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Cooking The Alphabet | A is for Avocado Toast | Cooking With Toddlers | Toddler Recipes | BLW

Updated: Oct 8, 2021

Hi, I’m Amber, and I’m cooking the alphabet with my two kids, my selective eating 3-year-old and my adventurous eating 1-year-old. We’re documenting what we cook, and creating a recipe book using Baby Eats The Alphabet so they can remember these moments forever and maybe even recreate them with their kids.

Illustrated avocado background with text saying "Baby Cooks The Alphabet - Cook the alphabet and create a handmade recipe scrapbook! Avocado Toast"

Today we’re cooking Avocado Toast for A is for Avocado.

Both of my kids stopped eating avocado around their first birthday although we put it on their plates at least once a week, so I was curious to see how they would do. But that’s actually not the point of this cooking adventure. The point is to spend time together and learn how to turn mundane moments into the memories that last, while being hands-on in the kitchen.

What you need:

  1. Ingredients: Bread, avocado, eggs, optional toppings (like chia seeds, hemp hearts, or flax seeds)

  2. Tools: Kid-safe knife

One-year-old toddler stabs an avocado with a fork to mash it up to make avocado toast.
My one-year-old starting to mash her avocado!

Getting The Kids Cooking:

Set-up tasks your toddler can help with include:

  • Picking out the cookware

  • Filling the pot with water

  • Putting the toast in the toaster

Then the fun part comes:

  • Mashing the avocado with a fork

  • Scooping it out with a spoon

  • Spreading it onto the toast

We chose to add sliced hard-boiled eggs to the top, and the kids helped by:

  • Peeling the eggs (I gave the 1-year-old's a rinse to get the leftover shell pieces off)

  • Cutting them with a kid-safe knife

  • Sprinkling them on top the toast

Remember to take photos of your little chef mashing, scooping, and peeling!

I was shocked that both of my toddlers tried the avocado on their own! We hadn't had hard-boiled eggs in a while, so I was also surprised that they took bites of them before they even finished peeling the eggs!

Now that the kids had fun, it's mama's turn!

Let's assemble the first page in our Baby Eats The Alphabet Recipe Book!

What you need:

Of course, we recommend purchasing a Baby Eats The Alphabet kit, which will have everything you need to create your recipe book keepsake (except the photos of your little ones), but honestly, the point is to create a beautiful book of your memories - which you can with: printed photos, paper (we recommend paper at least 8.5" x 8.5" so you can fit a photo plus the recipe!), double-sided tape, any fun embellishments you want like stickers, washi tape, or photo protectors, and something to hold your pages, like binder or scrapbook!

Write your recipe:

Use a small piece of paper to write down the recipe you used, and any memorable notes you want to record (ex. You both loved peeling the eggs, so much so, you took a bite with the shell still on!).

Pick your photos and lay everything out:

Before applying any tape, I recommend you lay out all of your elements to make sure everything fits and you like how it looks. Once you're happy with it, tape everything down, starting with the bottom layer first! And here's how mine turned out:

I would love to see what you decided to cook and create for A is for Avocado! Please tag me in your creations @BabyEatsTheAlphabet!


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