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    By: Ari Browne

4 Easy Recipes for Introducing Egg to Baby

By: Ari Browne

4 Easy Recipes for Introducing Egg to Baby

By: Ari Browne

Learn how to introduce egg safely with 4 easy recipes in line with new research on preventing egg allergies and newly released USDA guidelines.

Scrambling eggs is easy, getting your baby to eat them might not be. Eggs contain healthy omega 3 fats, protein, and a host of vitamins, but egg allergies and intolerance are prevalent in young children. The landmark PETIT study has shown with early egg introduction your baby’s chances can be lessened. 

In this article, we are sharing 3 quick recipes for egg introduction in line with this new research on food allergy prevention and new USDA guidelines.

Peanut, egg, and milk are the three most common food allergies children face, with numbers rising. For more DIY allergen introduction recipes we recommend our article on peanuts: Recipes to Introduce Peanut to Your Baby

Here are 4 egg introduction recipes for your child:

1.)  Scrambled Eggs

6+ months and once your baby is eating solids reliably

Servings: 2-3

Total time: 15 minutes

 Ingredients:

  • 1 whole brown egg
  • water
  • 1 tsp oil

 Instructions:

Bring pan to medium/high heat

  1. Crack egg into bowl
  2. Add a splash of water
  3. Beat egg using fork
  4. Pour egg mixture into pan, let cook and solidify
  5. Mix regularly until a scrambled egg texture is achieved
  6. Transfer to a plate and serve

 

 2.) Flan

6+ months and once your baby is eating solids reliably

Servings: 4

Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole milk or breast milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp multigrain flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pour milk and vanilla extract into a saucepan. Simmer below the boiling point.
  2. Separate egg yolks into their own bowl
  3. In a different bowl mix flour and sugar
  4. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly.
  5. Add egg and flour mixture to saucepan
  6. Cook on low-medium heat. Stir constantly to make sure that the custard does not stick to the bottom. Stop heat when custard thickens
  7. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate until cool

This recipe is a yummy way to expose your child to egg while increasing their exposure to cow’s milk. However, if your baby has not had whole cow’s milk you can try the same recipe with breast milk. Breast milk might lead to a thicker or looser flan texture depending on the viscosity of your milk. 

 

3.) Egg Salad

6+ months and once your baby is eating solids reliably

Servings: 4

Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Water, formula or breastmilk
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Boil eggs for 10-12 minutes
  2. Crack the eggs and cut into large chunks
  3. Place eggs in a blender, adding water/formula/breastmilk incrementally
  4. Grind into a smooth puree without chunks
  5. Serve plain or on soft bread

Since this recipe calls for two whole eggs we recommend serving small teaspoons at a time. 

 

4.) Potato Pancake

8+ months

Servings: 4

Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • applesauce

Instructions

  1. Peel potatoes
  2. Grate potatoes into a large bowl
  3. Squeeze potatoes in a clean towel to remove moisture
  4. In a mixing bowl beat 1 egg
  5. Add flour to beaten egg, whip until smooth
  6. Preheat non-stick pan to medium-high heat
  7. Incorporate grated potatoes into flour and egg mixture
  8. Scoop mixture onto pan in 2 inch circles
  9. Cook 3-5 minutes and flip once golden brown
  10.  Cook an additional 3-5 minutes 
  11. Let cool to room temperature, serve with applesauce

Ensure the potatoes are cooked completely in the center. With the exclusion of oil, this pancake is a soft and savory treat babies will love. 

 Egg Introduction For Families

Finding a safe middle road for egg introduction at home can be confusing and difficult. Expert recommendations indicate that the best chance of preventing an egg allergy is for babies under 1 year. They have also noted that children who introduced egg proteins in their diet between 4 and 6 months had the most long term success with rates dropping every month thereafter

It may be challenging to get a 4-6 month old to consistently eat solid foods, luckily there is another option as revolutionary as the concept of allergen introduction. 

Ready, Set, Food! Is a reliable source of peanut, egg, and milk that uses the exact dosing used in the landmark studies and is gentle for babies as young as 4 months old.

  • Gently introduce organic peanut, egg, and milk---no added sugar, salt, or other additives
  • Dissolves completely into breastmilk or formula, no chunks or clumps
  • Easy to prepare: can use daily when mixed into baby’s bottle, or bowl of puree
  • No mess, experimenting or uncertainty; introduce one food at a time following pediatrician guidelines 

Ready, Set, Food is the safest way to maintain peanut, milk, and egg introduction for all families. Learn more about what sets us apart from DIY allergen introduction and how we ensure our dosage is gentle and effective.

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All health-related content on this website is for informational purposes only and does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Always seek the advice of your own pediatrician in connection with any questions regarding your baby’s health.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If your infant has severe eczema, check with your infant’s healthcare provider before feeding foods containing ground peanuts.

 

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