Bananas are a great first food for babies because they are loaded with essential nutrients for growing baby and can be eaten whole, mashed, or mixed into baked goods. They are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese and potassium, and they are high in vitamin B6.
- They are a good source of potassium which helps maintain hydration and a normal heartbeat.
- The fiber in bananas can help prevent constipation and bloating
- They are also a good food to serve when your baby has an upset stomach
- They are high in carbohydrates which give energy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 10 ounces
Age: 6+ months
- 2 ripe bananas
- pinch cinnamon (optional)
Place the bananas and cinnamon into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth and creamy, roughly 60-90 seconds, scraping down sides if needed. If the puree is too thick, add in some liquid (fresh breastmilk, formula or water) in tablespoon increments until you have your desired consistency.
Serve or store for another meal.
Age: 6 months and up
Yield: roughly 10 ounces
Storage: to store this puree, you can add in a splash of fresh lemon juice and then place the puree into an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Roasted Banana Puree: one of my all-time favorite puree recipes is to roast bananas and then puree them. This creates a rich, thick, and naturally sweet banana puree for your baby. To make this puree, slice 4 bananas lengthwise and, place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon. Place the baking sheet in a 325-degree F oven for 10-12 minutes. Let cool slightly and then transfer to a blender and puree for 1-2 minutes or until creamy.