Rice cereal and apples are some of the best first foods for babies, and when mixed with a mashed hard-boiled egg it makes for a nutrient-packed breakfast your baby will love.


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5 mins
30 mins
35 mins
3 /4 cup


Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Steam or boil diced apples until very tender, about 30 minutes. Drain if necessary and mash or puree until you have your desired consistency. Let cool, then place in a sealed container in the fridge until ready to use.

  • Meanwhile, place your egg in a small pot and cover with cold water. The water should be about an inch or so higher than the egg. Cover the pot with a lid. Over high heat, bring your egg to a rolling boil.

  • Remove from heat and let stand for 12 minutes.

  • Drain water and immediately run cold water over egg until cooled. Rapid cooling helps prevent a green ring from forming around the yolks.

  • Peel egg and place in a bowl. Mash very well and set aside.

  • Prepare baby rice cereal according to package directions, mixing until you have your desired consistency.

  • Combine mashed egg with 1/4 cup (60 mL) apple puree and 2 Tbsp (30 mL) prepared baby rice cereal in a bowl. Mash together well until you have your desired consistency. Add a little breast milk or formula to thin if you like.


Short on time? Instead of preparing your own apple purée, use a jar or squeeze pouch of baby apple purée instead.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 43.2g; fat 6.5g; cholesterol 189.1mg; sodium 85.8mg. Full Nutrition