Fruit Purees for Babies: a collection of homemade, easy to make, tasty and nutritious fruit purees for babies with step by step guide. Fruit purees are loaded with nutrients and vitamins, also easily digestible which makes excellent food for babies.
Homemade fruit purees are less expensive and preservatives free compared to store-bought baby food. Here are some easy and nutritious 15+ fruit purees for babies. Also, check out our collection of homemade baby food recipes for 6-12 months here.
Bookmark this page for future reference as I will be updating this post regularly. Click on each thumbnail image given under each fruit puree heading for the detailed recipe Choose recipes according to your baby's age which is mentioned in the brackets along with recipe heading.
Points to note while preparing fruit purees for your baby:
- Steaming fruits are recommended for easier digestion until the baby is eight months old. Steaming fruits helps to break them down and ensure easier digestion in small babies. Please note that few fruits like banana, kiwi, and avocado are the exceptions and that requires no cooking.
- Always serve the fruit purees fresh and warm, though some purees can be frozen. Better to consume the purees within 2 hours from the preparation.
- Make sure to introduce each fruit separately before you try combination fruit purees to your baby.
- You can mash the fruits with a fork or masher instead of using a blender/mixer.
- If the puree is too thick after cooling down, you can adjust the consistency by adding breast milk/formula milk/ cow's milk or warm water.
- If the recipe calls for formula milk, make sure not to boil/cook it. Prepare the puree with water and once the puree is warm, add prepared formula milk.
- If your baby is allergic to any ingredient used in the fruit purees, please remove it while preparing.
15 Natural and Nutritious Fruit Purees for Babies:
1. Apple Puree/Apple Sauce (6 Months+) :
Apples are sweet, mild and easily digestible which makes it an ideal first food for babies. The apple sauce is loaded with Vitamin C and its one of the favorite puree for most of the babies. Choose sweet tasting apples like Red Delicious and Gala variety to make this apple puree.
2. Avocado Puree (6 Months+) :
Avocados are rich in nutrients, and this avocado puree can be made quickly as no cooking is required. Some babies don't prefer the bland taste of avocados. Hence it is a good idea to mix avocados with bananas. Make sure to use ripe avocado for baby food.
3. Pear Puree (6 Months+) :
Pears are sweet and loaded with fiber which prevents constipation in babies. Pear puree is an ideal first food for babies next to apples as they are less allergenic. Choose ripe pear for making this pear puree.
4. Banana Puree (6 Months+) :
Banana is another excellent food for babies as they are loaded with potassium and sweet. It is so creamy, and it is light on the baby's little tummy.
5. Muskmelon Puree/Cantaloupe puree (6 Months+) :
Muskmelons are juicy and soft, hence it is an ideal fruit for babies. This muskmelon puree is loaded with antioxidants and fiber which helps to prevent digestion issues and constipation in babies.
6. Papaya Puree (6 Months+) :
Papaya is a juicy and nutritious food for babies. This papaya puree tastes good even plain, but if your baby prefers to combine them with apples or banana after introducing each fruit separately.
7. Prunes Puree (6 Months+) :
Prunes are filled with fiber and fight against constipation. This prunes puree can be served plain or add it to baby cereals or baby porridge.
8. Kiwi Puree (8 Months+) :
The Vitamin C rich kiwis are acidic, and it is not as good as the first food for babies. This kiwi puree is a great way to introduce kiwi to babies; it's also effortless to make as it requires no cooking.
9. Mango Puree (8 Months+) :
Mangoes are sweet and loaded with vitamin A, but its not an ideal first food for babies because of its acidic nature. This mango puree is quick to make puree as no cooking is evolved.
10. Watermelon Puree (8 Months+) :
Watermelon is a healthy & nutritious fruit that is good for the baby’s eye development and heart health. This watermelon puree is ideal for babies from 6 months, and babies will sure love this puree for its sweet taste.
11. Apple Pears Puree (6 Months+) :
Apple and pears make a great combination, and this apple pears puree is a perfect way to introduce the flavor of combination fruits to your baby. Make sure to give apple and pear separate before you try this apple pears puree.
12. Apple Puree with Banana (6 Months+) :
Apple banana puree is rich in nutrients, flavor, and taste. It also makes a filling and wholesome food for babies. Make sure to introduce apple and banana separately before you try this apple banana puree.
13. Nendran Kerala Banana Puree (7 Months+) :
Steamed Nendran banana puree is a nutrition rich and filling food for babies. It helps in weight gain too.
14. Cranberry Apple Sauce (8 Months+) :
Cranberry Apple Sauce/Cranberry puree – healthy cranberry apple sauce recipe for babies made with fresh/frozen cranberry and apples. It is a nutritious food for babies as cranberry is rich in Vitamin C which helps to improve immunity.
15. Plums Puree with banana(6 Months+) :
Plums are rich in Vitamin C and fiber which makes excellent food for babies who are fighting constipation. Adding Banana to this plum puree makes it creamy, yummy and also compliments the sharpness of the plums.
16. Chikoo banana puree (7 Months+) :
Chikkoo/Sapodilla/Sapota is full of fiber. It helps in preventing constipation in babies. This chikoo banana puree is a tasty and creamy puree for babies, and there is the least possibility that a baby can say no to this. It also requires no cooking and hence this puree is ideal during travels.
17. Paneer Fruits puree (8 Months+) :
Nutritious calcium and protein-packed puree recipe for babies with Paneer aka cottage cheese and fruits. You can add any of your baby’s favorite fruits and make this puree. It tastes so good that babies will love it!
18. Dried Figs puree (6 Months+) :
Dries Figs (also known as Anjeer/Athi Pazham) are an excellent dry fruit and the best remedy to relieve constipation in babies, toddlers, and kids. When you give figs puree to babies for the first time, start with 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp. Gradually increase the amount according to the baby’s tolerance level.
- Make sure you have introduced each fruit separately and checked for allergies before trying any combination fruit purees.
- Always check with your pediatrician before giving any food.
- Avoid salt and any sugar at least until one year.