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Kiwi

When can babies eat kiwi?

Kiwi may be introduced as soon as your baby is ready to start solids, which is generally around 6 months of age. Note: Kiwi, along with other acidic fruits, can cause or worsen diaper rash so start small when introducing to your baby.

Background and origins of kiwi

When you purchase kiwis from your local store, chances are that they came from New Zealand, which exports $1 billion worth of the sweet fruit every year. In fact, kiwi is used as a nickname for the people of New Zealand—a reference not to the fruit, but to a national symbol: a long-beaked, flightless bird called the kiwi. Yet the fruit is actually native to China, where it is called mihoutao. The fuzzy berry became known internationally as “kiwi” in the late 20th century, after efforts by marketers like the late Frieda Caplan, who helped popularize the fruit with American consumers.

Is kiwi healthy for babies?

Yes. Kiwi is a great pick for babies because it is lower in natural sugars than many other fruits, plus it contains lots of essential nutrients. Kiwi offers a good amount of vitamin C, which boosts immunity, powers organ functions, supports cell growth, and helps your baby’s body absorb iron. Kiwi also contains copper, fiber, and vitamins E and K, which promote healthy blood and immunity, respectively. An added bonus: kiwi contain additional properties that appear to help children with asthma symptoms, such as coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing.

Is kiwi a common choking hazard for babies?

It can be. The sweet flesh of the kiwi can be firm and slippery—two qualities that increase the risk of choking. To reduce the risk, first make sure that you are serving ripe kiwi (it should give slightly when pressed) and it is prepared in an age-appropriate way. Never use a melon ball scooper to serve fruit for babies. Check out our suggestions on how to cut and serve.

For more information, visit our section on gagging and choking and familiarize yourself with common choking hazards.

Is kiwi a common allergen?

No. Kiwi allergies are rare, though individuals with Oral Allergy Syndrome (also known as food pollen allergy) may be sensitive to the fruit. Additionally, individuals with latex-fruit syndrome may react to kiwi.

As you would when introducing any new food, start by serving a small quantity of kiwi on its own. If there is no adverse reaction, gradually increase the quantity over future servings.

How do you prepare kiwi for babies with baby-led weaning?

Every baby develops on their own timeline. The preparation suggestions below are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional, one-on-one advice from your pediatric medical or health professional, nutritionist or dietitian, or expert in pediatric feeding and eating. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or seen here.

6 to 9 months old: Serve skinned kiwi halves or quarters to encourage your baby to pick up and suck on the fruit. You can also try mashing the kiwi and mixing it with Greek yogurt or ricotta cheese. To encourage self-feeding with mashed kiwi, serve it in a bowl that suctions to the table for hand scooping or pre-load a spoon and hand it in the air for your baby to grab.

9 to 12 months old: At this stage, your baby’s pincer grasp will develop, which enables them to pick up smaller, bite-sized pieces of food. If your baby is not able to pick up small pieces of food yet, try serving quarters of kiwi (fuzzy skin and pith removed).

12 to 24 months old: Offer bite-sized pieces as finger food and/or serve with a fork to encourage utensil practice. Treat kiwi as a sweet condiment on top of foods like oatmeal, quinoa, rice, or yogurt. It also adds interesting color and texture to a fruit salad.

For more information on how to cut food for babies, visit our page on Food Sizes & Shapes.

Let’s be real: green foods can be a tough sell. For those kiddos with, ahem, strong opinions: try mixing mashed kiwi into yogurt and serving it as a “yogurt swirl”—it’s amazing what a little rebrand will do!

Recipe: Kiwi Fruit Salad

chopped kiwi, raspberries and blueberries in a bowl

Age: 6 months+

Ingredients

  • Kiwi
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries

Directions

  1. Use a paring knife to peel the fuzzy skin and cut away the stem end. Slice the kiwi into bite-size pieces.
  2. Place the kiwi in a small mixing bowl, and add a handful of washed raspberries and some smashed or quartered blueberries.  Mix gently and serve.

If your baby is between 6 and 12 months old, serve this fruit salad in a bowl that suctions to the table to encourage hand scooping. For babies who are 12 months old and up, you can serve in any bowl or container and/or pre-load a fork to encourage utensil use. Go easy: using a fork can be exhausting for little ones. It’s okay if your baby ditches the fork and uses fingers. Embrace the mess!

Flavor Pairings

Kiwi is sweet and tart. Serve it as you would strawberries or pineapples: in smoothies, in salads, in dishes that need a tropical kick, or on its own as a refreshing snack. Kiwi pairs well with all sorts of fruits, from blueberries and raspberries, to bananas and papayas, plus its acidity and brightness balance heart-healthy fats like cashews, coconut, and yogurt. Try adding kiwi to some of your marinades for a little kick!

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Strawberry, Kiwi, Oat, & Banana Pancakes

Recipe By Katie Barch

a tiny bit more time cooking can save you from way more time cleaning up.

Aileen

Are you looking for a freezer-friendly baby led weaning breakfast idea? Mornings are really hard, so coming up with ideas for baby breakfast shouldn’t be. I’ve always found myself toying between a nice and easy healthy bowl of yoghurt with fruit or something that takes a little more time to cook. If you’re new to baby-led weaning here is a tiny bit of advice: a tiny bit more time cooking can save you from way more time cleaning up.

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I’m not saying, never give your baby a messy bowl of yoghurt. Sensory play with textures like yoghurt is good for your baby. I’m just saying that some mornings don’t allow as much time for cleanup. So for those mornings, it’s a good idea to prepare a freezer-friendly batch of pancakes like oat and banana pancakes. That way you can serve them up quickly and have a few to freeze for another busy morning.

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One of the extra benefits of making this baby breakfast is that you basically throw all of the pancake ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse. It’s only one blender cup and one pan to clean up after. There is a bit of chopping of fruit involved but you can do that can’t you? I like to wash and chop fruit after I buy it. That way I can just store it in a container in the refrigerator and quickly use it as toppings or sweet snacks during the week. Strawberries, melon, and other sturdy fruit like mango work well for chopping ahead of time. Things like apples and bananas usually brown rather quickly I recommend chopping those right before serving (or grating for babies).

An easy & healthy idea for baby breakfast that can be made all in one blender! Made with nutritious oats and yummy strawberries, kiwi, and banana, this baby pancake is great for 6 mo+! Naturally sweetened with fruit, this healthy baby breakfast is refined sugar-free.

If you’ve made any of my pancake recipes before, you probably already know that I am a big fan of freezing pancakes. As I mentioned earlier, it’s just so quick and easy on those busy days. Plus, my kids LOVE pancakes, it’s a win-win. When you freeze pancakes, you’ll want to make sure they are completely cooled before storing them otherwise, you’ll get freezer burn (ice crystals). Once they’ve cooled, I like to separate them with just a small piece of parchment paper, this makes it easier to separate them later. It’s fine if you don’t have any, you may just have to pull a bit harder to get them apart. Then when you’re ready to serve you just pop them in the toaster oven or microwave for about 15-20 seconds. Top with goodies like strawberry and kiwi and voila, a healthy baby breakfast is served in minutes!

An easy & healthy idea for baby breakfast that can be made all in one blender! Made with nutritious oats and yummy strawberries, kiwi, and banana, this baby pancake is great for 6 mo+! Naturally sweetened with fruit, this healthy baby breakfast is refined sugar-free. #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #pancakes #babybreakfast #babyfood #pancaketuesday

The best part about these pancakes is that they are really, really inexpensive to make. The majority of the ingredients are part of the Dunnes Stores Everyday Savers range.

If you make these pancakes and LOVE THEM, it would be super amazing of you to share and tag @babyledfeeding on Instagram or Facebook. Any comments and feedback would be amazing too! You can also like or follow for more healthy baby-led weaning recipes.

Love,

Aileen xoxoxox

An easy & healthy idea for baby breakfast that can be made all in one blender! Made with nutritious oats and yummy strawberries, kiwi, and banana, this baby pancake is great for 6 mo+! Naturally sweetened with fruit, this healthy baby breakfast is refined sugar-free. #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #pancakes #babybreakfast #babyfood #pancaketuesday

Strawberry, Kiwi, Oat, & Banana Pancakes

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Ingredients

135g (1 + 1/2 cups) oats
2 tsp baking powder
2 bananas
250ml (1 cup) milk
2 tbsp melted butter/coconut oil + extra for frying
2 eggs

To serve (per person)
1/2 x kiwi chopped
2 strawberries chopped
A dollop of natural yoghurt
1/4 tsp maple syrup (optional)

Method

  1. Add the oats, baking powder and banana to the blender.
  2. Pour in the milk, butter or coconut oil and eggs, then blend until it turns into a smooth creamy mixture.
  3. Heat a pan over medium heat, then add a small amount of butter, then pour some batter onto the pan and cook until the top starts to bubble. Then flip over and cook until both sides are golden.
  4. To serve, add a dollop of natural yoghurt to the top, add the fruit and if using drizzle over a little maple syrup.

Recipe Notes

Freeze pancakes with a little parchment paper in between each one to prevent sticking. When you want to use one just take it directly from the freezer and defrost in a toaster!

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One fruit that always tends to get left behind in the fruit bowl is kiwi fruit. I have no idea why because I love this delicious fruit, I guess sometimes it can be a little more difficult to serve compared to an apple, so they tend to get left behind. Most of my recipes are dreamt up from using up ingredients that have been ignored and are close to being chucked away and these banana and kiwi muffins are no exception. Wondering how to offer kiwi to babies? Read on!

Moist, sugar-free and delicious, your baby will love these kiwi muffins. So crack out the blender and get baking!

Kiwi for babies

Kiwi fruit is definitely classed as a superfood thanks to all the nutritional benefits it has. Have you been wondering how to serve kiwi for babies? Wonder no more. These delicious muffins utilise three kiwi fruits to provide your baby with a nutritious healthy baby led weaning snack.

Kiwi fruit benefits include:

  • High in Vitamin C – great for the immune system
  • Full of dietary fibre which is great for gut health but also helps prevent constipation
  • Rich in antioxidants which can protect against inflammation and disease
kiwi muffins for babies

Banana and Kiwi muffins

Did you know that the skin of kiwi fruit is actually edible? I’ve never tried it myself and you’ll be pleased to know this recipe doesn’t involve using the skin!

Instead this recipe uses the fleshy part of kiwi fruit along with banana to create moist and delicious muffins.

Can adults enjoy these kiwi muffins?

Absolutely! These kiwi muffins aren’t just for babies – toddlers, kids of all ages and adults can enjoy them too! Feedback from my husband was that they needed some sugar, so I whipped up a batch of six muffins with the last of the batter with 50 grams of caster sugar. They were incredible!

kiwi muffins for babies

Can you freeze these kiwi muffins?

Definitely! For me baby led weaning is made so much easier by batch cooking and freezing. These kiwi muffins for babies can be frozen for up to six months. Wrap them up carefully and be sure to fully defrost them before offering them to your baby.

Felix holding a kiwi muffin for babies

What blender do you use?

I use a Kenwood 3-1 blender which comes with three different parts to make blending easier than ever!

More Baby Led Weaning Muffin Recipes:

Raspberry Muffins for Babies
Pumpkin Muffins for Babies
Baby Led Weaning Cheese Muffins
Egg Muffins for Babies
Broccoli and Courgette Muffins

What electric mixer do you use?

I use a Morphy Richards electric mixer which I love! It has numerous power settings and the whisks detach easily which makes cleaning them a breeze!

What did Felix think of these banana and kiwi muffins?

He absolutely loved them! As I was making the muffin batter, the smell that filled the kitchen had him coming in to see what was going on. Such a sweet smell!

Once they were cooked, he couldn’t wait to get tucked in. These kiwi muffins are definitely going to be our go-to snack for the neat future!

Felix reaching for the kiwi muffins for babies

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Prep Time10 minutes

Cook Time20 minutes

Total Time30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 small bananas (around 160 grams when peeled)
  • 3 kiwis (around 160 grams)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil (coconut or sunflower)
  • 1/2 cup milk (breastmilk, whole milk or formula)
  • 250 grams plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Pop the banana and kiwi in a blender and whizz until a puree forms. Pour this mixture into a large bowl.
  3. Crack two eggs into the bowl and then using an electric mixer to combine, mixing for 30 seconds until the mixture is frothy.
  4. Add the milk and oil and whizz for another 30 seconds.
  5. Add the plain flour and baking soda and mix gently, until combined. Do not over mix.
  6. Line muffin tins with paper or silicone cases and spoon in the mixture to each case.
  7. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Muffins tins lower down the oven may need a few extra minutes.
  8. Leave to cool completely before serving to baby.

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Baby-Led Weaning: A Primer

Baby-led Weaning | (Cooking for) Kiwi & Bean

What is it?

Baby-led weaning is a fun and modern approach to introducing “solid foods” to your baby. You skip the traditional mush and pureed food, and let your baby feed himself real food at about six months, or as soon as he or she is ready to rock.

Don’t let the “weaning” part throw you off; that’s just the British-ism for introducing solid foods. You won’t actually be “weaning” your baby off of breastmilk or formula just yet. In fact, those will continue to be the main source of nourishment for your baby until his first birthday.

When do I start?

Like so many things, it depends on the child. Most babes won’t be ready to start until they can sit up unsupported and bring objects to their mouth—usually around 6 months old. It’s important to follow your baby’s cues, and consult with his doctor to pick the right time. My first baby didn’t fully embrace self-feeding until she was close to seven months. My second was feeding himself broccoli and cauliflower florets at 5 ½ months. Every baby is different!

Baby-led Weaning | (Cooking for) Kiwi & BeanWhat do I start with?

Traditionally parents were told to start their babies on iron-fortified grain cereals (rice, oats, barley and so on), which does not lend itself well to a self-feeding approach. But these days, doctors are okay with a more flexible menu, starting with iron-rich foods (such as meat and meat alternatives), and quickly adding on fruits and vegetables, and eventually grains and dairy products such as yogurt and cheese. Even allergenic foods—like eggs, wheat, nut butters, fish and dairy products—can be introduced as early as six months old. About the only food that is truly “off limits” is honey, which should be delayed until after 12 months due to the risk of infant botulism. Be cautious with salt too.

There is really no magic to the order in which you introduce new foods, but however you do it, it’s important to add them in one at a time to spot any allergic reactions. My youngest child is allergic to wheat, nuts and eggs (you can read more about that here), and our one-a-day introduction made it easy to identify the culprits.

The really amazing thing about baby-led weaning is that, subject to the caveats above, you can basically feed your babe the same things you are making for the rest of your family. From the beginning! At 6 months, I steamed or roasted extra vegetables, set some aside before adding salt, and fed those to my kids. By seven months, they were eating pretty much the same meatballs, braised chicken, vegetable soups, pasta and whole grain muffins that we were eating!

Young babies do best with food served in matchsticks or french-fry shapes, or with a “handle” to hang on to (e.g. the stem of a broccoli floret); smaller chunks will get lost in their pudgy little fist. By nine months or so, babies start to develop a “pincer grasp” and food can be served in small chunks. Runny or mushy foods like yogurt, oatmeal and soup can be offered on a spoon—just let your baby grab the spoon and feed himself (hello, mess!) or hold the spoon and let your baby lean in to it. The idea is to let your baby control the pace of eating and the amount he eats. Baby leads the way!

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Why do it?

There are so many benefits to baby-led weaning, both for you and your baby. For starters, it’s EASY! Why make things more complicated than they have to be? You can leave the blender and fancy baby food contraptions in the cupboard. With baby-led weaning you make one family meal, and share it with your baby.

If you can get over the MONDO mess (now may be the time to get that dog your kid was asking for!), it’s also super fun. Watching an eight month old enthusiastically devour a lunch of lamb shoulder, quinoa tabbouleh and roasted jerusalem artichokes (as mine did just the other day) is totally magical.

And while I don’t think there is any sure way to ward off toddler or childhood pickiness (dread!), this is probably as good as it gets. Rather than spend the first year of life eating bland mush or “kid food” (gasp!), babies learn how to eat and enjoy real food—food with different textures, spices, and fresh herbs, food with green stuff in it and sauce all over it. Even spicy food is fair game! There are no pressure or coercion tactics, or “here comes the little airplane flying into mouth” games, either. Baby decides how much and how quickly he eats. Mealtime is introduced as a joyful, social, shared and nourishing adventure, just as it should be.

What’s more, babies who are introduced to solids using a baby-led approach may have better hunger/satiety cues, and be less likely to be overweight as toddlers. Check out this study!

And finally, I find that this approach makes me so much more conscious not only of what I feed my baby, but also what I feed myself. By reading labels carefully, avoiding added salt and preservatives, and cooking simple food from scratch (which is what baby-led weaning forces you to do), you may find that you adopt a cleaner, better diet for your whole family!

What about choking?

This is probably the number one concern of parents considering the baby-led weaning approach. Many baby-led weaning advocates say that the approach makes choking no more likely than with spoon-feeding, and might actually make it less likely because babies learn to chew properly—right from the start—and are in control of how and how much food enters their mouth.

Of course, choking is always a risk no matter how you feed your baby, and the best way to protect against it is (1) supervise your baby while he eats, (2) cut food to safe and manageable sizes, and (3) avoid foods like raw apple and carrots, whole nuts, grapes popcorn and hot dogs. It’s not a bad idea to take a baby first aid course too. I did it when my first child was six months old, which equipped me to dislodge a metal hair barrette from her throat at 18 months old.

Can I do a combo of spoon-feeding and baby-led weaning?

Diehard baby-led weaners would say no, but I say: do whatever feels right! With my first baby, I did a mixture of both, particularly in the beginning and where I wanted to share some food that didn’t lend itself well to self-feeding (e.g. soup or yogurt). My second could probably eat yogurt with his palm (he is THAT hungry and excited about food), and has been able to manage a spoon since he was six months old, so he can feed himself even the mushiest of foods. And with both kids, I almost always spoon-fed when out and about, because I just could not face public-washroom-cleanups. Ugh. My own view is that baby-led weaning is more of a lifestyle than a hard and fast set of rules. It’s ok to adopt the parts that you like and that work for you and your baby, and to leave aside the parts that don’t. The key is to introduce a large variety of healthy food in a fun, social and low-pressure way. The rest is up to you. Have fun!

Looking for more?

Feel free to post any questions, concerns, helpful links etc. in the comments below.

You can also enter here to win a baby-led weaning library (Baby-Led Weaning and The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook).

**And remember, I’m a mom not a doc and this is not a substitute for medical advice; always consult with your child’s doctor to get specific advice or guidance.

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Baby led weaning kiwi

When is it safe to feed my baby...?

Cow's milkNot as a drink, but small amounts can be used in foodYes, but make sure it's full fat and offer in a cup or beaker (not a bottle)Sheep's or goat's milkNot as a drink, but small amounts can be used in foodYes, but make sure it's full fat and offer in a cup or beaker (not a bottle)Soya milkNoYes, but make sure it's unsweetened and fortified with calciumRice milkNoNoCheeses made with unpasteurised milk (e.g. brie, camembert, chevre, roquefort)Only if they're thoroughly cookedOnly if they're thoroughly cookedHoneyNoYesFoods with added saltNoYes, but it's still best to minimise your toddler's salt intake as much as possibleBreadYes, but best not to use as your baby's very first foodYesWhole nutsNoNo. Don't give your child whole nuts until she's five, because of the risk of chokingPeanut butterYes. But before your baby tries it, talk to your GP or health visitor if allergies run in the family, or if your baby has eczema or asthmaYes. But before your toddler tries it, talk to your GP or health visitor if allergies run in the family, or if your child has eczema or asthmaRunny eggs (and raw eggs, e.g. in mayonnaise)Yes, but only if the eggs have a red British Lion Quality stampYes, but only if the eggs have a red British Lion Quality stampSesame seeds and hummusYes. But before your baby tries them, talk to your GP or health visitor if allergies run in the family, or if your baby has eczema or asthmaYes. But before your toddler tries them, talk to your GP or health visitor if allergies run in the family, or if your child has eczema or asthmaKiwi fruit, citrus fruits (e.g. oranges, limes, grapefruit), pineapple and strawberriesYesYesMushroomsYesYesCooked shellfish (e.g. prawns, mussels, scallops, squid)YesYesLarge deep-sea fish (e.g. shark, swordfish, marlin)No, because they may contain high levels of mercuryNo, because they may contain high levels of mercuryOily fish (e.g. salmon, mackerel, sardines)Yes, but no more than one or two servings a weekYes, but no more than four portions a week for boys, or two portions a week for girlsWhite fish (e.g. cod, haddock, plaice, pollock)YesYesTunaYes, but no more than one or two servings a weekYes, but no more than four cans or two steaks a weekTea or coffeeNo, because they contain caffeine that disrupts your baby's sleep, and tannins that make it harder for your baby to absorb iron from foodNo, because they contain caffeine that disrupts your baby's sleep, and tannins that make it harder for your toddler to absorb iron from foodRiceYesYes
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One fruit that always tends to get left behind in the fruit bowl is kiwi fruit. I have no idea why because I love this delicious fruit, I guess sometimes it can be a little more difficult to serve compared to an apple, so they tend to get left behind. Most of my recipes are dreamt up from using up ingredients that have been ignored and are close to being chucked away and these banana and kiwi muffins are no exception. Wondering how to offer kiwi to babies? Read on!

Moist, sugar-free and delicious, your baby will love these kiwi muffins. So crack out the blender and get baking!

Kiwi for babies

Kiwi fruit is definitely classed as a superfood thanks to all the nutritional benefits it has. Have you been wondering how to serve kiwi for babies? Wonder no more. These delicious muffins utilise three kiwi fruits to provide your baby with a nutritious healthy baby led weaning snack.

Kiwi fruit benefits include:

  • High in Vitamin C – great for the immune system
  • Full of dietary fibre which is great for gut health but also helps prevent constipation
  • Rich in antioxidants which can protect against inflammation and disease
kiwi muffins for babies

Banana and Kiwi muffins

Did you know that the skin of kiwi fruit is actually edible? I’ve never tried it myself and you’ll be pleased to know this recipe doesn’t involve using the skin!

Instead this recipe uses the fleshy part of kiwi fruit along with banana to create moist and delicious muffins.

Can adults enjoy these kiwi muffins?

Absolutely! These kiwi muffins aren’t just for babies – toddlers, kids of all ages and adults can enjoy them too! Feedback from my husband was that they needed some sugar, so I whipped up a batch of six muffins with the last of the batter with 50 grams of caster sugar. They were incredible!

kiwi muffins for babies

Can you freeze these kiwi muffins?

Definitely! For me baby led weaning is made so much easier by batch cooking and freezing. These kiwi muffins for babies can be frozen for up to six months. Wrap them up carefully and be sure to fully defrost them before offering them to your baby.

Felix holding a kiwi muffin for babies

What blender do you use?

I use a Kenwood blender which comes with three different parts to make blending easier than ever!

More Baby Led Weaning Muffin Recipes:

Raspberry Muffins for Babies
Pumpkin Muffins for Babies
Baby Led Weaning Cheese Muffins
Egg Muffins for Babies
Broccoli and Courgette Muffins

What electric mixer do you use?

I use a Morphy Richards electric mixer which I love! It has numerous power settings and the whisks detach easily which makes cleaning them a breeze!

What did Felix think of these banana and kiwi muffins?

He absolutely loved them! As I was making the muffin batter, the smell that filled the kitchen had him coming in to see what was going on. Such a sweet smell!

Once they were cooked, he couldn’t wait to get tucked in. These kiwi muffins are definitely going to be our go-to snack for the neat future!

Felix reaching for the kiwi muffins for babies

If you loved this recipe, please consider sharing the pin below so others can find it too!

Prep Time10 minutes

Cook Time20 minutes

Total Time30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 small bananas (around grams when peeled)
  • 3 kiwis (around grams)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil (coconut or sunflower)
  • 1/2 cup milk (breastmilk, whole milk or formula)
  • grams plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to C.
  2. Pop the banana and kiwi in a blender and whizz until a puree forms. Pour this mixture into a large bowl.
  3. Crack two eggs into the bowl and then using an electric mixer to combine, mixing for 30 seconds until the mixture is frothy.
  4. Add the milk and oil and whizz for another 30 seconds.
  5. Add the plain flour and baking soda and mix gently, until combined. Do not over mix.
  6. Line muffin tins with paper or silicone cases and spoon in the mixture to each case.
  7. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Muffins tins lower down the oven may need a few extra minutes.
  8. Leave to cool completely before serving to baby.

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Kiwi

When can babies eat kiwi?

Kiwi may be introduced as soon as your baby is ready to start solids, which is generally around 6 months of age. Note: Kiwi, along with other acidic fruits, can cause or worsen diaper rash so start small when introducing to your baby.

Background and origins of kiwi

When you purchase kiwis from your local store, chances are that they came from New Zealand, which exports $1 billion worth of the sweet fruit every year. In fact, kiwi is used as a nickname for the people of New Zealand—a reference not to the fruit, but to a national symbol: a long-beaked, flightless bird called the kiwi. Yet the fruit is actually native to China, where it is called mihoutao. The fuzzy berry became known internationally as “kiwi” in the late 20th century, after efforts by marketers like the late Frieda Caplan, who helped popularize the fruit with American consumers.

Is kiwi healthy for babies?

Yes. Kiwi is a great pick for babies because it is lower in natural sugars than many other fruits, plus it contains lots of essential nutrients. Kiwi offers a good amount of vitamin C, which boosts immunity, powers organ functions, supports cell growth, and helps your baby’s body absorb iron. Kiwi also contains copper, fiber, and vitamins E and K, which promote healthy blood and immunity, respectively. An added bonus: kiwi contain additional properties that appear to help children with asthma symptoms, such as coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing.

Is kiwi a common choking hazard for babies?

It can be. The sweet flesh of the kiwi can be firm and slippery—two qualities that increase the risk of choking. To reduce the risk, first make sure that you are serving ripe kiwi (it should give slightly when pressed) and it is prepared in an age-appropriate way. Never use a melon ball scooper to serve fruit for babies. Check out our suggestions on how to cut and serve.

For more information, visit our section on gagging and choking and familiarize yourself with common choking hazards.

Is kiwi a common allergen?

No. Kiwi allergies are rare, though individuals with Oral Allergy Syndrome (also known as food pollen allergy) may be sensitive to the fruit. Additionally, individuals with latex-fruit syndrome may react to kiwi.

As you would when introducing any new food, start by serving a small quantity of kiwi on its own. If there is no adverse reaction, gradually increase the quantity over future servings.

How do you prepare kiwi for babies with baby-led weaning?

Every baby develops on their own timeline. The preparation suggestions below are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional, one-on-one advice from your pediatric medical or health professional, nutritionist or dietitian, or expert in pediatric feeding and eating. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or seen here.

6 to 9 months old: Serve skinned kiwi halves or quarters to encourage your baby to pick up and suck on the fruit. You can also try mashing the kiwi and mixing it with Greek yogurt or ricotta cheese. To encourage self-feeding with mashed kiwi, serve it in a bowl that suctions to the table for hand scooping or pre-load a spoon and hand it in the air for your baby to grab.

9 to 12 months old: At this stage, your baby’s pincer grasp will develop, which enables them to pick up smaller, bite-sized pieces of food. If your baby is not able to pick up small pieces of food yet, try serving quarters of kiwi (fuzzy skin and pith removed).

12 to 24 months old: Offer bite-sized pieces as finger food and/or serve with a fork to encourage utensil practice. Treat kiwi as a sweet condiment on top of foods like oatmeal, quinoa, rice, or yogurt. It also adds interesting color and texture to a fruit salad.

For more information on how to cut food for babies, visit our page on Food Sizes & Shapes.

Let’s be real: green foods can be a tough sell. For those kiddos with, ahem, strong opinions: try mixing mashed kiwi into yogurt and serving it as a “yogurt swirl”—it’s amazing what a little rebrand will do!

Recipe: Kiwi Fruit Salad

chopped kiwi, raspberries and blueberries in a bowl

Age: 6 months+

Ingredients

  • Kiwi
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries

Directions

  1. Use a paring knife to peel the fuzzy skin and cut away the stem end. Slice the kiwi into bite-size pieces.
  2. Place the kiwi in a small mixing bowl, and add a handful of washed raspberries and some smashed or quartered blueberries.  Mix gently and serve.

If your baby is between 6 and 12 months old, serve this fruit salad in a bowl that suctions to the table to encourage hand scooping. For babies who are 12 months old and up, you can serve in any bowl or container and/or pre-load a fork to encourage utensil use. Go easy: using a fork can be exhausting for little ones. It’s okay if your baby ditches the fork and uses fingers. Embrace the mess!

Flavor Pairings

Kiwi is sweet and tart. Serve it as you would strawberries or pineapples: in smoothies, in salads, in dishes that need a tropical kick, or on its own as a refreshing snack. Kiwi pairs well with all sorts of fruits, from blueberries and raspberries, to bananas and papayas, plus its acidity and brightness balance heart-healthy fats like cashews, coconut, and yogurt. Try adding kiwi to some of your marinades for a little kick!

Sours: https://solidstarts.com/foods/kiwi/


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