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Fried Bananas for Babies

Fried Bananas for Babies


Fried bananas for babies is a great snack for them! And mamas for that matter. Penelope used to love bananas and now she is sort of on a hiatus, although she will eat them dried with her dried strawberries that I get from our local Co-op.

First get you some good bacon fat. By good, I mean fat from organic, natural, grass fed, nitrate-free bacon.  Save your dripping in a glass jar the next time you cook bacon and just put it in the fridge. The picture above, is of bacon fat not yet coagulated. It will turn off white and hard in the fridge.

Fried Bananas for Babies

Then put some bacon fat in the frying pan and heat it up. Then add some banana slices.

Fried Bananas for Babies

Then flip them over once they start to brown and brown the other side. It only takes a few minutes. Then dry them out on a paper towel and serve to baby! Or eat them up yourself!

Here and here are some articles from the Weston A. Price Foundation website, about feeding babies and toddlers. Or pick up a copy of Nourishing Traditions.

And did you know that babies first food should be egg yolk? And that cereal is about the worst possible thing you could give them as a first food? And that they really shouldn’t have any grains till age 2? Check out this blog post to learn more. Or view my other posts on baby/toddler nutrition.

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  • Lindsey (Mother Rising)
    October 5, 2010 at 2:15 AM

    Did you see moms milk boutique is giving away an ergo? I know you were wanting one…

  • Jadyn
    July 25, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Hi Stephanie! Love this idea! I have no idea where to get good bacon where I live, do you think coconut oil would work too? And when would you recommend introducing this to your baby? My son is seven months, is that too early? Thanks for all you share, I’m so happy that I came across your site when I was pregnant! Thanks to you my son has had egg yolk but no grains (and won’t until he turns 2)!

    • Stephanie
      July 26, 2013 at 1:33 AM

      Coconut oil would work just fine. Around 6 or 7 months, whenever you get the gut intuition that your son is ready. Thanks so much for reading, so glad you have found everything helpful!