At seven months old, Dex wasn’t quite ready for a pre-loaded spoon and I didn’t really want to spoon feed him yogurt (which kind of goes against baby led weaning principles) so I made this yummy baby led weaning yogurt bark instead. This is an easy way of getting baby to eat yogurt as well as sneaking in a bit of fruit.
I greased a freezer safe pot and lined it with baking paper. To grease it, I sprayed the pot with Fry-light, this, for me, is the easiest way to grease pots and pans.
Next, I poured in a tub of natural yoghurt (small size), spread it out evenly in the pot using the back of my spoon and then threw in some red currents and blueberries. (I had a pack of frozen summer fruits stored in my freezer which cost £2 from Tesco.)
I then left it overnight in the freezer. When I came back to it, I let it sit on the worktop for a few minutes, to defrost slightly, before peeling it out of the paper. I placed it on a chopping board and hit it with a knife until it broke into small, finger sized pieces. (Be very careful!)
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Did Dex Enjoy the Baby Led Weaning Yogurt Bark?
Voilà. Yummy baby led weaning yogurt bark. Dex found these very easy to pick up but they didn’t stay in his hands for long, probably because they are so cold. As he put the pieces in his mouth, the yoghurt just melted which I loved: finger food without the worry of choking.
The natural yogurt was very tart so I’d be inclined to try Greek yoghurt next time or maybe a flavoured yoghurt. (I am wary of added sugar so if you have a recommendation for a healthy fruity yoghurt, let me know!) I bet these would be great for babies who are suffering with teething pain and I plan to try these with Dex next time he’s grouchy.
Let me know if you try them out. For more baby led weaning recipes click here
Saturday 1st of October 2022
Here in the UK a lot of our natural yogurts say ‘do not freeze’. I’m still on the hunt for one I can.
Thursday 10th of February 2022
Hi, thanks for sharing - I’m keen to try this but won’t the fruits still be frozen?
Tuesday 16th of April 2019
Hi there! Such a nice write-up, thank you!
Monday 5th of December 2016
These look perfect for the Australian summer! I'll give these a go too :) I found natural yoghurt to be too tart too (shame as I bought a whole tub of it!) I've been using lite vanilla or no added sugar kids yoghurts but I'd prefer something less flavoured. I might try Greek with cinnamon spice or some other spice to mix it up a bit.