This Sweet Corn, Squash and Apple Baby Food Puree combination tastes so good I dare you to take only one bite for yourself! Filled with 3 wholesome ingredients, this puree not only tastes great but it is also loaded with essential vitamins and minerals to help baby grow big and strong.
This fun Fall inspired puree can be made in under 10 minutes and with only 3 wholesome ingredients - sweet corn, butternut squash and apples!
Thank you to Beech-Nut, my favorite brand of store bought baby food, for this amazing puree combination!
The best part, when served warm, this puree tastes just like homemade corn chowder. It was so good, I didn’t want to stop taste testing it! Seriously, it was that good!
Or maybe the best part is that this corn, apple & squash puree is filled with a wide variety of essential nutrients for baby, such as potassium, fiber, beta-carotene, vitamins A, C, B and E, and antioxidants.
Possibly the best part about this puree is that can be made in just under 10 minutes. To make this puree, you simply place all of the produce into a steamer basket, steam, then transfer all of the tender produce to a blender, puree and you’re done. It’s so easy, you can make this puree on however little sleep you are running on these days!
But I think after all of that, the best part of this puree is not that it is filled with wholesome nutrients or that it is beyond easy to make or delicious to eat, but the very best part is the happy smile it will bring to your baby when they take their very first bite.
Sweet Corn, Squash + Apple Baby Food Puree
2 cups sweet corn, fresh or frozen
1 cup apples, cored and chopped
1 cup butternut squash, peeled and chopped
1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. In a steamer basket, add in the butternut squash, cover, and steam for 4 minutes. Add the apples on top of the butternut squash, cover, and steam for an additional 2 minutes. Add the corn on top, cover and steam for an additional 2 minutes. Let cool slightly. Reserve the steamer water.
2. Place all of the ingredients into the blender and puree for 1-2 minutes on high or until the puree is completely smooth. If puree is too thick, add in reserved steamer water, breast milk, formula or stock, a tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
3. Serve and enjoy!
Time Saving Tip - if you are short on time, you can use pre-cut butternut squash in this recipes, which is usually found in the produce section by the salad mixes at most grocery stores.
Spice it Up - Feel free to add 1/2 tsp chopped chives, 1/8 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp mild chili powder or 1/2 tsp chopped cilantro to this puree for some extra spice.
Age: from about 6 months and up
Yield: roughly 18 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Storage: store in an air-tight container in fridge for 4 days or in freezer for 4 months. These are one of our favorite freezer storage trays.
New to making purees? Then check of my guide on which kitchen tools you actually are going to need. Hint, it's not many!
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Beech-Nut, but all of the opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Baby FoodE!