Recipes For Early Peanut Introduction

There have been a lot of new ideas around peanut allergies and the introduction of peanut protein in the diets of young children, so it’s important to always seek out professional advice around this, either from your family doctor or a Registered Dietitian.

If you’re using peanut butter in any recipe for very young children, it’s best to use smooth, all-natural peanut butter with as little salt as possible. If you find you need to adjust any recipes to make sure your little one is getting the right amount of peanut protein, you can use this guide:

Measure

  Grams  

  Ounces  

  Grams of Peanut Protein  

  1 teaspoon (tsp) 5g 0.18oz 1.1g peanut protein
  1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) 20g 0.7oz 5g peanut protein
  1 cup 250g 8.8oz 65g peanut protein

 


Peanut Butter & Banana Mash

Original Recipe: 4 Serves = 8 tsp peanut butter
* for ~2g peanut protein use only 2 tsp peanut butter per serve *

 

This recipe is super easy and perfect for very young children.
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o ensure each serving contains ~2g of peanut protein, make sure you only use 2 teaspoons of peanut butter per serve.

Recipe & image: National Peanut Board

Recipe & image: National Peanut Board

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Ants On A Log

* for ~2g peanut protein use 2 tsp peanut butter per serve *

 

Ants On A Log is classic no-fuss snack – there are no real rules for this one!
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f you’re after ~2g peanut protein for each serve, make sure you use 2 teaspoons of peanut butter for each.

Recipe & image: Cincy Shopper

Recipe & image: Cincy Shopper

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Blueberry Peanut Smoothie

Original Recipe: 3 Serves = 3 Tbs peanut butter
* for ~2g peanut protein use only 2 tsp peanut butter per serve*

 

Another great recipe for young ones who may find liquids easier, this recipe uses low-fat milk and yoghurt instead of banana.
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f you want each to contain ~2g peanut protein, reduce the amount of peanut butter down to 2 teaspoons per serve.

Recipe & image: National Peanut Board

Recipe & image: National Peanut Board

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Swirled Yoghurt

Original Recipe: 4 Serves = ¼ cup Peanut Butter
* for ~2g peanut protein make 8 serves *

 

Super easy, yoghurt with a swirl of peanut butter and jelly is a great snack for the young ones and can even be served with fruit.
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o ensure each serving contains ~2g of peanut protein, make sure you either use 2 teaspoons of peanut butter per serve, or turn this into 8 serves.

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Frozen Nutty Banana Nibblers

Original Recipe: 6 Serves = 1 Tbs peanut butter
* for ~2g peanut protein use 2 tsp peanut butter per serve *

 

These frozen treats are a fantastic alternative to ice-cream on a hot summer day!
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o ensure each serving contains ~2g of peanut protein, make sure you either increase the amount of peanut butter to 2 Tablespoons, or turn this into 3 serves.

Recipe & image: Popsugar

Recipe & image: Popsugar

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Baby’s Banana & Peanut Butter Muffins

Original Recipe: 9 Serves = 1 cup peanut butter
* for ~2g peanut protein, make into 32 Serves *

 

Soft and easy to eat, these muffins are also free from wheat or gluten.
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ake the portion sizes smaller to give you 32 serves with 2g of peanut protein each.

Recipe & image: Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Recipe & image: Homemade Baby Food Recipes

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Original Recipe: 12 Serves =  2 Tbs peanut butter
* for ~2g peanut protein make into 6 serves *

 

With only 3 ingredients, it’s hard to go wrong with these cookies!
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o ensure you have 2g peanut protein per portion give yourself double and make it into 6 serves.

Recipe & image: Feelin’ Great In 8

Recipe & image: Feelin’ Great In 8

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By |2017-12-07T17:08:45+00:00January 24th, 2017|Blog, Recipes|