Skip the storebought stuff and make these homemade spinach & banana (3 ingredient) baby yogurt melts from scratch!
This is our last post for Easy as 1..2..3.. Week! You can still grab my Crazy Easy 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Dinners And my clever 3 Step way to store your little girl’s headbands. 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 my toddler’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.
I’m updating this post with new photos and the picture above is my 2nd baby girl 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.
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 at 7 months and my daughter took to them right away. They are easy to pick up and melt quickly. And here’s a huge list of baby-led weaning food ideas.
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Homemade 3 Ingredient Baby Yogurt Melts
- 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
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).
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.
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.
If you make these baby yogurt melts, tag me on Instagram! I’d love to see!
- 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.
- Change up the flavor combo! You may also like my 2 Ingredient Strawberry Yogurt Melts or my Coconut Mango Yogurt Melts!
- Spinach & Banana Yogurt Bark: Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper (see picture below). Pour in the yogurt mixture. Top with sliced banana. Freeze until set. Break up into pieces using the parchment paper. Store in freezer bag.
- Spinach & Banana Yogurt Popsicles: Pour yogurt mixture into baby-friendly popsicle molds. Freeze until set.
- Spinach & Banana Yogurt Squeeze: Pour yogurt mixture into reusable squeeze pouches. Store in fridge.
- Spinach & Banana Fro-Yo Bites: Follow the instructions in this recipe, and sub in the spinach & banana mixture for the pumpkin spice yogurt.
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