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!

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