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Egg for Toddlers

Updated on November 30, 2012
Steamed Egg - Food for Toddlers
Steamed Egg - Food for Toddlers | Source

Steamed egg

Egg contains high protein and it is easy to eat, especially for young children. As long as your child doesn't have egg allergy, egg is the perfect homemade baby food to ensure your child intake of enough protein. There are many ways to cook eggs that children will love, such as boiled egg, steamed egg and scrambled egg. I remember feeding my children eggs once they knew how to eat Gerber baby food. Since they didn't know how to chew yet, I would start with boiled egg yolks mix with water. Then I would offer steamed egg which is a combination of a whole egg and water. If you use right temperature and time, the steamed egg will come out as smooth as pudding which doesn't require chewing and it is very easy to swallow. I don't add salt when I make food for my babies or toddlers. Here is the recipe of steamed egg, perfect food for 1 year old .

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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 2 Servings


  • 2 Eggs
  • 5-6 oz Water, Depending on the size of the eggs
  • 1 tsp Salt, Optional


  1. In a large pot, start heat up 1 inch height of water.
  2. Crack the eggs into a deep dish plate. You can use metal, ceramic or glass plate, just make sure it has at least 1/2 inch in depth.
  3. Add in water and salt and whisk them well.
  4. Use a spoon to remove excess foam on the surface.
  5. Use a steel plate grabber and carefully place the plate into the boiling water. Then cover the pot.
  6. Turn the heat to low for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and make sure the pot is still covered for another 8-9 minutes. The hot steam will help finish cooking the egg.
  7. If you don't have a glass lid for you to see whether the egg is done cooking, it is a good idea to check the egg after 8 minutes of steaming.
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Cracked EggsUsing the egg shell to measure the water.  One egg shell water per egg.  So if you are using half of the egg shell, just fill the water twice.Adding salt to eggsWhisk the eggs with chopsticksWhisk the eggsRemoving foam on the eggPutting in the egg to steamSteaming the egg with lid coveredSteamed eggSteamed egg
Cracked Eggs
Cracked Eggs | Source
Using the egg shell to measure the water.  One egg shell water per egg.  So if you are using half of the egg shell, just fill the water twice.
Using the egg shell to measure the water. One egg shell water per egg. So if you are using half of the egg shell, just fill the water twice. | Source
Adding salt to eggs
Adding salt to eggs | Source
Whisk the eggs with chopsticks
Whisk the eggs with chopsticks | Source
Whisk the eggs
Whisk the eggs | Source
Removing foam on the egg
Removing foam on the egg | Source
Putting in the egg to steam
Putting in the egg to steam | Source
Steaming the egg with lid covered
Steaming the egg with lid covered | Source
Steamed egg
Steamed egg | Source
Steamed egg
Steamed egg | Source
Boiled Eggs
Boiled Eggs | Source

Boiled Egg

It is simple to boil an egg. Here is how you do it:

  • You will need a pot with water that is enough to cover the egg.
  • Bring the water to a boil and turn the heat to medium low for about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the egg to a bowl with cold water for about 10 second, then crack the egg.

Scrambled Egg
Scrambled Egg | Source

Scrambled Egg

A toddler should be able to chew and swallow scrambled egg. Here is how to make scrambled egg:

  • Crack the number of eggs you want
  • Add in salt, pepper and garlic powder if you want
  • Whisk the eggs and mix them well
  • Heat some cooking oil on a skillet
  • Add in the egg and stir occasionally
  • Turn off the heat when the eggs are completely cooked.

Fish Cake
Fish Cake | Source

Fish Cake

Although fish is the main ingredient in fish cake, egg is also used. Fish cake is simple to make and can be eaten as main meal or snack. It is easy to eat and very nutritious, perfect for young children to eat. You can also add in the vegetables you would want your child to eat, such as carrot. Therefore, it doesn't matter whether you serve it as snack, lunch or dinner for toddlers, it is a healthy food for them. Click here for the fish cake recipe.


Egg Frittata

Another easy to make egg recipe for todders is egg frittata. Like fish cake, egg frittata can also be main meals or finger foods for toddlers. You can also sneak in some vegetable, such as spinach and carrot, while you make egg frittata. Or add some cheese to increase the calcium. Just treat it like a pizza and create it in a fun way that you kid will love. Click here for the egg frittata recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 egg
Calories 90
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Protein 8 g16%
Cholesterol 270 mg90%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you carol7777 for the vote up.

      Melovy, my two daughters love eggs too and like to eat them in different ways. I sometimes add sugar instead of salt to when I make steamed egg dessert and I called it egg pudding.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      I've never tried steamed egg, so will give that a go. Being vegetarian our family rely quite a lot on eggs for protein, so new ways to cook them are always welcome! Thanks for the recipe.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Lots of good egg ideas for everyone. Great photos and a great job. Voting UP+++.


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