This recipe was one of my go to breakfast foods for Dexter when I first started baby led weaning. Egg muffins were huge back in 2016 thanks to Joe Wicks and Slimming World. This egg muffins for babies recipe has been adapted so it’s suitable for from six months onwards. Soft and full of nutrition, your baby is going to love them!
Why egg muffins for babies?
When I first started weaning Dexter, I went down the puree route, before deciding to ditch them in favour of baby led weaning. I ended up with a stock pile of purees which I used to add to eggs to create egg muffins.
Egg muffins have been a huge favourite with Slimming Worlders for years simply because they are an easy way to get your vegetables in and they are pretty low calorie.
Obviously, when you are weaning a baby you’re not interested in how many calories the food they eat contains, but you will be interested in getting healthy nutrients into them – and egg muffins for babies offer a lot in terms of how nutrient dense they are!
How do you make egg muffins for babies?
I start by prepping a muffin tin by spraying it with Fry-light. I pop my egg muffins straight into the tin, you can of course use muffin cases.
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Next, I beat three eggs in a bowl and added pepper. That is your basic egg muffin recipe sorted. Now you can add whatever your heart desires. Some options include:
- finely chopped veg
- cubes of pureed veg
- sliced ham
- grated cheese
- shredded chicken
To finish, I pour the mixture into the muffin tin, into six equal portions. I try to fill each muffin case half way full so the muffin has room to expand.
Pop into a pre heated oven at 180C fan for 15 minutes.
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Any other time saving hacks?
You can pre make these egg muffins for babies as they taste delicious both hot and cold. I make mine in the morning ready for lunch so I don’t have to bother waiting for them to cool.
How long do you cook egg muffins for?
I preheat the oven to 180C (fan) and cook them for 15 minutes.
I don’t think you can overcook egg muffins for babies (I think more than 30 minutes would be extreme!), but you can definitely undercook, so I’d bake them for 15 minutes as a minimum!
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Can you freeze egg muffins?
Many of my readers love batch cooking my recipes and I don’t blame them! Being able to pull food out of the freezer is such a time saver and we all know us mums have very little time!
I’ve never freezed egg muffins, although I have kept the extra I have made in the fridge for up to 3 days. Readers – do let me know if freezing them works!
What did Dexter think of the egg muffins for babies?
Dexter found them easy enough to pick up and once they were heading for his mouth, they broke apart easily.
The first time I offered egg muffins, Dexter was only six months old, so more ended up on the floor than in his mouth but he had a good go at all four muffins!
I found that he needed lots of sips of water to wash them down, so bear this in mind.
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- 3 eggs
- frylight or oil spray
- finely chopped or pureed veg
- Preheat your oven to 180C (fan)
- Spray the muffin tin with frylight or oil spray (you can use muffin cases instead)
- Add three eggs to a bowl and whisk.
- Add your ingredients. These can include finely chopped or pureed veg, cheese, sliced ham or shredded chicken.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Pour the mixture into six equal portions in the muffin tin.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Leave to cool fully before serving to your baby,
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g