5 Easy Recipes for Early Introduction of Peanut Products

Posted on March 15, 2017

The research is out and studies have shown that introducing peanut products to infants as early as four-months-old can help prevent peanut allergies. Peanut butter and peanut powder are easy ways to incorporate peanuts into your infant’s diet. In honor of #NationalPeanutMonth, here are some quick and easy recipes to save you some time in the kitchen. (Click on recipe titles for links to delicious treats)

1. Strawberry, Banana, Peanut Powder Smoothie

Five ingredients and a blender are all you need for this sharable treat! Peanut powder is a light and easy to use in smoothies such as this one from Meatloaf and Melodrama.

2. Peanut Butter and Butternut Squash

Check out this easy recipe from National Peanut Board that you can easily add into your infant’s diet with no fuss! Simply add 1/4 of a cup of peanut butter into butternut squash puree and you’ll have this lunch ready to go.

3. Peanut Butter Breakfast Bites

Six Sister’s Stuff shows how to make these breakfast bites that are an easy treat to make for your little one as a quick breakfast or mid-day snack.

4. Peanut Butter Teething Biscuits

These biscuits are great for teething infants. Whip up these treats and place them in the freezer overnight for extra soothing on those irritated gums. Check out this recipe from the National Peanut Board.

5. Peanut Butter Banana Nibblers

This recipe for frozen banana bites are easy to make with ingredients you probably already have around the kitchen. All you need is greek yogurt, peanut butter and a few ripe bananas.  

For an infant who is not to solid foods yet, incorporating peanut products is as simple as adding a teaspoon of peanut butter into some formula before feeding. This video from the National Peanut Board has some other great ideas on how to use peanut products in your infant’s diet. Share your favorite #earlyintroduction recipes with us on social media!