Robert is almost 9 months old now and loves feeding himself. I made tons of purees when he first started eating solids and now I’m having a hard time convincing him to eat off a spoon. You know I’m not one to waste food so I had to figure out another way to use these purees. This little quinoa cake was the perfect way to incorporate them.
We have been offering Robert soft bites of food since he started eating. This is considered baby led weaning. We did a mix of BLW and purees, but have found that he likes the BLW foods much better. The coolest part about BLW is that I can give him most of the food we eat instead of purchasing store bought foods. I find this to be cheaper and less time consuming than preparing a special meal for him. I tried giving him the quinoa straight from my leftovers bowl, but it made a huge mess. These little cakes are much easier to clean up!
Baby Led Weaning Quinoa Cakes
- 1 C. cooked quinoa
- 1/4 C. vegetable puree or baby food- we used green beans
- 2 eggs or egg substitute- (1 tbsp. flax + 3 tbsp. water = one egg)
Mix it all together and form patties. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350* for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 12 patties.
Check out those looks! He really didn’t know what to think about it at first.
Update: Now my second son, Jackson is doing BLW. I love that we chose to do this with our kids. Both boys are currently fans of quinoa!
What are your favorite baby led weaning recipes?