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3 Homemade Fall Purees to Feed Your Baby

3 Homemade Fall Purees to Feed Your Baby

Words Kasey Hickey

Try our favorite fall-inspired baby food recipes with nutritious and kiddo-approved flavor combinations.

Introducing your baby to solid foods is one of those super fun parent moments you’ll remember forever.

Celebrate fall this year by whipping up purees that showcase all the comforting and warm tastes this season’s produce has to offer. Similar to summer puree ideas, these recipes turn your favorite fall veggies and fruits into delicious homemade snacks for babies, with creative combinations that will leave them wanting more. They’re also easy and packed with nutrients, making them the perfect option for children ages six months and up. Get ready to watch your kids become adventurous eaters as soon as the leaves change.

So grab your Mash Maker and read on for three fall puree ideas your little ones will enjoy.

Plus, get apple recipes for kids, baby food ideas for Thanksgiving, and healthy, kid-friendly meals for all year long.

fall purees for babies

Roasted Butternut Squash + Pear + Sweet Potato Puree

Ingredients:

  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 pear
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Use your Swivel Peeler to peel, then seed and roughly chop your butternut squash into cubes.
  3. Peel the sweet potato and roughly chop. 4.
  4. Use a peeler to peel and corer the pear, then roughly chop.
  5. Toss the cubed squash, pear, and sweet potato in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Transfer to a non-stick baking sheet, spreading evenly. Roast for about 30-45 minutes, or until the squash and sweet potato can easily be pierced with a fork.
  6. Transfer a small scoop of mixed squash, pear, and sweet potato to your Mash Maker and puree for a single serving. Or place in a food processor or use an immersion blender to puree the entire batch. Divide among Glass Baby Blocks and refrigerate or freeze.

Learn more about how to peel, cut, and roast butternut squash.

Roasted Beet + Apple Puree

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 small beets
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Peel the beets using your peeler, then roughly chop them.
  3. Use your Apple Divider to core the apple and cut into slices.
  4. Toss the beet and apple in a bowl with the olive oil, if using. Then transfer to a non-stick baking sheet and roast for about an hour, or until the beets are fork-tender.

Red Lentil & Carrot Puree (aka “Baby Lentil Soup”)

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of split red lentils
  • 2-3 medium carrots

Instructions:

  1. Add 1 cup of water to a small saucepot and bring to a boil. Stir in the red lentils, lower heat and cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes or so. Add more water if needed, cooking lentils until they’re soft.
  2. Remove from heat and set aside as you prepare the carrots.
  3. Use a steamer for the carrots: add about 2 inches of water to a pot, then set the steamer basket on top. Peel and roughly chop the carrots, then transfer them to the steamer basket and close the lid. Steam for about 8 minutes, or until the carrots are fork tender.
  4. Transfer a small scoop of lentils and carrots to your Mash Maker and puree for a single serving. Or place in a food processor or use a immersion blender to puree the entire batch. Divide among Baby Blocks and refrigerate or freeze.

Storage Tip: The beauty of freezing purees in the Glass Baby Blocks is you can then throw them into your diaper bag in the morning as you head out the door and the food will defrost on its own over the course of several hours. You can also submerge the blocks in warm water or microwave them as needed.

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By Kasey Hickey

Kasey Fleisher Hickey is a freelance writer for OXO, and a mom to three cute kiddos (a toddler and boy/girl twins). She is the co-founder of Turntable Kitchen, the first and only food and music site and subscription service. She lives in Seattle, by way of San Francisco, where she keeps busy as a writer, content strategist, and brand marketing consultant.

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