Cottage Cheese + Fruit Bowls are a fast and simple breakfast recipe for baby or toddler. This easy recipe can be made in the matter of minutes and with just about any fruit you happen to have on hand. Cottage cheese has a great thick texture which makes it easy for baby to use a spoon (or their hands) to eat. Great for 9+ months.

Cottage Cheese + Fruit

A fun, simple and easy breakfast for baby and toddler – cottage cheese and fruit bowls.

Filled with whole-fat cottage cheese, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a handful of chopped fruit of your choice.

This simple breakfast is full of protein, calcium, antioxidants and other essential vitamins and minerals for growing baby.

I have found that babies tend to love the tart taste of cottage cheese. But if you find that it’s just a bit too intense for their growing tastebuds, then I would try using frozen fruit instead of fresh in this recipe. Simply defrost any frozen fruit and save the naturally occurring juices. Take the thawed fruit out and chop it up while mixing in the fruit juices into the cottage cheese before adding the chopped fruit on top.

Cottage cheese has a great thick texture which makes it easy for baby to use a spoon (or their hands) to eat. Which makes it great for baby-led weaning, the finger food stage and toddlers!

Plus, you can use any fruit your little one prefers or that you have in your fridge – chopped strawberries, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, cantaloupe, mango, pineapple, plums, banana, etc.

Reasons to Love these Cottage Cheese + Fruit Bowl

  • fast – takes less than 5 minutes to make
  • rich in protein
  • 3-ingredients
  • great for baby-led weaning or the finger food stage
  • 9+ months – or younger if you cut the fruit into small ‘pea’ sized pieces
  • can serve for breakfast or as a snack
  • customized to your families tastes – can use chopped strawberries, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, cantaloupe, mango, pineapple or any other fruit you like.
  • prep ahead and serve all week long
  • healthy – filled with protein, calcium, antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals for a growing baby
3 small bowls filled with cottage cheese an topped with chunks of fruit are lined up with spoons resting next to each bowl.

Cottage Cheese + Fruit Bowl Ingredients

  • Cottage Cheese – is a nutrient dense food that is full of  protein, B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus and selenium. I would recommend buying an organic and whole-fat brand for baby and toddler, as they need healthy fats to help with their brain development.
  • Fruit – I showed this recipe with chopped strawberries, peaches and blueberries but you can use whichever fruit your family prefers – raspberries, kiwi, banana, mango, pineapple, blackberries or cantaloupe. Just make sure to cut it into small enough pieces for baby. I labeled this as a 9+ month recipe because I showed bigger pieces of fruit in the photos, but you can easily make this recipe for 6+ months if you chop the fruit into ‘pea’ size pieces.
  • Cinnamon – is high in antioxidants, promotes a heathy heart as well as fights infections and viruses. I also love it because it stimulates the brain!
3 small bowls filled with cottage cheese an topped with chunks of fruit are lined up with spoons resting next to each bowl.

How to Make Cottage Cheese + Fruit Bowl

  • Prep: chop some fruit into small pieces – peaches, strawberries, blueberries or whichever fruit your tot prefers.
  • Build the Bowl: spoon some cottage cheese into a bowl, sprinkle with cinnamon and then spoon the chunks of fruit on top.
  • Serve: and enjoy
3 small bowls filled with cottage cheese an topped with chunks of fruit are lined up with spoons resting next to each bowl.

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3 bowls filled with cottage cheese and topped with chunks of fruit.

Cottage Cheese with Fruit Bowls

Fast and simple – this easy recipe can be made in the matter of minutes and with just about any fruit you happen to have on hand. Cottage cheese has a great thick texture which makes it easy for baby to use a spoon (or their hands) to eat.

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Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: Baby Food

Servings: 1 serving

Author: Michele Olivier

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup full-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp chopped fruit, strawberries, blueberries or peaches

Notes

Sweeten it Up: if the cottage cheese is a little too tart for your little one, you can use frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit to give this breakfast a little more sweetness. Simply defrost the frozen fruit before chopping the fruit up, making sure to use both of the fruit’s natural juices and the chopped fruit when serving.
Yields: 1 serving
Age: 9+ months. I labeled this as a 9+ month recipe because I showed bigger pieces of fruit in the photos, but you can easily make this recipe for 6+ months if you chop the fruit into ‘pea’ size pieces.
 
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