Fall is definitely in the air and the farmer’s market simply changed its colors into deep oranges, reds, browns and dark greens. I love it! So many new ingredients you can use to make your baby purees 🙂
Today I would like to share with you a compilation of Fall Inspired Baby Purees that I’ve been sharing through the years and they are still actual and yummy, perfect for babies starting from 6 months of age. Of course, squash, pumpkin, apples, pears, figs, persimmons are the main ingredients 🙂
- Pumpkin Puree
- Pumpkin Grapes Goat Cheese Puree
- Banana Tapioca Pumpkin Pudding
- Turnip Apple Butternut Squash Puree
- Figs Pluot Puree
- Persimmon Pear Apple Puree
- Pomegranate Pear Pumpkin Puree
- Carrot Apple Oatmeal
- Cocoa Cauliflower Banana Porridge
- Avocado Squash Persimmon Beet Pear Puree
- Turkey Red Potato Squash Puree
I try to buy the seasonal ingredients at the Farmers’ market, organic, but I have to say that when a fruit/vegetable is in season, you can find good quality ones at the local grocery stores too.
I would like to start with a basic, a pumpkin puree, that, yes, it’s a lovely baby food, but it is also a very common ingredient for so many adults recipes. Why not preparing a large batch of pumpkin puree and freeze it in small containers for your baby and big jars for you to use in family recipes later?
If you want your baby puree to get a bit more fancy, lol, you can try the Pumpkin Grapes Goat Cheese puree’, a lovely way to introduce dairy (goat cheese is low in lactose and easier to digest). The goat cheese very peculiar flavor will be well balanced by the grapes sweetness.
Another lovely puree that I really like is the Banana Tapioca Pumpkin Pudding, great for babies but also a yummy dessert for kids!
The tapioca gives a jelly texture to the puree and the banana provides all the needed sweetness.
I also love to add to baby purees not so common ingredients like in the Turnip Apple Butternut Squash Puree. Turnip is a white-skinned root vegetable, excellent at soaking up the flavor and adding a hearty element to the recipe. High in fiber (help with constipation and digestion), turnip has also a great iron and vitamin C amount. Both good reasons why to add turnips to your baby’s diet.
Another Fall fruit that I think deserves more popularity is pomegranate. I prepared a Pomegranate Pear Pumpkin puree for little ones that incorporates the delicate tanginess of the pomegranate with the pear sweetness and the pumpkin creaminess. Definitely a lovely combination.
Another great fall fruit that should be more on the stage is persimmon, it simply tastes like holiday 🙂 It’s a powerful antioxidant and you can eat the skin too. Lovely sweet flavor and the Fuyu variety has a compact pulp that resembles an apple. For a softer pulp, like peaches, you can try the Hachiya one. Check out my Persimmon Pear Apple puree!
If you want a richer puree using persimmons, what about the Avocado Squash Persimmon Beet Pear Puree? It’s a powerful combination of fall flavors and the color is simply awesome…be careful, don’t use your favorite baby’s bib, it can stain 🙂
Do you know what a Pluot is? I didn’t…up until moving to the States 🙂
It’s a combination of plum + apricot. They don’t have the bitter taste that sometimes you can find in plums and they have a more compact pulp than regular peaches…they are also available in Fall when peaches are already gone. You can combine Pluots with another great Fall fruit, fig: an impressive concentration of natural sweetness with a very distinguish grainy texture, a bit like pears. Together they make a lovely https://www.buonapappa.net/superfood-fruit-baby-puree-fig-pluot/Figs Pluots Puree.
I also want to share with you two lovely breakfast ideas with Fall flavors: Carrot Apple Oatmeal and Cocoa Cauliflower Banana Porridge. They are both nutritious and comforting, perfect to start the day in the best way.
Are you looking for a savory recipe? What about Turkey Red Potato Squash puree? Rich in iron and loaded with flavor.
There are so many other Fall combinations you can create for your little ones and your family!
Check out my Instagram account for daily recipes I will be preparing for my family with the local seasonal produce I will find at the Farmer’s Market!
Tell me in the comments which is your favorite Fall Baby Recipe so far! ciao, b