Finger Food for Babies

There are many recipes for finger foods for babies and most are simple variations on the recipes we would make for ourselves, limiting salt and sugar additions and keeping in mind the vitamins and nutrients a growing and developing body and mind need.

Cooking and creating finger food for babies is a fun and exciting challenge, watching your child gain independence and the desire to practice newly learned skills such as grasping and holding, and bring food into his or her mouth.

I have found amazing satisfaction in watching my son discover new tastes and textures through food and have been doing my best to introduce his palate to a variety of different foods as his taste buds are also developing and I see no reason to stick to ultra bland food.

The following recipe is for French toast served with sliced apples which is a quick and easy finger food to prepare for your baby that the entire family can enjoy. It is important to use a whole grain high fibre bread for this recipe in order to ensure important vitamins and nutrients will be consumed and utilized by your baby’s developing body and mind.

Ingredients

  • 6 slices whole grain bread (stale bread is great for French toast)
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 C milk
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1 Green Apple, peeled, cored and finely sliced
  • 1 T butter
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs with milk and cinnamon
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet or griddle over medium high heat.
  • Add a splash of canola oil to avoid sticking

Method

  1. Soak one piece of bread at a time in the egg/milk mixture and place onto the skillet/griddle, avoid crowding the pan as it will make flipping the bread pieces difficult.
  2. Using a spatula or fish slice, check the underside of the toast and once it is browned, turn it over and cook the underside until it is brown.
  3. Place on a plate and cover with a tea towel to keep warm
  4. In a medium sized frying pan, melt butter over medium-high heat. When the foam subsides, add apple slices and sauté, flipping until apple slices are tender/crisp.
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve on top, or cut into bite-sized pieces for finger foods for the baby.
  6. French toast can also be served spread with an unsweetened fruit purée for finger food for the baby.
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