30 Simple Baby Food Recipes [or How to Make Baby Food Easily!]

We have a quick list of our favorite easy homemade baby food recipes along with some baby food hacks and tricks that will make transitioning to from baby food to table food MUCH easier and tastier. Homemade baby food is less expensive, surprisingly easy to make and can be customized for your baby’s tastes.

30 Homemade baby food recipes that are easy to make - shown are baby food hacks that include fruit puree, veggie puree, frozen baby food, baby smoothies, rainbow puree, and cucumber puree
Let’s make these easy homemade baby food recipes!

Making Homemade Baby Food

When you have a baby, you have a lot on your plate so that is why it was important to find super easy baby food recipes that prove that making baby food at home doesn’t have to be complicated.

I wish I had these resources for easy baby food recipes a couple of years ago!

Don’t overthink this! Baby food recipes should be quick and simple and making baby food has to be fit around the schedule of your baby and family.

These simple recipes are full of healthy foods so your baby’s first foods will keep the happy and healthy and going. The rest of the family can also enjoy some of these fruits and veggies but whole, so everyone can eat the same dinner… well kind of.

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Best Easy Baby Food Recipes

1. Fork Mashed Baby Food

Got a fork? You can mash your child’s food. Here are 30 Baby Foods you can mash for your child to eat. Easy. Peasy. via One Crazy House

baby food tricks and recipes- a mom holding a baby adding fruit to a blender, pureed orange food in an ice tray, filling up a pouch.
There are so many infant puree recipes to try!

2. Baby Food Smoothies

Make a baby food smoothie when you make your own morning power drink. via Camille Styles

3. Freezing Baby Food

Carrots. I am told that was my favorite food when I was a baby, and my kids all really, really loved carrots too! Make a big batch of baby food to freeze ahead for use as needed. via Yummy Toddler Food

4. Reuse Baby Pouches

DIY and reuse. You can fill old pouches with new baby food using this nifty trick get a clean (preferably unused for illness) aspirator. Use it to squeeze food into the pouch. via Hello Little Scout 

save baby food you can make- green baby food with green beans and some brown thing, mashed cantaloupe and pear, baby food cubes, and baked baby food cookies.
The mashed fruit is my little one’s favorite!

5. More Fork Mashed Baby Food

Genius! This list is a terrific resource: All the baby foods that you can make with a fork, including cantelope, avocado, pears, and more. via Baby Foodie

6. Dessert On A Spoon

Dessert on a spoon! This sugar-free recipe is super sweet and tasty. Mix pears and figs, with a pinch of parsnip. via Sage Spoonfuls

7. Veggie Gummies

Once your child is able to eat soft foods, try these veggie gummies. They are perfect baby finger food for kids who aren’t ready to eat a carrot, but could still benefit from the nutritional goodness. via Modern Parents Messy Kids

Kale and apple green baby food in a ramekin.
Kale and apple baby food is so healthy!

8. Kale and Apple

Kale is a superfood, but is often hard to eat by itself. Adding apples to it can make this a nutrient-dense even tastier food for your child. via Baby Foode

9. Teething Biscuits

Is your tot teething? These homemade teething biscuits are very hard, have no preservatives, and you make them yourselves! Perfect for a gnawing baby. via Super Healthy Kids

10. Wheat-Free Teething Biscuits

Another recipe for baby teething biscuits, is wheat-free, and better if you are concerned about food allergies with your little man. via Little House Living

Red baby food is blueberries and beets
Beets and blueberries are so sweet and earthy.

11. Beets and Blueberries

This recipe will be one of your kiddos favorites, sweet and full of antioxidants. Beware: This will stain! via Jar of Lemons

12. Lasagna

If it is your favorite food, most likely it will be your son’s favorite too! Make a mini-dish of veggie lasagna just for him. via Love and Duck Fat 

13. Smoothie cubes

Make these and your kiddo can eat them as a baby, and if you forget about them for a couple of months or have too many, mix them with juice into a tasty baby food smoothie! via The Things We’ll Make

14. Homemade PediaSure

Make your own baby PediaSure. When my kids transitioned to solids, they had problems keeping weight on. I wish that I had known about this recipe then! via Whole New Mom

Adding chives, dill, and sage to baby food
Add spices to your babies food! No one wants bland food.

15. Baby Food Hacks To Make It Taste Better

Don’t forget to include spices in your child’s food. Spices often offer a nutritional punch. Make it delicate with some of these ideas. via Hello Bee

16. Protein Packed Vegetable Baby Food

This vegetable baby food recipe is packed with protein and is tasty. Don’t skimp on flavor for your tots. via Love and Duck Fat

17. Beef Stew

In this baby food recipe with meat, you can know that your child is getting all natural and easy to digest protein with beef stew. via Weelicious

30 baby food recipes

18. Baby First Tastes Recipes

Mild and almost creamy, this baby food is made with red bell peppers, and will to help broaden your child’s taste buds. via Baby Foodie

19. Bulk Baby Food

Make a month worth of baby food at one time. This is an easy way to give your kids homemade baby food with the least effort. via The Diva Dish

20. Cubed Baby Food

Love this tip. If you are making a bunch of cubed baby food, put each flavor in a separate bag and remember to label baby food pouches with the date. You don’t want to feed sensitive baby bellies with old/spoiled food. via Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body

infant puree recipes with lentils, avocado, and mashed cauliflower
Avocado is so good for you and is packed with healthy fat and protein.

21. Introducing Meat

When introducing meat to your daughter, add some fruit to make it easier for her to adapt to the new food group. This recipe uses chicken, with carrots and apple puree. via Annabel Karmel

22. Corn and Chicken Chowder

This yummy and easy baby food recipe is perfect for cold weather. via Baby Bullet Blog 

23. Avocado Baby Puree

This simple baby food recipe is full of healthy brain fats that your kids need to develop. The bananas make this a smooth tasty treat for your babe. via Just a Pinch Recipes

Mix your boxed cereal with baby food for a hearty baby meal
Take a look at this healthy baby food!

24. Quick to Make Baby Food

Do you like the boxed cereal first-foods? We loved them with ours. Make your own quick-to-make mix with brown rice. via What To Expect

25. Lentils With Apples

Lentils are soft, cook quickly, and are an easy baby food for home-making mommas. Try adding some apples, like this recipe. via The Homemade Baby Food Recipes Blog 

26. Raw Baby Food Recipes

Cooked foods for your baby are easy to digest, and are a good first food; but they are less nutrient-dense. When your child is ready, switch to raw. This is a great collection of raw foods for babies to start with. via Baby Foodie

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Homemade apple sauce is perfect for baby food!

27. The Original Homemade Baby Food

We call homemade applesauce the original baby food recipe in our house because it is something that we have been making in my family since the beginning and it doesn’t stop. Older kids and adults love this recipe too!

28. Easy Steps to Baby Food Quickly

Check out our 3 easy steps to homemade baby food for what has worked for moms everywhere!

Make Your Own Baby Food Tips and Tricks

Always slowly introduce your baby to new foods. While your baby’s food may be healthy, everyone is different and they can have an allergic reactions to certain things.

Especially when it comes to fruits, i.e ripe banana, peanut butter, etc.

Starchy foods like sweet potatoes may take some time to get used to and can cause gas.

You can use backs of frozen fruit to create a frozen puree which can be a nice treat.

Our Favorite Baby Food Recipe Products

Make simple purée and veggie purees, and thin purees with different fruits with these awesome baby products and airtight container.

baby bullet for food
  • Homemade baby food processor. This system is loved by TONS of moms. It has a mini-blender and cups that are perfect to make in batches and grab on the go.
  • Use a baby food maker and turn your leftovers into baby food genius! They used peaches to make a puree, but you can make almost any gentle foods into a puree for your child.
  • Our favorite baby food “supply” is the reusable food pouches. Kids love to grab and suck down their meal. We bought them to use for our babies, but still use them years later in lunchboxes. They are worth the money!
  • Baby food scissors make every bite baby sized! These make prepping food for little ones quick and easy. You may also want to try out this food clamp to help your little one learn to eat whole foods.

More Baby Advice & Fun from Kids Activities Blog

How to make baby food is one thing…and then there are all the other baby things! Oh my! Here are some of our best real mom advice and things that will remind you that having a baby is fun.

Have you ever tried making baby food? What is your favorite baby food recipe?

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