16 home made baby food recipes with blueberry

16 Home Made Baby Food Recipes with Blueberry

Blueberries are no doubt one of the most attracting and tasty fruits of this world, as this fruit comes with many hidden healthy benefits as well. Most of you reading this article might get anxious when you think about making baby food recipes with blueberry, but once you get to know all about this amazing fruit, you will not let your hands stop to add this in your baby food ingredients.

First of all, this amazing fruit contains antioxidants that can reduce the chances of diseases to harm your baby health.

Can Babies Eat Blueberries? And what’s the best time for it?

It’s one of the asked questions I have found on the internet that a parent posted on forums. There is much information about this question roaming around the internet, and it has confused the parents as well because the age added there were for stage 2.

Most of the parents believe that blueberries are ideal for 12 months age of the baby. Somehow, there are many experts who said that this recipe is ideal for 6 months baby, but you can still feed it to more than 7 or 8 months age of baby for self-satisfaction.

But, there are some instances on which you have to care about the ingredients you put in the blueberry recipes, which is not good for under 1 year age of the baby.

The last thing I want to tell the parents is that I have mentioned some recipes that are good for the babies who didn’t exceed 12 months of age, so stay in touch with this article and explore the recipes below.

Note: The only time you should avoid this fruit for your babies is when they feel allergy after trying solid foods.

How can we wash blueberries before adding it into the recipe?

Drain the blueberries in cold water for around 10 to 15 minutes to find the hidden things stuck to it. This process will let your work easy to remove those things.

Can blueberries cause constipation in babies?

There are 15 different foods mentioned in a health website, and blueberry is also included as the most effective thing to get relief from constipation. So, there would be no hesitation to give this fruit to your baby. Moreover, the reason for relieving constipation from this fruit is because of the fiber availability. A ½ cup of blueberry contains 4g of fiber, which is very beneficial for your babies’ constipation issues.

Moreover, it’s good in taste and easy to eat by your babies.

How to introduce blueberries to my baby?

I already discussed briefly the ideal time to introduce blueberries in your baby diet above, but that has some common rules regarding your baby health issue and the expert’s recommendations. Still, there is one question arises in parents mind that whether their babies love this fruit or not. So, the only way you can introduce this fruit in your baby diet in the form of puree.

If your baby loves this fruit, then you can add further ingredients too after some time. But, the ideal time for you to include this fruit in your baby diet more than 6 to 7 months of age.

Note: The ideal time to give raw blueberry to your baby is three years old.

Can babies choke on blueberries?

You have to cut blueberries into two pieces, and also remove the seed from it. Mothers are the one who exactly knows about their babies chewing abilities, so it’s better for you as a mother to better know about your baby, and try to give small chunks of blueberries to your babies only if they can chew it properly.

Somehow, the blueberry puree is the best solution for you that don’t have the chances to choke your baby.

Should you wash blueberries before feeding it to your babies?

Although fruits come in company packing, it is still mandatory for you to wash it with water before giving it to your babies. Not only blueberries but also all other fruits or vegetables need to be washed before eating.

Can Blueberries cause a baby diaper rash?

Excessive use of this fruit can cause rashes to your babies, as blueberries are the kind of fruit that contains acids, and it can cause irritation for babies too. There might be some other reasons that cause rashes to your babies including the low-quality diaper, wipes, and detergents. If blueberry is the major reason, then you should use this fruit once or twice in your baby food routine.

How to use blueberries for a long time?

As I mentioned above about the usage of this fruit once or twice in the week, so it might create confusion in your mind that how long you can use this fruit for your baby. The best way for a parent is to buy it from the store, don’t wash it with water, add it into a container, and refrigerate it.

Without washing your blueberries, the freshness of blueberries can go longer in between 10-15 days.

Can we cook Blueberries?

Yes, cooking blueberries is not a wrong this as there are some recipes included below that has the cooking procedure as well.

What happens when your babies eat blueberries?

Blueberries have some antioxidants that can protect your body from some free radicals. These radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to your baby body cells. The high antioxidants levels in this fruit make it protective for your baby body cells to defend such diseases harmful for your babies.

Note: Blueberries are also good for adults in protecting body cells from major harmful diseases.

What are the major health benefits of Blueberries for babies?

Although there are uncountable benefits of this fruit in human life, this fruit has the tendency to help your baby maintain his/her brain functions, and memory. This will make your baby active, and they can easily memorize or pick each positive activity easily.

Blueberries are also helpful in idealizing your baby blood pressure flow and makes it protected from all the major heart diseases.

16 Home Made Baby Food Recipes with Blueberry

 

16 home made baby food recipes with blueberry

1. Blueberry, Avocado, and banana Puree for Babies

Ingredients:

  • 1 Banana.
  • 1/2 Avocado.
  • 1/2 cup Blueberry.

Procedure:

Take a food processor and add all the ingredients in it. Blend it properly until it gives you a smooth mixture. Serve this recipe to your baby, and you can also freeze it for 1 or 2 days for next serving.

2. Blueberry and apple puree recipe for babies

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple.
  • ½ cup blueberries.
  • 1 cup of water.

Procedure:

First of all, peel the apple and chop into small pieces. Add water into a saucepan, add the peeled apples, and cook it for 10 to 15 minutes. After 12 minutes of cooking, add the blueberries as well and cook it maximum for 3 minutes.

Wait until the fruits get cool down, transfer the fruits into a food processor. Blend the mixture until it gives you a smooth texture. If your babies hate seeds, then you can use a strainer.

Note: This recipe is ideal for 6+ months of baby.

3.  Carrot and Blueberry Puree Recipe for Babies

Ingredients:

  • 1 carrot.
  • 1/3 cup blueberries.
  • Water.

Procedure:

The first step starts by steaming the carrot, so for that, you need to add water in a saucepan. Use anything on which you can put your carrots for steam, and cover it with a lid. Leave it until the carrot gets completely tender.

After completing the first step, it’s the time to add both ingredients in a food processor. Blend the fruits until it gives you a smooth texture. You can also use a strainer to remove the seeds of blueberries from the recipe.

Also Read: Homemade baby food recipes of avocado

4. Blueberry, Avocado, and Oats Smoothie Recipe for Babies

Ingredients:

  • ½ banana.
  • ½ avocado.
  • ¼ cup blueberries.
  • Oats.
  • Yogurt.
  • Flaxseed meal.

Procedure:

Add all the ingredients into a food processor, Blend it until the smoothie gets the smooth texture or you can also add water in it to make it smoother. This recipe is ideal for 8+ month age of babies.

5. Blueberry, Oats, and dates porridge Recipe for Babies

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 tbsp oats.
  • 7-8 blueberries.
  • 1 chopped date.
  • Pinch of cinnamon.
  • A ½ cup of water.

Procedure:

The first step starts by boiling the oats and dates, so you need a sauce and water for that. Cook it properly, and add the blueberries just before 3 to 4 minutes when you dish out the ingredients. You can use a masher or food processor to make it an ideal smooth texture for babies.

Transfer the porridge into a bowl, and a pinch of cinnamon, and mix it well.

Note: This recipe is ideal for 8+ month’s age of babies.

6. Blueberry, Banana, and Peach Recipe for Babies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup peach chopped and peeled.
  • 1 banana.
  • ½ avocado.
  • ½ cup blueberries.
  • Cinnamon.

Procedure:

First of all, mash the avocado and banana with the help of a fork. Take a saucepan, add water and peach in it, and cook it until it gets tender. Transfer all the ingredients into a food processor, and blend it until it gives you a smooth texture.

Note: Make sure to add the blueberries in the sauce pan just before 3 minutes when you off the flame.

7.  Blueberry Puree for Babies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup blueberries.
  • Water.

Procedure:

Take a saucepan, add water and blueberries in it. Cook the blueberry for 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the cooked blueberries into a food processor, and blend it until it gives you a smooth texture. You can also store this recipe for 2 to 3 days.

8.  Quinoa and Blueberry Recipe for Babies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa flour.
  • ½ cup tapioca starch.
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil.
  • ½ cup blueberry puree.
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg.

Procedure:

Take a bowl, add the quinoa flour, tapioca starch, coconut oil, blueberry puree, and nutmeg. The mixture will get to a well- thick texture. Now, apply some coconut oil on your hands, and shape the texture to a finger shape.

Take a parchment paper, and put it onto a baking sheet. Now put the finger shape texture on to the parchment paper. Bake it to 300 F for 35 to 45 minutes, turn off the flame, and leave the cookies for more than 1 hour, so it gets hard.

9. Blueberry, Beets, red lentils, and a strawberry recipe for babies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup red lentils.
  • Pinch of Kale powder.
  • ½ cup sliced beets.
  • A ½ cup of strawberry.
  • ½ cup blueberries.

Procedure:
First of all, wash the lentils in water, and cook it into water. Also, add a pinch of kale powder at the end, and mix it well.

After completing this process, add sliced beets and water into a saucepan, and cook it for few minutes. Before turning off the flame, add strawberry and blueberries in it, and cook it for 5 minutes. Add all the cooked ingredients into a food processor, and blend it until it gives you a smooth texture.

Serve it to your babies, and store the remaining for 3 to 4 days in a refrigerator.

10. Blueberry, spinach, and apple puree recipe for babies

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple.
  • ½ cup blueberries.
  • A ½ cup of water.
  • Spinach (according to your need).

Procedure:

First of all, peel the apple and cut it into small pieces. Now add apple, blueberries, and water in a saucepan, and cook it for 10 to 15 minutes. Turn off the flame, add spinach, and stir it properly so the spinach wilts in it.

Transfer the ingredients into a food processor, and blend it until it gets to a smooth texture.

Note: This recipe is ideal for 12 months age of baby.

11. Pear and Blueberry puree for babies

Ingredients:

  • 1 pear.
  • ¼ cup Blueberries.

Procedure:

Peel the pear, and cut it into small pieces. Drain both ingredients in water for 15 minutes. Transfer the ingredients into a food processor, and blend it until it gives you a smooth texture.

12. Blueberry Pancakes recipe for babies

Ingredients:

  • 1 Banana.
  • 2 eggs.
  • Pinch of cinnamon.
  • Vanilla extract.
  • Oats.
  • Blueberries.

Procedure:

Mash the banana with the help of a fork, add two eggs and mix the ingredients well. Add vanilla extracts, ready-made oats consistency, a pinch of cinnamon, and mix it well. Now with the help of a spoon, place the mixture on a non-stick pan, and topped it with the seed-free blueberries.

Cook the mixture from both sides, and serve it to your baby.

Note: This recipe is ideal for 12+month age of a babies.

13. Blueberry and chickpea Puree recipe for babies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup blueberry.
  • ½ cup chickpea.
  • ½ cup yogurt.

Procedure:

Add all the ingredients in a food processor and blend it until it gives you a smooth texture. If you need more smooth texture, then you can add water in it.

Note: This recipe doesn’t require any cooking, and can be simply made within 5 minutes.

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14. Blueberry and Yogurt buttons recipe for babies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup yogurt.
  • ½ cup blueberries.

Procedure:

Take a saucepan and add blueberries in it. Cook it without water until it changes to a puree. Transfer this puree in a bowl, add yogurt, and stir it well. Take a bag, add this mixture, and cut the edge of the bag so you can easily make ball shapes.

After completing the first process, set a baking sheet with parchment paper. Now apply the mixture on the parchment paper like a ball shape. Put the baking sheet on a refrigerator, so the balls get firmed and hard.

Note: This recipe is ideal for 10+month’s age of baby.

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15. Blueberry and Chickpea Muffins Recipe for babies

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup chickpea flour.
  • 2 banana.
  • ¼ cup coconut (Skip if your baby is under 1 year).
  • 8 Tbsp coconut oil.
  • 2 Tbsp yogurt.
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder.
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spices mix.
  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries.

Procedure:

First of all mash the banana with the help of a fork, add it in the bowl along with yogurt and coconut oil. Mix these ingredients well.

In a separate bowl, add the chickpea flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and the pumpkin spices. Mix these ingredients well.

After completing these two steps, mix both ingredients slowly, and stir it continuously so it will mix well. When the mixture gets properly mixed, it’s the time to add blueberries in it. Take a muffin tray, and pour it with the mixture. Place the tray inside an oven at 180 C for 20/25 minutes.

Note: This recipe is ideal for more than 9 month age of the baby.

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16. Blueberry, Quinoa, and rice recipe for babies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blueberries.
  • Water.
  • 1 tbsp rice.
  • 1 tbsp quinoa.

Procedure:

The first step starts by soaking the rice and quinoa in water for an ideal time period. When the rice soaked properly, transfer it into a saucepan, add water, and boil it until both of the ingredients gets tender.

Now take another saucepan, add the blueberries, and cook it until the blueberries get soft. Take a food processor, and add all the cooked ingredients in it along with a formula or breast milk if you want. Blend the ingredients properly until it gives you a smooth texture.

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