Sweet Recipes for Babies From 6 to 9 Months Old

Food ensures the supply of nutrients that will allow babies to grow healthy and strong. But what about those sweet little treats? Here's what we tell you.
Sweet Recipes for Babies From 6 to 9 Months Old
Saúl Sánchez Arias

Reviewed and approved by the nutritionist Saúl Sánchez Arias.

Last update: 17 February, 2023

Are you looking for a way to please your little one with delicious food? If you enjoy cooking, you can prepare excellent sweet recipes for babies from 6 to 9 months old.

Best of all, they’ll be made with love and will be an excellent source of nutrients. Take note of the following ideas and get your baby to eat healthily.

6 wonderful sweet recipes for babies from 6 to 9 months of age

At six months, your baby may start to try foods other than breast milk. Some of the first foods to be introduced are certain fruits and vegetables.

Take advantage of their benefits and make the best sweet recipes for babies from 6 to 9 months of age, as they’re ideal to complement their diet!

Apple sauce

Apples are one of the first fruits that your little one can start eating. You can use this fruit to make a delicious puree as follows:

  • Wash the apple well and boil it in a little water with a pinch of sugar.
  • Add a touch of cinnamon and vanilla.
  • When it’s soft, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool.
  • Remove the skin and mash with a fork.

You can put it in the fridge and serve it when it’s cold. It’ll undoubtedly be a delicious new taste for your baby. Keep in mind that this preparation has high levels of pectin, a fiber that has proven to be beneficial for the intestinal microbiota.

Banana puree with pear

If your baby has just turned 6 months old, the pediatrician may authorize the intake of fruits such as pears and bananas.

With these sweet fruits, you can create a delicious puree. To do this, just wash the pear well and steam it. Once ready, mash and add the banana until you get a compact mixture. Your little one will love it!

A mother spoon feeding her baby.

Fruit ice cream

At 7 months old, you can start making other delicious sweet recipes recommended for his age.

  • Make a fruit smoothie, to which you can whatever milk your pediatrician recommends, including breast milk.
  • Afterward, add pieces of the allowed fruits.
  • Put it in the freezer for a sufficient time so that it acquires consistency.

In any case, try not to include juices or sweet recipes for babies in their daily diet. These contain high amounts of sugar that are harmful in the medium term, according to a study published in the Journal of Hepatology.

“At six months, your baby can start to try foods other than breast milk”.

Carrot and banana puree

Another sweet recipe for babies from 6 to 9 months old that’s frequently recommended is carrot and banana puree. Its preparation is as simple as this:

  • Boil a carrot and a small apple or pear.
  • Once they’re soft, mash and add the banana.
  • Blend until a homogeneous texture is obtained.
  • You can add a spoonful of powdered baby formula.

Yogurt with fruits

This is an excellent alternative if your little one’s already nine months old. A positive aspect of this food is that it can be mixed with sweet fruits to obtain a delicious preparation.

Some fruits that you can add are papaya, peaches, pears, or apples. You can also mix it with cereals and allow your baby to enjoy a tasty snack.


Cookies are an excellent alternative when it comes to sweet recipes for babies from 6 to 9 months old. Take note of the following preparation:

  • Mix one egg yolk and half a cup of milk.
  • Once homogeneous, add a teaspoon of olive oil and a pinch of vanilla.
  • To this mixture, add one cup of wheat or rice flour, half a cup of oat flour, and a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Combine very well with your hands and refrigerate.
  • After 40 minutes, roll out the dough with a rolling pin and make the cookies.
  • Bake them in the oven for 10 minutes on medium heat.

These cookies may seem a little hard, but when you bite into them, they melt, which makes them a great snack for your little ones.

A baby nippling on a cookie.

Recommendations for preparing sweet recipes for babies

Complimentary feeding is one of the means by which the necessary supply of vitamins and nutrients essential for the growth of the little ones is guaranteed.

An excessive consumption of sugar and carbohydrates can result in childhood obesity and diabetes. Therefore, it’s best to monitor the consumption of sweets and limit them as much as possible: Your little one’s health will thank you for it.

In short, preparing sweet recipes for babies from 6 to 9 months old can be a fun experience. Just remember to check with your pediatrician what ingredients are allowed and to keep an eye on serving sizes. Enjoy!


All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.