5 Easy Ways to Introduce Peanut Foods

1. Mix with water, formula or breast milk

Thin 2 tsp. of peanut butter with 2-3 tsp. hot water, formula or breast milk. Allow to cool before serving.


2. Mix with food

Blend 2 tsp. of peanut butter into 2-3 tbsp. of foods like infant cereal, applesauce, yogurt (if already tolerating dairy), pureed chicken or tofu.

3. Mix with produce

Stir in 2 tsp. of powdered peanut butter into 2 tbsp. of previously tolerated pureed fruits or vegetables.


4. Peanut snacks

Give your baby a peanut-containing teething food, such as peanut puffs.

5. Teething biscuits

Teething infants who are older and self-feeding may enjoy homemade peanut butter teething biscuits.



  • The recommended way to introduce baby-friendly peanut foods depends on whether your child is at high risk  of developing a peanut allergy.
  • Understand the symptoms of an allergic reaction and what to do.
  • For high-risk infants, the guidelines advise 2g of peanut protein at any meal or snack, three times per week.
  • Depending on your child’s risk, peanut foods should be introduced according to these guidelines after they’ve already started other solid foods.
  • Whole nuts should not be given to children under 5 years of age.
  • Do not give peanut butter from a spoon or in lumps/dollops to children under 4 years of age.

The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your pediatrician.


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