Can Babies Eat Donuts?
Donuts or doughnuts are a kind of fried dough confections or desserts. They are famous in many countries of the world, and can be prepared at home or bought from supermarkets, bakeries and even from franchised specialty vendors, as they represent a franchise opportunity.
They come in different sizes and shapes, but what they all have in common is that they are all deep fried from a flour dough. Donuts are usually “upgraded” with toppings and flavorings such as sugar, cinnamon, sprinkles, several types of chocolate, maple or coconut glazing. Donuts also contain water, eggs, milk, sugar, oil and flavors.
The two most popular types of donuts are the ring doughnut and the filled doughnut.
The origins of donuts are traced back to the oily cake of Dutch settlers, called olykoek. They brought this form of dessert with them to early New York.
The most donuts are consumed by children between 11-18 years old, and smaller quantities are being given to 4-10 years old kids.
Donuts are high in calories, fats, sodium, potassium, proteins, and they contain small amounts of vitamin C, calcium, iron and magnesium.
Why It's Not Recommended for Babies To Eat Doughnuts?
Sweets, cakes and donuts are not good choices for baby food, because of their sugar and fat content, so they should be introduced into babies’ diets as late as possible. They also contain milk, which can cause allergic reactions to babies. Parents should feed these items only with care and supervision, because eating too much donuts can lead to obesity, and to the increase of risk of diabetes.
Healthy Baby Donuts
Ingredients: 3 bananas, 250ml buttermilk, 60ml melted coconut oil, 1 tbsp vanilla essence, 150g buckwheat flour, 2 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda. Ingredients for decorating the donuts: 1 tbsp melted coconut oil, 1 tbsp coconut sugar, ¼ tsp dried cinnamon.
Preheat the oven to 220°C. Put the bananas, buttermilk, coconut oil and vanilla essence into a food processor and blend it until smooth and creamy, without any lumps. Slowly add the flour, baking powder and baking soda, while the food processor is still on, and mix well the ingredients. Pour the batter into a previously oiled donut tin. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until the top of the donuts are golden brown. Cool the donuts down. To decorate the donuts, first melt the additional coconut oil and with a pastry brush lightly brush the tops and sides of the donuts, until they are well covered with oil. Mix the coconut sugar with the cinnamon, and sprinkle the mixture over the donuts.
What are donuts?
Donuts or doughnuts are a kind of fried dough confections or desserts. They come in different sizes and shapes, but what they all have in common is that they are all deep fried from a flour dough.
How healthy are donuts?
Donuts are not good choices for baby food, because of their sugar and fat content.
When can you start giving donuts to your baby?
They should be introduced into babies’ diets as late as possible, to avoid obesity and diabetes.
The risks of giving donuts to your baby?
Choking is one risk, but the risk of getting fat, leading to obesity and possibly diabetes is a higher risk of consuming donuts as babies.