Top 10 Eggplant Recipes For Babies

Eggplant Baby Food Recipes

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Are you planning to wean your baby soon? Do you want to know some interesting eggplant baby food recipes that are tasty, yet safe for your little bundle of joy? If you said yes, scroll down and read our post.

An eggplant is a great vegetable to serve babies who have just started weaning. This purple-colored veggie contains high levels of vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium, and folate. It also contains fiber that helps regulate your baby’s bowel movement. And believe us, eggplant is quite easy to cook and you can use it to make several dishes. Here are ten egg plant recipes for babies.

Eggplant Baby Food Recipes You Can Try:

1. Eggplant Puree:

Eggplant Baby Food Recipes - Eggplant Puree

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You Will Need:

  • An Organic eggplant
  • A pinch of salt

How To:

  1. Wash, peel and deseed the eggplant.
  1. Cut into small pieces and steam until it turns soft and mushy.
  1. You can also cut the eggplant in half and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
  1. Place the steamed or baked eggplant in a blender and blend until it acquires a smooth consistency.
  1. Add some water to achieve the desired consistency, season with salt and serve the eggplant puree for baby

2. Eggplant And Cheese:

Eggplant Baby Food Recipes - Eggplant And Cheese

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You Will Need:

  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • A few sprigs of basil
  • 2 teaspoons of grated cheese

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  1. Cut the eggplant into quarters and brush it with some olive oil and a small amount of basil. Bake the eggplants for 30 minutes or more.
  1. Take the eggplant from the oven after 25 minutes and sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.
  1. You can chop, dice, mash or puree the eggplant to serve to your baby.

3. Eggplant Sauté:

Eggplant Baby Food Recipes - Eggplant Sauté

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You Will Need:

  • 1 eggplant
  • ½ cup of chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of basil
  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper

How To:

  1. Peel and dice the eggplant and leave it aside.
  1. In a saucepan, sauté onions in olive oil for 5 minutes,
  1. Add the spices and egg and cook for a few minutes, until it becomes soft.
  1. Drain the excess oil and serve to your child. An easy to make eggplant recipe for baby.

4. Eggplant, Plum And Pear Puree:

Eggplant Baby Food Recipes - Eggplant, Plum And Pear Puree

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You Will Need:

  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 2 plums, washed, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1 pear, washed, peeled and cut into pieces

How To:

  1. Fill a steamer basket with water up to 2 inches. Bring it to boil.
  1. In a meantime, peel and chop the vegetable and fruits.
  1. Place the pear and eggplant in the steamer basket. Cover and let it boil for 15 minutes or until the pear and eggplants are soft. If you have a very ripe pear, then you don’t need to cook it.
  1. Pour the cooked vegetables and fruits in a blender and blend until smooth. Blend it on high for so that the seeds pulverize. Serve with fruit sticks.

5. Roasted Baby Eggplant:

Eggplant Baby Food Recipes - Roasted Baby Eggplant

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You Will Need:

  • 6 Japanese eggplants
  • 2 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly
  • 12 sprigs of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 8 oz. of feta cheese for serving

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  1. Slice the eggplants in half, but make sure the halves remain attached to the top.
  1. Arrange the eggplants in a baking dish. Slice one lemon and insert the slices into each eggplant.
  1. Squeeze the juice from the remaining two lemons and mix with olive oil.
  1. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil over it. Cover it with foil and roast the eggplants, frequently basting with the sauce in the dish. Bake for at least 40 minutes.
  1. Remove the foil and bake for 5 minutes.
  1. Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve. You can also reduce the quantity of lemon juice if your baby does not like sour food.

6. Mildly Spiced Tomato And Eggplant Curry With Rice:

Eggplant Baby Food Recipes - Mildly Spiced Tomato And Eggplant Curry With Rice

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You Will Need:

  • 1 cup white basmati rice
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons curry powder
  • ½ cup fresh basil
  • ¼ cup low-fat yogurt

How To:

  1. In a saucepan, combine rice with 1 ½ cups of water with ½ teaspoon salt and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Leave it aside for 15 minutes.
  1. Meanwhile, heat oil in a saucepan and add the onions. Cook for about 4 to 6 six minutes until onions soften.
  1. Stir in the tomato, curry powder, eggplant, 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  1. Add 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  1. Now stir in the chickpeas and cook for 3 minutes.
  1. Remove the vegetable from heat and add the basil.
  1. Mash the rice with a fork and serve with the curry.

7. Eggplant Lasagna:

Eggplant Baby Food Recipes - Eggplant Lasagna

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You Will Need:

  • 2 eggplants, sliced lengthwise
  • ½ pound tomatoes, halved and seeded
  • 4 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 cup of ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup of basil
  • ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • Kosher salt and pepper

How To:

  1. In a food processor, puree garlic, tomatoes, 1 tablespoon oil and ¼ teaspoon of salt and pepper.
  1. Arrange the eggplant slices on a baking sheet, brush with 2 tablespoon oil and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Broil the eggplants until tender.
  1. Meanwhile, combine egg, basil, ricotta and ¼ teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  1. In a baking dish, spread tomato sauce and layer with the eggplant slices and half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with tomato sauce and sprinkle with Asiago.
  1. Bake the lasagna for 15 to 20 minutes. Leave it to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

8. Grilled Eggplant:

Eggplant Baby Food Recipes - Grilled Eggplant

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You Will Need:

  • ½ tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 small eggplants, cut in half
  • ¼ teaspoon of dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • ½ -pound thick-sliced mild provolone
  • Freshly ground black pepper

How To:

  1. Whisk olive oil and oregano and brush the sides of the eggplants. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  1. Grill the eggplants cut side down, until brown, or for about 5 minutes.
  1. Flip the eggplant and top with each slice of provolone. Grill for 3 minutes, until cheese in bubbly.

9. Eggplant And Parmesan Bake:

Eggplant Baby Food Recipes - Eggplant And Parmesan Bake

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You Will Need:

  • 10 baby eggplant, fresh
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 package of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian cheese blend
  • 1 jar of marinara
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley
  • 2 cups of bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil

How To:

  1. Slice mozzarella cheese into small segments.
  1. Rinse eggplant and slice the eggplant into halves.
  1. Rub kosher salt into each eggplant. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  1. Lightly roast the bread crumbs on medium to low flame.
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine bread crumbs, garlic, grated cheese, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper.
  1. Coat the breadcrumb mixture with eggplant.
  1. In a large skillet, put some oil and cook the eggplant. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  1. Add a slice of mozzarella on each eggplant.

9. Serve the tasty variety of eggplant for baby.

10. Eggplant Parmesan Stick:

Eggplant Baby Food Recipes - Eggplant Parmesan Stick

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You Will Need:

  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup of flour
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • Olive oil cooking spray

How To:

  1. Cut the eggplant into 2-inch sticks.
  1. Place flour in one bowl, beaten egg in another and bread crumbs and Parmesan in the third.
  1. Dip the eggplant sticks in the flour mixture, and then egg and then breadcrumbs.
  1. Place the eggplants on the baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Try to purchase small, lavender eggplants, as they are less bitter than the dark purple ones. And if your baby has any digestive system troubles then serve them without the skin. Do you have any special eggplant recipes for baby? Then please share it with us here. Leave a comment below.

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