Weird baby food

Weird Baby Food Flavors: Best 20 Ideas

Weird Baby Food Flavors Is the ultimate guide to unusual, quirky, and bizarre baby food flavors! Find out the strangest taste combinations that babies enjoy, including pumpkin crème, clam chowder, etc.

Afterbirth’s World of Weird Baby Food includes a recipe for Cheddar Goldfish and other kid-friendly appetizers like Spinach Smothered Cheese Balls. Also included is a recipe for Banana and Olive Oil Cookies from the UK.

A whole range of weird baby food flavors is covered, including apple beer cake, chicken cordon bleu, croissant basil, duck and sweet potato, and even some turkey surprises. Some parents want to know how bizarre they can get in the kitchen before their baby starts screaming!

See the most extreme examples of baby food flavors on this page, with links to other pages that include even more unusual recipes for babies.

Weird Baby Food Flavors

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What Are weird Baby Food Flavors?

Weird Baby Food Flavors is my new, fun, and funny blog about cooking for babies and toddlers. Here you will find the strangest of baby food recipes that are serious enough for parents to want to try. You’ll also see some funny baby foodstuff and a few tips on getting added nutrition or extra flavor into the baby’s diet.

Weird Baby Food Flavors looks at scratch cooking and mixes in some ready-made items and fresh ingredients like fruits, vegetables, yogurt, and even organic meat products.

What are the most popular baby food flavors?

The local name-brand baby food. These flavors include apple, apricot, peach, berry, and more. They are usually pretty sweet and easy to handle while cooking in a pan.

The next most popular is the organic baby food varieties. These include sweet potato, squash, peas, and other fruits and veggies with added herbs or spices to add extra flavor. Another popular one is the organic ice cream variety.

The 20 Worst Baby Food Flavors

1. Bacon

We so often hear about the dangers of giving babies raw meats, but bacon is one that I would consider giving a baby. It’s a classic breakfast food, and the salt in the heart can help with the digestive system.

2. Brown Sugar

Many parents believe that babies should be introduced to brown sugar before they are one or two years old, but I have never had any problems consuming this treat when it is in pure form.

3. Buttered potatoes

I like to make my baby a baked potato with just butter, but you can keep it healthy by adding broccoli and other veggies. The key here is not to make it too salty, so find a good balance between the butter and the veggies. The texture of the potato should also be even so that your baby can handle it easily.

4. Cheese

Cheese is another classic food you probably won’t have any problems giving your baby. Cheese is a good source of calcium, which is necessary for growing a baby’s bones.

5. Chocolate

Many people think that a baby can’t be exposed to chocolate before they are about six months old, but I have had no problems giving chocolate to my son. It’s healthy for them and gives them a taste of something sweet.

6. Cheese Curds

Curds are cheeseballs, and you can also try some sour cream with the cheese at this age if you choose.

7. Chinese food

I found some baby food with a Chinese theme, so this may not be too surprising. You can also try making your baby food version of a Chinese meal, and I have a recipe for General Tso chicken on my blog.

8. Clam Chowder

I found one recipe where clam chowder is used as a flavor for baby food, so it’s possible to see this in specialty stores or online. Check the ingredients and make sure there’s no bacon in the clam chowder mix.

9. Chocolate Nut Milk

It’s good to add some liquid nutrients to the baby’s diet, especially if there are so many fruits and vegetables in their daily diet. I strongly recommend trying one of these high-quality organic nut milk on your baby’s food.

10. Coffee

If you love coffee and want to stay with organic coffee for your baby, I recommend trying it as a pure coffee drink for babies or even pure coffee extract for toddlers.

11. Carrot Soup

I found some carrot soup recipes, so it doesn’t look like this is too bizarre. You can also try apple soup or even a veggie soup with your baby’s veggies.

12. Curry Powder

There are lots of spices that you can add to make your baby food more interesting, and if you love curry flavors, then it’s easy to add them to the food you’re cooking for your little one. Mix in some potatoes, sweet potatoes or squash, and some curry powder to give your baby a new experience.

13. Grape Juice

Grape juice is pretty healthy for babies, and it’s a good source of both vitamin C and calcium. There are some organic grape juice mixes that you can buy, making the entire experience much healthier for your baby.

14. Grilled Chicken

This is a great baby food flavor as long as you don’t use a barbecue or grill that others have used. Make your chicken meals to keep the flavor fresh and safe.

15. Green Tea

I found some recipes that use green tea as a flavor for baby food, so I can only assume that it’s safe to try drinking your baby’s milk in tea form at this age.

16. Honey and Garlic

There are a lot of different white sauces that you can use to add flavor to most meals, so including honey and garlic should work well in most cases.

Weird Baby Food Flavors Safe This Baby?

The answer is a resounding yes. These are all safe for your baby, and there’s no weirdness when you look at them from a healthy perspective. As long as you’re using fresh foods and keep out any meat products and other questionable ingredients, your little one will be able to handle most of these foods.


There are some golden rules to follow when ensuring that you’re making something safe for your baby. Always use fresh ingredients, don’t cook them too much, and try not to add extra elements to the food.

Also, make sure to take care of the cleanliness of your food preparation area and your little one by washing it and allowing it to air-dry. You can find more details about dealing with any problems you may have in my baby food safety guide.

This concludes our review of the best baby food recipes for babies from 0-to 12 months old. We’ve seen that there are many different kinds of baby foods out there and many different flavors, so you’re likely to find something that suits your tastes.

Weird and Wonderful Purees Your Baby Will Love

An 8-month-old baby will generally devour a bowl of mush that a two-year-old won’t touch (not with a 10-foot pole). Babies haven’t formed culinary inhibitions. They aren’t fussy and approach each mouthful with an open mind.

This precious window of time, before they get too picky, is great for introducing new foods, expanding their palate, and filling their tummies with healthy goodness.

Here’s the best part:

Making baby food can be quirky and fun. You don’t need to follow the usual rules. You have free reign to get creative with ingredients and flavor combos. As long as it’s simple and healthy, then the proof of the puree is in the tasting.

 I recently bought a baby food maker. It’s awesome and inspires me to go wild mushing and whizzing just about everything I can get my hands on. After some Frankenstein-style experimentation, I landed on five super-healthy yet totally wacky fruit-veggie purées that shouldn’t work, but do. (This has been confirmed my 8-month-old son, and taste-tester, Dara.)

Zucchini, Carrot, Blueberries & Basil

It’s the basil part that raises eyebrows with this puree. “Aren’t baby foods supposed to be bland?” No, as it happens. It’s best to stay simple but this doesn’t have to mean boring. My little one seemed to enjoy it more with the basil.

Age: 6+ months

Weird-o-meter: 6/10

Best bit: Basil is an antioxidant and immune booster.



  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 carrots
  • 16 blueberries
  • 2 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup of water


I’d like to encourage you to experiment, so I’ll keep instructions minimal and loose. Just remember to keep it simple; wash your hands and the ingredients; peel, core, dice and steam your fruit ‘n’ veg; then puree in a food processor or baby food maker. Hey presto!

For this recipe:

1) Dice the zucchini. Peel and dice the carrot.

2) Steam them both.

3) Roll the basil in your hands to get it bruised and limp.

4) Chuck all the ingredients into a baby food maker or processor and whizz. Add the water bit by bit until you have a perfect baby-friendly puree.

5) Cool and serve.


Cucumber, Peas, Pear & Mint

Minus the peas, this sounds like a cold soup for a fancy garden party. My son loved the peas, however, so they stayed in. (Perhaps he knew they contained vitamin K, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin B1, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus and folate. Clever boy.)

Age: 6+ months

Weird-o-meter: 5/10

Best bit: This puree is vitamin rich and high in fiber. Plus, the mint is good for indigestion.


  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 2 pears
  • 4 fresh mint leaves


1) Peel the cucumber and cut in half (length ways). Scoop out the seeds and dice what’s left.

2) Peel, core and cube the pears.

3) Steam the fruit and veg until nice and soft.

4) Finely chop the mint.

5) Throw everything into a baby food maker/processor and whizz. Add water if required.

6) Cool and serve.

Lentil, Potato, Avocado, Coriander & Breast Milk

Okay, to my palate, things are getting stranger now, but stick with me. All of these recipes went down a storm with my little one, so don’t judge before you try!

Age: 8+ months

Weird-o-meter: 7/10

Best bit: Great source of healthy protein. Contains folate, Omega-3 fatty acids and a decent amount of vitamin C.



  • 1/2 cup of cooked red lentils
  • 1 potato
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup of breast milk (can be water or formula if you prefer)
  • A pinch of coriander powder


1) Cook the red lentils according to their instructions.

2) Scoop out the avocado flesh.

3) Peel and dice the potato, then steam it.

4) Throw everything into a baby food maker/processor and add the coriander powder. Now whizz. Add extra milk if required.

6) Cool and serve.

Green Beans, Butter Beans, Pears, Coconut & Garlic

Noooo! This shouldn’t work. But baby knows best, and he loved it.

Age: 8+ months

Weird-o-meter: 8/10

Best bit: Green beans are high in fiber and protein. Butter beans are an excellent source of molybdenum. Garlic fights colds and infections and is great for blood and the heart.



  • 1 cup diced green beans
  • 1 cup of butter beans (pre-boiled)
  • 2 pears
  • 1/2 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil


1) Cook the butter beans according to their instructions. (Pre-cooked tinned ones will save time. )

2) Wash and chop the green beans. Peel, core and dice the pear.

3) Steam the fruit and veggies all together, including the garlic.

4) Throw everything into a baby food maker/processor. Add the coconut oil, then whiz.

5) Cool and serve.

Tofu, Quinoa, Asparagus, Apple, Ginger & Turmeric

As baby food goes, this treads the line between genius and “what were you thinking?”. It may sound gross but this recipe is packed with superfoods and has become a Dara favorite.

Age: 8+ months


Best bit: Tofu is a great source of protein containing all eight amino acids. Asparagus contains tons of goodies, including vitamins B1, B2, C and E. Ginger and turmeric are medicinal super-foods that aid digestion, boost immunity, fight bacteria and improve skin.



  • 1/4 pack tofu (the plain and soft variety)
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 apple
  • 1-inch fresh ginger
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric


1) Wash the asparagus. Break off the bottoms, leaving the tips. Chop into 1/2-inch pieces.

2) Boil some water. Stir in the quinoa and bring back to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 mins.

3) Peel, core and dice the apple.

4) Peel and finely dice the ginger.

5) Steam the fruit and veggies all together until very soft.

6) Throw everything into a baby food maker/processor. Add the turmeric and ginger, then whiz. Add a drop of water if needed.

7) Cool and serve.

Wrapping up

Cooking baby food for my son has been an awesome adventure. Yes, often I don’t have time or just can’t face it. On these days, I’ll just buy some. (If you’re interested, I’ve written a whole guide on the best organic baby food brands). But when I do get round to making my own, I find it both fulfilling and liberating. It puts me in total control of what is going into my baby’s tummy, both in terms of quality and variety of ingredients. The best part, though, is that it can be a lot of fun. Be childlike. Experiment and explore. Leave food dogmas at the door. You’ll be amazed at the healthy recipes and fantastic flavors your little one will love; go forth and discover them.


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My children love sweets and ice cream. And the coolest thing you can come up with in the summer is IKEA molds for homemade ice cream. Everything is used: any fruits and berries, juices, fruit drinks, compotes, smoothies, coconut and almond milk. For me, the most important thing is that these homemade ice creams do not include any unhealthy elements, the use of which should be limited. For example, sugar, chocolates, marshmallows - we avoid all this. If you need to sweeten the "pill" - put dates or honey! If you need to add beauty - we throw berries and mint leaves. Playing with colors, layers, flavors. It's real alchemy - making ice cream! In addition to the result (a full freezer of goodies), children love the process itself. And he, by the way, is very creative and develops the imagination! True, when my eldest daughter in the heat of the moment begins to pour lentils and black sesame seeds into her molds, I decide to wrap up with cooking. My main entertainment is reading the composition of products in the supermarket. After such “pulp fiction”, I almost always leave with a half-empty cart and drive to some expensive store with organic and bio products. But it must be admitted that the problem is not solved there either. In our stores, the prefix bio- is easily attached to everything that you want to sell to an inexperienced adherent of a healthy diet. But you can’t take us with your bare hands and the inscription organic, and I again begin to read the labels. Only the European eco-label inspires confidence. As a result, you have to bake cookies and cakes yourself, and everything else is easier to refuse than to look for a composition without ammonium bicarbonate.

In general, cooking with children is a sure way to ensure that they want to eat healthy, albeit not so sweet and savory food.

I constantly involve fools even in such a simple act as boiling bulgur. Offer to make “just a super salad”, hand over a pack of cereals, make sure that at least half of it gets into the pan, and then instruct to keep track of the time on the clock (“when is that plump arrow on the number five” and that’s all in that spirit) - and that's it, the child is already fascinated by the dish that will turn out. Even if you just chop tomatoes and cucumber into the finished porridge. Who doesn't want to taste a dish that they have prepared themselves? And, of course, no one canceled consumerism and paraphernalia: my children are as aesthetes as I am, so for cooking we have in store beautiful aprons, separate children's shovels and ladles, safety knives that will cut soft cheese, and for table setting - Separate children's dishes for every taste (from pink flamingos to red Ferraris), personalized spoons and, of course, a ton of themed napkins. My main rule: I try not to force or forbid them to eat what they want. It’s strange for me to stuff a child with porridge in the morning if he asked for an omelet.

Personally, I would be surprised if I ordered eggs in a cafe and the chef served oatmeal.

Forcing me to eat up to the last crumb in general seems to me a relic of Soviet upbringing. Our task, on the contrary, is to teach a little person to listen to his body, and not to choke on an extra spoon of soup “for dad”. I also stopped forbidding food, because for some time I realized that the forbidden fruit is sweeter, and this also applies to children. Indeed, they became much less interested in chocolates after a couple of times they ate them to satiety. Now they know that there is chocolate at home (with an approved composition, read - without ammonium bicarbonate) and that it can always be eaten (albeit within certain limits: after the main meal and no more than a bar a day). What I really forbid them to eat is simply not in the house. But I already talked about this at the beginning. We travel a lot, walk and generally spend time outside the home, so the question of a quick snack for blockheads is always acute. I hate anything that can be crushed or otherwise ruined in a bag or even a container, as well as anything that gets dirty. So strawberries, sliced ​​cheese, and jarred yogurts are off the table, unless you want to spend the rest of the day scrubbing milk off your car seat and surrounding areas. Bananas, adored by our son, which also treacherously crumple, we carry in a special yellow container in the form of a banana. For the rest, I choose simple solid foods: non-crumbing cookies and bread, a mix of nuts (certainly each in a separate container - otherwise they will fight and scatter), small apples (unpeeled and uncut - who likes to eat pieces covered with rust?), carrots sticks (my favorite!), broccoli and cauliflower florets (yes, raw, kids love to nibble on them). My offspring also love mashed potatoes and curds in tubes - I used to buy tubes from different companies, but a friend gave me a reusable set, and this is just a great solution: nothing is spilled anywhere, it is squeezed out as much as necessary, and it doesn’t harm nature either - they washed it and use again. Yes, and what a variety: you can pour any prepared smoothie, yogurt, chia seeds soaked in coconut milk, even just a pear grated on a fine grater.

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