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Banana Puree Baby Food: Quick, Easy, Make-Ahead

byAmy Palanjian


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Turning ripe banana into a super smooth baby food is quick and easy. Which makes this Banana Puree baby food a great one to start with and make often as your baby explores solid foods!

Banana Puree Baby Food

With just one simple ingredient—bananas!—this no-cook baby food is so easy and straight forward to make. You’ll need just one banana and you can add extra flavors if you want or you can leave it sweet and basic. This is a great early baby food since babies tend to like the flavor, it’s easy to make smooth, and you don’t need to spend extra money on fancy ingredients.

TIP: To make this recipe, you just need a blender.

Ingredients You Need

To make this easy baby food, you just need ripe banana, pure and simple! Which makes this a great recipe to make when you don’t have a lot of time or didn’t remember to shop for ingredients.

Tips for Choosing a Ripe Banana

To pick a ripe banana that’s pleasantly sweet but not over ripe, look for one that’s yellow with a smattering of small brown spots. Avoid ones that have large brown areas as that may mean they’re mushy and brown on the inside.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at the process involved in making this recipe.

  • Slice a very ripe banana and add to a blender.
  • Blend until very smooth.
  • Add cinnamon if desired and serve or store for later.

TIP: You can stir in a few drops of fresh lemon or orange juice to help prevent the puree from browning, as it will otherwise naturally do.

Tips for Making the Best Banana Puree

  • To store, place into small airtight storage containers and store in the fridge.
  • To freeze, place into an ice cube tray, freeze, then transfer frozen cubes to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for additional flavor.
  • To make a thicker banana puree, you can simply mash a ripe banana until mostly smooth using a fork or potato masher.
  • To help prevent the puree from browning, you can add a few drops of an acid such as fresh lemon or orange juice.
  • Mix with whole milk plain yogurt, Baby Oatmeal, Baby Rice Cereal, Avocado Puree, Broccoli Puree, or any other baby food you like as desired. (If you stir into oatmeal, you can still freeze it! Just make sure to stir well once thawed.)
  • See more of my favorite baby food combinations here.

I’d love to hear your feedback on this recipe, so please comment below to share!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 0 minutes

Total Time 5 minutes

Author Amy Palanjian

Cuisine American

Course Baby Food

Calories 13kcal

Servings 8

  • ▢ 1 ripe banana (about 1 cup sliced)
  • ▢ Cinnamon, optional
  • Slice banana to measure out about 1 cup.

  • Add to a blender. Blend until very smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.

  • Add a tiny pinch of cinnamon if desired.

  • Serve immediately.

  • Vitamix Blender

  • Silicone Ice Cube Tray

  • Storage Containers

  • To store, place into small airtight storage containers and store in the fridge.
  • To freeze, place into an ice cube tray, freeze, then transfer frozen cubes to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • To make a thicker banana puree, you can simply mash a ripe banana until mostly smooth using a fork or potato masher.
  • Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for additional flavor.
  • To help prevent the puree from browning, you can add a few drops of an acid such as fresh lemon or orange juice.
  • Mix with whole milk plain yogurt, baby oatmeal, mashed avocado, sweet potato, or any other baby food you like as desired.

Serving: 2tbsp, Calories: 13kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 53mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 9IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 1mg, Iron: 1mg

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Banana Puree for Babies - Eating Bird Food

Banana puree is a great first food when introducing solids to babies and can be made easily by mashing or blending fresh ripe bananas.

It seems like only yesterday we were starting our little one on solids! Bananas were one of her favorites foods, which was great because they’re so easy to serve to baby because there’s no need to cook the bananas before mashing or pureeing!

I know there are outliers but most babies tend to love bananas because of their sweetness so hopefully your babe will enjoy this banana puree too!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Bananas are widely available and inexpensive.
  • Banana puree is a great stage 1 food for babies because it’s sweet and has a smooth consistency.
  • They are low on the allergy scale so they’re often a safe choice to start baby on.
  • There are two easy ways to make banana puree and it’s also easy to meal prep and store in the freezer!

Bananas Make a Great First Food For Babies

Bananas are a great first food to introduce to babies because they’re naturally soft and mushy, easy to digest and loaded with vitamins and minerals. You can also easily mix bananas with rice cereal or oatmeal to add a little natural sweetness or just serve bananas straight up – mashed, pureed or you can serve larger spears or halves of a banana if you’re following a baby led weaning approach.

How to Make Banana Puree

Option 1: Mash

Mashing a banana is super simple and all you need is a fork! Place your banana on a plate and mash with a fork until the banana is the consistency you desire. Use in desired recipe or serve to baby as is.

Option 2: Blend/Puree

Blending the bananas in a food processor or blender makes for a smoother puree, which is perfect when you’re just introducing babies to solid foods and need thinner purees.

Simply add 2 bananas into a food processor or blender and process until the bananas are smooth and creamy. You can make the puree thinner by adding a little breast milk or formula, if needed. Once you’ve made the puree, serve to baby as is or mix with another puree to make a new flavor. See some ideas below.

Foods That Pair Well With Banana Puree

Banana puree pairs well with so many things, especially veggies because its natural sweetness will make them more palatable to baby! Here are some ideas:

  • Green veggies – kale, spinach, avocado, zucchini, peas
  • Orange veggies – sweet potato, butternut squash, carrot
  • White veggies – cauliflower
  • Other fruit – mango, strawberries, peaches, apples, kiwis,
  • Dairy – yogurt, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese
  • Grains – quinoa, oats
  • Legumes – chickpeas, lentils
  • Seasonings and spices – curry, ginger, mint, nutmeg, cinnamon

Banana Baby Food Combo Ideas

Here are some banana baby food combos that might be fun to try:

  • Banana, peach and strawberry
  • Banana, cinnamon and oatmeal
  • Apple, banana and strawberry
  • Banana, zucchini and spinach
  • Yogurt and banana
  • Avocado and banana
  • Peas, banana and kiwi

Olivia also loved the combo of banana, blueberry, quinoa and flax that I shared in my baby food combinations post. This one has a lot going on so it’s best for stage 2 eaters.

Banana Puree for Toddlers

For toddlers, banana puree can be used as a mix-in to sweeten up yogurt or baby oatmeal, as a dip for baby pancakes or put into reusable pouches for an easy, mess-free snack.

Bananas and Constipation

One thing to note is that bananas can slow digestion and in turn cause constipation. I know there were a couple times when we first started solids that Olivia dealt with constipation. Whenever it happened we tried to cut back on bananas knowing that they wouldn’t help the situation. If your baby does deal with constipation, I recommend limiting bananas and trying to add in more foods with fiber like pea puree or prune puree or juice. We used prune juice a couple times and it worked!

How to Store

Fresh banana baby food should be stored in the fridge and used within 3-4 days. For longer storage, I recommend freezing the puree! I like using silicone ice cube tray or freezer safe jars because they make it easier to thaw smaller amounts for serving to babies.

How to Thaw

I recommend thawing frozen banana puree in the fridge the night before you want to use it, but you can also thaw it with a warm water bath. It thaws quickly if you’re defrosting a small amount to serve to a baby.

Banana Puree FAQ

Can I use frozen bananas?

Yes! Using frozen bananas is an easy way to save ripe bananas before they go bad. Check out my tips on how to freeze bananas.

How can I tell if a banana is ripe?

Look for a banana that is yellow with some brown spots. Typically you will find green bananas or overly ripe bananas at the grocery store, so it’s best to buy them a few days before you want to use them. Using a banana that is ripe will result in a slightly sweet flavor. If the banana is too brown it will be mushy and overly sweet.

Can I use a green banana?

Using a banana that is ripe is the most ideal, as it will result in a slightly sweet flavor. If the banana is too brown it will be mushy and overly sweet. Too green and it won’t be very sweet.

Are bananas healthy?

Yes! Bananas are loaded with full of vitamins and minerals like potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.

Can you quickly ripen bananas?

Bananas not ripe yet? There are a few things you can do! Start by keeping the bananas together, they will ripen faster when close together, and store them in a warm or sunny spot.

If you need them to ripen faster, you can place them in a brown paper bag with another high ethylene producing fruit, such as another ripe banana, an apple, potatoes, peaches, pears, avocados or blueberries. Fold the bag over a few times to trap the ethylene in the bag and allow the bananas to ripen. This will take about 1-2 days.

Other Ways to Use This Puree

Banana puree is great for babies, but there are so many other ways for older kids and adults to enjoy it too. Here are some ideas:

  • Topping for pancakes and waffles – level up your breakfast or brunch by topping pancakes or waffles with this puree. Try it on my almond flour pancakes!
  • Serve over ice cream – mix banana puree into your favorite ice cream or simply serve over top of ice cream or frozen yogurt for an extra touch of sweetness that packs in some nutrients!
  • Swirl into oatmeal, yogurt or chia pudding – add a boost of flavor and nutrition by adding banana puree to oatmeal or chia pudding. It’s perfect for my banana bread overnight oats.

I also have a ton of banana recipes that require mashed or pureed bananas! Highly recommend my vegan banana bread or oatmeal chia cookies.

More Baby Food Purees

  • Sweet Potato Puree
  • Butternut Squash Puree
  • Peach Puree
  • Avocado Puree
  • Carrot Puree
  • Pea Puree
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Applesauce

More Recipes and Resources

  • Oatmeal For Babies
  • Healthy Smash Cake
  • Banana Pancakes For Babies
  • Baby Yogurt Melts

Be sure to check out my full collection of banana recipes as well as all of the baby food recipes here on EBF.

Banana Puree for Babies

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Fresh banana puree is a great first food and baby will love it because it tastes sweet! Easily make it by mashing or blending ripe bananas.

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Prep Time 5 minutes

Total Time 5 minutes

Servings 4

  • 1-2 ripe bananas
Smooth Banana Puree
  • Add 2 bananas into a food processor or blender and process until banana is smooth and creamy. Serve to baby as is or make the puree thinner by adding a little breast milk or formula.

Chunky Mashed Banana Puree
  • Place banana on a plate and mash with a fork until the banana is the consistency you desire. Use in desired recipe or serve to baby.

  • food processor

Serving: 4ounces Calories: 53kcal Carbohydrates: 13g Protein: 1g Sodium: 1mg Potassium: 211mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 7g


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  • Minerals: potassium, phosphorus, selenium, magnesium, calcium

Banana puree - helps digestion. Bananas are sweet, so babies love their first eating experience. Although most pediatricians believe that it is best to postpone the introduction of sweet vegetables and fruits due to the child's possible refusal to eat other less sweet foods.

Bananas and banana puree can be frozen. To keep the banana from turning brown, you can add a little lemon juice while freezing. Citric acid or ascorbic acid helps in keeping fruits fresh. The effect of oxygen on the enzymes in the banana (and most other fruits) causes them to turn from green to yellow to brown to black as they ripen. A black or brown banana is not necessarily a rotten or bad fruit. nine0003

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Banana puree - a gentle sweet taste will be pleased with the baby.

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04 Peel ripe banana - do not cook

  • Place banana in food processor or blender and puree

  • Alternatively use a fork to puree - heat in microwave for 25 seconds for extra softness

  • / breast milk or water to dilute or add oatmeal (if desired) to thicken.

  • Recipe notes

    The first time the banana is offered after processing, either boiled or as directed in the recipe after the microwave oven. After banana puree is introduced into the child's diet, fresh fruit can be offered. nine0003

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    How to make banana puree for your child. Rice milk porridge with banana

    Starting breastfeeding is an exciting time for mothers. The baby’s digestion has just improved, he began to normally absorb breast milk or formula, and here it is already necessary to go out on the fragile ice of changing the diet. But nothing can be done, complementary foods are necessary, and it is not worth delaying with its onset beyond 6 months. nine0003

    Why is a banana good for a baby?

    Sweet banana puree for babies is a storehouse of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Fruit contains:

    1. Vitamin complex: C, B, A, E, K
    2. Trace elements: potassium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, sulfur
    3. Starch (20%)
    4. Fiber
    5. Serotonin
    6. Sucrose

    How it works in the baby's body:

    1. Vitamins increase immunity (C), participate in the work and formation of the nervous system (B), are responsible for the health of blood (K), skin and blood vessels (A, B), absorption of fats and vitamins A and D (E). nine0016
    2. Trace elements help to establish the full functioning of the digestive tract (magnesium, potassium), participate in the growth of bone and dental tissue (phosphorus), saturate the blood with oxygen (iron) and help the liver (sulfur).
    3. Starch is a source of energy.
    4. Fiber is needed in order to start the work of the intestines.
    5. Serotonin has a calming effect and improves mood.
    6. Sucrose - energy nutrition for brain cells.
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      When to start weaning with a banana

      Banana is not considered the best choice for a first weaning food. Young children of the first year of life should first be given vegetable purees. Fruit comes second. First, the sweet taste can overwhelm a baby's desire to try something else. Secondly, the sucrose in the banana will have a more aggressive effect on the intestinal mucosa compared to, for example, potatoes.

      So, when can you give banana puree to your baby? The time frame for starting banana complementary foods is 6-8 months. By 6 months, the digestive system of a child of the first year of life is already formed enough to digest coarse fiber. nine0003

      Babies who are breastfed start complementary foods later, from six months. They will be given banana puree when they are already familiar with vegetables: zucchini, potatoes, carrots, onions. Artificial feeding involves an earlier introduction of complementary foods (4, 5 - 5 months), so they will be ready for sweets as early as 6 months.

      How to properly organize banana complementary foods

      Banana complementary foods at this stage of development of the industrial production of baby food can be organized in several ways:

      1. Banana puree
      2. Banana puree after cooking or otherwise processing the fruit
      3. Factory-made puree
      4. Banana formula
      5. Porridge for children of the first year of life with banana

      Each option is valid, but the last two are worth resorting to if the child often has allergies. It is dangerous to give a store-bought fruit to such a baby right away. Even despite the fact that allergies after a banana are extremely rare. nine0003

      Dr. Komarovsky says that live fruit can be safely used for early complementary foods for children with normal stools. We scrape the banana pulp with a spoon and start giving from 0.5 teaspoon. Carefully observe the child for a day. We look when the baby goes to the toilet - is there constipation? We examine the skin, looking for allergic manifestations. If everything is fine, we give the same amount of puree the next day. So we continue up to a week, and then we begin to gradually increase the daily dose of . At 10 months, the baby can already easily eat half the fruit.

      Banana puree of industrial production is given according to a similar scheme. You can try to give it even when the baby has an increased tendency to allergic reactions. Manufacturers on the labels write that they take fruits that have not been treated with chemicals for their products. This makes their puree as hypoallergenic as possible. The positive experience of parents shows that such statements can be trusted. At least, according to the statements of major manufacturers with a worldwide reputation. nine0003

      The question arises, at what age and how to feed babies who have problematic stools? Also from 6-8 months. But it is better to use processed fruit, we will offer the recipe for such a dish below. The scheme is the same as in the previous cases. But, if you see that a new supplement to the child’s diet strengthens, you will have to give up this lightweight option. Try again after introducing porridge at 8 months. Porridges normalize digestion well and relieve constipation.

      The easiest recipe

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      The simplest recipe is to scrape banana pulp with a spoon. It's great for the first two to three weeks when you need very little puree. For the rest of the time, use our tips. nine0003

      Banana Puree Recipes

      1. Buy a smooth yellow banana without any spots. Rinse thoroughly in warm running water and clean.
      2. Mash a banana with a fork or three on a fine grater. We dilute a little with water, breast milk. Or grind the fruit with a blender. Pour some water and milk into the bowl immediately.
      3. Give only after the main meal. After a year, you can replace the water with any fruit juice that does not cause allergies. nine0016

      Banana porridge

      The following recipe should only be used when you are sure that you are not allergic to the banana. After preparing the porridge, cool it to the desired temperature, and add a few tablespoons of fresh banana puree.

      How to make mashed banana

      The first recipe involves cooking. To do this, hold the fruit in a steam bath for 3-4 minutes. After we prepare the puree in any of the ways proposed above. nine0003

      The second recipe aims to remove excess liquid. Gently squeeze the banana pulp through cheesecloth. Then bring to the desired consistency with boiled water and give the baby.

      The effect of a banana on digestion: strengthens or weakens

      A fresh banana, from which we prepare complementary foods, strengthens. Sometimes this is not critical and the baby's stool remains within the normal range. But children of the first year of life who suffer from chronic constipation should not aggravate the situation. nine0003

      The exception is when the child is still constantly emptied only with the help of a laxative. In such a situation, what the banana strengthens no longer matters. Because the normal stool of the crumbs is provided artificially, and not due to its own intestinal activity.

      Allergic reactions to banana food

      Food allergy to banana in babies of the first year of life is extremely rare. From this side, it is considered safe. Small children, even infants, can be given safely. But there are some nuances. nine0003

      Calling a banana an exotic fruit is a bit of a stretch. Yes, it does not grow in our area and it is brought by planes and ships. But it was included in the diet of modern young mothers and fathers from early childhood. Genetically, the banana is already firmly entrenched in our diet and is not something alien to the body, like, for example, passion fruit or kumquat.

      Therefore, it is perceived more easily and brings more benefits. But why then do some parents claim that when they introduced banana complementary foods, their crumbs developed an allergy? The fact is that for better preservation, fruits are always treated with chemical compounds. These substances can penetrate the skin and be deposited in the pulp. It is on them, and not on the banana itself, that children develop an allergy. nine0003

      Banana puree is a necessary and healthy product. Banana enriches the baby's diet with useful substances. At what age to give it to a child, each parent decides based on the individual situation of the growth and development of their baby and the recommendations of pediatricians.

      We offer you a very interesting recipe for oatmeal with banana for children over one year old.

      Bananas are an affordable fruit that won our hearts and the hearts of our children. The delicate texture of the pulp is to the taste of both infants and adults. Today we will talk about the different options for making banana puree. nine0003

      The variety of bananas and their size have absolutely no effect on the final result. Banana puree is soft and delicious. It is important when choosing fruits to pay attention to their quality and ripeness.

      Bananas that are slightly unripe and without dark spots on the skin are best for preparing baby food. It is even permissible to use fruits with a barely noticeable green near the stem. The pulp of such bananas is dense, without darkening and friability.

      If bananas are harvested for future use, then fruits with a darkened peel can be used here, without visible damage to the pulp. Brown places are necessarily cut off. nine0003

      How to make delicious banana dessert

      Peel a bunch of bananas (4-5 pieces). Cut the pulp of all fruits into wheels 6-7 millimeters thick. Leave a part of banana rings (6-8 pieces) for decoration, break the rest until smooth with a blender. In the resulting puree, add 1 tablespoon of honey and the juice of one lemon. Whip the puree for another 30 seconds.

      Toast 2 tablespoons of peeled hazelnuts in a dry frying pan. Grind the cooled kernels with a blender into crumbs. nine0003

      Fry the remaining banana rings in a pan until browned on both sides.

      Put the finished puree into bowls with a wide bowl. Top with a few wheels of fried bananas, and sprinkle the dessert with chopped nuts.

      Cook Note Recipes Channel presents another banana dessert dish

      Banana puree for kids

      Simple recipe without additives

      Ripe bananas are peeled and ground until smooth. For this manipulation, you can use a fine grater, sieve, food processor or blender. The more homogenized the mass is, the thinner the puree will be. nine0003

      With added water

      If the child is very small and perceives complementary foods only with a very liquid consistency, then banana puree is diluted with the required amount of warm boiled water.

      It is best to start giving banana puree to a child from boiled fruits. To do this, pieces of banana pulp are pre-boiled in a small amount of water for 7-8 minutes. For one medium fruit, 50 milliliters of liquid will be enough. Then the boiled slices are pureed until smooth and cooled before serving to an acceptable temperature. nine0003

      With added milk

      From the year, banana puree can be diluted with boiled milk. To do this, excess liquid is drained from boiled bananas, and hot boiled milk is added instead. The mass is crushed with a blender or fork, and served at the table.

      With added juice

      If the child is not allergic to citrus fruits, you can dilute baby banana puree with freshly squeezed orange juice. At the same time, banana pulp can be used both raw and boiled. nine0003

      Baked bananas

      Two peeled bananas, washed well under running water. Line a small heat-resistant bowl with foil or parchment paper. Fruits in the peel are laid out in a baking dish. Keep bananas in an oven preheated to 120 degrees for half an hour. After that, the fruits are taken out and cleaned. It is better to do this over a bowl in which the pulp will be mashed in the future in order to preserve the resulting juice as much as possible. It is very tasty and fragrant. You can also drain the juice from the baking dish. nine0003

      Then 100 milliliters of water is added to the banana pulp and the fruit is ground to a puree state.

      Prepared food is brought to a boil over medium heat and cooled to a temperature of 37-38 degrees.

      Banana puree with apples for the winter

      Banana puree can be prepared in advance. To do this, take one kilogram of bananas and two ripe apples. It is best to use sour varieties of apples, for example, Antonovka.

      Apples and bananas are peeled and cut randomly. The slices are ground to a puree state with a blender or food processor. Also, fruits can be grated on a fine grater, but in this case, the finished dish will be with grains. nine0003

      Two 200-gram glasses of water and three glasses of sugar of the same volume are added to the crushed banana-apple mass. Also, the juice of two lemons is poured into the fruit puree. Puree is sent to the fire for 30 minutes.

      Skim the foam several times while the puree is cooking. The finished hot banana dessert is poured into sterile jars and sealed tightly with boiled lids.

      Store such a blank for a year in any dark and cool place.

      Age - from 6 months

      Today, pediatricians are of the opinion that it is worth starting any complementary foods at 6 months, and complementary foods with fruit purees - only after the introduction of vegetables and cereals into the baby's diet. Ideal as the first fruit complementary food -. Then you can try plum, banana and other fruits.

      Plain Banana Complementary Puree

      Serving Options:

      Ingredients to Prepare:

      • 1 banana

      A more mature banana is enough to mash with a fork. You can add some boiled water to make it thinner. Places where the skin has darkened must be cut off!

      How to make banana puree for babies

      1. Banana puree with apricots and porridge


      • 2 apricots
      • 4 tbsp. spoons of water
      • 10 g rice flakes or any other prepared porridge
      • banana half
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        Step-by-step recipe Baby banana puree :

        1. Pour hot water into the container.
        2. Cut whole apricots vertically and horizontally.
        3. Put in water for a couple of minutes, then the skin will be very easy to remove.
        4. Apricots should be skinned and pitted, then cut into small pieces and crushed.
        5. Simmer the apricots for about 10 minutes under a closed lid in a little water. Be careful not to burn the puree. nine0016
        6. Mix apricots with banana and puree with a blender (you can also just mash with a fork).
        7. Mix fruit puree with rice cereal or any other prepared porridge.

        2. Apple-banana puree for baby food


        • apple half
        • banana half

        Step by Step Recipe Apple Banana Puree :

        1. Peel the apple well and cut into small pieces. nine0016
        2. Plunge into a saucepan with a little water (50 ml) and bring to a boil.
        3. Cook for about 7 minutes over low heat.
        4. Peel the banana and cut off the ends.
        5. Puree apples and bananas, let cool slightly.

        3. Apple and banana puree with juice


        • 1 apple
        • 1 banana
        • 2 tbsp. spoons of orange juice (or any other)

        Step-by-step recipe Banana Puree with Juice :

        1. Peel the apple, grate it on a fine grater - for children from 9 months. For babies, it is better to pre-cook the apple in slices, as in the previous recipe.
        2. Mash the banana with a fork and combine with the apple, stir.
        3. Finally add juice.

        Banana puree is conditionally suitable for feeding infants and the first feeding of children up to a year (from 6 months). Given the fact that a banana is an exotic fruit, it is worth introducing it after an apple and a pear. nine0003

        Banana puree is considered a very good baby food. Pediatricians recommend introducing it to a child when the baby is 5-6 months old. Of course, to be completely sure, you should consult your pediatrician about this product. Well, the recipe for mashed bananas is very simple. Therefore, there will be no problems with the preparation of this dish.

        If you are looking for an easily digestible and at the same time high-calorie and healthy food, then banana puree for babies is an ideal option. After all, it contains a lot of vitamins A, B and C, starch, proteins, sugar. nine0003

        To make banana puree, you need to take a small, well-ripened fruit and make sure that there are no brown spots on it (these are not suitable for babies).

        Mash the fruit with a fork or grate it on a cheese grater (as a result, we get a homogeneous mass). If the puree turned out to be too thick, the recipe allows you to add a little simple, or better, breast milk to the dish.

        And when the baby grows up (up to 10 months), you can add a little bit of lemon or orange juice for taste. Of course, it is necessary that the baby tolerates citrus fruits well. Otherwise, you can provoke an allergic reaction. nine0003

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        In principle, even banana puree for babies can lead to undesirable consequences. Therefore, it should be entered very carefully. As, however, and any other adult food.

        How to inject a banana?

        Any new product should be introduced into the baby's diet carefully. So this overseas fruit should be given little by little. First - one spoonful in the morning (in the afternoon, and preferably in the morning), in order to observe the reaction of the child during the time remaining until night. nine0003

        And it's good if everything is fine. But a rash or signs of an upset gastrointestinal tract may appear. In this case, the introduction of a new product should be postponed and be sure to consult with your pediatrician.

        If banana doesn't work for your baby, you can try introducing other fruits or vegetables. After all, they are very important for the proper development of the child's body, because they contain many vitamins and useful trace elements.

        Of course, you should choose vegetables and fruits that are grown without the use of chemicals. nine0003

        You can give fresh vegetables and fruits to your child only after making a puree-like gruel out of them. Babies should first be fed vegetable puree.

        From fruit, applesauce should be introduced first, then you can supplement the diet with a pear, and only after that - other exotic fruits, including a banana.

        You can, of course, buy ready-made baby food in the store, but it is much more useful to prepare it yourself. And it's not at all safe, all baby food products undergo strict quality control. And the fact that grated fruits and vegetables lose some of their beneficial properties. Making a little puree at home is not difficult at all, especially since today in any kitchen there is a blender or slow cooker. nine0003

        Apple puree

        Apple puree is traditionally prepared from green varieties and is considered universal. Starting complementary foods with this product, starting from the fourth or sixth month of a baby’s life, you can add other fruits and vegetables to it: boiled pumpkin, carrots, banana or pear.

        In order to prepare a new dish for your little one, you need to take a green apple, it is on them that children do not have allergic reactions and a little sugar or fructose.

        Cooking according to the following scheme:

        • fruits should be washed, peeled, core removed, cut into four parts;
        • immerse the prepared pieces in a small container and place it on another larger saucepan, into which you must first pour water;
        • put a pot of water on the fire and steam the apples. It will take at least 10 minutes for them to cook;
        • you can use a double boiler or multicooker. In this case, the cooking time is reduced to 5-7 minutes; nine0016
        • Steamed apple slices can be mashed with a fork or using a blender. If the puree is sour, add sugar or fructose. It is still impossible to give very sweet foods to children of this age, so you can sweeten it a little;
        • complementary foods are ready.

        Apples will supply the growing body with vitamins of all groups, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, iodine, pectin and antioxidants.

        Banana Complementary Food

        Doctors recommend that you start adding a banana to your baby's food from the age of six months, not earlier. By this age, the digestive system is already formed enough to digest fiber. It is especially important to feed the child in winter, when the mother's nutrition is weakened due to the lack of fresh vegetables in the diet. Accordingly, the necessary building elements will not be enough in breast milk. nine0003

        Use the following tips to make puree:

        • Choose even yellow bananas. They should not have any brown spots, blotches, green or brown shades. The fruit must be ripe, but not green or overripe;
        • before cooking, rinse the fruit thoroughly under running water and remove the peel;
        • scrape off some of the juicy pulp and mash it on a saucer with a fork, grate it on a very fine grater or place the fruit in a blender and grind until a homogeneous gruel is obtained; nine0016
        • add a little warmed breast milk or formula to a bowl;
        • it is necessary to give the baby complementary foods only after the main meal, so that he does not refuse to eat later because of the sucrose present in the fruit. She is able to kill the child's appetite;
        • after a year, milk in the mixture can be replaced with fruit juice. Take the juice that does not cause allergies in your baby.

        Benefits and harms

        Banana is a high-calorie product, which includes vitamins of groups A and B, other useful trace elements, it is hypoallergenic and after eating it, the body produces the hormone of happiness.

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