9 Healthy And Yummy Yogurt Recipes That Are Perfect For Babies

9 Healthy And Yummy Yogurt Recipes That Are Perfect For Babies

23 May 2023 | 7 min Read

Sudeshna Chakravarti

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Many parents are apprehensive about introducing yogurt to their baby’s diet due to the old adage, “Babies should not be given dairy in their first year.” However, many recent and newer studies have claimed that yogurt is safe for babies, and can be introduced to their diet as early as six months. In fact, introducing different yogurt recipes to your munchkin’s diet can offer numerous health benefits, including improved digestion and a robust immune system.

Read on as we tell you more about the benefits of yogurt for babies and easy and yummy recipes that you can introduce into their diet for enhanced health and development.

Benefits Of Yogurt For Babies

Some health benefits that yogurt can offer to your little one include:

  • Improves their digestion: The high levels of calcium, protein, and fibre in yogurt aid in the smooth functioning of your baby’s digestive system. Moreover, yogurt contains lactobacillus, which is a good bacterium that neutralises acidity in your baby’s stomach and reduces irritation in their stomach lining. 
  • Strengthens their immunity: Yogurt contains lactic acid, which enhances your baby’s immune system and your body’s overall defense mechanism. Regular addition of yogurt to your baby’s diet can help ward off bacteria that cause infections, diarrhoea, and inflammation.
  • Delivers essential nutrients: Yogurt also supplies your little one with essential nutrients that aid their growth and development. It contains vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, zinc, calcium, and phosphorus, which boost your baby’s bone health and nervous system development.
  • Enables sound sleep: Yogurt contains tryptophan and B-complex vitamins that stimulate the production of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that regulates sleep. Giving yogurt to your baby can enable them to sleep soundly, without waking up multiple times.

9 Healthy And Yummy Yogurt Recipes For Babies

Yogurt Recipes For Babies

Cherries are rich in antioxidants and aid digestion in babies / Image credit: Freepik

Cherry Yogurt

Cherry is packed with fibre and other beneficial nutrients that enhance your little one’s digestion. Together with yogurt, this recipe is perfect for maintaining your baby’s gut health.

You will need:

  • A bowl full of plain yogurt
  • ½ cup of cherry

How to: 

  • Deseed the cherries and dice them into small pieces.
  • Puree them with some water and sieve the mixture through a thin cloth.
  • Combine the pureed cherry with the yogurt and feed it to your munchkin.

Apple And Sweet Potato Yogurt

Both apples and sweet potatoes are enriched with vitamins and minerals that boost your baby’s overall growth and development. Additionally, this recipe is perfect for strengthening your little one’s immune system and reading off infections.

You will need:

  • Half sweet potato
  • An organic apple
  • Whole milk or plain yogurt

How to:

  • Peel both apple and sweet potato and dice them into small cubes.
  • Combine the sweet potato band apple pieces in a food processor and blend them until smooth.
  • Add yogurt and blend for another minute or two.
  • Feed the antioxidant-rich recipe to your young one.

Apple And Banana Yogurt

Banana is loaded with essential nutrients like vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, and potassium. These nutrients are crucial for your baby’s development, and together with yogurt, this recipe aids in your baby’s nervous system development.

You will need:

  • 1-2 tablespoons of apple sauce
  • A banana
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Greek yogurt

How to:

  • You can either mash or puree the banana.
  • Combine it with yogurt and apple sauce.
  • Mix well, and serve it fresh to your little one.

Mango Yogurt

Yogurt Recipes For Babies

Mango boosts your little one’s immunity and also maintains their gut health / Image credit: Freepik

The King of fruits boasts numerous health benefits for babies. From aiding digestion to supporting growth and development, and boosting immunity, mango can be a great addition to your little one’s diet.

You will need:

  • ½ cup of plain or Greek yogurt
  • A ripe mango, peeled and sliced

How to:

  • Puree the mango in a blender until it is smooth.
  • Mix yogurt with pureed mango and feed it to your munchkin.

Apricot And Banana Yogurt

Apricots contain plant-based compounds known as carotenoids, which help support your baby’s immunity and skin health. Overall, this yogurt recipe is perfect for summer days and also helps improve your baby’s hydration and keeps them cool. 

You will need:

  • 4-5 chopped and dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons of Greek or plain yogurt
  • A medium-sized ripe banana
  • 3 tablespoons of water

How to:

  • First, simmer the apricots in water in a saucepan to make them soft.
  • Blend the apricot using a food processor.
  • Combine yogurt and mashed banana with pureed apricots.
  • Mix well and feed it to your little one.

Mango And Strawberry Yogurt

Mangoes and strawberries are excellent sources of essential nutrients like vitamin C, fibre, and folate, which help enhance your little one’s immunity and overall health. Additionally, strawberries are loaded with vitamin C, which helps your baby’s body absorb iron from plant-based foods and fuels their body’s antioxidant activity.

You will need:

  • ¼ cup of mango peeled and chopped
  • 4-5 strawberries, finely chopped
  • Plain or Greek yogurt

How to:

  • Steam the fruits lightly so that they soften.
  • Puree both fruits in a blender and then combine them with yogurt.
  • Mix well and serve it fresh to your little one.

Pear Yogurt

Yogurt Recipes For Babies

Pears are a great addition to your baby’s diet as they enhance their overall growth and development / Image credit: Freepik

Pear supplies dietary fibre and vitamin C to your baby. While vitamin C helps your little one build strong immunity, bones, and muscles, fibre helps maintain their gut health and prevents constipation.

You will need:

  • A pear, peeled and sliced thinly
  • A cup of full-fat or Greek yogurt 
  • ½ cup of water

How to:

  • Bring water to boil in a saucepan and the pieces of pear to it.
  • Let it simmer for about 10 minutes or until the pear is soft.
  • Puree the pear in a blender and leave it aside to cool.
  • Combine it with yogurt and serve it fresh to your munchkin.

Berry-Enriched Yogurt

Different kinds of berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are beneficial for your little one’s overall health. They contain essential nutrients like folate, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin C that contribute to your little one’s overall health and development. Together with yogurt, these berries can also help maintain good gut health in your munchkin.

You will need:

  • ½ cup of strawberries and blueberries
  • 2 cups of plain yogurt
  • ½ banana

How to:

  • Blend the berries together in a food processor.
  • Combine yogurt with pureed berries.
  • Mix well and serve it fresh.

Maple Syrup And Blueberry Yogurt

Blueberry is a great addition to your little one’s diet, and adding a little bit of maple syrup can enhance the taste of this recipe and make it more delectable for your little one.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • Plain yogurt
  • 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup

How to:

  • Puree the blueberries in a blender.
  • Combine yogurt and maple syrup and whisk well.
  • Serve it fresh to your munchkin.


These yogurt recipes for babies are delicious, and healthy, and can be introduced to their diet after they’ve reached six months. Yogurt is great for boosting your little one’s immunity and maintaining their gut health, and you can customise these recipes depending on your munchkin’s nutritional requirements.

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