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Pudding / dessert ideas for 8mth old

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DetentionGrrrl Thu 22-Feb-07 10:07:06

He feeds himself mostly.
looking for half healthy treat type things.

I thought i could make flapjacks Any other ideas?

MrsBadger Thu 22-Feb-07 10:09:40

does he need pudding? I'm lazy so it's normally fruit, yoghurt or nothing.

any homemade cake or biscuit will be better than a shopbought one - my most-used rceipes are here but seem to have lost their formatting - sorry.

DetentionGrrrl Thu 22-Feb-07 10:10:53

just thought it'd be a nice change for him from yogurt or bananas really.

MrsBadger Thu 22-Feb-07 10:12:33

Get some more exciting fruit?

Not much help, am I?

Whoooosh Thu 22-Feb-07 10:34:56

Rice pudding with various fruit puree added?

My dd LOVES malt loaf too.

fizzbuzz Thu 22-Feb-07 10:37:49

Carrot cake?

I made my dd bread and butter pudding, and fruit crumble with hoemade custard. All quite easy as I am a completely crap cook.

Unfortunately we are now having a little tussle about this ATM, as these are the ONLY things she will eat

dejags Thu 22-Feb-07 10:43:18

chopped up strawberries, mangos, pineapple - these are always greeted with delight by my kids

stewed fruit with homemade custard (apricots are a particular fave)

bread and butter pudding (not particularly good for you but if you use wholewheat bread and loads of raisins/sultanas it's not too bad for an occasional desert).

Davenid Thu 22-Feb-07 10:45:12


my 9 month old loves malt loaf too

also any kind of cake - pancakes she loves

garibaldi biscuits

shish Thu 22-Feb-07 10:45:42

I give fruit or yoghurt.. SOmetimes for something different some of the deserts in the jars are quite nice too for an occassional treat!

DetentionGrrrl Thu 22-Feb-07 10:47:29

i hadn't thought of rice pudding I love rice pudding...

Malt loaf's a good one too.

fizzbuzz Thu 22-Feb-07 10:49:29

Also a sort of summer pudding thing. Tinned raspberries and bluberries or blackcurrants.

Bung some small slices of white bread in with above. Leave to soak for a bit. Mash it up, then serve with yoghurt/soft cheese/cream/creme fresh. yummy

Or jelly made with milk

TeetheCeeofDavedom Thu 22-Feb-07 11:06:54

Mine loves rice pudding too.
I also gace then a jam sponge pudding with custard after their roast last sunday.

My DD also likes banana cake as well as carrot cake.

You could do apple pies and apple crumbles
or any fruit pie/crumbles.

Stewed fruit, like apples, plums, peaches etc.

Fruit salads

bread & butter pudding

scones and jam

nailpolish Thu 22-Feb-07 11:13:41

stewed rhubarb with custard or rice pud is a favourite here

baked apples with raisins

poached pears

cranachan for special occasions

upside down cake

fizzbuzz Thu 22-Feb-07 11:40:50

What's cranachan? Can I ask something on sugar issue here? My dd is 7 months old and we are not supposed to use sugar.

Buuuut, I made some banana flapjacks for her, and they needed syrup to bind it together. Also carrot cake had sugar in.

What do other people do?

TeetheCeeofDavedom Thu 22-Feb-07 11:42:53

I don't pur sugar over things but she's had the odd cake I've made that used soft brown suger in ingrediants. But tbh I wasn;t doing that until just recently and she's 14 months now. When she was younger all I ever gave her was fruit and yoghurts.

DizzyDave Thu 22-Feb-07 11:43:14

why are you not supposed to use sugar?

fizzbuzz Thu 22-Feb-07 11:46:38

Because it encourages a sweet tooth, and I thought the advice was not to add sugar to anything.

I am right?

fizzbuzz Thu 22-Feb-07 11:47:00

Grrrr, should have said Am I right?

DizzyDave Thu 22-Feb-07 11:52:24

depends how you see it really. fruit is sweet, as are various other foods, without adding sugar. breast milk is very sweet also.

i would rather dd had proper sugar than any artificial sweetener. but i also don't give dd any 'treats' other than rice pudding, moon biscuits and apple rice cakes. other than that she has fruit. but she tends to have her fruit before her main food rather than afterwards. she has it while her food cools down..we're doing blw so eat all together.

TeetheCeeofDavedom Thu 22-Feb-07 12:01:12

I don't see the harm in giving them things like carrot and banana cake now and then though.
9 times out of 10 she has youghurt and fruit, both sweet anyway.
Yoghurts also have sugar in them don't they?

As long as you don't sprinkle half a ton of sugar over her weatabix I think you're ok

DizzyDave Thu 22-Feb-07 12:03:03

yoghurt has sugar in it if it's added, but plain natural yoghurt doesn't.

of course it's probably best to get your child used to foods in their plain state, so no sugar on top of cereal or sugar 'to sweeten it up' as MIL always says. but sugar in a cake is fine..otherwise it's not much of a cake is it?

fizzbuzz Thu 22-Feb-07 12:23:26

No I guess it's not. Thanks very much, this has really made me rethink. I know fruit and stuff is sweet, but I thought the big bad sugar was not meant to be given,

Fruit crumble is horrid without sugar!

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