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Breakfast For babies

 Quick Breakfast Recipies


Are you worried about your baby's breakfast every day? We parents want our breakfast to be quick and healthy. Babies and toddlers also wake up early in the morning so we have to make their breakfast early and quick. If you are a working parent then you will have less than half an hour to make breakfast for you and your baby if you get up a little late in the morning. Here I will share with you some of the quickest and healthiest breakfast options for both you and your baby. 

Babies and toddlers usually have breastmilk and formula milk after they wake up in the morning before one year of age. After one year they will have whole milk or cow milk right after waking up in the morning. After one year of age, it's up to you if you want to give cow milk before breakfast or after breakfast. I prefer to give cow milk after one or two hours of having breakfast. If you give it before breakfast then there are chances that your baby might not have breakfast properly as the milk can make your baby's stomach full and all your hard work in making the food might go to waste. If you want to give milk before breakfast then make sure you give it one to two hours before breakfast. 

We all know that babies start eating solids after 6 months of age. So we want our baby to explore all the flavours of food available in the kitchen and outside. But this is not true. Your baby's stomach is still developing and he will not be able to digest some foods before one year of age. So when you start introducing solids start off with simple easily digestible foods like fruit purees. If you want to know more about introducing food and food charts for your baby then check out these articles:-


Breakfast options for Babies and Toddlers:-

1. Suji Upma

  • Take half a cup of suji and fry it on a pan for 5 minutes or until it turns golden brown and a nice aroma comes out of it.
  • Now add water to the suji and cook it for 5 minutes on high flame and 5 to 7 minutes on medium flame.
  • Cook until it becomes a smooth paste.
  • Adust the consistency of the upma according to your baby's requirement.
  • You can add whole jeera, mustard seeds, onion, salt, black pepper, or sugar for babies above one year of age.
  • Below one year of age, you can add black pepper, zeera powder, or coriander powder.
  • If you have just started solids for your baby then avoid adding spices. Give them in a simple pureed form with breastmilk or formula milk.
  • You can also cook upma with cow milk or make a kheer out of it after your baby turns one year.
  • You can also add apple puree, dates puree, jaggery, or any other fruits puree below one year of age to make it more tasty and healthy or if your baby resists to eat it plain.

2. Soft Idli

  • Every baby loves to eat idli. It's so soft that it will be very easy for your baby to chew it without teeth. Babies above one year have idli as a snack. They eat it directly.
  • For making idli you have to make its batter. Soak one cup of urad dal and one and a half cups of idli Rava separately in two utensils in the afternoon or after lunchtime.
  • After dinner grind the urad dal into a smooth paste in a grinder or a mixer.
  • Remove the water from the idli Rava and add the urad dal paste to it.
  • Now mix the urad dal and idli Rava together continuously with a spoon or with hands.
  • Cover it with a lid and let it ferment for the whole night. Don't keep it in the refrigerator. 
  • In the morning at breakfast time, you will see the idli batter has doubled the amount of batter you have kept yesterday night.
  • Add some salt and sugar to the batter and mix it well.
  • Apply some ghee on the plates of the idli cooker and pour the batter into each of the plates.
  • Add one and half glass of water to the idli cooker and arrange the idli plates above it and cover the lid.
  • Now cook the idli on high flame for 7 minutes or until it is a little hard to touch.
  • Your idli will be ready.
  • For babies below one year of age, do not add salt or sugar instead take out some batter separately in a bowl for them and then you can add salt and sugar for you. 
  • For babies above one year of age, you can serve idli with cow milk, sambar, or dal.
  • For babies below one year of age, you can use formula milk, breastmilk, or just plain drinking water to make the idli more smooth or in a pureed form. 
  • You can also add carrot puree, dates puree to the idli to make it more tasty and healthy.

3. Soft Rice Dosa.

  • Also known as cheela is a very soft and healthy breakfast option for children and adults. Children just love it so much. 
  • To make the dosa batter soak one cup of urad dal, one and half cup of normal uncooked rice, one spoon of fenugreek or methi seeds, two spoons of chana dal, and two tablespoons of poha after lunchtime.
  • Let it soak in water for more than 8 hours. After dinner grind all these together in a mixer or a grinder. Since you are using rice in this it will take more time to grind it to a smooth paste.
  • Place the mixture in a bowl and cover it with a lid.
  • Let it ferment the whole night.
  • In the morning at breakfast time add some salt to the dosa batter and make dosa on a non-stick tavva flipping snd cooking on both sides.
  • Make dosa a little bit thick for your baby instead of making it thin and crispy.
  • If your baby is below one year then don't add salt. 
  • You can start introducing cheela to your baby at 8 months of age.
  • For babies below one year of age, you can dip the cheela in formula milk or plain water to make it softer.
  • You can add an egg on top of the dosa while making it on the pan for babies above one year of age.


4. Oats Porridge.

  • Oats has a high amount of fibre in them and is very healthy for both children and adults.
  • It is very easy and quick to make.
  • I personally use Saffola milk oats for my baby.
  • Take a pan and add half a cup of oats and roast it on medium flame until it becomes golden brown. If your baby has just started solids then you have to make a powder out of that roasted oats so that your baby can have it easily. 
  • Now add water to it and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add salt, black pepper, turmeric, for babies above one year of age.
  • For babies below one year, you can add turmeric and black pepper.
  • Cook the oats on a medium flame for 7 minutes and serve it warm with a spoon of ghee or honey on it.
  • You can also make oats with cow milk or formula milk instead of using water to make it more healthy.
  • Remember no cow milk or honey for babies below one year.

5. Corn Flakes.

  • This breakfast option has always been a moms favourite dish as it is very quick to make.
  • Just adding corn flakes in cow milk with some honey or sugar can make it a healthy breakfast.
  • For babies below one year of age, you can make it in powder form and use formula milk or breastmilk to serve it to your baby without adding sugar and honey.

6. Yellow Moong dal Cheela.

  • Moong dal is very light on the stomach and helps in easy digestion. Thatswhy many parents include moong dal in their babies daily diet as babies suffer from constipation a lot.
  • To make the moong dal dosa batter soak one cup of yellow moong dal and two spoons of rice in a bowl at night. You can also avoid adding rice to the batter. Rice makes the dosa more crispy. 
  • Let it soak in water for more than 8 hours or overnight.
  • In the morning grind it in a grinder or a mixer to a smooth paste.
  • You can add a piece of ginger, one tablespoon of zeera, coriander leaves, curry leaves, and one green chilli for babies above one year of age to make it tastier.
  • Place the mixture in a bowl and cover it with a lid and keep it aside for 20 minutes or half an hour for best results. You can use it instantly too.
  • At breakfast time add some salt to the dosa batter and make dosa on a non-stick tavva cooking and flipping on both sides with ghee or oil.
  • Make dosa a little bit thick for your baby instead of making it thin and crispy.
  • If your baby is below one year then don't add salt. 
  • You can start introducing cheela to your baby at 8 months of age.
  • For babies below one year of age, you can dip the cheela in formula milk to make it softer.
  • You can add an egg on top of the dosa while making it on the pan for babies above one year of age.


7. Green Moong dal Cheela.

  • Green Moong dal is very healthy and is a bit hard on the stomach. Thatswhy many parents give this dosa in small amounts because having just a little bit of this dosa can make your babies stomach full.
  • To make the green moong dal dosa batter soak one cup of whole or split green moong dal and two spoons of rice in a bowl at night before going to sleep. You can also avoid adding rice to the batter. Rice makes the dosa more crispy. 
  • Let it soak in water for more than 8 hours or overnight.
  • In the morning grind it in a grinder to a smooth paste.
  • You can add a piece of ginger, one tablespoon of zeera, coriander leaves, curry leaves, and one green chilli for babies above one year of age to make it tastier.
  • Place the mixture in a bowl and cover it with a lid and keep it aside for 20 minutes or half an hour for best results. You can use it instantly if you want.
  • At breakfast time add some salt to the dosa batter and make dosa on a non-stick tavva flipping and cooking on both sides with ghee or oil.
  • Make dosa a little bit thick for your baby instead of making it thin and crispy.
  • If your baby is below one year then don't add salt. 
  • You can start introducing cheela to your baby at 8 months of age.
  • For babies below one year of age, you can dip the cheela in formula milk or plain water to make it softer.
  • You can add an egg on top of the dosa while making it on the pan for babies above one year of age

8. Ragi Dosa.

  • Ragi contains high amounts of iron and calcium in it which is very essential for the healthy growth of your baby.
  • To make the ragi batter take 2 spoons of ragi powder, one spoon of wheat flour or besan, half tablespoon of salt, one spoon of curd, and one-third cup or 90 ml of water. You can avoid curd if you want.
  • Mix all these things In a bowl continuously until it becomes a smooth paste without any lumps.
  • Place the mixture in a bowl and cover it with a lid for 10 to 15 minutes. You can use it instantly if you want. You can use it instantly if you want.
  • At breakfast time add some salt to the dosa batter and make dosa on a non-stick tavva cooking on both sides with ghee or oil.
  • Make dosa a little bit thick for your baby instead of making it thin and crispy.
  • If your baby is below one year then don't add salt. 
  • You can start introducing cheela to your baby at 8 months of age.
  • For babies below one year of age, you can dip the cheela in formula milk, breastmilk, or plain water to make it softer.
  • You can add an egg on top of the dosa while making it on the pan for babies above one year of age.


9. Roti or Paratha.

  • To make roti you first have to make the roti dough.
  • Take one cup of wheat flour or half cup maida and half cup wheat flour.
  • Add some salt and ghee or oil to the flour.
  • Add water little by little and mix the flour continuously until it becomes a soft dough.
  • Cover it with a lid or cloth and keep it aside for 20 minutes. 
  • Take a roti making pad or you can use a clean surface in your kitchen to make roti.
  • Take one small roti dough and dust it in wheat flour or maida flour.
  • Now make the roti into a round shape or whatever shape you want adding some wheat flour or oil to it. 
  • Preheat the pan and make roti on it adding ghee or oil.
  • Now soak the roti in cow milk with honey or sugar, formula milk or any other vegetable or non-veg curry you made for your baby to make it softer. 
  • Avoid cow milk, honey, sugar, and salt for babies below one year.
  • You can also add some stuffing in the paratha to make it more healthy like aloo stuffing, carrot stuffing, egg paratha, dal paratha, palak paratha, etc. 

10. Vada.

  • This breakfast option is not suitable for all babies because many babies have this only as a snack. They just eat a little bit of it and leave the rest. So whenever you make vada for your baby make sure that you have another breakfast option ready if he doesn't eat it fully. 
  • To make the vada batter take one glass of urad dal.
  • Wash and soak it in water overnight.
  • Grind it into a thick paste by adding little water.
  • Add salt, onion, green chilli, jeera, coriander leaver, pudina leaves, curry leaves into the batter.
  • Mix all these things In a bowl.
  • Place the mixture in a bowl and cover it with a lid for 10 to 15 minutes. You can use it instantly if you want.
  • Take a deep frying pan and add oil or ghee to it
  • Heat the oil until it becomes too hot.
  • Now take a polythene cover, apply some water to it and place a spoon full of vada batter on it and press it gently. Make a round shape and make a hole in between.
  • Now add this vada to the hot oil and fry it until it becomes golden brown.
  • Take it out in tissue paper to remove all the excess oil or ghee.
  • Since the outer layer of the vada is a bit crispy you can either remove it or soak the vada in water for a minute to make it soft.
  • If your baby is below one year then don't add salt, green chilli, or onion. 

11. French Toast.

  • Bread has always been our favourite food. When you are in a hurry just grab a sandwich and run to work. You can have it in your car, on a bus, train, or even on a bike. 
  • We prefer it mainly at breakfast as we don't get enough time to prepare food as we are in a hurry to leave to office.
  • And also when your kid is getting late for school this breakfast is the perfect option.
  • With bread, you can make many varieties of dishes like an egg sandwiches, vegetable sandwiches, non-veg sandwiches, Bread and jam, bread with peanut butter, etc. 
  • This makes a complete meal when taken with a glass of milk.
  • To make french toast you need 1 or 2 eggs and 2 or 4 slices of bread.
  • Take 2 eggs and put them in a bowl.
  • Add salt, pepper, turmeric, red chilli.
  • Beat the eggs completely.
  • Now put a pan on the stove.
  • Add one spoon of ghee, butter, or oil.
  • Dip the slice of bread in the egg mixture and place it on the pan.
  • Dip both sides completely.
  • Now cook it for just 5 minutes on medium flame.
  • Your yummy french toast is done.

12. Puri with Potato Curry

  • Puri has always been my favourite breakfast. Children love them too. So it's very important to know this recipe for your kids to enjoy their breakfast at home.
  • To make puri you need to first make its dough. 
  • To make the dough you can use wheat flour or maida. Or you can use a combination of both.
  • Take one cup of wheat flour or maida in a bowl. 
  • Add some salt and 2 to 3 tablespoons of oil to it.
  • Mix the flour gently with your hand by adding water slowly.
  • Make sure that the dough is not too soft or not too hard.
  • Now cover the dough with a lid and keep it aside for at least 10 to 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, let's make potato curry.
  • In a pressure cooker add some oil. 
  • Now add jeera, Raya, curry leaves, green chilli, and one onion. 
  • Fry the onions until they turn golden brown and add 2 diced potatoes into it.
  • Add some salt and turmeric powder.
  • Close the lid and cook up to 3 to 4 whistles.
  • That's it aloo curry is ready.
  • Now take the dough and make small balls out of it.
  • Apply some oil on the ball and make it in the shape of a roti.
  • Don't make the puri too thin or too thick. 
  • Keep some oil in a pan for deep frying on the stove.
  • Once the oil is super hot add the puri into it and press gently on the top with a spoon.
  • Once it becomes fluffy, cook the other side too and take it out in tissue paper.
  • Do the same process for every puri.
  • Serve it hot with aloo curry. 


13. Wheat Dosa

  • This is a 5-minute recipe. Useful for moms to make breakfast or dinner if they are in a hurry.
  • Take one cup of wheat in a bowl. Add some salt to it.
  • Add water and make sure the better is not too thick and not too watery. Its consistency should be like a smooth paste. 
  • To a small pan add one spoon of oil. Add mustard seeds, jeera, curry leaves, half onion, half tomato and fry them for a minute.
  • Turn off the flame and add it to the wheat batter.
  • You can also add some kotimeer, pudina, green chilli, and ginger-garlic to the batter if you want.
  • Now take a non-stick pan and heat it.
  • Add one spoon of batter and make it in the share of a dosa. 
  • Keep the flame on medium and cook both sides for 5 minutes.
  • That's it yummy wheat dosa is ready.
  • Enjoy it with chutney, sauce, or curd. 
  • If your baby is small then avoid adding onions, curry leaves, green chilli, and tomatoes. Because they will not be able to chew them. 

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