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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
- 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.