Healthy Egg Recipes for Babies and Kids

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Your kids are growing at a massive pace, and good food acts as fuel for the body. Eggs contain 6 grams of protein per serving; this protein helps in ensuring the healthy growth of your child. In addition, they are easy to digest making it ideal for babies whose digestive system is still developing.

Yummy and Quick Egg Recipes for your Baby

Scrambled eggs

These are some egg yolk recipes that would be ideal for infants in the age group of 8-12 months

1. Hard Boiled Egg Yolk Mash

This delicious treat can be combined with yoghurt which contains probiotics and is good for digestion.

Ingredients Needed

  • Boiled egg
  • Yoghurt
  • Peas or pears or apple or sweet potato for flavour

How to Make

  • Cut the boiled egg into smaller pieces
  • Pop out the yolk and mash well.
  • Mix it yoghurt to make an egg puree.

2. Scrambled Eggs

Loaded with cheese, scrambled eggs are a good source of calcium which prevents your baby from developing brittle bones.

Ingredients Need

  • 1 egg (separate the yolk)
  • ¼ cup breast milk or formula
  • 1tsp butter or oil
  • Grated cheese

How to Make

  • Beat the egg with ½ tablespoon breast milk or formula
  • Heat a little butter in a pan
  • Pour the egg in a pan
  • Stir the mixture gently and add a little salt (optional) to the egg
  • Transfer it to a plate when the egg is set, but soft
  • Add some grated cheese on top

3. Egg Dosa

Dosa is rich in iron and reduces the chances of your baby getting anaemic.

Ingredients Needed

  • Eggs
  • Dosa Batter
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp. oil or butter

How to Make

  • Crack an egg onto the dosa after spreading the batter
  • Flip it and cook both sides of the dosa
  • Season it with some salt
  • Ensure the egg is cooked and break it into long pieces before serving it to you baby

4. Ghee Rice and Boiled Egg Yolk

For those babies who may be allergic to dairy, ghee is a good option as it is devoid of casein and lactose.

Ingredients Needed

  • ½ cup rice (cooked)
  • 1 tbsp. ghee or clarified butter
  • Salt for taste
  • Pepper (pinch)
  • 1 egg yolk (boiled)

How to Make

  • Add the rice in a bowl
  • You can add the requisite amount of ghee, pepper, and salt.
  • Mix and mash it well. Serve with egg yolk.

5. Steamed Egg

Devoid of oil, steamed eggs retain the most amount of nutrients and are easy on the stomach.

Ingredients Needed

  • 2 eggs
  • 6 halved egg shells of boiled water
  • soy sauce and sesame oil for taste

How to Make

  • Add beaten eggs and add boiled water in the ratio of 1:1.5
  • Mix them up and run it through a sieve into a dish that is steam-proof.
  • Set up a rack with water in a wok and bring it to a boil.
  • Put the dish with beaten eggs on the rack. Cover the lid.
  • Lower the flame and steam for 15 minutes. Take out the steamed eggs and top with a dash of soy sauce and sesame oil.

6. Banana Pancakes with Eggs

Bananas are good sources of potassium and help in reducing the chances of premature diabetes.

Ingredients Needed

  • Banana – 1 big sized or 2 small ones
  • Eggs – 2 small ones
  • Oil/butter – for making pancakes

Optional Ingredients

  • Grated coconut – 1 tbsp.
  • Sugar – 1 tbsp.
  • Chopped nuts – 2 Tsp

How to Make

  • Take the bananas and mash them well with your hand or fork.
  • Add the eggs and beat it thoroughly with bananas using a whisk to a smooth mixture. Keep it ready
  • Heat a pan or a tawa and add a small ladle of the pancake mix to it and spread it to form a thin circle. Don’t spread it too much. Sprinkle a little oil or butter.
  • Cook until brown on one side for 5 minutes and flip the pancake
  • Cook for a minute and remove from tawa.
  • Serve with slices of bananas on top with grated coconut as a topping

7. Egg Potato Scramble

Rich in fibre, potatoes help in easy digestion.

Ingredients Needed

  • Eggs
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Capsicum/ bell pepper (optional
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ tsp salt as needed
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • oil/butter

How to Make

  • Beat the eggs well and sprinkle some turmeric powder
  • Grate potatoes and add finely chopped onions and set aside
  • Heat a tsp of oil/butter in a pan and add cumin seeds. Let it splutter. Then add the chopped onions along with grated potatoes and fry them until potatoes are fully cooked
  • Switch off the flame once you mix everything. Add everything to the beaten eggs and mix well
  • Now heat a pan and spread the egg-potato mix to it. Keep stirring until the eggs are well cooked
  • Serve hot

8. Veggie Egg Rice

Vegetables like carrots are rich in Vitamin A which helps in improving vision.

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 Egg (hard boiled)
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • ¼ cup soft cooked veggies like carrot, peas, potatoes, broccoli

How to Make

  • Mash the eggs into small pieces and mix them well with the rice and vegetables
  • Do it in such as way that the texture suits your babies preferences.

9. Cheese Omelette

This yummy and quick egg recipe for your baby can be served for breakfast for the whole family as well

Ingredients Needed

  • Eggs – 2
  • Shredded cheese – ½ cup
  • Pepper powder – ⅛ tsp (optional)
  • Butter – 1 Tsp

How to Make

  • Keep all the ingredients ready and then crack open the eggs.
  • Beat the eggs well till they are frothy and fluffy with a fork or a hand whisk
  • Heat a pan or tawa with butter and pour the egg mixture into it.
  • Cook it on low-medium flame for 3-4 minutes
  • Once the omelette is cooked on one side, spread the shredded cheese over. Reduce the cheese quantity if you want to keep it light
  • Cook it further till the cheese melts completely. Switch if off once done and serve it hot

10. Egg Custard

If your baby has a sweet tooth but is averse to eating eggs, try this recipe!

Ingredients Needed

  • 2 cup milk or formula
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 5 tbsp. sugar (optional)

How to Make

  • Take a saucepan, turn on the flame, pour in the milk and vanilla extract. Cook below the boiling point
  • To another bowl, add egg yolks ,corn flour, and sugar.
  • Once this is done, whisk the mixture well.
  • Slowly transfer the mixture into the egg yolks by whisking constantly
  • Cook the mixture in the saucepan on the low-medium flame. Keep stirring to make sure that the custard does not stick to the bottom.
  • Turn off as the custard thickens
  • Serve piping hot or refrigerate

Delicious Egg Recipes for Children

Here are some yummy recipes for which is bound to turn your child into an egg lover

1. Egg Oatmeal Scramble

Oats are rich in beta-glucan, a type of fibre which can help digestion and discourages overeating.

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 cup of cooked oatmeal
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ soft cooked veggies or fruits
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

How to Make

  • Use a frying pan to heat the olive oil
  • Whisk the 2 egg yolks well in a bowl
  • Add the oatmeal and fruits or veggies to a warmed frying pan and then add the whisked egg yolk on top
  • Gently scramble the eggs and fry till the yolk cooks completely
  • Serve hot

2. Egg Pizza

Contrary to popular perception, pizza is a healthy snack provided you forgo all the refined meats and avoid large amounts of salt.

Ingredients Needed

  • Pizza dough
  • Pizza sauce
  • Cheese
  • Eggs

How to Make

  • Knead the pizza dough thoroughly and spread over a baking pan
  • Apply pizza sauce and any other topping of your choice
  • Grate cheese and pop it in the oven to bake for 10-15 minutes
  • Take it out and with a spoon make an indentation in the pizza not close to the base
  • Then crack an egg into the indentation
  • Again bake for 6-7 minutes
  • Serve hot

3. Egg Burrito

A Mexican delicious egg recipe for children of all ages to enjoy

Ingredients Needed

  • Scrambled eggs with lots of veggies
  • Tortilla
  • Salsa sauce

How to Make

  • Prepare your scrambled eggs first (cook it well) and add lots of vegetables like tomato, spinach, carrot and broccoli to it
  • In another pan, heat the tortilla(this can be store bought and is available in most supermarkets)
  • Stuff the tortilla with your scrambled eggs with vegetable mix and secure it tightly
  • Heat the wraps, wait until the colour of the tortilla turns golden brown
  • Serve with salsa sauce

4. Egg Sandwich

A simple basic scrambled egg breakfast recipe for children

Ingredients Needed

  • 2-4 eggs
  • Veggies – onions, tomatoes, bell peppers
  • Brown Bread
  • Cheese

How to Make

  • You have to first scramble the eggs in a pan and put them aside
  • Warm the sandwich maker or tawa
  • Take two pieces of brown bread and apply butter
  • Add veggies like onions, tomatoes, bell pepper and then the scrambled eggs and some grated cheese on top
  • Heat the sandwiches for 5 minutes till they are golden brown

5. Yummy Eggs with Berry Yogurt

This is a meal that can be prepared within minutes and is a blessing for working moms.

Ingredients Needed

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Bread
  • Yoghurt
  • Butter

How to Make

  • Take a piece of bread and cut a circular potion in the middle with the help of a cookie cutter
  • Cook the bread piece by applying bread to it and then pour the egg yolk into it
  • Cook the egg yolk and bread well till it turns golden brown
  • You can now serve this with ‘Berry Yogurt’ or any other flavoured yoghurt

6. Egg Paratha

Does your child have a tendency to eat only the egg and parantha minus her veggies? Use this cool recipe to trick them into devouring carrots and capsicum with gusto!

Ingredients Needed

  • 3-4 Eggs
  • Veggies (Carrots, capsicum, onion, tomato, coriander, green chilly)
  • Wheat flour

How to Make

  • Beat 3-4 eggs in a bowl and then add your veggies
  • Take approximately two bowls of wheat flour and knead the dough after pouring the egg mixture in it.
  • Make parathas (chapattis) and serve with chutney or yoghurt

7. Egg Tacos

Another Mexican snack, these will be perfect for an evening snack

Ingredients Needed

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • ½ avocado thinly sliced
  • Tortilla chips
  • Canned corn or beans
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • ¼ cup of shredded cheese
  • Add some fresh cilantro or coriander

How to Make

  • Beat the eggs and add ¼ teaspoon of salt in a bowl
  • In a tawa or a pan, heat butter over medium flame to cook the eggs until soft
  • Tip in the eggs into the tortilla chips and top with avocado, salsa, cheese and cilantro

8. Egg And Macaroni

Being high in fibre and gluten-free, it helps prevent issues like constipation in children.

Ingredients Needed

  • lb elbow macaroni
  • -10 eggs (use only 2 whole, the rest only whites)
  • 2 small onions (finely chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Black Gram
  • 1 teaspoon Bengal gram
  • 3 green chillies
  • ½ teaspoon garlic ginger paste
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 4 -6 quarts water
  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt
  • teaspoons olive oil

How to Make

  • Boil your macaroni in a large pot until it is soft
  • Drain the macaroni, add butter and set it aside
  • In another pan, heat remaining oil, add mustard when it’s hot, followed by black gram and Bengal gram
  • Once the grams are brown, add onions and sauté until translucent.
  • Add seasoning and then make scrambled eggs and serve it with the pasta

9. Sweet French Toast

Bread being high in carbohydrates is a great way to energise your kids for the day ahead.

Ingredients Needed

  • Bread – 4 slices
  • Eggs – 2
  • Brown sugar – 2 tbsp.
  • Milk – ⅛ cup
  • Ghee/ Butter – as needed to toast
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

How to Make

  • Beat the eggs with milk until it becomes visibly fluffy.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Now again mix everything well and whisk till it is frothy. Now dip the bread well on both sides
  • Immediately transfer it to a hot pan and toast well on both sides

10. Egg Pudding

A great dessert dish, it can work as a great starter dish to introduce your kids to eggs.

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 drops vanilla essence
  • A pinch of cinnamon

How to Make

  • Add milk and eggs in a bowl and whisk it thoroughly
  • Add cinnamon, vanilla and mix well
  • Transfer it to a heatproof bowl and steam
  • Finally, put it in a pressure cooker for up to two whistles with enough water

The goodness of egg yolks and whole eggs will win your family over. Healthy habits of hearty breakfasts can be inculcated in every child through a nutritious meal which contains eggs. Try some of these recipes today!