14 Baby Puree Recipes to Make at Home

Did you know parents can skip the supermarket and make easy, healthy baby food purees at home? These recipes let you know exactly what you're putting in Baby's body—and they save you money to boot!

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01 of 14

Sweet Potato Puree

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Beta carotene-rich sweet potatoes are a nutritious addition to your baby's diet. They're also sweeter in flavor than normal potatoes, and they take on a fluffy texture when mixed with breast milk or formula.

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02 of 14

Carrot Puree

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Carrot is a very versatile veggie; after your baby has mastered single-vegetable purees, you can mix carrots with a variety of fruits, other veggies, and meats. (Note: Some pediatricians recommend that you feed your baby commercially-produced carrot puree instead of fresh, due to nitrates; consult your doctor for advice.)

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03 of 14

Baby Applesauce

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Homemade applesauce is mildly sweet, filled with fiber, and rich in vitamin C. It's definitely a crowd-pleasing baby puree recipe!

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04 of 14

Banana Puree

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Bananas have a smooth, squishy texture that's easy for babies to mash between their gums. They're also rich in potassium, and they add creaminess when mixed with other ingredients.

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05 of 14

Pear Puree

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Homemade pear puree is sweet, filled with fiber, and rich in vitamin C. Babies also love its mild, sweet taste.

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06 of 14

Butternut Squash Puree

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Butternut squash is pure and simple, with a sweet, nutty flavor. When roasted, it takes on a velvety texture, and it provides Baby with vitamin A and potassium.

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07 of 14

Pea Puree

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You can make pea puree with fresh or frozen peas. Either way, your baby will get plenty of fiber and nutritional benefits.

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08 of 14

Peach Puree

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Peaches are rich in beta-carotene and potassium, and their mild, sweet flavor makes them a crowd-pleasing hit.

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09 of 14

Blueberry Puree

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Blueberries are an antioxidant-packed superfood that add a delicious sweet-tart flavor to any baby puree.

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10 of 14

Green Bean Puree

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Rich in vitamin A and fiber, green beans can introduce your baby to vegetables. We recommend using the frozen variety, since fresh green beans can have a grainy texture after blending.

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11 of 14

Spinach Puree

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Antioxidant-filled and calcium-rich spinach is an ideal veggie for babies 8- to 10-months-old. (Note that some pediatricians do not recommend making your own spinach puree because the veggie can be higher in nitrates; ask your doctor for advice).

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Avocado Puree

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Avocados are rich in brain-boosting omega-3s, and they have a mild flavor and velvety texture that many babies love.

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13 of 14

Potato Puree

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When mixed into a puree, potassium-filled potatoes pair well with other fruits and vegetables, including peas, green beans, carrots, and butternut squash.

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14 of 14

Plum Puree

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Is your little one suffering from constipation? Try whipping up this delicious plum or puree recipe!

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