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Homemade 3 Ingredient Baby Yogurt Melts

homemade 3 ingredient yogurt melts

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Not gonna lie, I’m kind of sad to wrap up Easy as 1..2..3.. Week. If you missed my Crazy Easy 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Dinners, click here. And if you’re looking for a clever (3 Step) way to store your little girl’s headbands, click here. And today? Today I’m sharing these amazing Homemade 3 Ingredient Baby Yogurt Melts

Who knew you could do so many things in just 3 simple steps? Now if only I could figure out a way to clean my entire house following that method. One day, friends. One day. To end the week with a bang I’m sharing Harper’s favorite FAVORITE way to eat yogurt. I’m pretty certain that if she could write a cookbook it would be, The Many Ways to Eat Yogurt By Harper B.

homemade 3 ingredient yogurt melts

I’m updating this post with new photos and the picture above is my 2nd baby, Penelope, enjoying her big sister’s favorite yogurt melts recipe!

So here’s the thing about yogurt. Don’t be fooled by the “baby” or “toddler” yogurt sold at the grocery store. Babies don’t need “baby” yogurt. Surprise: they can eat “grown up” yogurt. Here are my 3 basic requirements: Whole Milk + No Added Sugar + Grassfed or Organic. My favorite brand is Stonyfield Plain Whole Milk Greek Yogurt (I have made these yogurt melts with both Greek and regular yogurt and I’ve found that the Greek yogurt is easier to pipe into little dots). 

So save yourself some money, skip the store-bought stuff, and make these for your baby from scratch.

Bonus: these are the perfect finger food for baby-led weaning. I started making these for Harper at 7 months and she took to them right away. They are easy to pick up and melt quickly. If you’re looking for more food ideas for baby-led weaning, check out my list of ideas here.

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Homemade 3 Ingredient Baby Yogurt Melts | These baby yogurt melts are perfect for babies & toddlers! They are also a great food for baby-led weaning. Made with 3 simple ingredients, no sugar added, and naturally gluten-free!

Homemade 3 Ingredient Baby Yogurt Melts

Ingredients

  • About 2 Cups Plain, Whole Milk Greek Yogurt (the thicker, the better), divided (this is important – you do not want to blend all the yogurt at once otherwise it will be too thin to pipe into dots)
  • 2 Bananas (you’ll want them to be ripe and firm)
  • 1 cup fresh Organic Baby Spinach

*Grab my recipe for super easy 2 Ingredient Strawberry Yogurt Melts, here

Instructions

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Blend ½ cup of the Greek Yogurt in a blender with both bananas and the spinach until completely combined and smooth (we use a Ninja blender and I swear by it…hello margs!)

3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and gently fold in the rest of the Greek yogurt. At this point, if you don’t think the mixture is thick enough, feel free to add more yogurt. Transfer half of the mixture to a heavy duty gallon ziploc bag (or piping bag if you have it).

homemade 3 ingredient yogurt melts

4. Refrigerate the other half while you work.

5. Using a scissor, carefully snip a small hole in one corner of the bag. Gently squeeze the bag to pipe out your yogurt drops onto the baking sheet. I try to make mine big enough so she can pick them up with her fingers. These will obviously not be perfect or look like the store-bought ones since we are making them from scratch. Best part is? Baby doesn’t care cause it’s delicious.

homemade 3 ingredient yogurt melts

6. Once you’ve filled the baking sheet, transfer to freezer to set. After about 2 hours, remove the baking sheet from the freezer and carefully (and quickly) remove the yogurt melts from the parchment paper and transfer them to a freezer storage bag.

Notes:

+These baby yogurt melts will keep in the freezer for about a month (if they last that long)

+ You can’t taste the spinach at all, it just punches up the nutrition and adds a fun green color

+Once taken out of the freezer, these melt much quicker than the store-bought stuff, so I recommend only putting a few on the highchair tray at a time.

+You can totally change up the flavor combo. Some more ideas: strawberry + banana, mixed berries, applesauce + yogurt + cinnamon, the ideas are endless!

+If you eventually get tired of piping out little yogurt dots, here’s what you can do: line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper. Pour the yogurt mixture inside and place in freezer until completely firm, about 3 hours. Once frozen, lift out of baking pan and break up into “yogurt bark” pieces using the parchment to prevent your hands from melting the yogurt. Store in freezer bag for about a month.

Super easy (and homemade) baby yogurt melts. Just 3 ingredients! Definitely trying this! Skip the storebought stuff and make them from scratch!

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    Megan
    September 26, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    I can’t wait for Elizabeth to be old enough to try these!

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      Marla
      September 26, 2016 at 3:16 PM

      They are a favorite around here!

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    Allison - Celebrating Sweets
    September 26, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    This is awesome! I did something similar when my kids were little. And a big YES to organic or grassfed yogurt. 🙂

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      Marla
      September 26, 2016 at 8:21 PM

      Right?! The taste is just incredible!

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    Melissa
    September 26, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    We just recently got the go ahead to start yogurt with our little guy. I definitely want to try these.

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      Marla
      September 26, 2016 at 9:20 PM

      These are great as a first food because they melt really quickly. Starting solids is so fun!

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    Jennifer
    September 27, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    I never would have thought to mix spinach with yogurt for a treat for my baby. Really great idea! My 15 month old loves yogurt. He just finished eating some, in fact. 🙂 Would love to try this recipe!

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      Marla
      September 27, 2016 at 7:49 PM

      Thank you, Jennifer! Harper is 15 months as well. Yogurt is probably her favorite food. She really loves these!

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    Ieva
    October 3, 2017 at 7:57 AM

    Sorry for stupid question but do they melt immediately when taken out of freezer? If not eaten in few seconds.
    My toddler is incredibly slow eater, was just wondering…

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      Marla
      October 3, 2017 at 2:38 PM

      Totally a legitimate question! Mine is, too! In my experience these will last a few minutes on a highchair/plastic tray when taken out of the freezer. Sometimes I would even put the removable piece of the highchair tray in the freezer beforehand :). I would only give her a few at a time and then go back to the freezer for more once she finished them. If you’re looking for a different type of handheld yogurt snack for your toddler, the yogurt bark stays frozen much longer!

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    Dee
    February 23, 2018 at 11:04 PM

    Can this work without the baking paper? What about wax paper?

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      Marla
      February 24, 2018 at 7:42 AM

      Hey Dee, I personally have tried wax paper, so I’m not sure. But without the parchment paper, you risk the yogurt melts sticking to the baking sheet. Or if you tried to use a spatula to get them off, they might break. Every time I’ve made them I always use parchment. Oh, I think a sil-pat would also work!

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