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This healthy, antioxidant-rich, blueberry puree for baby is made with sweet blueberries, crisp Fuji apples, creamy banana, and delicious mango, but also comes in a simple, 2 minute version with just blueberries and water. Serve up either for a homemade treat your baby will love!
This blueberry purée is a great way to get a bunch of fruits into your baby’s diet at once, and it’s super easy to make at this baby food recipe home (and in bulk).
You can do a bunch of things with this blueberry baby food recipe! Mix into oatmeal for breakfast, turn them into mini popsicles for a snack, or use them for “dessert” at the end of the day.
Blueberries are one of the 10 Baby Superfoods, and they are a great first food! They are bursting with antioxidants and flavonoids, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
You can use this basic recipe to create a variety of fruit purees for your baby!
👩🏽🍳 Why This Recipe Works
- A simple fruit baby food recipe
- Packed with healthy antioxidants for baby
- Quick and simple recipe
- Sweet blueberry flavor
- Healthier and more budget friendly than commercial baby food
- Easily freeze individual servings
- Makes 24 servings (see recipe card for nutrition information)
- No fancy equipment needed
- Super easy to customize
- Best blueberry puree for baby ever!
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🫐 How To Pick The Best Blueberries
You can use fresh or frozen blueberries for this puree. If using fresh blueberries, look for ones that are fresh, plump, and a deep blue color! Blueberry season is the perfect opportunity to go out and pick fresh blueberries that you can use immediately for this recipe and others, or freeze to use throughout the year.
- Fresh or Frozen Blueberries: This recipe will work well with fresh or frozen berries. I tend to use frozen berries because they are easily available throughout the year. However, if it’s summertime, go ahead and use fresh! Blueberries are on the dirty dozen plus list, so I recommend using organic if possible. You’ll need a large amount of berries to make this puree in bulk so it’s a great way to use up leftovers too!
- Organic Fuji Apples: This crisp apple is refreshing, has a hint of tartness, along with notes of honey, and citrus. They are an excellent apple to use in baking and cooking.
- Banana: The banana adds natural sweetness, and creaminess to this puree. Make sure your banana is ripe before adding to your smoothie, as unripe bananas have a slightly bitter flavor.
- Organic Frozen Mangoes: For a little extra creaminess and sweetness, mangoes are the way to go!
📖 Blueberry Puree Combinations For Baby
You can use this basic recipe to create a variety of fruit puree combinations for your baby. Just follow the simple principle of adding the fresh fruits to a large pot, simmering for 10 minutes, transferring to a blender, pureeing, and then freezing in ice cube trays. You can also mix and match individual fruit purees for fun combination purees!
Here are some of my other favorite blueberry baby food combinations and variations:
- 2-Minute Blueberry Puree Recipe: Take 24 ounces of frozen, thawed blueberries, add to a blender with at least 1/2 cup water (more if needed) and blend until smooth!
- Blueberry Yogurt Puree For Baby: Take this blueberry puree for babies and mix it with 1-2 tablespoons of organic, whole milk yogurt.
- Blueberry Banana Puree: Omit the apples and mangoes from this recipe and make as directed.
- Blueberry Apple Baby Food: Omit the mangoes and bananas from this recipe and make as directed.
- Blueberry Pear Baby Food: Mix blueberry baby puree with this pear baby food recipe in a 1:1 ratio! It is delicious!
- Mixed Berry Puree: Instead of using frozen blueberries, use a frozen berry medley as a 1:1 replacement.
- Baby Blueberry Oatmeal: Mix the blended blueberries with up to 4 tablespoons of cooked rolled oats.
- Roasted Blueberry Fruit Puree: Did you know you can roast blueberries in the oven? It brings out an incredible caramelization and depth of flavor. Just add blueberries to a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, and then follow the rest of the steps in this recipe!
- Sweet Potato Blueberry Baby Food: This recipe would taste nice with butternut squash or sweet potato puree. You can also mix in some pureed white beans for more protein!
- Add Spices: You can really add a ton of flavor to homemade baby food by adding a small amount of different warm, sweet spices! Try a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, or even cardamom.
🔪 How To Make Blueberry Baby Food
Blueberry puree for baby is super easy to make and requires just a few simple steps! Here’s how you do it:
Simmer Fruit: Add blueberries, apples, and mangoes along with 1/2 cup water to a large pot. Bring to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes on low-medium heat.
Blend Blueberries: Pour the blueberry mixture into a blender. Add the banana. Let cool slightly and then puree blueberries for baby until smooth. Add extra water if needed for a thinner berry puree recipe. Note: for older babies – 8+ months, you can try a simple blueberry mash recipe — just don’t blend the mixture completely to create a more chunky puree that your baby can gum.
Store and/or Freeze: Pour the mixture into an airtight container or into ice cube trays, wrap, and freeze.
Blueberries are so good for babies! Here are some of the benefits of blueberries:
** High in fiber
** High in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese
** Contain a lot of water (great for hydration!)
** Very high in antioxidants, especially wild blueberries (which you can find in the frozen section!)
** May help protect against cell damage, inflammation and cancer
** Aid in heart health and brain health
You can blend frozen blueberries, however, to get a smooth puree and when making blueberries baby food I recommend thawing frozen blueberries first before blending. Another option is to simmer them on the stove to thaw, or heat them in the microwave for about a minute.
You can introduce blueberries for baby between 4-6 months of age. It’s an excellent fruit to add to your baby’s diet. They are sweet, a good source of dietary fiber, not a common allergen, and full of healthy antioxidants.
Pureed blueberries are safe for baby. However, whole berries can be a choking risk. For older babies who like chunkier food, and are able to use their gums to mash their food, you can make mashed blueberries for baby before serving, or cut them into tiny bite-sized pieces to use as finger food. Do not give your baby whole blueberries.
You can prepare blueberries for baby in so many different ways! Try serving this baby food puree in yogurt, or oatmeal, or allow your baby to sip it like a smoothie. You can also warm this puree and serve over pancakes, waffles, or even spread it on toast with some nut butter for older kids and toddlers. Make sure to always serve at room temperature or on the cooler side.
🧊 How To Store Blueberry Puree
How long does blueberry puree last? Can you freeze it? Here is your guide to storing not just blueberry, but all fruit purees for baby!
When it comes to storage, this recipe will last for up to 4 days in the fridge in an airtight container. When properly frozen in ice cube trays or baby trays that are wrapped and airtight, the puree will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.
- To Store in the Fridge: Transfer to an airtight container or airtight jar. A clean and sanitized mason jar works well. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
- To Freeze: Transfer to a storage container for baby food (individually portioned), or in ice cube trays / baby food trays. Wrap and seal so they are airtight. Freeze overnight in the ice cube trays. After 1-2 days, you can pop out the blueberry ice cubes and place them in a freezer bag for easy storage. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- To Defrost: When ready to serve, take a serving, and place in an airtight container in the refrigerator to defrost overnight. Alternatively, you can quick defrost in the microwave. Be careful not to heat for too long, and test the temperature before giving to baby.
💭 Expert Tips For Making Fresh Fruit Purees
- Cook frozen blueberries first: If using frozen blueberries cook them over the stovetop as suggested in the recipe. If using fresh blueberries, you can add them to the blender.
- For a stuck blender: If your blender gets stuck add a bit of water to help get the blades moving.
- Stir before serving: Give this baby blueberry puree a good stir before serving. Especially if you are defrosting from frozen. That way all the ingredients combine and get evenly distributed.
- To defrost effectively: If defrosting this puree will have the best result if you thaw it overnight in an airtight container rather than warming in the microwave.
- For a super smooth puree, make sure you’re using a high powered blender like a Vitamix. You don’t need a special baby food maker – it’s better to invest in a high quality blender because you can use it later once your baby moves past purees!
- Feel free to mix this puree with breastmilk or formula before feeding (but not before storing!). If you do choose to mix it with breastmilk or formula, do it right before you feed, don’t mix it and store it either in the fridge or freezer as it will spoil quickly. If you choose formula, I recommend using one of these best organic baby formulas for the cleanest ingredients, and a close formulation to breastmilk.
- Watch for allergic reactions: When serving new foods to your baby, it’s always important to introduce only one new food at a time, and wait two days before introducing any other new foods to check for an allergic reaction.
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Blueberry Baby Food
- 24 ounces frozen organic blueberries
- 2 organic fuji apples cored, peeled and cut into big pieces (about 2-3 cups)
- 1 banana peeled
- 20 ounces frozen organic mangoes
- Mumi and Bubi Trays for storing
- Add blueberries, apples, and mangoes to a pot, simmer for 10 minutes on low-medium heat.
- Pour the blueberry mixture into a blender. Add the banana. Puree until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into ice cube trays, wrap, and freeze.
- If using frozen blueberries cook them over the stovetop as suggested in the recipe. If using fresh blueberries, you can add them to the blender.
- If your blender gets stuck add a bit of water to help get the blades moving.
- Give the puree a good stir before serving. Especially if you are defrosting from frozen. That way all the ingredients combine and get evenly distributed.
- If defrosting this puree will have the best result if you thaw it overnight in an airtight container rather than warming in the microwave.
- When serving new foods to your baby, it’s always important to introduce only one new food at a time, and wait two days before introducing any other new foods to check for an allergic reaction.
- Serve at room temperature or cold.
- Makes about 96oz of baby food, 1 serving = 4oz of baby food.
This is so easy to make and my baby loved it!
Aw yay! I’m so happy to hear that Michelle!
My babies loved this healthy treat! I love how easy it is to make and I know exactly what is in it!
Aw I’m so glad Emily! Thanks for letting me know!
Admittedly I don’t have a baby to feed, but this recipe looks so good I might just try it! It’s sort of like a smoothie, isn’t it? Can’t wait to see for myself!
Haha yes it is like a smoothie! Honestly, sometimes I’ll make one for myself alongside my kids 🙂
This is great for the picky eaters! Thank you!!
So glad to hear that! 🙂
I made this recipe for my nephew Ethan and he is 4 months old and he enjoyed it a lot.
Aw yay! I’m so happy to hear that Christine! 🙂
Well, if it is for babies, I want to be a baby. I am ready to make it for myself, and I am an adult. I tried your recipe, and it turned out perfect. It is going to my new recipe collection – baby food.
Haha thank you Irina! Glad you liked it!
I’m trying to get away from the jarred stuff and this was so easy to make! I loved that my daughter is getting all the best nutrition from scratch-made food!
That’s so awesome Jenn!
We just got our first crop and my grandkids are going to love this cant wait to make it
Yay! Can’t wait for them to try this recipe Claudia!
What a fabulous recipe. It is so handy to make this in advance and the baby smoothie freezes well.
Totally!! You can batch make this and freeze it, it’s so easy!
This is such a great way to make sure your little one is eating their fruits and veggies! I can’t wait to share this with my friend who just had a baby. This is perfect for her little one!
Thanks so much Beth!!
How much do I take to prepare 1 serving? With fresh fruits?
Also, can I keep it in the fridge, & use it in 1-2 days?
Hi! This recipe will keep for up to 4 days in the fridge in an airtight container (assuming you aren’t adding breastmilk or formula to it when you make it). For just one serving of 2 oz, you probably just need a handful of blueberries, 2-3 pieces of mango and 1/4 of an apple and that should be more than enough — that might make even more than 2oz!
Do you serve the smoothie warm? How to you warm the frozen cubes?
Hi! You can serve the smoothie warm – I usually served it at a lukewarm temperature. If you want to serve the smoothie cold, you can just thaw the cubes in the fridge overnight and they will be defrosted by the morning. If you want to serve it slightly warm, you can defrost the cubes in your microwave and warm it until it’s the temperature you want! Hope that helps!
Hi! I’m confused but it may be a typo that you mix 5 cubes with 2 oz oatmeal for breakfast? Isn’t that a lot of the smoothie since each cube is 10 oz?
Hi Bertine! Each cube is 1oz of food 🙂 But that would be 7oz total! It’s correct in the post but you might have read it as “1o” “z” instead of “1” “oz” — so maybe that’s why you thought it was 10? Hope that helps!
Oh gosh lol I totally read it wrong I’m sorry! Thank you for the clarification. Love your blog by the way! 🙂
haha no problem at all! so glad you’ve been enjoying my blog! 🙂
Thank you for the recipe! I was wondering how you make them into mini popsicles? Is there anything you use as the “handle”?
Hi Zoe! Great question! I used these mini lollipop sticks – they worked great! 🙂
What popsicle molds did you use?
Hi Jenna! I used these Mumi & Bubi Trays for freezing the purees!
Are there nutritional benefits to cooking the fruits prior to freezing them versus keeping them raw for 6 mo old? I plan to purchase your book on Amazon. Thanks!
Hi Jenny! Cooking the fruits makes them easier to puree — it makes for a smoother puree which is much easier for babies new to solids to “chew” and swallow. I can’t wait to hear what your baby thinks of the recipes in my book! Keep me posted on how it goes!
hi Anjali – do you add any water when you simmer the fruit?
Hi Vanisha! Great question! Depending on how thick you want the puree, you can choose to add water or not. The frozen fruit already has water in it, so for the thickest puree you probably don’t need any additional water. For a medium puree you can add a splash of water if the frozen fruit isn’t providing enough water and the fruit is sticking, and for a thinner puree you can add up to 8oz of water. Keep in mind that the purees will get thinner after they have been in the freezer so you have to account for that when adding water (when you defrost the purees, they will be a thinner consistency than when they went into the freezer). Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions!
Hi Anjali! If I cant find those packages of blueberries and frozen mangos but instead of them I have organic mango and blueberries how much should I need to do this recipe? TIA
Hi Amanda! It’s about 20oz of blueberries and 20oz of mangos – so that’s about 2.5 cups of blueberries and 2.5 cups of mangos – which would be the amount if it was fresh or frozen. Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions!
Great idea to get some extra fruit into little ones diet! I’m going to make these this weekend, can’t wait!
Yes!! I give this to Layla almost every morning – mixed with her oatmeal 🙂 Hope your little one loves it!
how do you thaw them before serving?
love your website. I’m expecting my first in may and will definitely be using a lot of your recipes!
Hi Geeta! You can thaw them in a few ways: leave a few cubes out on the counter (covered) for a few hours and they’ll thaw on their own; defrost them in the microwave for a few minutes; or put them in a bowl over a steaming pot of water (kind of like a double boiler) and they’ll heat up super fast. Hope that helps! Congrats on your pregnancy too – you will have a great time when your little one arrives in May! 🙂
Hi Anjali, I made this one yesterday. Mixed it with some yogurt for an afternoon snack and my wee one loved it! Thanks for the recipes! 🙂
Oh great!! So happy your little one liked this!