This homemade hummus for babies and toddlers is the perfect easy, and inexpensive recipe for a healthy meal or snack. Great for baby-led weaning as well!
Hello, friends! Today I’m popping in to share with you a recipe I make about once a week for KJ, this hummus recipe! Mostly shelf-stable ingredients so you might have most of them on hand!
Before we get to today’s post, as a heads up, I’ve started to organize some of my baby/toddler/kid-friendly meals into categories I’ve been making since KJ started eating like my baby-led weaning meatloaf cups, freezer steel-cut oats, and vegan cinnamon apple baby muffins. Right now, you can find most things under the baby category, though!
KJ LOVES hummus as he LOVES it! Any time I’m eating some he wants in, but storebought hummus (and the hummus I make us) has a ton of sodium in it. I’m not super worried about it except the kid would eat the whole container if he could.
So I decided to try and whip him up some from scratch with less salt to see if he would still eat it. It was a success! He ate it three nights in a row like a champ!
I’ve made it several times since then for him, and he usually eats a bunch the first day, then kind of trails off and eats a little bit here and a little bit there. But, he does that with most food that isn’t chicken nuggets or sweet potatoes, so I’d say it’s a win!
How to Make Homemade Hummus for Baby
This isn’t too different than how I make our hummus. I add all the ingredients to the blender or food processor, except about half the lemon juice. I like to blend everything up and decide if it needs the other half. KJ likes a lemony hummus, so I usually add it in.
Since garbanzo beans have skins on them, I make sure to blend it ultra-smooth. Again, not any different than our hummus. The big differences are – more lemon, garlic powder instead of roasted garlic, and no salt.
I also use low-sodium or no-salt-added canned garbanzo beans for his version. However, if you can’t find those or don’t’ have them, this recipe will still have way less sodium than store-bought hummus if you rinse your garbanzo beans.
I NEED salt in my hummus, but Mr. Hungry loves this version and happily helps KJ eat it up. I’m also going to test freezing it since he seems super enthusiastic at first then trails off.
I’m going to freeze the second half of the next batch and see how it fairs in the freezer. I’ll let you know how it goes! In the meantime, let me know if you try this!
Homemade Hummus for Baby
- Food Processor or High Powered Blender
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until nice and smooth. I usually do half the lemon first, taste test, then decide if I'll add the juice of the second half. My son likes it pretty lemony though, so I usually end up adding the whole thing!
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