12 Healthy & Easy Eggplant Recipes For Babies

Have you ever introduced the recipes with eggplant to your baby? Do you know that eggplant is a great and healthy food for your little one? An eggplant is a rich source of calcium, folate, vitamin A and K. In addition, it is rich in fiber that helps regulate the bowel movement of your baby. And it’s super easy to cook eggplant. To know more about top 12 healthy & easy eggplant recipes, keep reading this article at VKool.

12 Healthy And Easy Eggplant Recipes For Babies To Try Out Today

1. Eggplant Puree

Eggplant recipes are easy to cook and also healthy for your child. Click To Tweet This is one of the easy eggplant recipes you can try.

Get these:

  • A pinch of salt
  • An organic eggplant

Process:

  1. The first step is to wash the eggplant carefully. Next, peel and deseed it.
  1. Now cut into small pieces. Then, steam until it becomes mushy and soft.
  1. Place the steamed eggplant in one blender and now blend until a smooth consistency is formed.
  1. In order to achieve the desired consistency, you can add some water to it.
  2. Season with salt and later serve this puree for your baby.

2. Eggplant, Pear, And Plum Puree

easy eggplant recipes - eggplant, pear, and plum puree

Both pear and plum give many health benefits for babies. Pear is a good source of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. It’s easy to digest and stimulates the immune system. Plums, on the other hand, are low in cholesterol, high in fiber, sodium free and also rich in vitamin A and C. Here’s this kind of easy eggplant recipes:
Get these:

  • 2 plums
  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 pear

Process:

  1. The first step is to fill a steamer basket using water up to two inches and next boil it.
  1. Meanwhile, wash, peel and chop the fruits and vegetable.
  1. Now in the steamer basket, place the eggplant and pear. Cover and allow it to boil until the eggplants and pear are soft.
  2. In a blender, pour the cooked fruits and vegetables and blend until smooth.
  3. Finally, serve with fruit sticks.

Read on: Top 34 Advantages Of Pears For Skin, Hair And Health

3. Roasted Baby Eggplant

Generally, this is also one of the easy eggplant recipes to try at home. To prepare it, follow these steps below:

Get these:

  • 6 Japanese eggplants
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp of kosher salt
  • 12 oregano sprigs
  • ½ tsp of black pepper
  • For serving: 8 ounces of feta cheese
  • ¾ cup of olive oil

Process:

  1. The first step is to preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Next, slice these eggplants in half, but ensure the halves keep on attached to the top.
  3. Then, in a baking dish, arrange the eggplants. After this, slice a lemon and insert these slices into each eggplant.
  4. Now squeeze the juice from the rest of 2 lemons and then mix with olive oil.
  5. After this, season with pepper and salt. Drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice over it.
  6. Using foil to cover it and roast the eggplants, basting frequently with the sauce in that dish. Now bake for a minimum of 40 minutes.
  7. Take out the foil and then bake for five minutes.
  8. Thereafter, sprinkle with feta cheese and lastly, serve.

4. Eggplant And Cheese

easy eggplant recipes - eggplant and cheese

As you know, cheese is a powerful source of calcium that can help your little one develop strong bones and teeth. Besides, it also helps in developing the height. Let’s see the recipe:

Get these:

  • 1 eggplant
  • A few basil sprigs
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 tsp of grated cheese

Process;

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees at first.
  2. Next, cut this eggplant into quarters. Then, using a small quantity of basil and some olive oil brush it. Thereafter, bake the eggplants for half an hour or more.
  3. After 25 minutes, take the eggplant from your oven and sprinkle with cheese. Come back to the oven and then bake for another five minutes.
  4. In order to serve the eggplant to your baby, you can dice, chop, mash or puree it.

Read on: Advantages Of Eating Cheese Daily For Health, Beauty And More

5. Eggplant Sauté

Looking for the easy eggplant recipes for babies, you should not skip this one.

Get these:

  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • ½ cup of onion, chopped
  • ½ tsp of garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp of pepper
  • ¼ tsp of basil

Process:

  1. First of all, peel plus dice the eggplant and keep it aside.
  1. Sauté onions in a saucepan in olive oil for five minutes. Then, add the egg and spices and cook for a couple of minutes or until it turns soft.
  1. After this, drain the excess oil. Lastly, serve to your baby.

6. Grilled Eggplant

You also should not ignore this recipe when seeking the easy eggplant recipes for babies.

Get these:

  • ½ tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 3 small eggplants and cut in half
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • ¼ tsp of dried oregano
  • ½ -pound mild provolone, thick-sliced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp of kosher salt

Process:

  1. First of all, whisk oregano and olive oil and brush the eggplants’ sides. After this, sprinkle with pepper and salt.
  2. Now grill the eggplants and remember to put its cut side down for about 5 minutes or until brown.
  3. Flip this eggplant and top with each provolone slice.
  4. Finally, grill for three minutes until the cheese in bubbly.

Read on: 18 Health & Beauty Advantages Of Olive Oil

7. Eggplant And Parmesan Bake

One of other healthy easy eggplant recipes you should try is eggplant and parmesan bake. How to make this bake? Here are detailed guides:

Get these:

  • 10 fresh baby eggplant
  • A package of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 clove of fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp of Italian cheese blend
  • 1 tbsp of parsley
  • 1 jar of marinara
  • Two cups of bread crumbs
  • Fresh basil
  • Pepper and salt to taste

Process:

  1. The first step is to grate mozzarella cheese into some small segments.
  2. Next, rinse eggplant carefully and slice it into halves.
  3. Take kosher salt and rub it into each eggplant. Allow it to stay for 15 minutes.
  4. After this, roast the bread crumbs lightly on medium-low flame.
  5. Combine bread crumbs, grated cheese, garlic, chopped parsley, pepper and salt in a mixing bowl.
  6. Then, coat this breadcrumb mixture with the eggplant.
  7. Put some oil in a large skillet and cook the eggplant for about 10 minutes.
  8. Now add a mozzarella slice on each eggplant.
  9. At last, serve this bake for your baby.

8. Eggplant Parmesan Stick

This is also one of the easy eggplant recipes you should try right now.

Get these:

  • 1 peeled medium eggplant
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup of flour
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • Olive oil of cooking spray
  • 2 whisked large eggs

Process:

  1. At first, cut this eggplant into two-inch sticks.
  2. Next, place flour in a bowl and then, beaten egg in another bowl. Place Parmesan and bread crumbs in the third bowl.
  3. Immerse the sticks of eggplant in the flour mixture and follow by egg and lastly, breadcrumbs.
  4. Now on the baking sheet, place the eggplants and finally, bake for around 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. Sere it for your little one.

9. Mildly Spiced Tomato & Eggplant Curry With Rice

easy eggplant recipes - mildly spiced tomato & eggplant curry with rice

Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin A and antioxidants, which strengthen the immune system and help to build stronger bones. They also reduce the risk of lead toxicity in the baby. Here’s the method:

Get these:

  • 1 cup of white basmati rice
  • 1 chopped onion
  • Black pepper and kosher salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 eggplant and cut into half-inch pieces
  • 1 rinsed can of chickpeas
  • ½ cup of fresh basil
  • 1 ½ tsp of curry powder
  • ¼ cup of low-fat yogurt

Process:

  1. Firstly, combine rice with ½ tsp of salt and 1 ½ cups water in a saucepan and next, bring this mixture to a boil. Lower the heat and then simmer for 15 minutes. Set it aside for fifteen minutes.
  2. Heat oil in one saucepan at one time and add the onions. Now cook for about 4-6 minutes or until onions soften.
  3. After this, stir in the tomato, eggplant, curry powder, ¼ tsp of pepper and 1 tsp of salt. Cook for around 2 minutes.
  4. Add two cups of water and boil it. Lower the heat and simmer for fifteen minutes. Then, stir in the chickpeas plus cook for three minutes.
  5. Take the vegetable out of the heat and then add the basil.
  6. Use a fork to mash the rice and finally, serve with the curry.

Read on: 27 Easy Recipes With Tomato

10. Eggplant Lasagna

Another recipe in the list of healthy easy eggplant recipes for babies is making Eggplant Lasagna.

Get these:

  • ½ pound tomatoes, halved plus seeded
  • 2 eggplants, sliced lengthwise
  • 4 tbsp of oil
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ cup basil
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and pepper

Process:

  1. Puree tomatoes, garlic, 1 tbsp of oil and ¼ tsp of pepper & salt in a food processor.
  2. On a baking sheet, arrange the eggplant slices and brush with 2 tbsp of oil and season with ¼ tsp of pepper and 1/2 tsp of salt. Then, broil these eggplants until tender.
  3. Combine basil, egg, ricotta and ¼ tsp of each of pepper and salt at one time.
  4. Spread tomato sauce in a baking dish and layer with the slices of eggplant and half of this ricotta cheese mixture.
  5. Top alongside tomato sauce and then sprinkle with Asiago.
  6. Now bake the lasagna for around 15 – 20 minutes. Before serving let it rest for 10 minutes.

11. Simple Stuffed Baked Eggplant

Get these:

  • 1 cup of cooked brown rice
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 diced red bell pepper
  • 1 chopped finely small onion
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • A pinch of basil
  • A pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese, grated

Process:

  1. Firstly, cut that eggplant in half sticks and scoop out the flesh carefully, leaving a shell about ½-inch thick. Then, cut its flesh into small dice.
  2. Now pour about ½-inch of water into one large skillet and boil it.
  3. Into the pan, put its shells, cut side up and cover and cook for three minutes
  4. Take the eggplant out of the pan, but hold the water.
  5. In another pan, heat some olive oil at one time and sauté the remaining veggies/.
  6. Now mix the sautéed veggies with the seasoning and rice. Then, heat the oven 350ºF.
  7. Use the rice/veggie mixture to fill the eggplant shells and place them on one lightly greased baking sheet. Now bake for 20 minutes and later remove from your oven and after that, top with the cheese.
  8. Return to that oven and now cook for another 15 minutes.
  9. At last, serve it for your child.

12. Baby Ratatouille

Here is the final recipe in the list of top 12 healthy easy eggplant recipes for babies.

Get these:

  • 1/2 small eggplant, cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper and cut into small chunks
  • A small zucchini (courgette), cubed
  • 1 chopped red onion
  • 2-3 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp of homemade or low sodium vegetable or chicken stock
  • A pinch of thyme
  • A pinch of oregano
  • A pinch of marjoram
  • A pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • A pinch of basil
  • Olive oil

Directions:

  1. You just need to sauté all the vegetables in some oil.
  2. Add the tomato paste together with seasonings as they are tender.
  3. Now stir in the stock and then warm through.
  4. After this, mix well and chop or mash for your baby.

All the above-mentioned easy eggplant recipes are really simple to cook and also yummy and healthy. To find more our informative articles, please visit our main Health page. Do you have any easy eggplant recipes for babies? Then please share your experience with us in the comment section below.

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