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Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Avocado Puree

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About 2 months ago, we gave Layla her first solid food: Avocado! Since then she has had a variety of fruits and veggies: Sweet potato, Butternut squash, Zucchini, Carrot, Fuji Apples, Plums, Pears, Bananas, Green Beans, Peas, Spinach, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Apricot… and we’ve also given her Oatmeal and Organic Whole Milk Plain Yogurt. She has turned into a wonderful eater! Gobbles up almost everything we give her (peas and green beans have to be disguised in yogurt with a little bit of pear, but then she downs them like you wouldn’t believe).

And since I’ve been making all of her food at home from scratch, I thought I’d start a Baby Food Recipes section on my blog!

I’ll be adding the baby food recipes in the order that we introduced them to Layla – to the extent that I can remember 🙂 Avocado was definitely first – because it was the easiest, and because it’s so nutritious for your little ones.

1/5th of an avocado has only 50 calories but 20 vitamins and minerals! Talk about nutrient dense. Avocados also contain:

  • Folate
  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin E
  • Iron
  • Healthy fats that help with brain and nervous system development

I mashed up the avocado raw, and fed it directly to her mixed with a little bit of breast milk (you can also mix it with formula or water to thin it out at first). Here’s how she reacted 🙂

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The first time she was like “what are you giving me??” but soon she couldn’t get enough avocado. It’s definitely one of her favorites. And since avocado gets oxidized so easily, I actually tried freezing it and it worked great!

I used these Mumi & Bubi ice cube trays for freezing. I love them because they come with a cover, a recipe book, and the cubes are super easy to get out. One ice cube = 1oz of food. And once I started making this puree in bulk, I used a Vitamix to puree large quantities of it at the same time – which was super convenient!

Also, if you can afford it, I’d recommend using 100% organic ingredients for your baby’s food. That way you can leave the peels on various fruits and veggies (e.g. you won’t have to peel apples and pears before pureeing them), and it’s much more nutritious for your baby.

Of course, there will be times when you’re on the go and need a healthy pre-made option for your little one. And in those cases, I’d recommend buying one of the pouches on my list of the healthiest baby food pouches!

Below is my recipe for super simple avocado: a perfect first food for babies!

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Baby's First Food: Avocado Puree

Avocado is a perfect first food for baby! Healthy fats for their development, and also amazing texture and flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings


  • 1 organic avocado mashed


If Serving Fresh / Immediately

  • Mash the avocado with a fork or blend it in a food processor.
  • Mix with breastmilk, formula or water to reach desired consistency.

If Freezing

  • Mash the avocado with a fork or blend it in a food processor.
  • Divide into ice cube trays, wrap/cover, and freeze.
  • Thaw in the fridge the night before use, or thaw by putting the ice cube in a bowl over a bowl of hot water on the counter to defrost.
  • Once defrosted, mix with breastmilk, formula or water to reach desired consistency


Each ice cube = 1oz of food. Also, as your baby gets used to solids, you don't have to thin out the avocado at all.
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76 responses to “Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Avocado Puree”

  1. Hi. After pureeing avocado, How long you can refrigerate it and still safe to feed your baby? What do you mean about it’s easily oxidized? And what are the baby foods that easily oxidized and need to be freeze right away once pureed.

    • Hi Ave! If you puree avocado and have any leftover, I’d recommend freezing it right away (not refrigerating it) to prevent it from oxidizing. Even after about 12 hours in the fridge the puree will turn brown, so it just doesn’t make sense to leave in the refrigerator — much better to freeze it. The only two purees that are easily oxidized are avocados and bananas. Hope that helps!

  2. Love all of your recipes and tips! I know you list to add water to the avocado, after thawing it (when you freeze it). But is it okay to add the water as I purée it, before freezing it? Thank you!

    • Hi Amanda!! So glad you’ve been enjoying my recipes! And yes you can absolutely add water before you freeze it (just add less water since freezing it and defrosting it will cause it to become slightly more watery than before you froze it!)

  3. Hi, my baby is 8months always constipated, she is on formula. Can I use normal oatmeal for her? I was advised to add more fibre in her menu

    • Hi! Absolutely – you can use normal oatmeal. What I’d recommend doing is taking regular rolled oats and grind them into an “oat flour” in a food processor, and then cook them the way you would regular oatmeal. It’ll keep in the fridge for 5 days cooked, or you can freeze it after cooking it as well (the same directions as freezing the avocado puree apply). Then you can mix that oatmeal with any purees you want to give to your little one!

    • Hi Rachel — yes that is way too young! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 4 months as the earliest age a baby should start solids. Please encourage your granddaughter to talk to her pediatrician about this asap!

    • Hi Faria! Yes you can give him avocado – that is a great first food for little ones! For tomatoes though, I’d wait a while. Usually I recommend introducing tomatoes between 10-12 months of age. This is because tomatoes are very acidic, and that can be a little too harsh for an immature digestive system.

  4. My 7 month son loves avocado I’ve given it to him straight and I’ve also mixed it up with carrots, apples, pears and sweet potato and he loves it. He loves it so much I’m basically giving it to him twice a day mixed with other stuff is this to much avacado.

    • That’s great!! Avocado is a super healthy food for babies – so it’s wonderful how much he loves it! Twice a day is totally fine!

  5. Hi!
    My little one just tried avocado and she loves it!
    I am just trying to figure out how to freeze the avocado without it turning brown. Should I add breastmilk into the puree before freezing it or is it better freezing the puree alone?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Sue! Yay!! I’m so glad she likes it! Avocado is still one my kids’ favorite foods. Regarding freezing it – if you make the puree and freeze it immediately, it shouldn’t turn brown. You can add breastmilk into the puree before freezing, but I always recommend freezing the puree alone and freezing the breastmilk alone. That way, if you end up thawing a puree but your daughter doesn’t end up eating it, you don’t end up wasting breastmilk along with the puree when you throw it out! So I’d freeze the avocado by itself, and only add the breastmilk in after your daughter has started eating (so you know that your breastmilk won’t go to waste 🙂 ). Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!

  6. Yay! My baby is 6months old today! I fed her with oatmeal and milk, I used the blender to achieve my desired consistency. She loved it! I will try this avocado later! Thank you. Will follow all your recipes.

    • Hi! That is the perfect way to make “baby oatmeal” – love that you started out with that! Can’t wait to hear how your little one likes the avocado!! Keep me posted on how it goes 🙂

  7. Your recipe looks delicious! I am wondering if I can feed this to my 4 months old? I am looking forward to introduce some solid into his diet. 🙂

    • Thank you so much! 🙂 And yes absolutely, you can start this recipe as early as 4 months! I hope your little one enjoys it! 🙂

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