Yogurt is another of those “antisocial” foods for babies (see my recipe here for help less mess with quinoa). What to do? Make these frozen yogurt drops (you can make them as sticks for babies 6-9 months who haven’t yet developed their pincer grip.)
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What you’ll need (use a combo, choose what you have on hand):

  • Rolled oats
  • Full fat yogurt
    These are your optional mix-ins:
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • A tsp of peanut butter (optional, and a great allergen exposure)
  • Chia seeds (optional)
  • Hemp seeds (optional)
  • A fruit like blackberries, strawberries, or raspberries that you can mash into the mix (it’ll give the drops a lovely color and some sweetness)
  • Cocoa powder (optional, and a good source of iron and fiber)

What to do:

  1. Put your oats into a bowl and add yogurt, mix well
  2. Add your mix-ins of choice (mash well)
    This isn’t an exact science in terms of proportions, if it’s a little too thick with oats, add a little extra yogurt (you could add some breastmilk, formula, or plain drinkable yogurt/kefir)
  3. Leave in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours (or overnight) until oats are soft
  4. Line a cookie sheet with some foil
  5. Using a spoon, place about 1tbsp of the mixture to form small “drops”
    If your baby doesn’t have her pincer grip yet, use 2-3tbsp of mixture and shape into a rough stick shape about the length of your index finger so she can pick it up with her fist
  6. Place in freezer until frozen then peel off (ensure there’s no foil attached to the frozen drop) and store in airtight container or bag in the freezer

You may wish to set the drops out at room temp for 5 minutes before serving to take the chill out, some babies really don’t like them completely frozen. They still hold their shape and make less mess!

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Thalia

Hi, I'm Thalia the Dietitian. I help parents raise healthy, intuitive eaters and foster healthy food relationships with their children. I'm an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist. I teach nutrition to college students, author higher education materials to accompany textbooks that engages students, and I'm mum to two little ladies (and a retired guide dog lab.)

4 Comments

Bebe · July 13, 2019 at 3:42 pm

I love this! It was so easy to make…waiting on them to freeze and give to my toddler. Very excited at the no-mess concept!! Thanks for all your helpful posts!

    Thalia · July 13, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    So glad it’s helping reduce mess! 🙂

ปั้มไลค์ · June 10, 2020 at 4:38 pm

Like!! I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your information. The article has truly peaked my interest.

    Thalia · June 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Wonderful

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