Ultimate List of Baby and Toddler Finger Foods

Check out our ultimate list of baby finger foods. They're great for toddlers too. Skip the highly processed finger foods and go for nutritious recipes.When it comes to feeding your baby or toddler, skip the highly processed finger foods and go for natural and nutritious bites your little one will love to get their hands on. Homemade baby finger foods are better and healthier!

Homemade and Nutritious Baby Finger Foods

Many popular finger foods that kids love can be easily made at home so you know exactly what’s going into your child’s food and their body

You certainly don’t need to spend lots of time in the kitchen to prepare finger foods for your growing toddler. All the recipes below are easy to make, and most can be frozen so you always have them on hand.

Along with the recipes listed below, don’t forget to include a wider variety of fruits and vegetables in your child’s diet.

For even more finger food idea check our out list of fruit finger foods and vegetable finger foods for ideas and how to best prepare them.

For more information on starting your baby on finger foods, check out our article and video on baby-led weaning.

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Pick ‘n’ Mix Vegetable Shreddies

These are perfect for using up all those leftover and end of the bag veggies! Get creative and use what you have.

Pick ‘n’ Mix Vegetable Shreddies

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Get the recipe here for Pick ‘n’ Mix Vegetable Shreddies

 

 Quinoa Crumbed Fish Fingers

These fish fingers take only minutes to prepare. Make an extra batch to fill your freezer. Your homemade fish fingers are sure to be a much healthier and more child friendly version than the processed store-bought kind.

Quinoa Crumbed Fish Fingers

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Get the recipe here for Quinoa Crumbed Fish Fingers

 

Fruit, Oat and Chia Mini Chews

These mini chews are a great little snack option or addition to breakfast. Chia seed are highest plant source of omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Toddler Finger Foods- Fruit, Oat and Chia Mini Chews

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Get the recipe here for Fruit, Oat and Chia Mini Chews

 

 Red Beet Pancakes

These brightly colored pancakes are chocked full nutrients and will be a breakfast hit.

Red Beet Pancakes Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Red Beet Pancakes

 

 Spinach Balls

These spinach balls are a great vegetarian option for your little ones. The cheese adds protein and you can switch out the spinach for kale or any other leafy green.

Spinach Balls Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Spinach Balls

 

 Crispy Coconut Chicken

A fun take on regular chicken strips, these have a crispy and sweet coconut coating.

Crispy Coconut Chicken

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Get the recipe here for Crispy Coconut Chicken

 

 Deep Dish Pizza Bites

Perfect for family pizza night! Your little one will love these saucey cheesy bites. Add green peppers, pineapple or mushrooms for fun variations.

Deep Dish Pizza Bites

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Get the recipe here for Deep Dish Pizza Bites

 

 Chicken Noodle Stir Fry

This stir fry recipe is tailored for toddlers. The veggies and chicken are cut into larger, easy to hold pieces.

Chicken Noodle Stir Fry

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Get the recipe here for Chicken Noodle Stir Fry

 

 Soft Butternut Squash Cakes

A great substitution for traditional potato cakes, butternut squash is a slightly sweet and delicious choice. Try making these will pumpkin or other types of squash.

Soft Butternut Squash Cakes

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Get the recipe here for Soft Butternut Squash Cakes

 

 Mini Quiches

These mini quiches can be eating hot or cold. This base recipe uses bacon, tomato and fresh basil, but feel free to add whatever vegetables or meats you want.

Mini Quiches Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Mini Quiches

 

 Zucchini Parmesan Quinoa Finger Food

These zucchini parmesan quinoa bites are a perfect finger food! You can mix it up and use carrots, sweet potato or yellow squash.

Zucchini Parmesan Quinoa Finger Food

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Get the recipe here for Zucchini Parmesan Quinoa Finger Food

 

 Baby Pasta Bolognese

Pasta is the perfect finger food! This dish is full of vegetables and flavor. Toddlers can dig in by themselves, and with a quick puree, babies can enjoy as well.

Baby Pasta Bolognese Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Baby Pasta Bolognese

 

 Strawberry Yogurt Bites

These yogurt bites are so simple and easy to make! Make an entire tray (or two!) and keep them in the freezer for whenever your little one is teething or needs a quick sweet treat.

 Strawberry Yogurt Bites Recipes

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Get the recipe here for Strawberry Yogurt Bites

 

 Baby Meatballs

These little baby meatballs are perfect for small hands. They are a great way to introduce meat to your little one. Change it up and use beef, chicken or turkey. You can even add some shredded veggies!

Baby Meatballs Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Baby Meatballs

 

Cheese Cubes or Sticks

Cheese cubes or sticks are a great and super simple finger food for your little one. Switch it up and try mozzarella, cheddar, monterey jack or provolone.

Baby and Toddler Finger Foods. Cheese cubes or sticks are a great and super simple finger food for your little one.

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Banana Toast

Banana toast is a wonderful soft finger food for babies and toddlers and helps to keep breakfast interesting with different tastes and textures. Try adding others fruits such as strawberries or blueberries.

Toddler Finger Foods- Banana Toast

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Get the recipe here for Banana Toast

 

 Parmesan And Spinach Cheese Twists

These cheesy, puffy twists are the perfect way to get your little one used to the taste of greens.

Parmesan and Spinach Cheese Twists

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Get the recipe here for Parmesan And Spinach Cheese Twists

 

Scrambled or Cubed Eggs

Eggs make a great finger food for your little one. Scramble them up in a pan or hard boil them and slice into baby size cubes.

Scrambled Eggs are a great finger food for babies

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 Broccoli And Cheese Frittata Fingers

these frittata fingers are tasty yet mild, perfect for little taste buds. They cook up soft, so they are great for the no or few teeth crowd!

Broccolli And Cheese Frittata Fingers

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Get the recipe here for Broccoli And Cheese Frittata Fingers

 

 Baked Chickpea Patties with Sweet Potato Fries

These chickpea patties and sweet potato fries are a super baby friendly meal, but can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Baked Chickpea Patties with Yogurt Sauce And Sweet Potato Oven Fries

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Get the recipe here for Baked Chickpea Patties With Yogurt Sauce And Sweet Potato Oven Fries

 

Pumpkin Bacon Risotto

This pumpkin bacon risotto is formed into small balls to make it easy for your baby to hold.

Toddler Finger Foods- Pumpkin Bacon Risotto

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Get the recipe here for Pumpkin Bacon Risotto

 

 Chicken On A Stick

This chicken on a stick meal is a super simple and fun meal for older toddlers. If giving these to a younger child, skip the wooden stick and let them gnaw away!

Chicken on a Stick

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Get the recipe here for Chicken On A Stick

 

Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is a great first food for self feeding! Your little one can eat it with their hands or practice their self-feeding skills.

Cottage Cheese is a great finger food for babies and toddlers

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Chew-Me Oat Fruit Bars

These oat and fruit bars are perfect for a grab and go snack. You can mix these up and add all different kinds of dried fruits, nuts and seeds.

Toddler Finger Foods- Chew-Me Oat Fruit Bars

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Get the recipe here for Chew-Me Oat Fruit Bars

 

 Beef Chow Mein With Noodles

This is a great way to add some vegetables into your little ones meals.

Beef Chow Mein With Noodles

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Get the recipe here for Beef Chow Mein With Noodles

 

 Baby French Toast

These french toast sticks are another meal that everyone can enjoy. Slice the bread into sticks for your baby and go!

Baby French Toast

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Get the recipe here for Baby French Toast

 

Quesadilla Cubes

Serve a simple cheese quesadilla cut up into small cubes. You can also add some veggies, like tomatoes, peppers, or avocado.

Baby and Toddler Finger Foods. Quesadilla and Cheese Finger Food

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Baby Egg Pies

These pies are equally good eaten warm or cold and they freeze well, so they are a great standby, so simple. Mix up the veggies and use whatever you have on hand.

Baby Egg Pies Recipes

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Get the recipe here for Baby Egg Pies

 

Cooked Beans

Beans and legumes of all types make amazing finger foods. Try a wide variety of beans, including black, pinto, kidney, chickpeas, white beans, lentils and black-eyed peas. When serving beans to your little one, make sure they are cooked until super soft.

Baby and Toddler FInger Foods. Cooked beans and legumes of all types make amazing toddler finger foods.

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 Whole Grain Apple Muffins

These muffins are not only delicious but contain no processed sugar (sweetened instead with a little maple syrup and cinnamon) and are a breeze to prepare!

Wholemeal Apple Muffins

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Get the recipe here for Whole Gain Apple Muffins

 

Coconut Peach Pancakes

Pancakes in general are an awesome finger food, and these coconut peach ones some amazing! Change up the fruit each time and have fun.

Coconut Peach Pancakes Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Coconut Peach Pancakes

 

 Baked Zucchini Fries

Zucchini fries are a finger food classic. Perfect for little hands to hold, You can make these with any kind of veggie you have on hand.

Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Baked Zucchini Fries

 

Tofu Cubes

Cubed tofu makes a great simple finger food. Serve it raw, or lightly cooked in a pan.

Baby and Toddler Finger Foods. Cubed tofu makes a great simple finger food. Serve it raw, or lightly cooked in a pan.

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 Baby Banana-Oatmeal Bites

These super soft and delicious bites are the perfect way to use up those too ripe bananas.

Baby Banana-Oatmeal Bites

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Get the recipe here for Baby Banana-Oatmeal Bites

 

 Homemade Cheesy Crackers

These homemade crackers are a natural alternative to Goldfish. They can be made using any type of cheese, and you can change up the spices and make them different each time.

Baby Finger Food

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Get the recipe here for Homemade Cheesy Crackers

 

 The Best Toddler Muffins

These awesome muffins also have a fraction of the sugar and butter you find in most muffin recipes. They contain pumpkin, carrots, applesauce and bananas!

The Best Toddler Muffins Recipe

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Get the recipe here for The Best Toddler Muffins 

 

Sunflower Seeds

Roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds are a great snack for your little one. Always supervise your baby when they are eating seeds or nuts.

Sunflower Seeds as a finger foods for toddlers

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Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes are a perfect finger food for toddlers. This fry shape makes them super easy to hold.

Perfect Sweet Potato

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Get the recipe here for  Perfect Sweet Potato

 

 Apple Banana Quinoa Breakfast Cups

Quinoa is packed with protein, so these breakfast cups will keep your little ones full all morning!

 Apple Banana Quinoa Breakfast Cups
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Get the recipe here for Apple Banana Quinoa Breakfast Cups

 

 Chicken And Corn Patties

These are a great lunch or dinner option, and a perfect way to start your child on meat if they have texture issues. Play around the change up the veggie mix ins. Peppers. zucchini and sweet potato would all be great.

Chicken and Corn Patties Reciipe

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Get the recipe here for Chicken and Corn Patties

 

Bagels And Toast

Simple pieces of lightly toasted bagels and bread make a great toddler finger food.

Baby and Toddler Finger Foods. Simple Pieces of lightly toasted bagels and bread make a great toddler finger food.

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 Chicken and Veggie Tots

These chicken and veggie tots contain carrots, apples, celery, red bell pepper, onion and spinach! This recipe makes around 40 tots, so freeze them and defrost as needed.

Chicken and Veggie Tots

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Get the recipe here for Chicken and Veggie Tots

 

 Cheddar Carrot Coins

These cheddar-carrot coins are a great way to pack in a veggie at snack time. Replace store-bought crackers and puff with these coins.

Cheddar Carrot Coins Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Cheddar Carrot Coins

 

 Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki are crispy, Indian potato patties. This version is made with corn flour, making them gluten-free.

Aloo Tikki Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Aloo Tikki

 

 Carrot Apple Bites

Apples and Carrots are an awesome combination for these baby bites.

Carrot Apple Bites Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Applesauce Toddler Bites

 

 Sweet Potato Toddler Snacks

These sweet potato snacks are free of all common allergens (even corn) and are super easy to make.

Sweet Potato Toddler Snacks

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Get the recipe here for Sweet Potato Toddler Snacks

 

Edamame

Make sure you take the shell off. This can be a choking hazard because of the size. Make sure you watch your baby or toddler while eating in case of choking.

Edamame Finger Food

 

 

 

Check out our ultimate list of baby finger foods. They're great for toddlers too. Skip the highly processed finger foods and go for nutritious recipes.

 

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