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Quinoa Banana Mash

Quinoa Banana Mash

Once you move beyond vegetables and fruit purees and into baby’s first foods, the real fun starts to happen. This is the time when introducing new flavors and textures can be exciting not only for you, but also for your baby.

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa) is a food that you might not automatically think about serving to your little one, but not only is it incredibly nutritious, it's also delicious. Quinoa has the most protein of any grain, has a soft texture (which is great on little gums), possesses a delicious nutty flavor, and I find that kids love to eat it. Mixing it with the banana (a flavor that your baby is likely already very familiar with), makes it very likely that your little one will really take to this recipe. And since it only takes 15 minutes to cook quinoa and it stays well in the refrigerator, it's a great food to keep around for you or your baby to snack on morning, noon or night!

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Quinoa Banana Mash (Makes 2 Servings)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

nut free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1/2 banana
  • Pinch Cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp cooked quinoa
  • 1 Tbsp Whole Milk Yogurt

Preparation

1. Place all the banana in a bowl and mash.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
3. Serve.
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28 comments

  • Amber

    My boy is just over 13 months old and he's been eating Quinoa for quite a long time. He likes it with applesauce (he's not really a fan of banana) or even with tomato (pasta) sauce sometimes. Thanks for so many great recipes.
    Amber :)

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  • Elizabeth

    I made this for my 11 month old son. He loved it so much that he kept kicking his feet for some more. Thanks for sharing such healthy and easy to make recipes.

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  • Aly

    I made these today for my little one and she loved it! It was my first Weelicious recipe and I was so pleased with it. Thanks for this awesome site!

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  • Anya Webb

    I am going to make this for my little girl very soon I know she will love it because she loves bananas and yogurt.
    I would love to eat quinoa more and make it for my baby
    I feel like it should seem easy for me to find ways to make it for myself and my husband and older daughter to enjoy
    but I feel so stuck with knowing ways how to prepare it for us grownups I would be so thankful for some ideas

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  • Julie

    Does this have to be served immediately? Will the banana brown if I make it ahead of time (night before)? Or should I just make the quinoa ahead and assemble in the morning? Looking for more breakfast ideas for my 16 month old banana addict. We are short on time in the a.m.

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    • Catherine

      I would make the quinoa ahead of time and just assemble in the morning if you don't mind the browning. The browning does not mean its bad. If the top just browns, you can always scrape it off :)

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  • TarheelJean

    My toddler absolutely loves this!! It's one of his favorite school snacks. We find there's no problem with making a big batch and using it over a few days. The cinnamon makes it a bit brown anyway! I've also uses this with Pumpkin Pie Spice and that's a hit too.

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  • Tessa

    Any suggestions for a substitution for the yogurt? I cant use that with my son. I have tried regular yogurt and lactose free yogurt and he breaks out with both. Is there a soy (yogurt) option?

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    • Catherine

      The yogurt helps to thin it out and make it creamy. You could use any type of milk or yogurt product, like rice or almond milk even if you don't mind a thinner texture! :)

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  • Brookejc

    My son is in love with this.

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  • Sugarmadison

    looks yummy can't wait for my son to try this

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  • Mary

    Just discovered quinoa! As I type, my husband is feeding this mash to our 1 year old and she loves it!

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  • Gina A

    can i make a bunch of this and freeze it? if i freeze it can i serve it warm when i defrost?

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  • Julie

    I love your website and have made so many recipes that are a hit with my family - thank you!
    Do you think this would freeze well in cubes?

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  • Julie

    I love your website and have made so many recipes that are a hit with my family - thank you!
    Do you think this would freeze well in cubes?

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  • Mercy

    please, whats pinch cinnamon

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    • Catherine

      A pinch of ground cinnamon means to use enough ground cinnamon to suit your tastes!

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  • Evelynrosecorona

    Hi Catherine,
    Saw this question on here a couple times but no response...
    Does this freeze well, or no?

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    • Sarah

      I am also wondering the same thing

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    • Melody Christina Danansan

      my opinion is that we can be freeze but its obviously best to eat it fresh

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    • Melody Christina Danansan

      my opinion is that we can be freeze but its obviously best to eat it fresh

      leave a comment

    • Melody Christina Danansan

      my opinion is that we can be freeze but its obviously best to eat it fresh

      leave a comment

    • Melody Christina Danansan

      my opinion is that we can be freeze but its obviously best to eat it fresh

      leave a comment