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Flavorful Organic Baby Food Recipes

Do you need some new baby food recipes? If your baby is more interested in what’s on your plate than what’s in his purees, than it may be time to expand the menu a bit.

More flavor and texture may be just what your baby’s maturing taste buds crave. Below are some recipes provided by the baby food experts at Homemade Baby Food Recipes.

Whether your baby is just starting solids or feeding himself finger foods, I hope these recipes help bring out the inner-baby food chef in you.

Choose baby food recipes that make him clean the bottom of the bowl.

Choose baby food recipes that make him clean the bottom of the bowl.

Baby Food Beginners

Creamy Avocado Mash

1 apple or ripe pear, peeled, cored and cubed

1/2 avocado, peeled and chopped

1. Steam the apple or pear cubes until tender.

2. Transfer to a food processor and add the chopped avocado.

3. Process until smooth and add a little breast milk or formula if your baby prefers a thinner consistency.

Moving On (6-9 Months)

Fruity Butternut Squash

1 cup butternut squash (cooked)

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup dried apricots

1/2 ripe pear, peeled and cored

pinch of cinnamon

1-2 tbsp wheat germ

1. First, soak the raisins and apricots in warm water for at least half an hour – this will soften them.

2. Next, mash all the ingredients together (or puree them in a food processor if your baby prefers a smoother texture).

3. Top with the wheat germ for an extra nutritious boost!

Taste and Texture (10 months+)

Pasta with Creamy Yogurt Sauce

1/2 cup uncooked green noodles

1/2 cup cottage cheese

1 cup natural yogurt

1/4 cup chopped green onion

1/2 clove of garlic, crushed

1 tbsp dill, chopped

2 tsp chopped fresh oregano

1 tbsp unsalted butter

1. Cook the noodles according to the directions given on the packaging.

2. Meanwhile, put the remaining ingredients (apart from the butter) into a food processor and blend thoroughly.

3. Transfer to a small saucepan and warm gently.

4. Drain the noodles and stir in the butter… then pour the yogurt sauce on top and mix well.

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Do you have a favorite baby food recipe to share? Tell us why you like it and how much your baby or toddler likes it.



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  • Nicole Ortiz November 9, 2015 at 3:40 am

    My aunt has passed down her love for baked apples to my daughter and I. My daughter, who is 10 months old has just gotten her teeth so is beginning to love to chew! My daughter eats 100% organic and I love making the food myself.


    Apples (any kind, we like red delicious)

    This is so simple to do. First, we wash our apples thoroughly and slice them in half, removing all of the core and the seeds.

    Next, we get a baking sheet with a little bit of water on the bottom. We wet the inside of the apples and sprinkle some cinnamon on then. Then the apples are placed face down in the pan. Do not take the skin off though.

    Bake the apples in the oven at about 375 degrees.

    The apple will be done in about an hour, just be sure to check them from time to time.

    Enjoy :).

    Love, Aviana & Mommy

  • Nicole Ortiz November 9, 2015 at 3:42 am

    I remember loving ice pops as a child and when I saw the ice pop molds online I decided to buy them to make pops for my 10 month old. I found the cutest little molds online that have little hands and make hollow pops. They are called Prepara Volcano molds. They are not necessary to make pops but my daughter holds it easily.


    – Ice pop mold
    – Juice, Fresh Fruit, Baby food

    Instructions (we decided to use fresh fruit the first time, but juice can be used as well as baby food)

    – Put fruit in blender or food mill until it is the consistency of baby food (add either water or juice to thin out)
    – Pour into molds
    – Freeze and enjoy!

    * This is such a simple idea and it is healthy and refreshing for our little ones in the summer!

    Ideas for Flavors: Peach/Pineapple, Apple/Pear, Apple/Carrot (use apple juice instead of water)

    The molds we used are shown in the picture above and I like them because I can add something to the middle, the center is hollow (and the manufacturer’s website says they are BPA free :] ), for example, we tried doing apple pops (using juice) then filled the center with homemade apple sauce! My daughter loved the different textures as well the cold yummy applesauce.

    • Erika Jones
      Erika Jones November 9, 2015 at 3:45 am

      Nicole, thank you for providing so much detail in your review. This is an awesome idea for a baby or toddler! By the way Prepara’s Popsicle Moulds are also on Amazon.

  • Tara November 9, 2015 at 3:46 am

    I make vegan “mac and cheese” for my baby without dairy since she has dairy sensitivities. I mix cooked pasta with non-dairy margarine, pureed butternut squash, and nutritional yeast. She loves it, so I make it all the time, its a recipe that I made up. Thanks

  • Teresha November 9, 2015 at 3:47 am

    We make a breakfast puffet at home. This quiche-style dish is a great way to get all the food groups on your kid’s breakfast plate and it’s easy to make:

    Mix in a bowl one egg, a teacupful of coconut or almond milk, 3 oz of grated cheese, 1 tbsp. of flour, a pinch of salt and some spinach (you can also use peas, onions, potatoes, etc..). Pour the mixture into ramekins and bake on 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

  • Giovana Maranho Anderson November 9, 2015 at 3:49 am

    I am from Brazil and we have all kinds of fruits in our backyard and one of them is avocado.

    We blend, milk, avocado and a little bit of sugar and give to our baby, Jordan. He is 15 months and he loves it. It is healthy and also he is growing healthy.

    I also love giving best earth food for him. We buy on Amazon. It is ship and the best.

    • Erika Jones
      Erika Jones November 9, 2015 at 3:52 am

      Giovana, thank you for sharing your yummy recipe! I actually use these same ingredients in the summertime mixed with a little bit of ice for an avocado smoothie or milk shake. I’ll generally start with frozen banana as a sweetener and if needed add a little honey or coconut sugar.

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