Pin Wheels (BLW)

I found this pin wheel recipe on Pinterest. The original post was on the Hello Deborah blog. They’ve been a hit in our house, not just for baby E, but I often find the OH snacking on them too (much to my despair)!

They’re an excellent food item for baby led weaners, as they’re just the right size for little fingers, and you can tailor them to suit your baby’s tastes.


Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • Ready-rolled puff pastry
  • One egg, beaten
  • Choice of fillings (for this recipe I’m doing two types of filling; ham and cheese, and, peanut butter and banana)


Firstly, take the pastry and unroll it. As I’m using two different flavoured pin wheels, I would slice the pastry in half at this point.


Lay your ingredients out onto the pastry, and then tightly roll the pastry up.


Cut the rolls into approximately 2cm wide slices, and lay on a baking tray, lined with baking paper. Then brush with the egg.


Finally, put into the oven for 20 minutes, until the pastry has puffed up and turned golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving (you can serve them warm, but bear in mind that the fillings can take a little while to cool down, and food items such as tomatoes can be very hot!)


Easy aren’t they? I can whip up a batch while Baby E takes a nap. I’m planning on making turkey and cranberry ones for Christmas, and will be making some chicken and pesto ones for E’s upcoming birthday party.

Other ingredients you could try include:

  • Ham and pesto
  • Ham and pineapple
  • Tuna and pesto
  • Tuna and Philadelphia cheese
  • Spinach, tomato puree, ham and cheese
  • Leftover bolognese
  • Grated apple and cinnamon
  • Banana and nutella
  • Peanut butter and grated apple

Give them a go.

Bon Appetit!


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