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My Favourite Baby Led Weaning Recipes

My Favourite Baby Led Weaning Recipes

Posted on: Sunday 8 October 2023

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If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed I've become a little bit obsessed with baby led weaning, mainly because my baby wasn't really eating. Now that he is though it makes all the recipes I've been cooking all that more fun. I've never been a huge fan of cooking or baking, but I've suddenly become a meal-planning batch-cooking nutrition-obsessed woman overnight. I thought it was about time that some of my baby led weaning content made it onto the blog so thought I'd start with three of my favourite recipes I've made so far. 

MICROWAVE OAT BARS // I can't remember where I first saw these because pretty much every baby led weaning Instagram account has some variation of them. They're so easy and you can pretty much put what you like in them flavouring wise so they're great for using up last bits of fruit/veg etc. I don't measure, but if you prefer an accurate recipe there are heaps on Instagram!


2 mashed bananas


Splash of milk

Flavourings of choice (mashed berries, apple, courgette, chopped spinach, cinnamon, spices etc etc)


1. Mash bananas in a microwavable tupperware. 

2. Add oats, milk and flavourings of choice then mix. 

3. Press down with a fork until the mixture is spread evenly in the tupperware. 

4. Microwave for 4ish minutes depending on microwave power. 

5. Cool then cut! 

EGG MUFFINS // Similar to the above you can add pretty much whatever you like to these. My little one isn't especially keen on them yet, but I am persevering! I first used a recipe from @minimonkeysworld for ones with broccoli, but I basically just adapt it to whatever I have in the fridge. The recipes are often made with cream, but I would end up wasting the rest of a tub so just use milk instead. 


5 eggs

60ml milk (100ml if you are using cream)

Chopped vegetables of your choice 

Small handful of grated cheese 

Herbs/spices of choice 


1. Whisk the eggs and mix in the milk. 

2. Add any herbs/spices you'd like to use and stir (I usually use garlic granules and mixed herbs)

3. Mix in the chopped vegetables and grated cheese

4. Divide the mixture into a greased or silicone muffin tin

5. Bake for 20ish minutes until golden brown

LENTIL BOLOGNESE // There probably are proper recipes for this, but I freestyled it. It's so quick and easy and my little boy loves it. 

Recipe (serves 3-4):

1/2 an onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, chopped

Handful of mushrooms, chopped

1 can chopped tomatoes

1 can cooked lentils

1 tsp dried basil 



1. Put the spaghetti on to boil in a pan

2. In a little olive oil fry the onion and garlic for 5 minutes

3. Add the mushrooms and fry for a further 2 minutes

4. Add the chopped tomatoes, lentils and basil and simmer, stirring occasionally 

5. Drain the spaghetti and serve

If you have any recommendations of accounts to follow then do let me know, I'm obsessed with finding new recipe inspo!

Amy x


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