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Weaning Essentials and Baby Recipe Ideas from Béaba

Weaning Essentials and Baby Recipe Ideas from Béaba

Discover delicious winter warmers that your little one will love.

Baby, it’s cold outside! So, to combat the cooler weather, we’ve teamed up with Béaba to cook up some baby weaning recipes that’ll keep your little one cosy from the inside out. From hearty seasonal vegetables and gently spiced Christmas cake, to the festive favourite Brussels sprout – we won’t blame you if you fancy a little taste of these winter warmers yourself.

It can be tricky knowing what flavours and consistencies to try when you’re weaning your little one. So, as well as being tasty and super-nutritious for baby, these recipes are designed to be really easy for you to make with the Béaba Babycook. Giving you a helping hand in the kitchen, this baby blender is perfect for when your hands are full with your little one. It can steam, cook and blend your baby’s food in around 15 minutes, and it’ll even defrost and reheat meals – we think it’s an essential when it comes to healthy weaning.



Ham, onion and Brussels sprout puree

Suitable from 6 months

Love it or hate it – the humble Brussels sprout is the hero of this super-simple recipe.

Ingredients

  • 90g chopped Brussels sprouts
  • 175g cubed ham
  • 40g chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil

How to make it

  1. Place the sprouts, ham and onion into the Béaba Babycook® steamer basket
  2. Pour water into the tank until it reaches level 3, then start cooking
  3. Once cooked, pour your ingredients into the Béaba Babycook® blending bowl, keeping the cooking liquid to one side
  4. Add some of the cooking liquid to bring the purée to the consistency you want, then blend

Halibut, leek and broccoli puree

Suitable from 6 months

Your little one will love the delicate fishy flavours and bright green colour of this puree.

Ingredients

  • 45g chopped leeks
  • 70g broccoli florets
  • 200g cubed halibut
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil

How to make it

  1. Place the leeks, broccoli, halibut and thyme in the Béaba Babycook® steamer basket and sprinkle the thyme over top
  2. Pour water into the tank until it reaches level 3, then start cooking
  3. Once cooked, pour your ingredients into the Béaba Babycook® blending bowl, keeping the cooking liquid to one side
  4. Blend whilst slowly adding the olive oil and some of the cooking liquid until it reaches the consistency you’d like

Root veggie medley

Suitable from 6 months

A proper winter warmer, this seasonal veg puree is packed with flavour and goodness.

Ingredients

  • 75g carrots
  • 150g sweet potato
  • 80g parsnips
  • 150g golden beetroot
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil

How to make it

  1. Place the sweet potato, carrots, parsnip and beetroot in the Béaba Babycook® steamer basket
  2. Pour water into the tank until it reaches level 3, then start cooking
  3. Once cooked, pour your ingredients into the Béaba Babycook® blending bowl, keeping the cooking liquid to one side
  4. Add the thyme and olive oil, then pulse blend whilst adding some of the cooking liquid to until it reaches the consistency you need

Turkish lamb

Suitable from 9-12 months

This hearty Turkish-inspired dish is perfect for introducing your little one to the texture of pasta.

Ingredients

  • 10g cubed lamb
  • 65g peeled and cubed aubergine
  • ¼ of an onion, chopped
  • 15g pasta
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil

How to make it

  1. Place the pasta in the Béaba Babycook® Pasta/Rice Cooker with 45ml of water
  2. When cooked, set the pasta to one side
  3. Place the lamb, aubergine and onion in the Béaba Babycook® steamer basket
  4. Pour water into the tank until it reaches level 3, then start cooking
  5. When cooked, pour your ingredients into the Béaba Babycook® blending bowl, keeping the cooking liquid to one side
  6. Add the pasta, olive oil and some of the cooking liquid to bring the purée to the desired consistency and blend

Cauliflower hake dauphinoise

Suitable from 13-24 months

Add a little indulgence to your weaning recipes with this creamy dauphinoise dish.

Ingredients

  • 150g cauliflower florets
  • 60g peeled and chopped potato
  • 30g hake
  • 1 cm peeled and finely diced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of single cream

How to make it

  1. Place the cauliflower, potato, hake and ginger into the Béaba Babycook® steamer basket
  2. Pour water into the tank until it reaches level 3, then start cooking
  3. When cooked, pour your ingredients into the Béaba Babycook® blending bowl, keeping the cooking liquid to one side
  4. Blend whilst adding in the cream and some of the cooking liquid, until it reaches the consistency you’d like

 


Baby’s first Christmas cake

Suitable from 12 months

Don’t let your little one miss out on classic Christmas cake flavours with this baby baking recipe.

Ingredients

  • 50g pitted dates
  • 40g dried figs
  • 30g dried apricots
  • 40g cranberries
  • 40g unsalted butter, melted
  • 35g muscovado sugar
  • 35ml runny honey
  • 1 unwaxed medium orange
  • 1/4tsp mixed spice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1tbps cocoa
  • 2tbps wholemeal flour
  • 2tbps ground almonds
  • 1/8tsp baking powder
  • 1/8tsp bicarbonate of soda

 

How to make it

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 140C
  2. Process the dried figs, apricots and dates in Béaba Babycook® until chopped, but avoid turning them into a paste
  3. Zest and juice your orange, then keep both to one side
  4. Put the chopped fruit and the cranberries in the steaming basket of your Béaba Babycook® and steam for 5min until soft
  5. Put this sticky fruit mix in a bowl and add the butter, sugar, honey, orange juice and zest, mixed spice, cinnamon and egg. Mix well with a spatula while the fruit is still hot
  6. Add the cocoa, flour, ground almonds, baking soda and bicarbonate and mix well
  7. Spoon the mixture into the 6 portions of a Béaba Multiportion or use a bun tray and bake at 140C for 30 minutes
  8. Check the mini-cakes are done by inserting a cake tester. These are really moist cakes, so a little stickiness is expected
  9. Let them cool down completely by putting the Béaba multiportion or bun tray on a rack

Note: These cakes freeze really well in the Béaba multiportion, but as they’re fruitcakes, they’ll also last a long time when left in the container with the lid tightly on.

 


Weaning your little one is such an exciting time – there are so many recipes and different ingredients to have fun with. To make your life easier when you’re cooking up new flavours for your little one, we recommend batch cooking baby’s teatime favourites in your Béaba baby food maker, so you’ll always have something to heat up when baby’s hungry.

When it comes to storing all of your tasty creations, Béaba also make some really useful baby food storage. Perfect for eco-friendly weaning, the Multiportion can be used in the oven and in the freezer, or their really handy complete kit for when you’re out and about. 

Whatever you’re cooking up for your little one this winter, remember that weaning is all about trying new things, getting creative and having fun. 

For more feeding and weaning recipes, inspiration and advice, you can visit our blog page.