Wholemeal bread with carrot for babies – breadmaker

Juicy wholemeal bread with carrot and ground sunflower seeds for babies and children, sliced on a wooden board

Which bread is best for babies? A soft, healthy whole wheat bread without sugar or salt, like this whole wheat bread with carrot and ground sunflower seeds. You do not have time to bake? Then try it with a bread maker; ingredients in, turn on and after 3-4 hours the bread is ready, totally simple and little effort.

Wholemeal bread with carrot and sunflower seeds, on a wooden board

A delicious carrot bread with healthy ingredients

Carrots are a very popular vegetable for the complementary food start. They are healthy, easy to digest and have a light sweetness that babies love. Carrots contain a lot of beta-carotene and have a high overall nutrient density. They are easy to digest and good for the gut. So why not add a little carrot to bread to make it even healthier and juicier?!

Sunflower seeds contain healthy, unsaturated fatty acids and also a lot of protein, magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium and various B vitamins. Sunflower seeds provide a little extra energy that babies need due to their rapid growth. Whole wheat flour contains more fiber (good for digestion), vitamins and minerals (especially magnesium) than white flour. And it keeps you full longer. For this recipe can be used both speltwholemeal flour as well wheatwholemeal flour is used.

In general, wholemeal bread is a good source of iron, because wholemeal flour contains 3.4 mg of iron per 100g. The sunflower seeds and carrot further increase iron absorption. Sunflower seeds have 6.3 mg of iron and carrots contain vitamin C, which promotes the absorption of iron.

When can babies eat bread??

When babies eat their first bread depends on the age at which the baby started complementary feeding and which complementary feeding path was chosen. To BLW – baby led weaning (porridge-free baby food according to need) bread can already be from 6 months to be offered. baby bread is usually offered at the age of 9 – 10 months, as a transition to the family diet.

The chewing bread is more strenuous for babies than for older children or adults, since they do not yet have teeth and therefore chew with their jaw bones (chew bar). It may therefore be that your baby phases the loses interest in bread. This is also often the case when a tooth breaks through. In this case, you can try either switching to a softer type of bread, z. B. A juicy sweet potato bread, or you can give up baby bread for a while and instead offer z. B. Waffles or muffins on.

Which bread for babies?

Bread is very popular with most children, u. A. Because they need a lot of energy and bread has plenty of carbohydrates. For babies it is considered a baby bread without salt and sugar to choose, like this wholemeal bread with carrots and sunflower seeds.

Also the bread should be no coarse grains/ingredients but everything must be finely ground, otherwise there is a danger of it being swallowed. babies chew bread primarily with their jaws. Since there are no molars there yet, coarse grains and seeds can’t be chewed and instead pick into the gums. Therefore, the sunflower seeds in this recipe are ground. Hard and/or dark crusts should also be cut off.

If you want your child to be healthy nourishment, give up, as much as possible, sweet white bread. Not only because it is low in nutrients, but also because the baby’s taste quickly gets used to a certain food (white bread) and it can then be difficult to switch to another food (healthy wholemeal bread). Therefore prefer directly offer a healthy and nutritious bread.

What topping goes on a baby’s bread?

Something doesn’t necessarily have to be smeared on the bread. Especially the first time you try it, it may be just bread. coating brings however variety on the plate and it "slips" better.

Healthy spreads for babies are z. B.:

  • crush avocado
  • Butter
  • Fresh cheese
  • Cheese
  • Nut puree
  • Applesauce without sugar
  • Crushed banana

Before serving the bread either in small, bite-sized cubes cut or in elongated strips, that your baby can pick up and take a bite out of.

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