5 Homemade Pumpkin Baby Food

September 29, 2020 3:30 pm

Published by Dominika

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We try to eat seasonally as much as possible around here! We rely on farmer’s markets, produce stands, and our own garden for fresh, locally-grown produce.

Since seasonal eating is important to everyone when it comes to feeding babies. This Homemade Pumpkin Baby Food Puree takes the best of fall produce and combines it into a delicious puree that your baby will love to eat!


These 5 Pumpkin Baby Food Puree Ideas are a fun and healthy way for baby to enjoy the flavors of the fall season! Great for 4+ months.

Why pumpkin? Pumpkin is very rich in fiber – it helps to saturate and empty.

How to Make Pumpkin Puree for Babies

  1. Wash and prep the pumpkin – rinse pumpkin in cold water, scrub the skin, rinse again
  2. Cook the pumpkin – cut pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds with a spoon (do not throw it away, keep it for roasting or discard), and finally
    1. Bake the pumpkin – bake it at 450 F  about 45 minutes until is pumpkin tender
    2. Cook the pumpkin – bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan, cook pumpkin about 15 minutes until tender, don’t forget drain, and rinse under cool water for about three minutes to stop the cooking process!
  3. Puree the Pumpkin – puree the pumpkin in a food processor or blender until smooth, for smoother consistency add some water, breastmilk, or formula

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Mix your pumpkin with some:

  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • ginger
  • pear
  • apple (applesauce)
  • peaches
  • sweet potato
  • banana
  • peaches
  • zucchini
  • broccoli
  • lentils
  • chicken or turkey
  • rice
  • yogurt

 5 Pumpkin Baby Food Puree Ideas

1. Apple Pumpkin Puree Baby Food Recipe

  • 3 apples, peeled & cored
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • water, breastmilk or formula
  • cinnamon, nutmeg
  1. Step: Mash 2 small bananas and add the pumpkin puree
  2. Step: Mix thoroughly, blend if needed for your baby’s texture preferences. Makes a yummy addition to baby’s cereal or yogurt.
  3. Step: Add 3 inches of water to a pot and then insert a steamer basket – add the pumpkin cubes and apples
  4. Step: Let cool a bit then puree or mash

Source: Pumpkin Puree Baby Food Recipe

2. Yummy Bananas & Pumpkin

  • 1 pumpkin
  • 2 small bananas
  1. Step: Slice the apples
  2. Step: Bring water to a boil and then steam gently until soft and cooked. Be sure to check on the water level!

Source: Pumpkin Puree Baby Food Recipe

3. Pumpkin, Pear & Peaches

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 pear – peeled and cored and diced
  • 1 peach – peeled, pitted and diced
  1. Step: Combine all food (steam pear and peach together if need be) and mash or puree if needed.

Source: Pumpkin Puree Baby Food Recipe

4. Pumpkin & Sweet Potato

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • cinnamon, nutmeg (not necessary)
  1. Step: Prepare your sweet potato (in you don’t know how click on a sweet potato)
  2. Step: Combine potato and pumpkin and mash or puree, for extra smooth consistency add some water, breastmilk, or formula.

5. Tropical Pumpkin Baby Food Puree

  • 3 1/2 cups pumpkin – peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (not necessary)
  1. STEP: cook your pumpkin for 15 minutes
  2. STEP: after that add in pineapple and coconut (and ginger) and cook for 5 more minutes
  3. STEP: blend your prepare mix until a smooth consistency

Source: Tropical Pumpkin Baby Food Puree

 

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