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The Ultimate List of Baby & Toddler Finger Foods

The Ultimate List of Baby & Toddler Finger Foods and Baby Snacks

Letting your baby feed themselves finger foods is great fun and can be started at six months whether you are following the Baby Led Feeding or traditional puree method. Once the food is soft enough to squash between your finger and thumb then your babies gums are strong enough to chew it – even without teeth.

Yes, self-feeding can be messy for smaller babies but it should be encouraged as it helps develop fine motor skills, hand eye coordination and most importantly is a step towards independence.

Your baby will instinctively know what to do and although it might take a few goes she will eventually figure out that this delicious thing in her food not only looks interesting but it also tastes delicious!

Some of my Favourite Baby Finger foods Recipes

It can be hard to come up with new ideas on what to give your baby for finger foods so I have compiled my ‘ultimate list’ of the finger food recipes my little guy loved from 6 months to now.

Remember to always include soft, fresh vegetables and fruit into your babies diet every single day.

Healthy Yogurt Breakfast Pops. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

HEALTHY FROZEN YOGURT BREAKFAST POPS

These breakfast pops have been an internet sensation! They are super easy to make, taste delicious and are a non (ish) messy way of getting your baby to eat a nutritious breakfast – yogurt, berries and granola. For smaller babies grind the granola down slightly before adding.

Find the recipe here: Eats Amazing

Healthy Buckwheat Pancakes from My Kids Lick the Bowl. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands.

RASPBERRY BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES

Pancakes are the perfect finger food for little ones especially when they are made in a healthy way and packed with goodness. These pancakes are made using buckwheat flour which is super nutritious and yummy too. Oscar has been eating these since he was only 6 months old and he loves them. I always have a batch cooked in the freezer too for busy days. Cook and place a little piece of parchment paper inbetween each one. To defrost just pop into a toaster!

Find the recipe here: Raspberry Buckwheat Pancakes

Carrot Apple and Oat Breakfast Cookies from My Fussy Eater. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

CARROT, APPLE AND OAT BREAKFAST COOKIES

Normally you would not think that eating cookies for breakfast would be a healthy thing, but these yummy cookies from My Fussy Eater are super healthy and really great for little hands too. Packed full of veggies, fruit and goodness you will make these cookies again and again. Change the honey to maple syrup for under 1’s!

Find the recipe here: My Fussy Eater

Baby Led weaning muffins from My Kids Lick the Bowl. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

APPLE CARROT AND BANANA MUFFINS

These apple carrot and banana muffins are perfect as a finger food for babies. They are soft, nutritious and packed full of goodness and they contain no sugar or salt making them a yummy first food too.

Find the recipe here: My Kids Lick the Bowl

Baby Led weaning Oat Stars from Baby Led Blog. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

BLW OATCAKES

My little guy has loved crackers since he was very little. They are great for spreading hummus on or for dipping which he loves doing. This recipe is great to make ahead and freeze so you always have healthy crackers on hand.

Find the recipe here: Baby Led Blog

Cauliflower and Cheese Egg Muffins from My kids Lick the Bowl. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

CAULIFLOWER AND CHEESE EGG MUFFINS

These egg muffins are a great way to get your baby eating more vegetables and make a perfect snack or meal you can put into your bag if you’re going out and about. They are easy to make and also great for the freezer too!

Find the recipe here: My Kids Lick the Bowl

Healthy Beetroot Pancakes Baby Led Feeding. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands.

RED VELVET PANCAKES WITH BANANA NICE CREAM

A blend of softly roasted beetroot, vanilla and yumminess and the best part (so my children told me) was the banana and coconut ice cream. So creamy, so healthy, so yum and they make a perfectly nutritious finger food for babies too.

Find the recipe here: Red Velvet Pancakes with Banana Nice Cream

Quinoa and Tuna Bites Baby Led Feeding. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

BLACK QUINOA WITH TUNA BITES

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an energy packed grain that is full of fibre, rich in protein and amino acids and is also gluten free. It also is a very good source of calcium, magnesium and manganese. These bites are so yummy and nutritious for little hands and are a great way of getting lot’s of goodness into them.

Find the recipe here: Black Quinoa with Tuna Bites

Salmon Fish Cakes Baby Led Feeding. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

SALMON FISH CAKES WITH AVOCADO 

These little fish cakes are an ideal way to introduce your baby to fish. They are really soft, full of nutritious goodness and the perfect shape for those little hands and make a yummy finger food for babies and toddlers.

Find the recipe here: Salmon Fish Cakes with Avocado

Cauliflower Tots from Healthy Little Foodies. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

CAULIFLOWER TOTS

Yummy cauliflower tots that are not only packed with cauliflower but also contain carrot, onion and capsicum pepper. Not bad for a little finger food. The more veggies the better in my opinion.

Find the recipe here: Healthy Little Foodies

Curried Lentil Bake Healthy Little Foodies. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

CURRIED LENTIL BAKE

Lentils are a great food to introduce into your child’s diet and when mixed with yummy veggies and cut into little squares they make the perfect nutritious finger food for babies.  I love this recipe and especially because it introduces spices into your little one’s diet too.

Find the recipe here: Healthy Little Foodies

Iron Rich Carrot Lentil and Ginger Balls from The Ginger Root. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

IRON RICH LENTIL CARROT BALLS

In this one delicious meal  (or snack) you’ve got: lots of vitamin packed veggies, iron rich lentils, good fat filled chia and hemp, almond meal and sesame seeds. These balls make an ideal finger food for babies as they are easy to pick up and manage. (leave out the parmesan for babies as it is high in salt.)

Find the recipe here: The Ginger Root9

Wholemeal yoghurt dough scrolls cheese and leek from My Kids Lick the Bowl. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands.

WHOLEMEAL YOGURT DOUGH SCROLL CHEESE AND LEEK

Scrolls are similar to pinwheels and these yummy looking ones are packed with goodness plus they make a perfect nutritious finger food for your baby.

Find the recipe here: My Kids Lick the Bowl

Veggie Pizza Rollups My Fussy Eater. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

VEGGIE PIZZA ROLL UPS

Super easy to make and packed with mixed vegetables, these Veggie Pizza Puff Pastry Roll Ups are sure to go down a treat with the whole family and are perfect for little fingers too!

Find the recipe here: My Fussy Eater

 

Spinach and Cream Pies Baby Led Feeding. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

SPINACH AND CREAM BABY PIES

This was one of the very first finger foods I gave my baby. The pastry is super easy to make and I packed as much goodness into the filling to make every bite count. They are perfect to store in the freezer and yummy for older kids lunch boxes too.

Find the recipe here: Spinach and Cream Baby Pies

Healthy Pizza Muffins Baby Led Feeding. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

SUPER HEALTHY PIZZA MUFFINS

These yummy muffins are one of the most popular recipes on Baby Led Feeding and have been viewed over 25k times! The combination of flavours in these muffins is a huge hit with kids of all ages. I love these as a baby finger food because there is so much goodness in every bite.

Find the recipe here: Healthy Pizza Muffins for Baby Led Weaning

Veggie Bread and Hummus from Baby Led Feeding. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

VEGGIE BREAD WITH HUMMUS

The bread when cooked is soft and doughy like bread should be and babies love it! Ever since Oscar was starting weaning he loved dipping foods into sauces so this goes really well with a veggie hummus. Hummus takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and is so delicious that you will never buy the store bought kinds again.

Find the recipe here: Veggie Bread with Hummus

Bubble and Squeak Cakes from Healthy Little Foodies. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

BUBBLE AND SQUEAK CAKES

Delicious cakes made using leftover potato and cabbage. These little cakes are perfect for little hands and are a delicious finger food recipe to have on hand for busy days. Freeze with a little parchment paper in-between.

Find the recipe here: Healthy Little Foodies

Vegan Quiche Egg free quiche from Baby Led Feeding. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

VEGAN QUICHE WITH TOFU & SPINACH & MUSHROOM

I wanted to include this recipe for those babies who can’t eat egg. You can also use the filling combination from this for other recipes in this list too. My kids would not believe me that these little quiches did not contain egg! They are perfect as a finger food for toddlers and so yummy too!

Find the recipe here: Vegan Quiche with Tofu, Spinach and Mushroom

Fruit sweetened chocolate cherry muffins for kids from Tiny Tummy Tales. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands.

FRUIT SWEETENED CHOCOLATE CHERRY MUFFINS

How delicious do these yummy muffins look! Even better than looking amazing, they are sweetened only with fruit making them a perfect healthy finger food for babies and toddlers.

Find the recipe here: Tiny Tummy Tales

Raspberry and Coconut Creams Baby Led Feeding. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

RASPBERRY AND COCONUT CREAMS

A simple a very delicious treat for your little ones that are made using the most nutritious ingredients. These little desserts taste like coconut cream cookie cakes and they are perfect as a finger food treat recipe for babies.

Find the recipe here: Raspberry and Coconut Creams

Healthy Gummy Bears Baby Led Feeding. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

YUMMY SCRUMMY IN MY TUMMY GUMMIES

These little treats are made using only fresh fruit, some vanilla, lemon and gelatine. I use grass fed gelatin which I buy on Amazon and it comes in a large tub which will last you ages. These little healthy gummy bears are the perfect treats for babies and toddlers.

Find the recipe here: Yummy Scrummy in my Tummy Gummies

Healthy Baby Doughnuts from Baby Led Feeding. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

SUPER HEALTHY BABY DOUGHNUTS

Super healthy, and doughnuts don’t normally come in the same sentence but here you go, a doughnut recipe that will change your life (if you’re into doughnuts) and the best part is that these are perfectly healthy for baby led weaning or as a finger food for toddlers. Only the good stuff here folks!

Find the recipe here: Super Healthy Baby Doughnuts

Frozen Banana Yogurt Bites from Eats Amazing. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands.

FROZEN BANANA YOGURT BITES

One of the easist things to make and great to have on hand especially for teething little ones. These yogurt bites are made using banana and yogurt and they taste yummy! There really is just something lovely about frozen yogurt. I use a slice of fresh banana instead of the banana chips.

Find the recipe here: Eats Amazing

Cranberry Muffins from Baby Led Feeding. Homemade Baby Finger Food Recipes and Ideas for giving Your Baby Nutritious Finger Foods. These delicious finger food recipes are easy to make and are soft for little hands. Homemade recipes for babies and toddlers from Aileen Cox Blundell from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

HEALTHY CRANBERRY AND ORANGE MUFFINS

I included this recipe because thousands of parents have made them time and time again for their babies and love them. You can substitute the cranberry for raspberry too. These muffins are soft, easy to manage and are just the right size for little hands.

Find the recipe here: Healthy Cranberry and Orange Muffins

Thinking of starting baby led weaning? Buy the Baby Led Feeding Cookbook and get tips on introducing your baby to solid food. These are my top 10 tips and recipes to start your baby eating finger foods all by himself. Healthy recipe ideas to start blw. Homemade baby food recipes for baby led weaning by Aileen Cox Blundell.

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The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook is a number one bestseller and the only book you need to get you and your baby started with Baby Led Feeding. It contains 164 finger food recipes for little babies that the entire family will love too. It is available in all good book stores including Amazon but if you buy on the Book Depository there is free shipping worldwide!

Buy the book here: Buy on the Book Depository