15 stage one baby puree recipes that will tempt your baby's taste buds! These easy-to-make recipes are made with nutrient dense fruits and vegetables with an added pinch of spice to make these purees out-of-this-world delicious!
Recently, I have been getting a ton of new readers looking for starter baby puree recipes (yay!! or should I say pur-yay!!;) so I thought I would put together a little round-up just for them.
If you are just starting out on your adventure in making your own baby purees, then I would personally like to be the first one to welcome you to the wonderful world of baby food and to also inform you that baby's first bite doesn't need to be boring.
Baby's food can (and should) be delicious from the very start!
These 15 puree recipes are made for babies that want to try the most delicious food from the very first bite. No boring mashed bananas or simple apple puree here. No way! We are adding in cinnamon, rosemary, curry or mint to quickly roasted or steamed fruits and vegetables that enhance their natural flavors. Simple purees that I am pretty sure you will even love.
But before we dive into the recipes, let me answer two of the most asked questions I get from my readers.
Can baby have spices in their purees from the get go?
Yes, yes, yes! Baby can absolutely have spices mixed into their purees from the very first bite. Adding a pinch of spices and herbs to baby's food not only makes it taste better but it also gives the food additional medicinal properties. Read more here.
To reduce the risk of allergies, should I introduce the puree without the spices first and then add the spices after I know baby isn't allergic?
My rule of thumb, is that unless there is an immediate family member that has a true allergy to a spice then introducing baby to spices at the same time as a new food is completely acceptable. Spice and herb allergies in babies and adults is very rare but keeping an eye on baby when introducing any new food is always recommended.
All of the recipes below are recommend for babies 4-6 months of age and up.
Just getting started out on making your own baby food? Then check out my honest guide on all of the kitchen tools you will need to get starter (hint - it's not much!).