Making baby food can either be a fun activity to do while at home or an effort to be sure your baby is getting all of the nutrition they need. Whatever the case, you might be curious: what are the easiest-to-make and most nutritious recipes for babies? Here’s ten recipes that will become your little one’s favorite.

 

Avocado Puree

Ingredients: Ripe avocado

Best suited for: Babies 4 months +

Avocados are packed with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, making it the perfect food for babies. Even better, its creamy texture makes absorbing nutrients a lot easier.

For the full tutorial, visit Yummy Toddler Food.

 

Bean Puree

Ingredients: Garbanzo beans, water

Best suited for: Babies 4 months +

Chickpeas are a healthy way for your baby to get the protein they need to fuel their daily activities. However, parents of young children with peanut allergies should be wary, as chickpeas and peanuts are in the same legume family. Still, this is a tasty and nutritious meal for babies.

For the full tutorial, visit Yummy Toddler Food.

 

Quinoa Cereal

Ingredients: Water, quinoa

Best suited for: Babies 4 months +

Quinoa is a healthy favorite of many adults, yes, but babies can enjoy it too! A plus: quinoa is a protein dense food which can help babies gain weight.

For the full tutorial, visit Baby Foodie.

 

Oatmeal Cereal

Ingredients: Oats, hemp seeds, chia seeds, water

Best suited for: Babies 4 months +

With a strong nutrition profile, oatmeal will support growth and development in babies. It also makes breakfast easy if you have older children that like oatmeal too.

For the full tutorial, visit Baby Foodie.

 

Pear Apple Butter

Ingredients: Apples, pears, cinnamon

Best suited for: Babies 4 months +

Apples and pears are a popular introduction to food for babies. Their sweetness motivates young babies to try solid foods the first time, and they’re nutritious with antioxidants and fiber too!

For the full tutorial, visit Weelicious.

 

Whipped Peanut Butter

Ingredients: Peanut butter, water

Best suited for: Babies 4-6 months +

Peanut butter is calorie dense for growing babies and is packed with protein for energy. It’s always a good idea to start with small amounts when introducing peanuts to babies, as allergies are more common.

For the full tutorial, visit Yummy Toddler Food.

 

Baked Sweet Potato Puree

Ingredients: Sweet potatoes

Best suited for: Babies 4 months +

Sweet potatoes contain a lot of nutrients: Vitamin A, Vitamin E, beta carotene, potassium, calcium, and folate. That’s just to name a few! Try it, and it might just become your child’s favorite!

For the full tutorial, visit Annabel Karmel.

 

Brown Rice Cereal

Ingredients: Brown rice, water

Best suited for: Babies 4 months +

Introducing babies to healthy grains is always a good idea. Brown rice in particular provides things like essential fatty acids, fiber, and magnesium. The recipe is a bit more time consuming than a more simple puree, but your child will love it!

For the full tutorial, visit Little Miss Momma.

 

Apple, Pear, and Raisin Porridge

Ingredients: Apples, pears, raisins

Best suited for: Babies 9-12 months +

This food is good for babies that are ready to start advancing to more solid foods. Apples, pears, and raisins, make this a sweet treat to any young child.

For the full tutorial, visit Annabel Karmel.

 

Quinoa Ratatouille

Ingredients: Olive oil, onions, garlic, thyme, eggplant, bell pepper, zucchini, tomatoes, tomato paste, quinoa, vegetable broth

Best suited for: Babies 9-12 months +

Now, most baby food recipes can be pretty simple, but if you want to get fancy, we’ve got a recipe for you. Introducing babies to nutrients from vegetables is a must! If you have a talent for cooking and are looking for something a little more challenging than a puree, this is perfect for you to try.

For the full tutorial, visit Love and Duck Fat.