Adventures in Baby Food: Banana Bites

Chase is starting to explore finger foods and it’s a lot of fun seeing him try to pick up things and put them in his mouth. Sometimes he’ll delicately use his thumb and forefinger, and other times he’ll grab a fistful and shove everything in his mouth like Cookie Monster.

I noticed when I gave him banana pieces that he had a lot of difficulty picking them up to eat. They get slimy very quickly and slip right out of his hands. So it occurred to me that maybe I could coat them in something first, and this “recipe” was born!

banana bites


Adventures in Baby Food: Banana Bites


  • 1/2 cup Cheerios
  • 1 small banana


  1. Process the Cheerios in a food processor. I used our Magic Bullet.
  2. Cut the banana into small pieces. I did pea-sized for my 9-month-old but the size could vary based on what your child can handle.
  3. Toss the banana pieces in the Cheerios dust.


  1. Sarah

    This is a great idea! I’m definitely going to try this at home with my 12 month old!
    (I have some graham crackers, I bet that’d be good!)
    Pinned it!

  2. amber

    Have you tried freezing these or storing them in the fridge? Or do you serve immediately? Just wondering how they might hold up.

    • Amy

      I serve these immediately. Bananas don’t tend to hold up very well once you defrost them from the freezer. The fridge may work for a day, but then they’ll probably start to get mushy.

  3. noelle

    Great idea!!!! I have been having difficulties with my 11 month old wanting to feed herself, so this is heaven sent!!! Thank you!!!!

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  5. Janice

    I have to try this for my seven month old . She is constantly trying to use her pincers to grab pieces of food that fall into her tray

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