Apple Carrot Puree (Baby Food)

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes

Apples and Carrots are combined into a healthy and tasty dish that will interest your little one into experiencing different solid foods.

As a food blogger and a new mom, I was pretty thrilled to start my baby on solids. We knew it was time to start introducing food when we couldn’t last more than 2 minutes into a meal without his eyes following our every spoon full. With each bite, he would follow us with his big, beautiful, puppy dog eyes. His hand would grab for our plates and he would practically jump off our laps trying to eat our meal. (Wonder where he gets his love of food from? Hmm…)

carrot apple baby food in an ice cube tray
empty bowl of baby food
Apparently my 7-month-old enjoyed the homemade apple carrot puree!

Asher started solids a little after 5 months. We started with oatmeal and the typical fruits and veggies. My goal is similar to my own eating philosophy: fill his tummy with every color of the rainbow. So far, so good: he has tried and loves apples, mangoes, carrots, peaches, bananas, kiwi, avocado, peas, green beans, pears and blueberries.

This apple and carrots recipe has the following health benefits:

  • Excellent source of vitamins including Vitamins A, K, C, B6, and B3.
  • Loaded in nutrients including potassium, manganese, and folate.
  • Great source of fiber and antioxidants.
  • Good for heart health, vision health and cancer-fighting.

Your baby’s (silver) spoon is waiting.

carrot apple baby food

Apple Carrot Puree (Baby Food)

4.78 stars average
Apples and Carrots are combined into a healthy and tasty dish that will interest your little one into experiencing different solid foods.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
TOTAL: 25 minutes
Servings1

Ingredients
 

  • 5 carrots (peeled)
  • 2 apples (cored)
  • Water

Instructions
 

  • Place a steamer basket in a large sauce pot and pour in just enough water to see through the basket.
  • Bring the water to a boil by placing a lid on the pot.
  • Cut carrots into about 1 inch chunks.
  • Once water has come to a boil, remove lid and add apples and carrots.
  • Cover and let steam until tender (about 20 minutes or so.)
  • Place tender carrots and apples into a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Add water until you’ve reached your desired consistency. (I added about 1 cup.)
  • To freeze: place puree in ice cube trays.
  • Once frozen, remove from tray and place cubes into a zip lock bag to store.

Notes

When storing it for later how do you I defrost the frozen cubes?

Just leave them out on the counter for a little bit – maybe an hour?

Nutrition

Calories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 214mgPotassium: 1365mgFiber: 17gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 51150IUVitamin C: 34.7mgCalcium: 123mgIron: 1.4mg

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17 responses to “Apple Carrot Puree (Baby Food)”

  1. Cynthia Avatar
    Cynthia

    Pls can I add milk to the purée

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You could use milk in place of water.

  2. Isatu Koroma Avatar
    Isatu Koroma

    Very Educative

  3. Chy Haley Avatar
    Chy Haley

    I just made this and let my baby girl try it, she loves it! After freezing, how to I get it ready for consumption?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So glad to hear it!!! Just let it thaw on the counter for like 20 minutes :)

  4. Chy Haley Avatar
    Chy Haley

    I just made it and my baby girl didn’t know what to think. After you freeze it, how do you get it ready to eat?

  5. Natalie Avatar
    Natalie

    How long can you freeze this purée and does it matter which type of apple you use?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You can freeze it up to 3-5 months and any type of apple works!

  6. Bailey Gordon Avatar
    Bailey Gordon

    Can’t wait! After you bring it to a boil, do you turn off the burner and just let the hot water steam the veggies or turn it down to low? Thank you for sharing!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Let it steam on low for 4 mins!! Enjoy!

  7. Lauren Avatar
    Lauren

    How many ice cube trays does this make?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Just one :)

  8. Olivia Avatar
    Olivia

    When storing it for later how do you I defrost the frozen cubes?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Just leave them out on the counter for a little bit – maybe an hour?

  9. Neve Avatar
    Neve

    This is a lovely recipe… looks like gorgeous and flavors, plus carrots and apple are good for Vitamin A.

    Recently bought baby food maker and have been on the prowl for recipes. Can’t wait to try this. I’ll report back with Little One’s feedback. :) x

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh perfect!! Let me know how it goes!!

      1. Neve Avatar
        Neve

        Yup, went down a treat! Thx!

        Why don’t we adults eat some of these combos?!

        Fun tip: If you can pick up purple carrots at a farmers market, then it puts a funky twist on this pureé.

        xx

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