How to Make Whole Wheat Banana Sheera for Babies & Toddlers - FirstCry Parenting

Whole Wheat Banana Sheera Recipe

Bananas serve as the best food item when you first try to wean off your child. Adding whole wheat flour, a generous amount of ghee and sugar adds nutrition and taste to this recipe. You guessed it right! Yes, we are talking about halwa or sheera. This wholesome food for your child will bring a smile to his/her face and will love having it every day. The nutrient content of this recipe is quite high. Hence, even you as a parent will feel satisfied serving it to your child.

Thinking about how to make whole wheat banana sheera? Follow the recipe below to get the answer to every question of yours:

Cooking Time

Type  Time (hh:mm:ss)
Preparation Time 00:10:00
Cook Time 00:30:00
Total Time 00:40:00

Cooking Method

Gas Stove

Type of Meal


Suitable For

Weaning babies older than 9 months of age

Meal Schedule

Breakfast, Mid Morning Snack, Lunch or Evening Snack.

Recipe Type

Side Dish / Dessert


Ingredient Quantity
Whole Wheat Flour ¾ cup
Banana Ripe and Mashed 2 in number
Ghee 3 tbsp
Coconut(Grated) 1 tbsp
Sugar 4 tbsp
Green Cardamom(powdered) 1 tsp
Cashew(finely chopped) 1 tbsp
Raisins(finely chopped) 1 tbsp
Water 1 cup


Below you will find the step by step procedure to prepare whole wheat banana sheera for your little one:

  1. Take 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and add cashew and raisins to it. Roast till golden brown and then keep them aside for later use.
  2. Now add 2 tbsp ghee in the same pan and add whole wheat flour to it. Keep on stirring and roast until golden brown. Take another container and boil 1 cup of water in it.
  3. Add the boiled water to roasted whole wheat flour. Cook the mixture until the water gets absorbed completely.
  4. Once the water gets absorbed completely, add cardamom powder, sugar and mashed banana to cooked whole wheat. Let the sheera cook for few minutes.
  5. After a few minutes of cooking the sheera, add fried cashews, raisins, and grated coconut.
  6. The sheera is ready to be served. It is best served hot.

Recipe Tips

These tips will help you prepare this simple whole wheat banana sheera recipe with ease and full of taste:

  • To enhance the taste and richness of this sheera, add milk instead of water.
  • Ghee should be used generously to make it healthy and tasty.
  • Keep on stirring the whole wheat flour while roasting so that it does not burn.
  • When water is added to roasted flour, keep on stirring the mixture simultaneously. This is because lumps might form if you do not stir properly.
  • The amount of sugar can be adjusted as per your child’s liking. Sometimes the banana might be very sweet, so sugar should be added accordingly.

Nutrition Information (Per 100 Grams)

Type Value
Energy 490 kCal
Fat 15 g
Carbohydrates 83 g
Protein 8 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sodium 83 mg
Potassium 414 mg
Vitamin C 6.8 mg
Calcium 427 mg
Iron 19.7 mg

Health Benefits

Do note down the health benefits this homemade whole wheat banana sheera baby food recipe offers:

  • The calorie and carbohydrate content of this recipe keeps the child energetic for longer hours.
  • A good amount of potassium in this recipe keeps the child hydrated and improves metabolism. It is also known to enhance the electrolytic functions and muscle strength in babies.
  • The recipe is rich in calcium which is of utmost importance for bones and teeth development.
  • The recipe helps in maintaining the hemoglobin levels as it is good in iron.
  • The recipe is known to promote sleep in kids due to the presence of a generous amount of ghee in it.
  • The recipe also improves bowel movement in kids due to the presence of ghee and bananas.

Buying Guide

Following are the tips you should keep in mind while buying ingredients for the recipe of whole wheat banana sheera for toddlers:

  • The bananas bought should be ripe enough to be mashed properly. An unripe banana will not taste good and you will have to wait for days for them to turn ripe.
  • Buy bananas from an organic store. This ensures safer ways of farming.
  • Try to use homemade ghee. This is because it is free of preservatives.

This sheera is supremely healthy for your child and is easy to prepare. This recipe is worth your time and will benefit your child’s growth! Happy Motherhood!

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