Eggs for Babies: 10 Easy Recipes (4+ months)


Eggs for Babies – 10 Easy (and Delicious) Ways! Eggs are a nutrient-dense superfood and great first food for baby. Great for 4 months and up. Serve eggs pureed, mashed, or as a finger food for baby-led weaning.

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Eggs for Baby

Eggs are loaded with essential nutrients for growing baby and are one of my favorite first foods for babies 🥚!

This guide will give you 10 easy ways to incorporate eggs into baby’s diet – regardless if you are starting with purees or are doing baby-led weaning, I got you covered 👊. You can serve eggs cooked and blended into a baby puree, smashed with avocado on toast, cooked several different ways for a finger food for baby-led weaning, made into 3-ingredient pancakes or even made into egg muffins.

Reasons to Love Eggs for Baby

  • relatively inexpensive
  • easy to find
  • great source of protein
  • nutrient-packed
  • great for first food – 4+ months
  • perfect for baby-led weaning
  • variety of ways to prepare
Teal plate with several options on how to serve eggs to baby.

Benefits of Eggs for Baby

Eggs are a great first food for babies because they are loaded with essential nutrients for growing baby including protein, selenium, phosphorus, riboflavin and vitamins A and B12.

The yolk and whites of the egg contain different sets of nutrients, so it is important to try to include both of them into baby’s diet.

  • Protein-rich – over 6 grams protein in each large egg.
  • Great source of Omega-3 fatty acids that help build a healthy heart.
  • High in choline, which is an important micronutrient that is beneficial for brain and liver function.
  • Great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are great for overall eye health.

How to Cook Eggs

Eggs are very flexible protein to work with and there are dozens of ways to cook and serve them to baby. Below you will find my top 10 ways I like to serve eggs to baby, but if you have another method you love, then by all means, have at it. The great news is that because there are so many ways to cook and serve eggs, baby will have lots of oppurtunities to try them.

Here are some of the ways to serve eggs to baby (recipes below):

  • pureed with your favorite fruit or veggie
  • hard-boiled
  • mashed with yogurt
  • served on toast
  • scrambled
  • baked into an egg muffin
  • made into pancakes
  • as an egg rollup

WHEN TO INTRODUCE EGG to BABY

Whether you start baby on purees or are doing baby-led weaning, eggs are an amazing first food for baby! You can serve them from 4+ months of age.

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