When and How to Introduce Egg to babies – 5 Egg Recipes for babies

5 ways to give Egg to Baby

When can I introduce egg to baby?

How to give egg yolk to baby?

How can I give eggs to baby?

Can I give whole egg or only egg yolk to baby?

When can babies eat eggs?

Is it safe for baby to have eggs before 1 year?

These are few of the common queries that we receive about giving eggs to baby.

Eggs are one of the best sources of protein and even though there have been scare of allergies around it. Most studies now recommend that egg yolk can be introduced into baby’s diet as early as 8 months. Today we share some ways in which you can give egg to baby. Wait for baby to turn 12 months / 1 year old before introducing the egg white as there are chances of allergies.

How to give egg to baby

I have received numerous queries about how to introduce egg to baby and include it in infant’s diet. I remember how I tried introducing egg yolk to my daughter when she was a baby and she didn’t like the plain boiled yolk, so i had to find many ways to include it in her diet. If your baby is like mine too and is not very fond of eggs, do not despair. Keep offering it as often as you can. My daughter too took a liking for it after she turned 2, and now her dinner is not complete without an egg.

Here I share 2 ways to give egg yolks to baby in this video and 3 more ways in the post.

How to give boiled Egg Yolk to baby

Take a hard boiled egg. Do not give runny egg yolk to baby. Egg should be well-cooked.

Always use egg at room temperature or at least kept outside refrigerator for sometime.

  • To boil an egg till hard boiled, put egg in water and bring it to a rolling boil.
  • Boil for 5-6 minutes and then switch off the gas while covering it for another 10 minutes.
  • Take out the egg and cool it.
  • Peel the egg and cut it into half using a knife.
  • Scoop out the yolk. You can use this in many ways.



Mashed Egg Yolk for babies

Use a fork to mash the yolk. You may add a little of baby’s milk to make it a smooth mash.

Mashed Egg Yolk with Carrots

Steam/ Boil carrots till soft.

Mash the carrots using a fork.

Add egg yolk to this mash and mix well. 

A wholesome meal for your baby is ready.

You may also serve mashed egg yolk to baby with other vegetables and fruits like potatoes, applesauce, avocado, bananas etc. Since eggs don’t have any over powering taste, they blend well with almost anything.

Scrambled Egg yolks for baby

5 ways to give Egg to Baby



Egg yolks

Baby’s milk



Break an egg and separate the yolk from the white.

Add a little of baby’s milk to this and beat using a fork.

You may also put a little pepper to it if your baby likes.

Heat a little butter in a frying pan.

Put the yolk and scramble using a spatula. 


Vegetable Egg Yolk Omelette for Baby


Egg yolks

Baby’s milk

Soft boiled vegetables cut into tiny pieces or pureed (You may use carrots, broccoli, potatoes, 



Mix the egg yolks and vegetable puree or dices in a bowl and beat well.

Add a little baby’s milk and mix well.

You may also put a little pepper to it if your baby likes.

Heat a little butter in a frying pan.

Put the egg yolk mixture and let it cook on one side. 

Then flip and cook on the other side.


Vegetable Egg Yolk Scramble for Baby

Follow the same recipe as above, but scramble the egg yolk mixture using a spatula to give egg to baby.


Egg yolk Applesauce French Toast Fingers for Baby

These are very simple to make and a variant to give egg to baby.


Egg yolks

1 slice of bread (brown/ white)

Baby’s milk




Cut the bread into 1 inch fingers.

Mix the egg yolks and applesauce in a bowl and beat well.

Add a little baby’s milk and mix well.

Heat a little butter in a frying pan.

Dip the bread fingers into egg yolk & apple sauce mixture and shallow fry in butter.

Then flip and cook on the other side.


Egg Yolk Applesauce Pancake for Baby

Make these yummy pancakes to give egg to baby.

Egg Yolk Pancake for baby


1 Egg yolk

1 tbsp atta (wholewheat flour)

1 tbsp Applesauce 

1 tsp Baby’s milk



Take atta, apple sauce and egg yolk in a large bowl.

Mix well using a beater.

Add milk and beat well with other ingredients.

Heat a pan and add butter.

Now add the pancake batter to pan.

Cook on one side till you see bubbles and then flip.

Cook on the other side and serve warm or cold to your baby.


Egg Fried Rice for Baby

You can use this simple recipe to make a complete meal with egg to baby.


Egg yolks -1-2

Cooked rice – 2 tbsp

Onion finely chopped – 1 tsp

Pepper powder – 1 pinch

Butter/ Ghee – 1tsp


Heat butter or ghee in a pan.

Add chopped onions and saute will soft.

Now add egg yolks and and scramble well.

Now add cooked rice and mix well.

Now add pepper and mix everything well.

Egg fried rice is ready for your baby.


How do you give egg to baby?

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13 Replies to “When and How to Introduce Egg to babies – 5 Egg Recipes for babies”

  1. Taheseen says:

    My baby is in 8th month. Can I give potato nd egg daily to baby…. Will dis create any side effects in future?

    1. Priya Sachan says:

      Give just the egg yolk at this age. You can give potatoes as part of a balanced diet.

  2. Swathi says:

    My baby is 11months nit eat any thing rice or tiffen don’t like this good I’m warry about health plz Telme any thing sagest like to eat her food plz help me

  3. AkshataByaliyavar says:

    Can i give mashed boiled egg with milk to my 6months old baby girl?
    Egg white when can i start? Plz reply

    1. Priya Sachan says:

      You can start egg around 8-9 months. Egg white can be started closer to 1 year.

      1. Sowmya says:

        What does baby milk mean? do u mean it is formula milk?

        1. Priya Sachan says:

          Yes, it means Breastmilk or Formula milk.

  4. Arpita patel says:

    My son is 15 month and his eating only massed food like veggies , khichadi , fruits and some time cereals . He like puffs , creakers some time
    But he stop Drinking milk from few days and his still taking bottles and also he doesn’t like toDrink water
    He had acid reflux problem since he was born and he was throwing his formula too when he. Was 1 month to 12 month .
    After 12 month we start regular milk and he does like it but after few days he stop drinking then he back to normal and now he doesn’t wanna drink at all .
    I am really worried what to do ? Please advice

    1. Shalini says:

      As per my son’s paediatrics its absolutely fine in case you child is having proper food and then not taking milk. Just try to compensate the same by giving 250-350 ml of any dairy product (paneer, kheer, curd etc.)


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