Banana baby food

    2 min

    Banana is an easy choice for one of baby's first fruits, as no cooking is required. Pay attention to texture, however - if your little one is just starting on solids, you may want to remove any lumps and thin the mixture with breast milk or formula.


    Yorkshire, England, UK
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    Makes: 6 to 8 tablespoons

    • 1 ripe banana, peeled

    Prep:2min  ›  Ready in:2min 

    1. Place banana in a bowl and mash with a fork till smooth. Serve.
    2. Or for a smoother consistency, either process the banana in a blender or food processor till smooth, adding breast milk, formula or water if a thinner consistency is desired. You can also pass the banana through a fine sieve.

    Storage tip

    Once you've peeled and mashed the banana, store for no more than 1 day in the fridge. To freeze for later: fill an ice cube tray with the banana puree. Freeze for at least 2 hours, till solid. Remove cubes from tray and place in a freezer bag. To defrost, place in microwave for 30 seconds, or as needed.

    Cook's note

    Ripe bananas are more easily digestible and are also higher in antioxidants.

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    I made this for my son's second solid "meal" and he loved it! I did puree the banana with some breast milk to thin the consistency. I used half a large banana, and he ate about half of what I prepared. If you're just starting out with solids, you may want to make less, using 1/3 a banana, or be sure to only serve a bit of what you make and leave the rest in the fridge for the next day.  -  08 Jun 2016

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