Dairy-free Snowballs (calcium booster!) – Baby Led Weaning Ideas


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Dairy-free Snowballs (calcium booster!)

December 4, 2018

: 13

: 5 min


: 5 min

: Easy

These non-dairy snowballs are FULL of calcium and are super tasty! Using coconut yogurt is a great alternative to use instead of full fat yogurt (dairy option). Some folks out there want to offer dairy free options to their baby or toddler, for either personal reasons or their baby may be allergic to dairy. Adding seeds ie chia, linseed, sesame seeds, tahini, almond meal/ground are all great sources of calcium. To assist in the absorption of calcium offer a couple slices of orange (high in vitamin c) alongside the snowballs.


  • 55 grams (half cup) of raw quick oats or whole oats
  • 5 big heap tablespoons of coconut yogurt
  • 2x handful of blueberries (frozen or fresh or try adding another fruit of your choice i.e. cut up fresh fig, strawberries, kiwi, banana, grated pear, or apple! to name a few)
  • 2 tablespoons of almond meal (ground almond), 55 grams (half cup) of shredded/desiccated coconut (for coating the balls)
  • *Optional– if you would like to add extra calcium sources just add an additional tablespoon of: chia seeds, sesame seeds, flaxseed meal, some peanut butter, ground brazil nuts, almond butter, sultanas, you name it!
  • *Tip: serve the snowballs with a slice or two of orange! oranges are full of vitamin c and help with the absorption of calcium.

  • Step 1
    In a bowl combine raw oats, coconut yogurt, almond meal and *blueberries (*or your choice of fruit), until the mixture becomes sticky, wet consistency.

  • Step 2
    Once combined, wet your hands with water and roll out individual little balls about the size of your babies fist onto a prepared plate with shredded coconut (which will prevent them from sticking to each other).

  • Step 3
    They are now ready to eat! OR store the balls in the fridge overnight and have them for breakfast the next day. Keep in fridge for up to a 4 days. Either make them the night before ready for breakfast the next day OR make them on the spot! TIP: serve snowballs with a couple slices of orange (vitamin d) to help with the absorption of calcium).

  • Step 4
    How to serve for a 6-8month old BLWer: serve only two balls onto the highchair tray with a slice of orange. For an 8 month old+ serve exactly the same. If bub wants more offer more. To freeze: store them in the freezer (not touching each other) for up to 3 months. To defrost: take snow balls out of freezer, place a plate on bench top for only 30 minutes to defrost OR place in the fridge overnight (or 2hrs in fridge) to defrost. I usually leave a few in the fridge to have them on hand for a quick and easy breakfast or snacks over the next few days.


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