults. A great on-the-go snack!

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: after-school, baby-friendly, breakfast, carrot, freezer-friendly, kid-friendly, muffin, naturally sweetened, pumpkin, snack
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 100 kcal
Author: CaliGirl Cooking
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup milk of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 cup spiralized or grated carrot
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease muffin tins or line with paper liners and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice. 

  3. Add eggs, pumpkin, applesauce, milk and orange zest and stir until combined. Stir in carrot.

  4. Scoop batter evenly into prepared muffin tins and bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. 

  5. Cool in muffin tins for 5-10 minutes, then remove and let cool completely on a wire rack.