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10 Easy And Delicious Plum Baby Food

Easy-to-prepare healthy recipes to help your little one enjoy the benefits of fruit.


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Plums are superfoods with health-promoting properties and high nutritional value. Many moms want to learn plum recipes for babies since common recipes may not be suitable and palatable. High amounts of phenolic compounds such as anthocyanins are secret behind various benefits of plums (1). Babies older than six months already taking solids can begin to eat plums as per pediatricians’ recommendations.

You may begin with simple plum recipes such as puree and in lesser quantities; otherwise, it can be hard for your baby’s immature digestive system. Read on to learn its benefits, how to incorporate them into a baby’s diet, and some healthy plum recipes for babies.

Health Benefits Of Plums For Babies

Plums are a low-calorie fruit that contains many vital vitamins, such as A, C, K, B and minerals such as potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and fiber, bioactive compounds, such as anthocyanins.

  1. Dried plums or prunes are associated with bone health due to its unique nutritional profile that contains major phenolic compounds (2).
  1. Both fresh and dried plums have laxative effects. as the fiber in it is mostly insoluble and contains sorbitol which has natural laxative effects.  Thus, they are associated with healthy intestinal motility, thus keeping constipation at bay (3) (4).
  1. Plums contain phytochemicals such as cyanidin and lutein. Some studies show that regular consumption of plums could possibly have beneficial effects on brain functioning (5).
  1. Plums are considered a good source of phytonutrients such as flavonoids, neochlorogenic, and chlorogenic acid, which have high antioxidant activities. These compounds could help reduce inflammation and combat free radical damage in the long run (5).

Besides these, plums are considered to have anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, and antimicrobial properties, which are all beneficial for your infant.

If you are planning to add plums in your baby’s diet, then in the next section, we present the various plum recipes that you can consider for your baby.

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Delicious Plum Recipes For Babies

1. Plum Puree:

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This is the most basic baby food recipe that is ideal for babies who have started solids. As the baby progresses on solids, you can try adding different purees or mashed fruits to this recipe to intensify its nutritive value.

You will need:

  • 1 cup fresh plums
  • Water – Room temperature and ice-cold

How to:

  1. Wash the plums and let them dry. Add water in a pan and let it boil. Add the plums and let them stay in the boiling water for about 45 minutes. This process of treating plums is known as blanching. You may also try to steam them instead of blanching.
  2. Meanwhile, put ice water in another pan and keep aside.
  3. Using a spoon, remove the plums from the hot water, and immediately transfer them into the ice-cold water.
  4. Remove the plum from the ice-cold water and use your fingers or a knife to peel off the skin.
  5. Slice the plums from the middle and remove the seeds. Puree the plum in a blender or mash it till soft. You can add water or a bit of breast milk or formula milk to make it creamy.

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2. Plum yogurt:

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This recipe is a step forward from basic plum puree. The addition of Greek yogurt improves the nutritional value of this plum baby food recipe. Besides, yogurt enhances the gut microbiota, which helps your baby’s digestive system remain robust.

You will need:

  • 1 cup fresh plums
  • 1 cup unsweetened plain Greek yogurt

How to:

  1. Make plum puree using fresh plums, as shown in the previous recipe.
  2. In a serving bowl, add plain yogurt and plum puree. Mix well and serve.
  3. You may also add a half-teaspoon dry fruit powder to this recipe before serving it to your baby.

Related: 8 Easy Greek Yogurt Recipes For Babies

3. Oats and plum porridge:

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The high fiber content of plums and oats helps boost your baby’s digestive microflora. Besides, the rich micronutrient composition of this recipe supports your baby’s healthy growth and development.

You will need:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup full-cream milk
  • ½ cup fresh plums
  • Water

How to:

  1. In a pan, add the milk and oats and cook according to the instructions given on the packet. Remove and keep aside.
  2. Meanwhile, boil water in a pan and add the plums. After about 45 seconds, take them out using a spoon. Place them in chilled water and remove the peel.
  3. Once cool, mash the plums using your fingers.
  4. Add the mashed plum to the oats porridge.
  5. If you wish, you may also add some finely sliced or powdered cinnamon, dried fruits such as almonds, walnuts, and pistachio to this recipe. This will boost the nutritive value of the recipe multi-folds.

4. Baked plums with cinnamon:

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Cinnamon has several health benefits when consumed regularly, and makes a good addition to your baby’s diet. The spice can be added to a variety of recipes to enhance their nutritive composition.

You will need:

  • 1 cup fresh plums
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp apple juice

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C).
  2. Slice plums in half and remove the seed. Place them in an oven-safe dish.
  3. Add apple juice and sprinkle some cinnamon powder over the top.
  4. Cover the dish and bake for about 25 minutes or till the plums turn tender.
  5. Once cool, remove the skin and mash using your fingers.
  6. Serve the recipe warm with some toasted bread slices.

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5. Roasted plums with yogurt:

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This recipe is yet another version of plum puree with yogurt. Here the plums are roasted instead of being blanched or steamed. This way of cooking enhances the flavor of the plums and makes the recipe more delectable.

You will need:

  • 1 cup fresh plums
  • 1 cup unsweetened plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla pod or essence
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Pure maple syrup

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Slice plums in half and remove the seed. Place them in an oven-safe dish with the cut portion on the top.
  3. Place a small piece of the vanilla pod on each plum piece. Also, add a little butter and a drop of maple syrup on each piece.
  4. Place in the oven and roast for about 30 minutes or till the plums turn tender.
  5. Once cool, remove the skin, mash, and serve as a puree mixed with yogurt.

6. Frozen plum puree:

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Most babies find ice creams and candies attractive. You can satiate your baby’s craving for cold desserts through this frozen plum puree recipe. This recipe is delicious and nutritious. Besides, this preparation might help soothe the aching gums of teething babies.

You will need:

  • 1 cup fresh plums
  • Water

How to:

  1. Cut plums in half and remove the seed.
  2. In a pan, add water. Place the plums in the pan with the cut portion facing the water. Let it simmer on low to medium heat till plums turn tender.
  3. Once cool, remove the skin.
  4. Add the plums and the water to a blender and make a puree. Add more water to get a liquidy consistency. Place into an ice tray and freeze the baby plum puree.
  5. Take out of the freezer just when you are ready to serve the same to your baby.

7. Plum Jam:

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Babies enjoy having jam due to its semi-solid consistency. However, the high sugar content is a concern. This plum jam recipe uses the natural sweetness of plum instead of added sugar. You can serve plum jam to your baby with a slice of wholegrain bread or crackers.

You will need:

  • 1 cup fresh plums
  • 1 tbsp ground allspice (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • Water

How to:

  1. Cut the plums in half and remove the seeds. Place in a pan and add water and sugar. Let it boil till the plums are soft.
  2. Remove from heat and puree. Add the puree back to the pan and add allspice and cinnamon. Cook on low heat till it becomes thick, just like jam. Remove and let it cool before storing it.
  3. Store the prepared jam in an air-tight container in your refrigerator and label the date of preparation.
  4. Ensure to finish the jam within a stipulated time as homemade jams tend to expire faster than commercial ones.

8. Plums and bananas with quinoa

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Quinoa is a pseudocereal that makes a healthy addition to an infant’s diet. The nutritional properties of quinoa are promising, and its regular consumption is associated with several health benefits. This recipe is an interesting combination of quinoa with plums that will become your baby’s favorite in no time.

Note: This recipe contains cow’s milk and is suitable for babies older than 12 months. It is important that the quinoa is dehulled and your baby is not allergic to it.

You will need:

  • 1 cup fresh plums
  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup full-cream cow’s milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder

How to:

  1. Cook quinoa in milk as per the directions given on the packet of quinoa.
  2. Add deseeded and peeled plums with the banana in a blender. Blend till you get a smooth semi-fluid consistency of the paste.
  3. Add the paste to quinoa porridge. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top and serve it to your baby while it is still warm.

9. Plum and ginger smoothie

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Smoothies are easy to prepare, easy to digest, and can also meet your growing baby’s nutritional needs. This smoothie recipe is a blend of plums and banana with a dash of ginger juice.

You will need:

  • 1 cup fresh plums
  • 1 medium-sized banana
  • 1 tsp ginger juice
  • 1 tbsp dried fruits powder
  • 1 cup water

How to:

  1. Place the plums in a pan and add water. Let it boil till the plums turn tender. Remove from water, blend to a puree, and keep it aside for a while.
  2. Add sliced banana, ginger juice, and dried fruit powder in the blender and blend until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Add plum puree to the mix and blend once again. Ensure that the mix has no lumps. Add water to dilute the smoothie, if required. Strain the smoothie to remove any excess residual.
  4. Pour it into your baby’s sipper cup and serve.

Related: Ginger For Babies: When To Start, Benefits And Precautions

10. Plum, peach, apricot, and thyme custard

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This recipe brings the sweetness and creaminess of custard, along with nutrition from selected stone fruits like plum, peach, and apricot. It is a suitable recipe for babies older than six months. Before introducing it to your baby, check for any possible allergies.

Note: This recipe contains cow’s milk and is suitable for babies older than 12 months.

You will need:

  • 1 ½ tbsp custard powder
  • 1½ cup full-cream cow’s milk
  • ½ cup plums
  • ½ cup peach
  • ½ cup apricot
  • 1 tsp nuts (fine-chopped)
  • A pinch of thyme

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C).
  2. Cut the fruits and remove seeds. Place the fruits in an oven-safe dish with a cut portion facing down. Pour cold water over the fruits. Bake for about 40 minutes or until the fruits are tender.
  3. Once cool, remove the skin. Place fruits in a blender and blend well until you get a smooth paste. Keep the puree aside for a while.
  4. For the custard, take a small bowl and put custard powder in it. Now, add one-fourth cup of milk to it and mix well with a continuous whisk. Stir continuously to  Ensure there are no lumps. Once done, set aside.
  5. Now, heat the remainder of the milk in a pan. After five minutes of bubbling, simmer it and add custard powder slowly to the milk while stirring the milk continuously.
  6. Mix until the mixture thickens to a creamy consistency. Switch off the flame once done and keep the pan aside to cool.
  7. Once the custard and milk mixture has cooled, add the fruit puree to it with some finely sliced fruit pieces. Refrigerate the final mix for 20 minutes.
  8. Serve with some finely sliced nuts and serve it to your baby at room temperature.

1. What can I mix with plum for baby food?

You can prepare a lump-free plum puree or mash and mix it with different foods, such as Greek yogurt, porridge, and oatmeal. Alternatively, you can mix plum puree/mash to puree/mash of other fruits and veggies to make nutritious baby foods. As your baby grows, you can serve them soft and ripe plum slices to practice self-feeding.

2. How do I introduce plums to my baby?

Like any other food, feed plum puree or mash to your baby in small quantities initially. Once the baby adjusts to the fruit’s taste and digestibility, gradually increase the puree/mash quantity. As stated above, you can also add plums to other foods in age-appropriate ways to enhance the overall nutritional value of the dish.

Knowing some plum baby food recipes can be helpful for moms. Dried and fresh plums are delicious and rich sources of essential nutrients such as vitamin A, C, E, and K, including potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus. This also contains fibers that promote digestive health. You may give cooked plums to babies since they may not be able to digest fresh fruit and cause abdominal pain or discomfort. Plum puree, plum yogurt, oats, and plum porridge are some of the easiest plum recipes for infants.


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1. Igwe and Charlton; A Systematic Review on the Health Effects of Plums (Prunus domestica and Prunus salicina); National Center For Biotechnology Information
2. Taylor C. Wallace; Dried Plums, Prunes and Bone Health: A Comprehensive Review; National Center For Biotechnology Information
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Plum Baby Food Recipes

Plums are part of the wholesome stone-fruit family and are known for being rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. If baby is experiencing discomfort due to constipation, plum baby food might help alleviate the ache and promote a good bowel movement. Once steamed and pureed, plum baby food is naturally sweet with a tart flavor that babies love.

Plum Benefits & Plum Nutrition Plums are high in fiber, which helps relieve constipation in adults and babies alike. Prunes (naturally dried plums) are also superfoods that help support a healthy digestive system. Plum baby food is a nourishing option for baby because it naturally contains Vitamin A and C.

When Can Babies Eat Plum? Plum baby food and prune baby food are both considered stage one baby foods and do not pose a high allergy risk, which is why babies 4 months and older can start eating plum puree baby food, with the approval of a pediatrician, of course.

How to Make Plum Baby Food?

The easiest and most efficient method for making plum baby food is to use a baby food maker, which steams and then processes the ingredients in one machine. Plum baby food can also be prepared by steaming or cooking the plums in a saucepan over a medium flame and then removing the pits and separately blending the cooked fruit using either a food processor, immersion blender or a regular blender.

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Step 1 of How to Make Plum Baby Food: Using a vegetable peeler, peel off the skin of ripe plums. If the plums are too soft, you can also use a paring knife and then your fingers to separate the skin from the fruit.

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Step 2 of How to Make Plum Baby Food: Remove the pit from each plum and roughly chop the fruit.

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Step 3 of How to Make Plum Baby Food: Add the chopped plums and their juices to the bowl of your baby food maker. Follow the instructions for your device and add as much water as needed to the steaming container.

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If you don’t have a baby food maker, you can steam the plums separately in a saucepan with a bit of water (which may not be necessary if your plums are very ripe and juicy) over a medium flame for about 15 to 20 minutes.

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Step 4 of How to Make Plum Baby Food: Once the steaming action is finished, blend until smooth using a food processor, blender or immersion blender. Or let the baby food machine do it for you, if you’re using one.

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Step 5 of How to Make Plum Baby Food: Once the plum puree has cooled completely, it can then be transferred to a serving bowl or freezer-safe containers. Prepared plum baby food keeps for one month in the freezer.

Plum Baby Food Recipes

Plum puree baby food is delicious on its own, but we also love blending it with other fruits for variety. Once you have established that baby doesn’t have any allergic reactions from eating plums or other fruits, there are different variations for plum baby purees. Below are our top three favorite plum baby food recipes:

Plum and Banana Baby Food Recipe

In a bowl mash a large, peeled banana. Blend with 1/2 cup plum baby food puree.

Plum and Peach Baby Food Recipe

Peel two very ripe peaches and remove the pits. Mash the peaches in a bowl, using the back of a fork or a potato-masher (you may also blend in a food processor or blender). Combine the mashed peaches and 1/2 cup plum baby food puree together.

Plum and Yogurt Baby Food Recipe

In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup of full-fat greek yogurt with 1/4 cup homemade plum puree until smooth. Whole milk yogurt can be introduced to baby at 7 to 8 months of age.

Apple-plum baby puree ⋆ Cooking tasty, beautiful and home-style!

It's the beginning of autumn and it's time to harvest tasty and healthy plums, thorns (thorns), and the time has come to harvest mid-late and late apples. This year we didn’t have a particularly rich harvest for apples and plums, but it’s just enough to make delicious homemade apple and plum puree for our children. My sister recently had a replenishment in the family, my second nephew was born. It was for him, for her little son, that my sister Ekaterina prepared a variety of homemade fruit and vegetable purees. Today we will talk about how to make delicious, natural baby puree without additives and dyes from apples and plums with your own hands. In my future recipes, I will tell you how to cook delicious baby puree from pears, apples, as well as apple-pear puree, healthy zucchini puree and carrot-zucchini puree. We will also delight you with recipes for baby apricot and apple-apricot puree. I think many young mothers, and perhaps grandmothers, will like our recipes. After all, children need to be fed with the most natural products. And homemade baby puree is much tastier, more natural and of course healthier. And so, let's cook with us.

the author of the recipe is Ekaterina Belova

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2 How to make homemade baby puree with your own hands from apples and plums for the winter:

You will need:

  • Ripe but firm apples (flesh without skin and core) - 3 kg.
  • Plum (torn or thorn plum, pitted) - 3 kg.
  • Water - 200-300 ml.
  • Sterile jars - preferably 100, 120, 150 ml.

How to make homemade baby puree from apples and plums for the winter:

We use apples for making puree, they are dense, but they should be sweetish in taste. So mashed potatoes for children will turn out not sour and very tasty. Plums (cake or thorns) will be used ripe, well separated from the pits. Wash and dry apples and plums. Peel the apples thinly, cut off the pulp. Plums sorted from the pits. We put everything in a suitable size pan or basin. Pour 150-200 ml. water and put to cook on a slow fire. Water should be added so much that the boiled fruit puree is not too thick, but not liquid either. Cook puree for 1-1.5 hours.

Add water as needed during cooking. After 1 hour of cooking, we got this puree of apples and plums.

While the baby puree is cooking, we will prepare the jars by washing them thoroughly with baking soda and sterilizing them. The easiest way to do this is in the microwave or in the oven. It is best to use jars of a small volume of 100, 120 or 150 ml, since you cannot give a lot of puree to small children at once. You can freely buy such puree jars through popular classifieds sites or through newspaper ads. My sister did just that. Thus, she took a very large number of jars at a rather ridiculous price.

We need to puree the finished baby puree with an immersion blender or simply rub it through a sieve, as we did before.

Arrange apple and plum puree in pre-sterilized jars. We cork the jars and send them under the covers for 2-3 days until they cool completely. This is how we subject baby puree to additional sterilization.
I would also like to note the fact that baby apple puree can be introduced as complementary foods to babies from 4 months of age. Prunes puree - from 5 months. And best of all, before starting the introduction of complementary foods, consult with your baby's pediatrician. After all, all babies are different, some are artificially fed, and some are on natural mother's milk, which is why the time for introducing complementary foods (the age of the child) will be different for everyone.

Bon appetit and tasty, vitamin winter, wish Svetlana and my home!

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Baby plum puree

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Plum puree is a tasty and healthy dish for babies, which can be easily and quickly prepared at home, and which children usually eat with pleasure. What are the benefits of plums? When and at what age can they be given to a baby?

Benefits of plums

Plums are beneficial for their rich vitamin content. These fruits contain in large quantities:

  • ascorbic acid (responsible for the immunity of the child)
  • B vitamins (naturally contribute to the normalization of metabolism)
  • K (affects the quality of blood clotting)
  • nicotinic acid or vitamin PP ( reduces cholesterol levels, protects the circulatory system from the formation of blood clots, has a positive effect on the heart muscle)
  • tocopherol or vitamin E (recommended for congenital pathologies of the respiratory system, eye diseases and dermatological problems in infants)

The benefits of plums are also based on their mineral complex. Moreover, there are more substances useful for the child's body than in pears or apples. Plums are rich in potassium and phosphorus, and these components play a primary role in the development of the baby's nervous system.

Plums also contain pectin, nitrogenous compounds, essential organic acids, tannins. All these components have a positive effect on the development of the child's body and help strengthen its immunity.

When can I give my child?

Fresh plums can be given to an infant when he is already well acquainted with most vegetables and fruits and has adapted to their intake. They should be introduced into the baby's diet no earlier than at 8-9 months.

The pulp of fresh plums is less accepted by the baby's stomach than the same apples or potatoes, so it is not recommended to start complementary foods with them. Early consumption of these sweet fruits can cause indigestion in a small child, worsen his well-being, and exacerbate existing problems with the gastrointestinal tract.

Plum compote or puree can also cause a serious allergic reaction in an infant. A food allergy to plums in a baby can be manifested by redness on the skin, peeling on the hands, and fever. In difficult cases, there may be swelling in the lips and tongue. At the first symptoms of a similar etymology, it is urgent to stop giving dishes from plums to the child and seek help from a pediatrician.

Which plums should I start complementary foods with?

Plums are highly acidic, so it is better to introduce them into baby food in the form of puree or compotes. To make tasty and healthy meals for your child, you need to choose ripe and juicy plum fruits. It is worth refusing at the initial stage from bright red varieties, replacing them with yellow or white ones (allergy most often manifests itself precisely on red-colored fruits).

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  • Rinse the fruits in hot water without letting them cool, remove the skin with a sharp knife, remove the stones.
  • Place a few pieces in a blender (immersion models are more convenient) and grind until smooth.
  • The result is a concentrated puree, which can be diluted with a small amount of juice or purified water for babies. If the mother is allergic to this product, it is not worth giving it to the baby for at least three years.

For older children (after one year), you can prepare a multi-component puree. To do this, add a pear, apple or, for example, prunes to the recipe. The first complementary food should not contain such a large number of ingredients, because. in this case, it will be quite difficult to identify the cause of allergic manifestations.

A little fructose can also be added to the plum puree recipe (sugar in the menu of children under three years old may be present in a very limited form). This dish can help with constipation in infants. It is not worth offering it to a child in large quantities, because. there is a risk of getting diarrhea, and it threatens to wash out nutrients and dehydrate the body.

Babies from 8-9 months can be given no more than 3-4 teaspoons of plum puree. When the child is one year old, the dose can be increased to 100 grams and given to a healthy child such a treat no more than two to three times a week.

Puree with a milk component can be introduced into complementary foods. For these purposes, both skim milk and breast milk are suitable. Fruits are first crushed in a blender, then milk is added to the mass and thoroughly beaten again. Such a recipe may be useful for children suffering from systematic constipation. With a predisposition to stool disorder, it is not recommended to use the recipe.

Plum compotes

Compote is useful because it has a milder effect on the baby's body than fresh plum dishes. In complementary foods, as well as with puree, only one-component compote should get into it and it is better that it does not contain sugar.

The recipe is simple: gently wash the fruits, dip them in purified boiling water, simmer on low heat for no longer than five minutes under a tightly closed lid, turn off and leave to infuse at room temperature for 3-4 hours.

Compote will be more fragrant if prepared from fresh fruits, but frozen plums can also be used for this purpose. Canned compote should not be included in complementary foods due to the fact that it contains an increased dose of sugar, which is not particularly useful for the child.

Plum compote can be prepared for two days at once. The drink keeps well in the refrigerator. Give compote to a baby of any age in a warm form.

Apples, pears, dried fruits can be added to the drink recipe for children over one year old. The ratio of fruits can be very different. Usually an equal portion of plums and other fruits is taken. For sweetness, honey or weak sugar syrup can be added to the drink recipe.

Important about plums

Feeding with plums should be started only after a full introduction of vegetables (in this case, the child's body will be ready to digest them).

These fruits contain a lot of sugar, so they contribute to weight gain and improve appetite. They are not recommended for children with a predisposition to diabetes.

Plums have a diuretic and choleretic effect.

Allergy to this product may be cumulative (allergy does not appear immediately, but as the body is saturated with fruits).

Plums reduce weather dependence, which often occurs in infants.

Unwashed plums are dangerous for dysentery, treated with glycerin (for long-term storage) - poisoning, frozen - with phosphates (wash out calcium).

Allergy to plums is less common. For people who have a predisposition to it, it is worth choosing fruits of white or blue color. Allergies can be a serious test for a child, so it is important to notice it in the early stages of development.

Preparing plum puree for babies for the winter

Every year a lot of berries and fruits ripen in summer cottages and village gardens. Housewives are actively beginning to save pieces of summer for the winter in the form of jams, compotes and jellies. Each woman has her own optimal recipe for preserving different berries, and, as a rule, an exorbitant amount of sugar is a preservative in it.

But for the youngest members of the family, such an amount of sweets can harm. How compactly can plums be stored so that they can delight the baby with their taste even in winter and how to save healthy plum puree for babies for the winter?

Benefits for the body

Plum has a laxative effect on the intestines, so plum puree can correct its work. In addition, these fruits help reduce acidity, dilate blood vessels and have a slight decongestant and diuretic effect.

Plum contains many vitamins A, C, PP and group B in its composition. It is also rich in minerals such as potassium, copper, calcium and sodium and magnesium.

It is important to know that blue plum skins are not recommended for children under 5 years of age, so use yellow varieties for preparations or choose a recipe where you need to remove the shell.


If you have space in your freezer to store plums as well, you can freeze plum puree for the winter. It will lie there quite compactly compared to whole fruits, and subsequently it will be convenient for you to use portioned briquettes in order to please your baby with a natural product.

The recipe for plum puree for baby is very simple. You will need to wash fresh plums well to remove natural wild yeast from the surface of their skins. Then the fruits need to be cut and the bones removed from them. It is believed that all fruits accumulate harmful substances in the skin and therefore it is recommended to cut it off. But at the same time, almost all useful substances are concentrated in it. Therefore, if you are sure that your fruits are harmless, twist the plums in a blender along with the peel.

Prepare clean containers in which you will freeze the puree. In order not to suffer later, immediately think about how large a portion should be. You can freeze the puree in plastic disposable glasses, and then transfer the resulting briquettes into one bag.

Puree must be defrosted gradually and at room temperature.

Since plums are slightly acidic, you can mix different types of fruit puree in different proportions when feeding. By the appetite of the baby, you will understand which recipe he likes more than others.

How to preserve mashed potatoes

Not everyone has freezers, and there is hardly enough space in the refrigerator for such preparations for the future. Therefore, many mothers, trying to preserve for their children all the benefits of fruits growing in summer cottages, canned them. Even if the cooking recipe is without adding water, the plum puree will turn out to be quite watery and sour. Therefore, parents often dilute it and give it to the baby in the form of natural juice or combine it with other sweet fruits.

Glass jars from store-bought baby food are suitable for storage, the main thing is that the metal lids have a thread - then they will store your work reliably and for a long time.

The process of preserving mashed potatoes for the winter is no different from the standard "spins". First you need to sterilize the washed jars - pour water into the pan, place the lids in it, fasten a colander on the walls of the container, and put the jars on it upside down. The liquid will boil, the steam will fill the glass vessels, and when the moisture drips down the walls, we can assume that the jars are sterile. As a rule, this takes about 5 minutes.

Soak plums for a couple of hours in saline solution (2 teaspoons per liter of water) so that worms come out of them. The plum puree recipe is easy. Wash the fruits, cut and remove the seeds. Put the plums in a saucepan, add a glass of water and cook for 8 minutes after boiling. The fruits from cooking will become softer, and after cooling them, you can rub the pulp through a sieve or with a blender. The resulting plum emulsion must be boiled and placed in sterile jars.

Jars with mashed potatoes should be placed in a saucepan so that hot water reaches their “shoulders”, and covered with lids, sterilized for another 10 minutes. After the jars are twisted and cooled upside down. With 1 kg of ripe plums, you get about 800 grams of natural puree.

Making prunes puree

For making puree, you can take not only fresh fruits, but also dried ones. You can easily make prune puree for babies with your own hands. In dried plums, all useful of these fruits are preserved.

Dried fruit puree recipe is almost the same as fresh fruit puree. Rinse prunes with water, pour boiling water over them and leave to collect moisture for at least 3 hours. Then the liquid must be drained and the soaked fruits boiled, after which the skin will be removed from them quite easily. The remaining pulp must be carefully ground to a state of homogeneous mass. If the emulsion turned out to be too thick, you can dilute it a little with water, and then be sure to boil it. Healthy prune puree for babies is ready, it remains only to cool it.

Trying each recipe, you will understand which one is easier and more optimal for you, and you will be able to save all the useful properties of plums for your baby for the winter.

Plum puree for baby food

Making fruit puree for baby food at home is quite simple. Especially if you have an extra minute and you are going to make apple puree. These fruits only need to be cut into pieces, freed from the skin, boiled and chopped. But if you are planning to feed your baby with more unusual "jars", you will have to use some tricks! Plum puree for feeding is one of such “tricky” dishes: the fruits themselves seem to be simple, but to prepare a homogeneous mass of them, some skill is needed.

  • Hungarian plums - 2 kg,
  • Sugar - 80 g,
  • Water - 150 ml.

In addition to the ingredients for making baby puree, you will need a large pot for boiling fruit, as well as jars with a capacity of about 200 with their "native" screw caps. The container will need to be sterilized, so also prepare a large pot or bowl with a wide bottom for this.

Because plums contain hard skins, the fruit must be freed from them, otherwise a homogeneous mass will not be obtained. There are two ways to remove the skin from plums:

- The first one is needed if you are preparing plum puree for a baby that has not yet erupted teeth: boil the fruits, and then, after slightly cooling them, rub them through a sieve. Then add the resulting plum mass without pits and skins with sugar, boil and cork in jars.

- Well, for a baby who already has several teeth, the second cooking method is suitable, which will be discussed in our master class. Puree prepared in this way will also be homogeneous, but may contain small streaks of plums.

How to Make Plum Puree for Children for the Winter - Step by Step Recipe

1 Wash the plums and separate each fruit into two halves, removing the pits. Then, prying off the skin with your fingernail, remove it from each half of the plum. If your plums are ripe (and specifically the Hungarian varieties), it should not be difficult to remove the skin. Next, put the “bare” halves of the plums into a saucepan and put on a small fire.

2 Add water to the plums, stir and cook after the water boils for 10 minutes. At this stage, you will get boiled plums. Remove the saucepan from the heat, let the plums cool slightly, and transfer them to the bowl of a food processor. Grind the boiled plums until smooth at the highest speed of the processor.

3 Pour the smooth plum mixture back into the saucepan, add the sugar, stir and place over low heat. When boiling, mashed potatoes can ooze in different directions, so cover the pan with a lid.

4 Boil the puree for 5 minutes, after which it can be considered ready. In the meantime, sterilize the canning container. Place the jars upside down in a saucepan or bowl with lids next to them. Pour some water into the pan (no more than a liter), bring to a boil and boil the container for 10 minutes.

5 Divide the finished hot puree into jars, screw on the sterilized hot lids and place upside down on the table. Let the jars in this position cool completely: if during this time not a single jar “flows”, then everything went fine, and the puree can be rearranged to the storage place.

Weaning baby food is ready! Plum puree has a pleasant sweetish taste, so the baby will definitely like it! And yet, this puree can be added to other dishes: unsweetened cereals, chopped cottage cheese ...

Bon appetit to your little one!

Plum puree for babies

The baby is growing up and the mother has new worries: it's time to gradually switch to solid food. Such an event is both a celebration and a test for both. Usually, the first complementary foods begin at 4-6 months with liquid cereals. Start with half a teaspoon, gradually moving to one full feeding.

Fruits are added to the baby's food from about 5-6 months. At the first feeding, he grimaces, spits out new food, smears it on his face. But this is not for long. Usually children quickly begin to understand: fruits are very tasty. And now, after a few days, when he sees his mother, with a plate of fruit puree, the baby begins to make joyful sounds, as if saying, “Come on, feed me soon.”

At first, mashed fruits should not be given. It is better to start with one kind. To avoid an allergic reaction, do not give your child exotic or red-colored fruits and berries. The best option for the first fruit food may be apples, plums, pears.

Plum puree for babies is easy to prepare. You need to select only ripe soft fruits of non-acidic varieties. Plums are rich in many useful substances: fructose, glucose and sucrose; vitamins A, C, B1, B2, P, organic acids, tannic, nitrogenous, pectin substances. Minerals in plums are present in a larger volume than in apples and pears. Plum puree contains a sufficiently large amount of potassium and phosphorus, which is especially beneficial for the nervous system of a little man. Now we will tell you how to make plum puree for babies.

Plum puree for babies



Carefully wash the plums under running water and boil for 10 minutes. When the fruits have cooled, remove the skin, remove the seeds. Grind the pulp in a blender.

At the age of 7-8 months you can start giving your baby combination meals. Plum puree for a child can be supplemented with an apple, pear or banana. Mixed puree is prepared according to a similar recipe. First, the fruits are boiled, and then ground with a blender to a mushy state.

Puree of pears, plums and other fruits without heat treatment is recommended to be given to children not earlier than 8-9 months. Fresh fruits are peeled and carefully ground. All fruit purees need to be prepared for only one feeding, it is better not to leave a reserve.

In addition to fruit purees, you can prepare baby vegetable purees according to our simple tips.

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Baby plum puree recipe

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If the berries are not too acidic, it is better not to add sugar syrup to the puree. It should be remembered that sugar, like salt, is used in minimal quantities in the child's diet.

Sugar syrup

Mix 10 g of sugar with 50 ml of water.

The solution is boiled, stirring, over low heat for 10 minutes, filtered through several layers of sterile or boiled gauze, topped up with boiling water through the same filter to a volume of 100 ml and boiled again.

More delicious and healthy for babies and nursing mothers: RECIPES

Pour the hot syrup into a pre-boiled glass bottle and close tightly.

But remember that excessive consumption of sugar can lead to obesity and tooth decay in a child at an older age.

Plum puree for babies In our recipes, you can change the number of servings and the required amount of ingredients will automatically change on the website. By clicking on the links in the recipe, you can easily select the baby's menu according to the desired criteria.

  1. Select undamaged berries without dark spots, rinse in running water, pour over with boiling water and remove the seeds.
  2. Carefully rub the berries through a sieve, separating the skin.
  3. Add sugar syrup to the puree.

You can prepare larger quantities of mashed potatoes and freeze the finished mashed potatoes in portions in special forms. It is easy to warm up and feed the baby.

! Recommendation: Do not use sugar, salt and spices in children's meals.

This recipe is perfect for baby food but will be great for babies of all ages.

All information posted on the site is for informational purposes only and cannot be used for self-treatment. Having acquired specific applied knowledge, do not experiment with the health of the child. When symptoms of the disease appear, the immediate help of a specialist is necessary.

Never make a decision without discussing the issue with a doctor - consultation with a pediatrician is required!

When can I give my baby plums and plum puree as complementary foods?

Fresh stone fruit should be included in the child's diet. The nutrients they contain are necessary for proper growth and development. Take at least plums. They are nutritious, high in fiber and sugars, and help young children relieve constipation. Let's figure out at what age they can be given, in what form and quantity.

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Benefits for the child

Plum contains the following useful substances:

  • Vitamins of group B contribute to the full development of the baby's nervous system, prevent excessive anxiety.
  • Vitamin C has an anti-inflammatory effect, helps the child's body fight viruses and significantly strengthens the immune system.
  • Provitamin A has a beneficial effect on children's vision, stops its deterioration.
  • P vitamins (or bioflavonoids) strengthen the baby's blood vessels, prevent fluctuations in blood pressure when the weather changes (that is, they help fight weather dependence).
  • Sodium prevents swelling, which is fortunately rare in children.
  • Calcium is an essential element for a growing organism. Its sufficient content in plum fruits improves the condition of the child's bones and dental health.
  • Potassium has a positive effect on the functioning of the cardiovascular system;
  • Copper is required for the growth and proper development of the baby.

The composition of the plum includes a large number of other minerals: nickel, silicon, fluorine, manganese, zinc, iodine, phosphorus and others.

This stone fruit culture will be useful for babies with intestinal disorders. The fruits have a mild laxative effect, helping the child cope with constipation. The laxative effect of plum stems from the content in its composition of a special substance - isatin and a high level of fiber. 9months. But American pediatricians are allowed to give plum puree to a child as early as 6 months. It is important that by the time you get to know this product, the baby has already tried most other fruits, including stone fruits, and they have not caused allergies.

It is advisable to choose yellow for the first feeding plums - they are less likely to cause allergies. The most suitable dishes for the baby are mashed potatoes and compote.

At first, plum puree should be added to fruits that are already familiar to the baby, such as an apple. No more spoons needed. Gradually, in the absence of allergies, the volume of plums in fruit puree is increased, and then they switch to monocomponent plum puree.

Compote from dried plums (prunes) is better absorbed by the baby's body. For the first time, it is advisable to give the child no more than 20 ml of the drink. If within three days there are no signs of allergy, the portion can be gradually increased.

When a child has severe bowel problems that cause frequent constipation, the pediatrician may recommend a prune decoction from as early as 4 months of age. But such early complementary foods should be carried out exclusively under the supervision of a doctor and with great care.

Why not suitable for first complementary foods?

  1. Plum is a product that often causes allergies in babies. Therefore, its introduction into complementary foods is permissible only after other fruits, which are less likely to cause an undesirable reaction of the body.
  2. In addition, plum fruits have a laxative effect. It is difficult to predict to what extent the child's body will react to this product, if nothing but breast milk or formula has not yet been tested.
  3. The fruit has a serious effect on the acidic environment of the stomach. Therefore, you should first prepare the baby's body for a new product with another, more gentle food for the gastric mucosa.
  4. Last but not least, complementary foods should start with vegetables. And after sweet and tasty fruits, the child often refuses them.

Selection Tips

In order for plums to benefit a child's body, the fruits must be carefully selected.

  • You need to take only ripe specimens without dents. Be sure to check the fruit for rotten areas. Even with minimal damage, it is strictly forbidden to give fruits to the baby.
  • There are more than 2,000 varieties of plums in the world, so it is simply impossible to list all suitable for a child. But sweet varieties (fast-growing, blue gift, etc.) will please the baby more, while their acidity is relatively low.
  • Due to the high allergenicity of plums, it is advisable to choose yellow or white fruits. When using red and purple specimens, allergic risks increase.
  • Buy fruits for your child that have been grown and harvested near where you live. "Native" fruits will bring much more benefits than "overseas".

A selection of children's recipes

To preserve the maximum of vitamins and minerals in plum food, it is necessary to prepare it correctly. Usually, two dishes are perfect for children under one year old: mashed potatoes and compote.

Plum puree
  1. Be sure to thoroughly wash the fruits, pour boiling water over them and immediately remove the scalded skin with a thin knife.
  2. Then cut the plum into 2 halves and remove the pit.
  3. Place in blender and blend until smooth.
  4. If the baby puree is too thick, you can dilute it with a little water.
Chicken purée

If your baby has already switched to solid foods and has become familiar with chicken meat, you can prepare plum purée with chicken for him.

Recipe recommended for children over 8 months old.

  1. Take 3 plums, peeled, pitted and cut into cubes.
  2. Cut one chicken fillet in the same way.
  3. Put everything together in a saucepan, add a glass of water and simmer until the meat is tender.
  4. Cool down a bit and puree the contents of the saucepan with a blender.

Plum compote requires 250 g of fruit and 750 g of water. If the compote is intended for a child older than a year, you can add a couple of tablespoons of sugar.

  1. Wash and pit the plums.
  2. Place in cold water, add sugar if necessary.
  3. Put on fire. After boiling, cook the compote for 2 minutes.
  4. Cover the saucepan with a lid and leave to infuse.

After 2-3 hours, you can already give compote to the baby. If your child is just getting to know a new fruit, be sure to strain the drink before serving.

Preparing for the winter

If the age at which plum can be introduced into complementary foods falls in the winter, it is better to take care of preparing mashed potatoes for the winter in advance.

  1. Rinse the fruits, peel and remove the stones.
  2. Steam for 2-3 minutes to soften.
  3. Grind with a blender and heat without boiling.
  4. Pour the finished puree into sterilized jars to the brim, close with lids.
  5. Cool at room temperature by turning jars upside down.

The ripest and sweetest fruits are chosen for winter harvesting.

Caution does not hurt

Despite the benefits of plum for the baby, before introducing it into complementary foods, contraindications must be considered:

  • If your child has gastrointestinal problems or is not responding well to new foods, eating plums will aggravate the situation.
  • It is undesirable for children under three years of age to give such fruits in their usual form - whole or in halves. This can injure the delicate lining of the stomach. In addition, the baby can swallow the bone or even choke on it.
  • When a child has diarrhea, plums should be completely excluded from the diet, including in the form of compote from these fruits.

It is necessary to prepare puree and compotes from plums in August-September. During this period, fruits ripen naturally, without the participation of harmful fertilizers, and contain all the necessary vitamins. Fruits bought at other times of the year, no matter how attractive at first glance they may be, are not recommended for children.

Do not be surprised if your child develops diarrhea after eating plum puree, as the product contains laxatives. Most of them are concentrated in the fruit peel, which is why its removal significantly reduces the likelihood of diarrhea in the baby. If this still happened, you need to postpone the plum food for at least half a month and next time start the food with a smaller portion.

Allergy to plums

Plums are contraindicated for children prone to allergic reactions. This fruit often causes allergies, so you should postpone its introduction into complementary foods until three years old, when the baby's gastrointestinal tract is fully formed.

Experts associate the body's negative response to plum with sensitivity to birch pollen. Therefore, if one of the parents suffers from seasonal reactions, the likelihood of an allergy in the baby is high.

In addition to plums, the following foods correlate with birch pollen intolerance:

  • fruits: apples, pears, peaches, cherries, kiwi;
  • vegetables and herbs: carrots, fennel, potatoes, spinach and celery;
  • nuts: peanuts and hazelnuts;
  • buckwheat;
  • flower honey.

The allergens in plums are not destroyed by heat treatment, as some mistakenly believe. Therefore, fruits boiled or scalded with boiling water do not become safer for particularly sensitive babies.

Companion products

Plums are introduced into the baby's complementary foods at the same time as fruits such as light cherries, peaches, nectarines and apricots. Apricots contain a large amount of folic acid, which improves the appetite of little ones.

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