Yummy chocolate pudding for babies

I made this for my boys as a snack today. The boys nearly started a riot because I couldn’t feed it to them fast enough. It is a simple, delicious and healthy treat.

Yield: enough for both boys, although I’m sure they would have eaten more if there was.

Ingredients:
1 ripe banana
3 tablespoons double thick Greek yoghurt
1 heaped teaspoon smooth peanut butter
1/2 tsp 100% cocoa powder
1/2 honey or xylitol to sweeten (if neccisary)

Blend all ingredients together with a hand blender until smooth. Only add honey/xylitol if the banana isn’t nice and ripe, otherwise it should be plenty sweet enough.

I prefer to use xylitol to sweeten things instead of sugar as it protects little teeth from cavities and it isn’t horrible like artificial sweetners.

Quick, easy and so yummy you’ll want to eat it yourself.

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4 thoughts on “Yummy chocolate pudding for babies

  1. This is the second time today I’ve heard about xylitol. One question I have to ask – is sugar straight from the sugar mills (unrefined) as good as xylitol? We have access to the sugar straight from the cane before it is sent for processing so I wondered if it would be as good for you.
    Do you prefer xylitol over honey? If so, why?
    Also, that does sound like a yummy snack 😀
    How is the teething going?

    • Xylitol is fabulous stuff. It is as sweet as sugar, has 40% of the calories, prevents cavities in teeth in 3 different ways. It is also not an artificial sweetner.

      If I could get unprocessed sugar that didn’t cost an arm and a leg I would use it, but it still doesn’t have the dental benefits of xylitol.

      As for honey, I like raw honey but you can’t use it for babies because of the risk of botulism. Processed honey isn’t any better than sugar so it really should be used sparingly.

      Teething is going well LC has a tooth. M is still gummy. They have just started crawling which is too cute.

    • It is such fun when you start making baby food. I love giving the boy new and interesting things to eat.

      Their latest favourite is penne with red pesto and lots of fresh grated parmesan. Go figure.

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