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Rainbow Fritters Baby Led Weaning Recipe

Introducing solid food to your baby for the first time can be REALLY scary for a parent, especially if it is your first baby. It is totally natural though so don’t beat yourself up! It takes time for a little baby to learn to feed himself and it also takes time for a Mum or Dad to feel really comfortable about handing a piece of solid food to a baby too. We’re all learning 🙂

Rainbow Fritters, from The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook. The yummy little fritters are a great way to get baby to eat more vegetables. They are delicious, easy to make and are totally kid friendly too. Full recipe image for blog page.

Recently, I met a beautiful young mother and her immediate reaction to baby led weaning was ‘no, I could NEVER do that, I would be way too worried’. This is a normal reaction and one I’ve become super good at defending. Her little baby was 12 months old and was still fed purees. 

So, I asked her, ‘Would you give him a slice of toast or a rusk or teething biscuit?’ and she said yes she would. I showed her that a muffin, pancake or these Rainbow Fritters were actually MUCH softer that toast, rusks or teething biscuits. She said, she would give it a try with maybe a muffin but, today I met her again and she told me she had made a freezer load of muffins, pancakes and the most surprising, she made my curry pies. The best part was that her little baby was eating EVERYTHING and mealtimes had become the best fun ever!

I thought this was so lovely and inspiring. These yummy Rainbow Fritters are a brilliant recipe for baby led weaning, not only because they are packed with veggies, but because the really great to make ahead and for those busy little babies who are always on the go.

If you are looking for other recipe to start your journey then here is a great list that will help you get started too, and if you have any questions at all, you know where I am. I always love hearing from you.

The Baby-Led Feeding Cookbook – number One bestseller (just saying lol) is available to purchase from Amazon! It’s really great and will fast become your go-to resource for cooking.

Aileen xoxo

Rainbow Fritters Baby Led Weaning Recipe

Prep time

10 minutes

Cook time

24 minutes


12 Baby Portions

Freeze me BLW Friendly Vegetarian Lunchbox Quick

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100g raw beetroot, peeled and grated
70g carrot, grated
2 tablespoons flour
80g peas
2 eggs
pinch black pepper
1 tablespoon rapeseed oil


  1. Preheat oven to 190ºC/375ºF/gas 5.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well until fully combined.
  3. Shape into patties and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Lightly brush the tops of each patty with a little oil then bake for 12 minutes. Take out of the oven and flip over. Lightly brush the top of the unbaked side with oil then bake for another 12 minutes or until golden.
  5. Serve with a yoghurt and mint dip for extra yumminess.
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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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