At what age can an omelet be given to a child?


Eggs are an important product in the children's menu. Crumbs begin give eggs at that age: a hard-boiled yolk from 7-9 months, depending on the type of feeding, and the baby protein is introduced only after a year. When the baby can make an omelet, which recipe to choose for baby food, and which eggs are better to use for an omelet intended for a child?

Eggs for baby omelette
Omelette children cooked from chicken and quail eggs


  • The composition of the omelet has a lot of valuable nutrients, for example, vitamin A for skin health and better vision, B vitamins to improve metabolic processes and the nervous system, as well as vitamin D to support bone health. In addition, the omelette is rich in potassium, iron, copper and phosphorus.
  • The omelet contains the substance lutein, known for its antioxidant properties and its ability to lower blood cholesterol levels.
  • An omelet is considered a non-heavy and gentle dish, so it can be included in the diet of children with diseases of the digestive tract.
  • The proteins from the omelet are well absorbed and give the child’s body the whole range of amino acids.

Harm and contraindications

  • Eggs are considered an allergenic product that often causes a reaction in childhood.
  • Excessive intake of protein products, which include eggs, can adversely affect the work of the kidneys.
  • Frying an omelet in a pan makes the product unhealthy due to the formation of carcinogenic compounds during oil heating.
  • If the heat treatment of the omelet is insufficient, there is a risk of salmonellosis being transmitted through this dish.
Steamed omelette
Omelette, steamed or water bath, much more useful

How many months can I put into the diet?

Omelets can be included in the menu of a child who is one year old, since cow's milk, and egg white on the advice of pediatricians injected into the children's diet after 12 months.

Like any new dish, it should be given to the crumbs in small quantities. For omelette, you must use fresh eggs and milk intended for baby food. If you have taken rustic milk for a dish, you should boil it first. Omelets for babies are baked or steamed - with a fried version, the baby can be introduced after 3 years.

How often can I eat an omelette baby 1 year old?

The frequency of eating egg dishes, which include an omelet, depends on the rate of consumption of eggs for a child of one year. Since children of this age are recommended to eat up to half an egg a day, then if there are no boiled eggs and other egg dishes in the menu, you can make an omelette from 1 egg three times a week.

Are quail or chicken eggs better for feeding?

A chicken egg is considered to be a highly allergenic product, therefore for children who have a predisposition to allergies, it is better to take a quail egg for an omelet. They cause the reaction much less chick.

Quail eggs for omelet
For baby omelets, quail eggs are better: they are more useful and less likely to cause allergic reactions.

Quail eggs contain more microelements and vitamins. At the same time, the nutritional value of these two types of eggs is similar, but quail eggs digest better. It is only important to remember that for any recipe for an omelet, it is necessary to replace chicken eggs with at least twice the number of quail eggs.

How to cook?

Traditionally for omelette take two main ingredients - eggs and milk. If you replace the milk with sour cream, then you will get a less sumptuous dish, but its taste will be very tender. Prepare a dish of several eggs at once, and give the child the middle part, since it turns out to be the most airy.

Of yolks

The omelette, for which they take not whole eggs, but only yolks, is suitable for feeding toddlers younger than a year. This dish can be prepared for babies aged 10-11 months. In addition, this version of the omelet will suit kids with an egg white allergy. To make it, beat one yolk, gradually adding about 60 ml of breast milk (or infant formula) and adding a tablespoon of semolina. The whipped mixture is poured into a mold and baked in the oven.

Omelet in the oven
Omelette cooked in the oven or steamed, will be much more useful for the child

Steamed recipe

Beat one egg with a fork or blender for about 20 seconds, then add about 50 ml of milk to it, add some salt and continue to beat. Pouring the resulting mixture into a glass vessel (it is important to fill it with half maximum), put it in a pan filled with water (the water in the pan should also reach half the shape with an omelette). Keep the omelette on low heat with the lid closed until ready.

In the slow cooker

This device allows you to cook an omelet at once for the whole family. You will need about 250 ml of milk and 7 eggs. Beat eggs with milk in a blender at low speed or a whisk. Pour the mixture into an oiled bowl of the multicooker. Set the baking mode and cook for 15 minutes.

In the microwave

Such an omelette is obtained fluffy and airy, even if you do not add milk or flour to the eggs. Take 2 eggs and 75 ml of milk, whisk these ingredients in a blender and pour into a buttered heat-resistant form. Vegetables, apples, cheese and other additives can be added to the eggs.

The cooking time will be determined by the capacity of the oven, and on average will be from 3 to 5 minutes. If you cook an omelet for the first time, make sure that it is ready. If you decide to make an omelet in a microwave without milk, whisk separately the yolks, and then the whites, and then combine them.

Microwave Omelette
Omelette cooked in the microwave, different airiness

In a double boiler

Take two eggs and two tablespoons of milk. Beat these ingredients by adding a little salt. Lubricate the mold with butter, pour the egg-milk mass into it and put in a double boiler. After 10-15 minutes, you can treat your baby with a delicious steam omelette.

In the oven

Such an omelet will be very lush if you do not open the oven during baking for at least the first twenty minutes (then the dish will not settle). Omelet form should be filled with a mixture of eggs and milk only half, as in the preparation of the original volume will be twice as much.

Recipes with additives

If you want to make an omelet with some kind of stuffing for your child, the ingredients for it should be prepared separately and added to the omelette in the finished form. For example, it can be frozen or fresh vegetables, which are first stewed over a small fire in a pot or in a slow cooker, and then poured eggs whipped with milk.

For a sweet omelet with fruits, take one egg, 50 ml of milk and 100 g of fruit. Apples are great for omelette fruit. Take one large apple, peel and chop into slices, then stew in a small amount of butter. Pour the apples with whipped eggs with milk, and ready omelet can sprinkle with grape sugar.

Another interesting option for an omelet for a child older than one year can be called a dish with meat. It requires boiled chicken fillet, which is spread in a heat-resistant form, poured on top with two beaten eggs with a small amount of milk, and then steamed or baked in the oven. Also, children older than a year will enjoy omelet with pasta, cottage cheese, low-fat cheese.

Omelette with filling
You can add to the omelette any ingredients introduced in baby food

Egg selection tips

  • A fresh chicken egg should not be light, and when shaken inside the egg, nothing should gurgle.
  • The color of the shell does not affect the quality of the egg, but the fresh product will have a slight shine.
  • Do not purchase eggs for baby omelet in questionable places. It is better to buy them from a trusted seller or store, making sure that the product has the appropriate signs.
  • Do not buy eggs that have cracks or chips, as well as very dirty or washed eggs. Remember that the washed eggs are stored less, as washing removes the protective film from the shell and the egg starts to deteriorate.
  • Do not assume that the largest eggs are the best choice. A larger egg contains more water, and less nutrients in them, since these eggs are carried by middle-aged hens. It is best to take eggs for the baby of the second category (they are young chickens and these eggs have very pleasant taste) or the first category (they have the most balanced composition).

At home, you can easily check if the egg is fresh if you dip it in cool water. A good egg will sink, and if the product is not fresh, the egg will float.

Check out the recipe for the omelet of the channel “Mother's Weekdays”, where the recipe for the omelet is shown on a water bath.

Information provided for reference purposes. Do not self-medicate. At the first symptoms of the disease, consult a doctor.