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  • No added soya
  • No added milk
  • SuitableForVegetarians

Bean Bake

Suitable from 12+ months

With a combination of beans, this is an easy iron-rich toddler favourite. If you can’t find cornmeal, simply replace with semolina or couscous.

Makes 6 toddler portions or
3 adult portions


For the filling:

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 100g (3.5oz) mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 420g (15oz) can reduced sugar and salt baked beans
  • 400g (14oz) can of black eye or beans of your choice, drained

For the topping:

  • 2 medium free range eggs
  • 50g (2oz) plain white flour
  • 50g (2oz) fine cornmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50ml (2 fl oz) water

Please note:

Remember not to add salt to any of your baby's recipes. Please check ingredients carefully as some products may contain allergens that you are unaware of. For example, processed meats may contain milk proteins, and some vegetable oils and margarines can contain soya.


  • Prepare by preheating the oven to 190°C or 180°C for fan assisted ovens or gas mark 6.
  • Heat the oil in a non stick saucepan and gently fry the onion until starting to soften.
  • Stir in the mushrooms. Cover the pan and let them cook on a reduced heat for 5 minutes, stirring half way through or more if they stick.
  • Add the whole can of baked beans and the other canned beans. You can add a couple of tablespoons of water if the mixture looks a bit dry.
  • Pour it all into an ovenproof dish and smooth it down with a wooden spoon.
  • For the topping, beat all the ingredients together and simply spoon it over the bean mixture.
  • Bake it for 25-30 minutes until the topping is risen and lightly browned.
  • Let your toddler's portion cool a little before serving.
  • Makes multiple servings. Just freeze the remaining food into portions appropriate for your baby. Can be kept in the freezer for a maximum of 3 months.

For a delicious balanced meal, serve with green beans, peas or broccoli.

bean bake

Did you know?

Iron is important for brain development, and the brain continues to develop rapidly between 1 and 3 years of age. Getting iron in your toddler's everyday diet can be difficult, even with a varied diet.
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