Baby food ideas for 8 months old. At 8 months, the baby weighs an average of 8.2 kilos. He eats 4 full meals. He is already chewing croutons with his gums (because he only has 2 to 6 teeth so far). Now is the time to start the pieces, which he will take with his fingers in a small plate, separate from the bowl of mash or compote. Find out below delicious homemade baby food recipes for 8 months old.

1. Baby food ideas for 8 months old; Artichoke caviar recipe

For your baby led weaning food ideas, slightly sweetened with an original sugar called inulin, artichokes are generally popular with babies. Try this recipe for your 8 months old baby.


  • 1 heart of artichoke
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp of white cheese
  • 1 tbsp of grated parmesan.


Cook the artichoke heart for 15 minutes in salted water, then drain and let cool.

Mix together the artichoke heart, basil leaves, white cheese, and parmesan.


2. Baby food ideas for 8 months old; Pea mousse

Peas, cheese… and here is a velvety softness for young palates from 8 months.


  • 150 g fresh peas
  • 10 cl of milk
  • 1 half cream cheese
  • 1 sprig of tarragon.


Shell the peas and wash the tarragon. Bring water to boil, and immerse the peas and tarragon in it. Leave to cook for 10 minutes on low heat. Drain and pour into the mixer bowl with the milk and cream cheese. Mix finely and serve.

Related: Baby’s food from one to two years old; a short practical guide

3. Baby food ideas for 8 months old; Rice with early vegetables

Early vegetables, a treat for your baby. Let him discover this recipe from 8 months.


  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 zucchini
  • 30 g of cooked white rice
  • 2 sprigs of chives
  • 1 knob of butter.


Wash the vegetables and peel the carrot. Grate the carrot and zucchini with the big side of the grater. In a pan, sweat the carrot in the butter. Add some water and cook for 5 min; add the zucchini and rice, and cook for another 2 min. Serve with a little chopped chive.

4. Baby food ideas for 8 months old; Banana-mango smoothie

The mango ... let your little one discover it. Rich in vitamin C, it is also appreciated by babies for its very sweet taste. It is also a recipe from baby food ideas for 9 months.


  • 1 half a banana
  • 1 quarter of mango
  • 1 strawberry petit-Suisse
  • the juice of one lemon.


The day before, place the strawberry petit-Suisse in the freezer. The next day, peel the banana and cut it into pieces. Add a few drops of lemon juice to prevent it from darkening. Peel the mango and cut its flesh into cubes. In the blender bowl, pour the fruit and the frozen petit-Suisse. Mix finely and serve.

5. Baby food ideas for 8 months old; Soft banana oat and dried fruit cookies

This baby food recipe for 8 months old can be offered depending on the baby's abilities with the pieces and will be ideal for snacks for toddlers, children… and adults!


  • 1 peeled banana
  • 50 g oatmeal
  • 20 g dried fruits (ex: cranberries, dried grapes, dried apricots)


Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.

Peel and cut the banana into pieces, then finely mash it with a fork to make a puree. For a very homogeneous texture, you can mix quickly.

Add 50g of oatmeal to the banana puree, and mix.

Depending on the baby's abilities and with the pieces and size of the fruit, cut the dried fruit into small pieces to avoid any risk of suffocation.

Add a small handful of dried fruits (about 20g) to the banana and oat mixture. Mix.

On a baking sheet lined with baking paper, and form small piles of dough. You can portion them using a tablespoon (or teaspoon, depending on the size of cookies you want).

Shape the piles to give them a nice cookie shape: round and slightly flattened. The thicker they are, the softer they will be inside!

Bake for 15 minutes of cooking.

6. Baby food ideas for 8 months old; Strawberry crumble

Here is a good dessert for your baby… and good for his health because strawberries, like all red fruits, are endowed with vitamin C, carotene, and antioxidants… A crumble recipe to enjoy from 9 months.


  • 150 g strawberries
  • 30 g flour
  • 30 g caster sugar
  • 30 g of butter.


Mix the flour, sugar, and butter between your hands to obtain a shortbread dough. Wash the strawberries and then hull them. Cut them into pieces and arrange in a ramekin. Sprinkle with sugar. Crumble the shortbread on top and bake for 15 min at 160 ° C. Serve lukewarm.

Originally published on Live Positively.