Introducing solid foods to your baby is an exciting milestone filled with new tastes, textures, and the joy of exploration. If you’re following the baby-led weaning approach, where little ones learn to self-feed and explore various flavours, we have a delightful recipe that both you and your baby will adore: Baby Led Weaning Blueberry Oat Bites.
These tasty treats are not only packed with wholesome ingredients but also provide the perfect opportunity for your little taste explorers to practice their self-feeding skills.
Combining the goodness of oats and the natural sweetness of blueberries, these bite-sized blueberry bliss balls are a nutritious and convenient snack option for babies. Bursting with flavour and essential nutrients, they offer a delightful way to introduce fruits, grains, and healthy ingredients into your little one’s diet.
Baby Led Weaning Blueberry Oat Bites
The beauty of these Blueberry Oat Bites lies in their simplicity. They require minimal preparation and can be easily customized to cater to your baby’s preferences and dietary needs. Whether you’re looking for a nutritious breakfast option, a satisfying snack, or a portable treat for on-the-go adventures, these bites tick all the boxes.
In this article, we’ll share a step-by-step guide to creating these delectable baby led weaning blueberry oat bites. From selecting the finest ingredients to preparing and serving them with love, we’ll walk you through each stage of the process. Get ready to witness the joy on your baby’s face as they explore the delightful combination of flavours and textures that these bites offer.
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Why offer blueberries to your baby?
Blueberries are a super food and are among the most nutrient dense berries out there. They are jam packed full of things your baby needs to grow and develop into a healthy child and adult. Blueberries contain:
- Fiber: to help digestion
- Vitamin C: helps to support baby’s immune system
- Vitamin K: helps build healthy bones
- Manganese: critical for brain development
What are the health benefits of offering oats to your baby?
Oats are a nutritional powerhouse, and introducing them to your baby’s diet can bring a multitude of health benefits.
Packed with essential nutrients like fibre, vitamins, and minerals, oats provide a wholesome foundation for your little one’s growth and development.
- The high fibre content aids digestion and promotes a healthy gut, while also helping to regulate blood sugar levels.
- Oats are also rich in iron, which supports the production of red blood cells and contributes to overall cognitive development.
How do you serve these blueberry bliss balls for babies?
These blueberry bliss balls can be served on their own as a snack or be served alongside other elements as a quick baby led weaning breakfast or lunch on the go.
Simply pop a couple on your baby’s highchair tray and let them use their fine motor skills to grab them and bring them to their mouth.
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Can you store these baby led weaning blueberry oat bites?
These blueberry oat bites are good in the fridge for three days or can be frozen for up to a month. Store them in an air tight container or wrap them in a sandwich or freezer bag to keep them protected.
What food processor do you use?
I really recommend investing in a decent food processor when beginning your baby led weaning journey. It makes chopping, slicing and grating veggies so much easier and will save you a ton of time.
I use the Kenwood food processor which also doubles up as a smoothie maker. I love the chopping and grating attachments and use it to cut up all sorts of things!
Are these blueberry bliss balls suitable for toddlers?
Absolutely! Toddlers as well as babies can enjoy these blueberry bliss balls and they also make a great addition for preschooler lunch boxes too!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- handful of blueberries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 banana
- Melt the coconut oil gently in the microwave until it becomes liquid
- Blitz the oats in the food processor until it becomes oatmeal
- In a bowl add oats, a mashed banana, milk, coconut oil, chia seeds and a handful of blueberries
- Combine thorough and mash a little with a fork to squish the blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 170C and line a muffin tin with silicone muffin cases.
- Use a teaspoon to scoop up the oaty mixture and use your hands to roll into a ball.
- Place all twelve balls in each individual muffin case and bake for 12-15 minutes.
- The balls should be soft when you remove from the oven, but will harden slightly upon cooling.
- Leave to cool completely before serving to your baby.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 64Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Author: Nicola Hughes
Nicola has weaned both of her boys using the baby led weaning method. She loves nothing better than creating simple recipes that anyone can recreate, using as few ingredients as possible. All of her recipes have been tried and tested by both Dexter and Felix and have their seal of approval!