Quick Puddings

quick pudding recipes for children

No matter how well I plan a week’s worth of meals, I always end up with at least one meal where I haven’t had time to make the pudding I intended or it isn’t suitable for a young baby.

These are a few of my stand-bys for quick, simple puddings that can be whizzed up in a flash.


I always keep a tub of plain organic yoghurt in the fridge and it can be made into lots of quick puddings for babies and children.

You could try adding one or more the following:

  • Grated apple or pear
  • Mashed banana
  • Pinch of cinnamon or grated nutmeg
  • Stewed fruit
  • Chopped tinned fruit – pears or apricots are good
  • Chopped dried apricots or prunes

Drop Scones

A family favourite at any time of day and take about 10 minutes start to eating.

You will need:

125 g plain flour

1 tsp babking powder

25g sugar

1 large free range egg, beaten

100 ml milk

Butter/oil to fry

Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix. Make a well in the middle and add the egg and around 90% of the milk,

Start to mix from the middle, gradually drawing in the flour mixture. Add more milk if necessary to give a thick batter.

Mix gently – you don’t want to add too much air.

Heat a small frying-pan over a medium heat and melt some butter or oil.

Drop spoonfulls of the mixture in – if you pour from the side of the spoon you will get oval scones or round ones if you pour from the tip of the spoon.

When they are brown underneath and the bubbles have stopped forming, flip them over.

Serve warm with butter, fruit, jam etc.

Banana Custard

Easiest pudding ever – make custard according to the instructions (I always use less sugar though) and add chopped banana.

Works well with soft fruits but not oranges, apples, pears etc unless they have been stewed already.

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