4 WAY PINWHEELS BABY LED WEANING RECIPE.

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Pinwheels have been my absolute saviour when it comes to baby led weaning. Baby led weaning is a type of weaning to help feed babies into toddler stages of life. I personally tried puree in the beginning but found it wasn’t for us and we were all more comfortable with BLW. I started looking at recipes and books to help me find quick and easy recipes to use but also use up the puree I froze batches of weeks before. There are so so many differnt pinwheels recipes out there but I found that these 4 different ways are the ones I make most often as they are so approved by my daughter! I’m going to show you how you can make the four different pinwheel recipes in one go.

Firstly for each recipe you will need the following:

Pizza style BLW pinwheels.

-Ready rolled puff pastry sheet
-Tomato puree
-Grated cheese
-Toppings of your choice, we used red onion, chopped ham, chopped mushrooms and spinach.

Broccoli and cheese pinwheels.

(These are my personal favourite to pinch!)
-Ready rolled puff pastry sheet
-Grated cheese
-Cooked broccoli mashed down (you could use a puree alternative here to mix in more vegetables for a more subtle texture).

Banana and Cinnamon Pinwheels.

(Also great with a bit of Nutella spread for a naughty treat!)
-Ready rolled puff pastry sheet
-1 Thinly sliced banana
-Cinnamon powder

Peanut Butter Pinwheels.

-Ready rolled puff pastry sheet
-Peanut butter spread. (Tip: Warm in the microwave for a few seconds to help spread easier!).

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To start with, I’ve prepped a lot of my ingredients in advanced as I am going to show you them all at once, for obvious reasons you won’t need to do this unless you want to. In preperation I’ve seperated my pastry into 4 strips for each different filling so they don’t cross flavours. This is also a great way to make two different fillings (it’s heck of a lot easier to stick to 1 or 2!) to save for another day.

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So as you can see I’ve separated mine into 4 strips. I’ve sliced it into shorter strips as it’s easier for the whole thing to cook without worrying about burning the outside before the middle has. I would advise the same for you, roll up the shorter side, no matter how many fillings you’re going to put in it.

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For each filling I put down the base fillings. From left to right I used tomato puree spread all over and chopped bits of onion. Then a bit of cheese ready for the cheese and broccoli pinwheel. Thinly sliced banana spread evenly over the third part. And finally, a decent layer of peanut butter spread all over the final section.

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Next I added chopped up spinach, ham and mushrooms onto the pizza pinwheel. The mashed up broccoli onto the broccoli and cheese pinwheel. A little bit of cinnamon on top of the banana section and I leave the peanut butter one plain! You could add jam to it to make it more moist, but my girl likes them so they’re a bit dry.

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Finally I added cheese on top to the pizza pinwheels and they were ready to roll up! The trick it to try and roll it as tightly as possibly to get a more defined wheel shape.

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Once they’re all tightly rolled, slice them so they’re about 1cm thick. They might go a bit pear shaped if you don’t have a really sharp knife so you can just slightly squide them back into place but they wont really make a difference if you don’t! Spread them out so they have room to grow as they rise quite a lot! For a whole roll it took me 3 small baking trays.

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Next add it to the baking tray and coat the outside with an egg wash. If you’re after an alternative, a little bit of almond milk does the same job! Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees and then pop in the oven for around 15 minutes. Check at around the ten minute mark to see the progress as ovens vary. They will be done when they turn a lovely golden brown in colour! And wallah, you’re done! Leave them to cool before eating. A perfect way to start baby led weaning.

Have you tried pinwheels before? Let me know your favourite combinations!

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28 Comments

  1. June 5, 2018 / 10:37 am

    We love pinwheels! I’m definitely going to be trying some of these! Also, your photos are beaut! x

    • June 12, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Coming from YOU that’s an amazing compliment x

  2. June 5, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    Omg how have I never made these before?! Deffo going to give these a go and see how they go down with Tyler! x

    • June 12, 2018 / 9:04 pm

      I bet he would love them Maisie!

  3. June 6, 2018 / 9:35 am

    These look amazing and so easy! Can you freeze them to reheat at a later date?

    • June 12, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      Yes you can! If you freeze them in a sandwich bag so theyre flat (makes it easier to pull apart to cook) and then just let them defrost to room temperature and cook them for 20 minutes and keep your eye on them! You can freeze them for up to a month. x

      • Emma
        August 15, 2018 / 1:45 pm

        Can they be frozen once cooked or does it need to be before they’re cooked?

        • August 15, 2018 / 3:21 pm

          Either! As long as you make sure you thaw them out to cook and check over the centre they should be fine! Use them either way within a month x

  4. June 6, 2018 / 9:58 am

    These sound and look super yummy! Think I’ll have to give these a go! x

    • June 12, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      So so good. Taste naughty when they’re not that bad haha! x

  5. June 6, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    These sound great for babies and toddlers and they actually look quite tasty! x

    • June 12, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      I say they’re great for babies and toddlers but I eat them too soooo hahaha! x

  6. June 6, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    Ohhhh the sweet pinwheel I never thought of. Def be trying it with my two wee ones x

    • June 12, 2018 / 8:52 pm

      We try so many different flavours, it’s one way to get more carbs into her as she’d just happiy sit eating fruit and veg and cheese all day haha x

  7. June 6, 2018 / 10:49 pm

    These look delicious I’ll have to make them for Ru asap! xx

    • June 12, 2018 / 8:49 pm

      He’d love them I bet! Or they’d end up on the floor HAHA x

  8. June 8, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    These look rather scrumptious. I might have to give it a whirl 😊 xx

    • June 12, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      I always make sure to make too many haha! x

  9. June 9, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Oh these look like a great idea for little one. I love finding a baby led weaning recipes, these look one to bookmark for later.

  10. June 10, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    They all look absolutely delicious! I will have to make these for Cleo! Xx

  11. June 12, 2018 / 10:49 am

    These look so nice and easy, I would have loved to give these a go when we were weaning!

    • June 12, 2018 / 8:38 pm

      We still make them now and put them along meals as she still loves them at 2!

  12. Amy Brooks
    June 12, 2018 / 11:02 pm

    These look fab! I’m definitely gonna attempt to make some of these!

  13. June 17, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    I LOVE making pinwheels for Stanley! I haven’t tried peanut butter or banana and cinnamon though, they’re definitely on my list now!!!

    • July 5, 2018 / 11:29 pm

      We love making the peanut butter ones because they’re drier, but Imogen enjoys that more! I hope you try them x

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