Baby Green Puffs, no gluten no dairy +6M

Baby Puffs are such an easy baby snack. I do not count the times when my kids were babies and we were either on the go or I needed a light snack for them…and baby puffs were such a fast + convenient + loved by them!!! solution.

There are many Organic Healthy products on the market, but when you will see how simple it is to make them at home you might change your mind 😉

Also, homemade baby puffs are not only super healthy but you can change flavor/color simply changing the organic and seasonal vegetables or fruit you will use.

Today I prepared some “green” puffs using kale and apple, a lovely mix. They are Gluten Free + Dairy Free + Refined Sugar Free!

The recipe is suitable for babies starting from +6 months, but the puffs were sooo good that even my 4yrs and 6yrs old kids loved them (they called them “green chips”).

Also, if you are looking for an egg free recipe, simply switch the two egg yolks with 2 Tbsp of ground flax mixed with 6 Tbsp of water. Simple 😉

Storage: in an air tight container on the countertop for 1 week.

A special THANK YOU to the lovely Gemma that tested my green baby puffs 🙂 She is simply a cutie!!!

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Baby Green Puffs, no gluten no dairy +6M
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 egg yolks 2 T flax seed + 6 T water
  • 1 Cup kale
  • 1/2 Cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 Cup instant rice cereal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  1. In a food processor add all the ingredients.
  2. Blend up until a smooth cream will be formed (4min)
  3. Using a chef pastry bag or a simple plastic bag, create tiny small dots on some parchment paper, the size you like.
  4. Bake at 350 for 10, reduce at 250, and bake for additional 30 min up until crisp.
  5. Store in an air tight container for 1 week


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    September 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Is the instant rice cereal, rice that has been grinned into rice flour?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      September 27, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Hi Kimberly!! instant rice cereal (aka baby rice cereal) is a pre-cooked (usually steamed) powder to make baby food in less than 2 minutes without cooking it. Usually you mix the baby rice cereal with either some hot water/baby formula/breastmilk and it’s ready to use. Here you are a post with more info about it, let me know if you have any further info!!

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        October 3, 2017 at 7:42 pm

        Would it work if I used rice or oatmeal and then blended it to flour? Or do I have to buy instant rice cereal?

        I appreciate your help 🙂

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          Barbara Lamperti
          October 3, 2017 at 8:01 pm

          Hi Kimberly!
          Instant baby cereal doesn’t need to be cooked, that’s why I used it (it’s simply faster!).
          yes, you can use regular rice or oatmeal and blend them to a flour consistency. you might need to cook the puffs a little more than suggested. I would proceed with the same quantities and than simply check in the oven after 30 min if the puffs are ready (they should be crispy enough to be removed easily from the parchment paper without sticking). Let me know how it goes!!! ciao, b

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    October 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Could you give me some examples of different fruits and vegetables I couldn’t use instead of kale and apple? My daughter loves them but I would like to try her with other flavours before she gets bored

    Thanks x

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      Barbara Lamperti
      November 13, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Hi! sure! I recently posted another homemade baby puff recipe using zucchini + banana + plums. You can really play with the seasonal ingredients. Another nice combo could be: pear + spinach or banana + broccoli or pumpkin + plums. Let me know how it goes and thank you for following BuonaPappa!! ciao, b

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    January 20, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Thank you for this recipe.
    I used pears because I did not have applesauce and I also used oatmeal instead of rice flour. After baking mine for 10 minutes there were almost burnt. I did a second batch with the puffs slightly bigger than the first batch and baked for a shorter amount of time about 8 minutes and then reduced the heat but they also turned super crisp and brown within minutes. I couldn’t imagine keeping them in the oven for another 30 minutes even at a lower temperature. Do you have any advice on how to bake them at a different temperature?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      January 21, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      Oh, I’m sorry it didn’t go right at the first try,but I’m so happy you didn’t give up and simply tried again changing something. Every oven is different so the cooking times might vary. I have a very very old gas oven that usually runs low. which kind of oven are you using? gas/electric this recipe the goal is not to cook the puffs but to dehydrate them to make them crisp. that’s why the suggestion is to bake at a very low temperature for a longer time. at what temperature did you try the first and second time? ciao!!! b

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