For the most part, no recipes are really needed for homemade baby food. The procedure is pretty simple. Cut food. Steam food. Blend. Feed baby.
But here I am posting a recipe for homemade baby food. Even though it’s a simple process, when I first jumped into making Meghan’s food, I was lost. I looked online and bought books dedicated to making baby food at home.
Now that I’m doing this for the second time, I’m much more confident. I figured I’d share a recipe here and there for anyone who might be looking to learn about making homemade baby food.
It really couldn’t be easier. It doesn’t take long at all and I usually can squeeze in a batch of pureed fruit or vegetables right along with whatever I’m making for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
I won’t be posting any recipes for single-food purees, but as Luke starts to eat different combinations, I’ll share a few of his favorites. This one is delicious. I made it at the same time I was making my oatmeal in the morning, and when I was done I’d wished I made one big pot for the both of us. I love how creamy the oatmeal gets when you blend it after it cooks. Luke loved it as much as I did. 🙂Print
Homemade baby food recipe: creamy oatmeal with pears
Healthy and nutritious homemade baby food
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 7 minutes
- Total Time: 12 minutes
- Yield: 4 baby servings
- Category: Baby food
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup water
- 1 pear, peeled and cut into small chunks
- milk, optional
- Put the rolled oats, water, and pear chunks into a saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and allow to gently boil for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Remove from heat and transfer to a blender. Blend until the oatmeal is at your baby’s desired consistency. Older babies can eat it as is without blending.
- Will keep stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Simply reheat and add some of your baby’s usual milk (or more water) to thin it again. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 48
- Sugar: 2.75g
- Sodium: 0.5mg
- Fat: 0.75g
- Carbohydrates: 9.25g
- Protein: 1.25g
Keywords: homemade baby food
Question: Did you or do you make your baby’s food at home? What was/is his favorite combination?