Finding new and exciting foods to offer your baby or toddler can be tough. It’s so easy to reach for toast or cereal – but if you fancy something a little more special weekend, then try these blueberry waffles for babies and toddlers. even better – adults can enjoy these too!
Blueberry waffles are a delightful and nutritious breakfast option that appeals not only to babies and toddlers but also to adults looking for a tasty and wholesome morning meal.
Packed with the goodness of blueberries, these fluffy waffles offer a burst of flavour and a myriad of health benefits that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Whether you’re introducing solid foods to your little one or simply seeking a delicious breakfast alternative, blueberry waffles are a versatile treat that caters to everyone’s taste buds while providing essential nutrients and antioxidants.
In this article, we will explore the delightful world of blueberry waffles, from their nutritional value to tips for preparation, ensuring that both your little ones and yourself can indulge in a scrumptious breakfast experience that is both wholesome and enjoyable.
What are the health benefits of blueberries?
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
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Why do we love offering waffles for breakfast?
Waffles are the perfect food to offer your baby. Whether you’re new to baby led weaning, starting to offer finger foods as part of traditional weaning or even if you’re looking for something filling and nutritious to offer a fully weaned toddler, waffles are the perfect go-to food!
Waffles make the ideal breakfast food, snack, quick baby led weaning lunch or savoury supper. Simple to make and containing ingredients that you usually have as standard in your food cupboard, they can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes making them the perfect meal for busy Mums!
How do you serve this blueberry waffles for babies and toddlers?
This blueberry waffles recipe for babies and toddlers recipe makes around six waffles (which you can see from my waffle maker is three batches worth). I then cut the waffles in half so I have 12 portions and when Felix first started weaning, I cut them up again into strips.
For older toddlers or young kids, we add a little chocolate butter, maple syrup or greek yoghurt to make the toppings a little more exciting!
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Can these blueberry waffles be made dairy free?
I am often asked if my recipes can be made dairy free and in this case, it certainly can be. Simply switch the milk for a dairy-free alternative. You can use:
- Oat milk
- Soy milk
- Breast milk
- Dairy-free formula
- Almond milk
Simply follow the recipe below and add the dairy-free milk of your choice. Voila dairy free blueberry waffles for baby!
What waffle machine do you use?
I use a VonChef waffle maker available on Amazon for less than £25*! We’ve had it a number of years now, so can definitely recommend that it is excellent value for money.
Can you store these blueberry waffles for babies and toddlers?
These blueberry waffles 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.
if you want to quickly defrost them, you can pop in them in the toaster on a low setting and cook until heated through. Make sure they’re cooled enough before offering to baby though!
- 75 grams blueberries
- 250 grams flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 350ml milk
- 15g melted butter
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, melted butter, egg, milk and whisk until smooth.
- Blend or finely chop the blueberries and fold into the batter mix.
- Use a ladle to spoon the mixture (which should be relatively runny) onto the waffle maker. (One ladle will make approximately one waffle depending on the size of your waffle maker)
- Cook on the waffle maker for 8 minutes, or until it is starting to brown.
- Repeats steps three and four until the mixture is all used up.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g