There is no doubt that your baby will enjoy this sweet, creamy, and smooth carrot puree! It might even be your baby’s next favorite food.
Prep Time2 minutes mins
Cook Time10 minutes mins
Blending Time2 minutes mins
Total Time14 minutes mins
Course: Baby Food, Baby Puree
Keyword: 6 months + baby food, Baby food, Baby puree, Carrot puree, Stage 1 baby food
- 1 carrot (peeled and sliced)
- ½ cup water (filtered)
- breast milk or baby formula (optional)
Peel the carrot.Wash the carrot before peeling it with a knife or peeler. Unpeeled carrots can be bitter in taste and quite dusty in texture. Slice it.Use your knife to cut the carrots into small pieces for faster steaming and easier and smoother blending. Steam the carrot.Pour ½ cup of water into a pot with a steaming basket on top. I highly suggest steaming the carrots to retain most of the nutrients. Cover it with a lid. Leave it to steam over medium heat for 10 minutes or until the carrot slices are soft and tender. To check softness, pierce a chunk of carrot with a fork. Blend the carrot. Transfer the steamed carrots into your blender. You can incorporate breast milk or formula milk for a creamy and thick consistency. Alternatively, you may use the water from the steaming pot. The amount of liquids you pour in depends on how thick you want the puree to be. For this process, you can also use a hand blender or a food processor for the best results. Blend until smooth or until preferred consistency is achieved.
- Feed the baby with carrot puree little by little.
- Don’t leave the carrot puree baby food at room temperature for longer than two hours.
- Choose the best and freshest carrots for the healthiest carrot puree.
- Unpeeled carrots can be bitter in taste and quite dusty in texture.
- Use your knife to cut the vegetable into small pieces for faster steaming and more manageable and smoother blending.
- I highly suggest steaming the vegetable to retain most of the nutrients.
- To check softness, pierce a carrot with a fork.
- You can incorporate breast or formula milk for a creamy and thick consistency. Alternatively, you may use the water from the steaming pot.
- You can also use a hand blender or a food processor to puree.
Serving: 1 (of 2) | Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5095IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg