How much fruit/vegetable puree or yogurt should be added to the peanut butter, peanut flour/powder or “Bamba-type” sticks/puffs?

peanut-and-strawberriesSome people asked for more detailed advice and I hope the few examples below is helpful.

Bamba-type sticks/puffs (21 sticks or 17 g)

4 months -1 year

Mix sticks/puffs with 6 teaspoons of water before feeding directly from the spoon

Could mix crushed sticks/puffs after 6 months with 4-5 teaspoons fruit/vegetable puree

1 year and older

No need for mixing as children can just eat the stick/puffs from the bag

Peanut butter (2 teaspoons or 9-10 g)

4 months -1 year

Mix with 1½ – 2 teaspoons of warm water, which should be cooled down before feeding to the infant

Mix with 4-5 teaspoons of fruit or vegetable puree

Mix with 1 small infant size yogurt or ⅓ – ⅔ cup or 3 oz. of yogurt

1 year and older

The most sensible option at this point is to spread peanut butter thinly on a slide of toast

For those who want the option of mixing:

  • Use ¼ – 1cup of fruit or vegetable puree
  • Use ½ – 1 cup or 3- 8 oz. yogurt

Ground peanuts (2 ½ teaspoons or 8 g peanuts)

4 months -1 year 

Use blender to create a paste and add to food

Mix with 1 ½ – 2 teaspoons of warm water, which should be cooled down before feeding to the infant directly from a spoon

Mix with 4-5 teaspoons of fruit or vegetable puree

Mix with 1 small infant size yogurt or ⅓ – ⅔ cup or 3 oz. of yogurt

1 year and older

Use blender to create a powder or finely grounded peanuts and add to food

Mix with or sprinkle over ¼ – 1 cup of fruit or vegetable puree

Mix with or sprinkle over ½ – 1 cup or 3- 8 oz. yogurt

Peanut flour or peanut butter powder (2 teaspoons or 4 g)

4 months -1 year

Mix with 6 teaspoons of fruit or vegetable puree

Mix with 1 small infant size yogurt or ⅓ – ⅔ cup or 3 oz. of yogurt

1 year and older

Mix with ¼ – 1 cup of fruit or vegetable puree

Mix with ½ – 1 cup or 3- 8 oz. yogurt

4 months – 1 year: Estimated portion sizes based on the NIAID guidelines

1 year and older: Estimated portion sizes based on the American Academy of Pediatrics, Infant and Toddler forum and publication by Fox et al. 2006.