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mashed banana with sliced toast sprinkled with cinnamon

Cinnamon toasty fingers

This quick and tasty cinnamon toast is a great finger food breakfast for your baby to practice self-feeding, whilst trying new flavours. For the over 5s in the family just switch to reduced fat vegetable spread and slice the banana instead of mashing.

Age: 7-9 mths

Serves: Approx 1 portion

Prep time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 2-3 mins

Suitable for vegetarians? Y

Ingredients

  • ¾ medium slice wholemeal bread
  • 1tsp vegetable oil spread
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ medium banana, peeled and mashed

Give the rest of the banana as a snack for older children in the family, or for yourself.

Method

  1. Toast the bread in the toaster until golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile peel and mash the banana
  3. Spread the vegetable spread evenly over the toasted bread
  4. Sprinkle the cinnamon evenly over the toasted bread
  5. Cut the bread into easy to eat finger slices and serve with the mashed banana in a side bowl with a spoon, or over the top of the toast slices.
Finger foods help babies get used to different textures and also help develop hand-eye coordination.

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