Recipe- Banana & Blueberry Oat Bakes (Baby Led Weaning)

Baby Led Weaning Recipe: Blueberry & Banana Oat Bakes

The perfect baby led weaning snack, these blueberry and banana oat bakes are tasty, filling and nutritious. It’s a good way to encourage your little one to eat fruit and they’re great for on the go. We found that when following baby led weaning, meals are relatively easy but baby led weaning snacks are a little more likely to be things that we buy… and they’re so expensive! That’s why we love this simple baby led weaning recipe for oat bakes; all the solidity of a biscuit and the softness of a cake, at a fraction of the cost of store bought snacks

Due to the egg content, we found this to be an easier initial way to get protein into our egg refusing child’s diet. Blueberries are a great antioxidant and bananas and oats are ideal to set them up for the day with plenty of energy. There’s no added sugars either thanks to the sweetness of the banana.

These oat bakes store well in an airtight container, we recommend keeping them in a cool place.
Blueberry, banana and oat bakes weaning recipe.A quick baby led weaning snack or BLW breakfast, ideal for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. These three ingredient cookies are healthy, tasty and simple. Banana, blueberry and oat bakes that are ready in minutes, filling and an ideal weaning snack for your little one!

Blueberry & Banana Oat Bakes (Baby Led Weaning)

You will need:

  • 150g oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large banana
  • A handful of blueberries
  • 1tsp of cinnamon


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C / Gas mark 4-5 and grease a baking tray
  2. Combine the oats, egg, cinnamon and banana in a bowl
  3. Chop the blueberries in half and add. Stir until completely mixed in
  4. Using a tablespoon, scoop out a spoonful of the mixture and place in your palm. Roll lightly between your hands to make it into a ball approximately 2-3cm wide
  5. Place the ball on the baking tray and lightly flatten until it’s approximately 1cm thick. Repeat with the rest of the mixture
  6. Place in the oven until starting to brown and firm(ish) to touch. For us this is around 8-9 minutes. The mixture will firm further on cooling so it doesn’t need to be completely hard at this stage
  7. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container until eaten!

Why not check out our carrot cake oaty slices for another BLW snack? Or, for more baby led weaning recipes, you can find our favourites here! 

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Blueberry, banana and oat bakes weaning recipe.A quick baby led weaning snack or BLW breakfast, ideal for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. These three ingredient cookies are healthy, tasty and simple. Banana, blueberry and oat bakes that are ready in minutes, filling and an ideal weaning snack for your little one!


  • Jasmin N 24th February 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Oh, wow! I’ll be definitely saving this recipe for later use 🙂 those look super delicious 🙂

    • DevonMamaOnline 24th February 2017 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you!

  • Jessica 24th February 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Oooh these look scrummy! Looks like even a crap cook like me could make them with ease!

    • DevonMamaOnline 24th February 2017 at 5:42 pm

      If I can make them, anyone can!! All my cooking is designed for people, like me, that struggle to cook!!

  • Michelle Murray 24th February 2017 at 5:04 pm

    These look amazing. I am gonna make them for myself as I am doing slimming world so these would be perfect

    • DevonMamaOnline 24th February 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Oooh I hadn’t thought of that. I think if I was making them for me, I’d be tempted to add a bit of sweetness to them; some raisins and a bit of sweetener perhaps. That’s just because I’ve got a major sweet tooth though. If you’re on slimming world, try the sweet potato rostis that are on here… delish!

  • Emma 24th February 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Bless him! I need to up my baking game pretty quick once we start baby led weaning I think!! So excited! Will be following closely! x

    • DevonMamaOnline 24th February 2017 at 5:40 pm

      Don’t worry, we lived off of cucumber and pepper sticks for the first six weeks!!

  • Sarah Horsburgh 24th February 2017 at 6:49 pm

    These look great! My nearly 3 year old still refuses meat of any sort, and has done since day 1 so I have to be a bit more inventive about getting protein into her.x

    • DevonMamaOnline 25th February 2017 at 11:16 am

      Snap – I don’t know how he knows!! A friend suggested we mix meat in with yoghurt since he likes yoghurt… yuck!!!

  • Lindsey 24th February 2017 at 7:28 pm

    If they are good enough for your bubba they are good enough for us x

  • Lucy | Real Mum Reviews 24th February 2017 at 8:45 pm

    These sound yummy!!!

  • Kelly 22nd March 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Can you freeze? Or how long would you store in the fridge? X

    • DevonMamaOnline 22nd March 2017 at 9:28 pm

      They should freeze fine – they might be a bit squishy when defrosted, I haven’t tried personally but there’s nothing in there that wouldn’t work frozen. I only kept mine for a couple of days in an airtight container, they got eaten that quickly!

  • Stephanie 25th June 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Are they soft once they are cooled from the oven? We’re working with very few teeth 🙂

    • Hayley | Devon Mama 15th July 2019 at 7:54 pm

      They are! They’re baked so they’re slightly harder around the outside but generally quite soft without being mushy in their hands. My son had very few teeth when we started them and he did really well!

  • Tara 16th February 2022 at 10:43 am

    These are fab and so easy! Can’t wait for my little one to try one… I already have- yummy!!

  • Kat 1st September 2022 at 5:09 am

    Is there an alternative without eggs? What can I substitute it with? My LO is allergic to it. 🙁

    • Hayley | Devon Mama 3rd September 2022 at 12:01 pm

      Hi Kat, I’ve not tried them without egg but mashed banana can be used as an egg substitute in baking so I would suggest trialling them but upping the quantity of banana slightly. The egg is really in there to help bind them together. Another alternative is pureed apples which you can switch for the eggs, this would alter the flavour slightly but I think they’d be quite tasty with that!

  • Connie 20th October 2022 at 2:24 pm

    What kind of oats do you use for this recipe? Or steel cut oats work?

    • Hayley | Devon Mama 21st October 2022 at 10:21 am

      Hi Connie, we tend to use porridge oats, which are rolled oats. Steel cut oats should work but it might make them a bit more dense. Hope that helps

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