This tasty and nutritious baby omelette is quick to make, easy for a baby to hold and eat, and the filling options are limitless.
5 Reasons This Omelette Recipe is Great for Babies
- Nutritious – These omelette fingers provide good sources of key nutrients for developing babies. High-quality protein, iron, folate and omega-3 fats from the egg, as well as calcium in the cheese and vitamin C in the tomato.
- Adaptable – Switch out the tomato and basil for different herbs and veggies. Suggestions are given below.
- Quick – Great for busy parents, taking less than 10 minutes to prep and make. Terrific for any time of the day.
- The texture is soft and fluffy perfect for little gums!
- Finger form makes it easy for babies to pick up and self-feed.
Ingredient Information and Filling Suggestions
All you need is egg, milk and butter (or oil) to make your baby omelette. This recipe adds tomato, cheese and basil, a classic combination that kids love.
Omelettes are versatile and you can go crazy and add almost anything to them! Vegetables are a great option, for exposure as well as nutrition. With any variety of vegetable, cheese and fresh herbs add great flavour.
Why not try adding…
- Grated vegetables such as zucchini and carrots
- Steamed vegetables such as broccoli, peas, sweetcorn, asparagus
- Roasted veggies such as peppers (capsicum), sweet potato, potato
- Sauteed vegetables, such as mushroom, spinach, onion, leek,
- Herbs – chives, dill, parsley, tarragon, thyme
Just keep the pieces really small, so they don’t fall out of the omelette when you cut into fingers.
Process Shots and Cooking Tips
- Whisk eggs, milk, basil, tomato and cheese together.
- Heat a small 20-23cm non-stick skillet until hot. Add the butter then when it foams, add the egg mixture and swirl around the pan to cover the base.
- Wait 20 – 30 seconds, then use a rubber spatula to lift up the edge, tilt the pan to make the egg run off the surface under the omelette. Repeat 4-5 times around the edges of the omelette.
- Cover with a lid and cook for around 45 seconds or until the underside is lightly golden and the top is just set.
- Fold omelette in half
- Transfer to a chopping board and cut fingers.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can introduce omelette from 6 months of age. Experts no longer recommend delaying the introduction of eggs. However, egg allergies are one of the most common allergies in children so care should be taken when introducing eggs to babies. Start with small quantities and offer during the day rather than at night so that you can watch your baby and respond if they have an allergic reaction.
Yes, refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
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Baby Omelette Fingers
A tasty omelette that is quick to make, easy for baby to hold and eat, and great for adding some extra vegetables.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
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In a small mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, milk and basil. Add the tomato and cheese and continue to mix.
Melt butter, over medium heat, in a small frying pan. When it foams, add the egg mixture and swirl around the pan to cover the base.
Wait 20 – 30 seconds, then use a rubber spatula to lift up the edge of the omelette. Tilt the pan to allow the egg to run off the surface under the omelette. Repeat 4-5 times around the edges of the omelette.
Cover with a lid and cook for around 45 seconds or until the underside is lightly golden and the top is just set.
Fold omelette in half, transfer to a chopping board and cut into baby-friendly fingers.
Baby Omelette Fingers
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Vitamin A 711IU14%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.