Baby Food With Peaches

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This delicious recipe is the perfect way to introduce your little one to fruits. These baby food flavors are made with natural ingredients and purees, which allows your little one’s delicate taste buds to experience the flavor of peaches in a comforting and healthy way.

Baby Food With Peaches

This Peach Baby Food Puree recipe is so delicious that you will not want to share it with your baby! Smooth and creamy, this homemade baby puree delivers a rich taste featuring naturally sweetened peaches and flecks of vanilla bean. It’s great for 4 months and up as Stage 1 baby food. 

REASONS TO LOVE THIS PEACH PUREE
  • baby food for 4 months and up
  • stage 1 baby food
  • easy to make
  • healthy – full of nutrients for a growing baby
  • delicious 
  • homemade
  • freezer-friendly
  • smooth and creamy 

INGREDIENTS

  • Peaches: Peaches are the stars of the show! You can use either fresh or frozen peaches in this recipe. Since frozen peaches are easily available year-round, I tend to use those for this recipe.
  • Vanilla Beans and Nutmeg: If you want to get all fancy, you can use fresh vanilla beans in this recipe. But you can also add in a pinch of cinnamon, cloves, or nutmeg for a tastier puree. I added a pinch of fresh vanilla bean and nutmeg into this puree because I was feeling it. I always like to add spices to my baby food purees, but you can omit them if you prefer.
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Prep: If you’re using fresh peaches, roughly peel, pit, and chop them.
  2. Cook: Place the peaches into a medium saucepan along with a little water, and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Transfer: Let it cool slightly. Then, using a slotted spoon, transfer the peaches to a blender or food processor.
  4. Vanilla Bean: Using the back of a knife or spoon, scrape out all vanilla beans from the vanilla pod. Add them to the peaches.
  5. Blend: Turn on the blender and puree until smooth.
  6. Eat: Serve or freeze for another meal.
WHEN CAN BABY EAT PEACHES?

Babies can have peaches as one of their first foods. When a baby can start on solids is determined by their own rate of development, which generally comes between 4-6 months of age. Some of the developmental milestones babies need to reach in order to start solids include: if your baby has solid control of their head and neck, if your baby has doubled in weight, and if your baby is reaching for or opening their mouth when you eat (see my guide here). Before you start your baby on purees, you should consult with your pediatrician to make sure your child is developmentally ready.

Small gray bowl filled with a peach puree for baby with peaches and vanilla bean besides it.

HOW TO STORE PEACH PUREE

REFRIGERATOR

You can store the puree in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

FREEZER 

This puree can be frozen for up to 4 months.

  • Spoon puree into a freezer storage container (this is my favorite freezer storage container). Do not overfill. 
  • Place the lid on the storage container or cover with a piece of saran wrap, and label with the date and recipe name. 
  • Place the tray into the freezer and let it freeze completely — preferably overnight. 
  • Pop-out the baby food cubes and place them in a ziplock baggie or stasher bag. Don’t forget to relabel the baggie or stager bag for future reference.

Need more information on how to store your baby foods? Head over to my Best Baby Food Storage Containers – Plus 6 Tips on Freezing and Thawing post!

Label Tip: Don’t forget to label your purees before you place them in the fridge or freezer with the name of the puree and the date you made it. Take it from me; by the end of the week, you will completely forget what is in your freezer and how long it’s been there… because you know… mommy brain. 😉

Small gray bowl filled with a peach puree for baby with peaches and vanilla bean besides it and hand reaching into the frame to stir the puree.
GREAT PEACH STAGE 2 PUREES

While Peach Baby Food is absolutely amazing and heavenly by itself, it’s also super easy to mix and match with other nutrient-dense baby food purees. For a Stage Two puree, give these fun flavor combos a try!

  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potato
  • Quinoa Baby Cereal
  • Chicken
  • Pear
  • Yogurt
  • Mango
  • Broccoli
related

15 Stage One Baby Purees (that actually taste delicious) 

Hand holding a baby food pouch full of peach baby puree.

Be a Foodie Role Model for Baby: This puree is great to eat alongside your baby right from the start. This peach puree is best served with yogurt for a yummy breakfast or snack for both you (I like to add some chopped nuts and granola to mine) and your baby.

TIPS

  • Use a Slotted Spoon: When transferring peaches from the saucepan to the blender, make sure to use a slotted spoon so you don’t add too much water to the puree.
  • Organic: Peaches are on the EWG Dirty Dozen list, so I recommend using organic peaches if possible. The good news is that organic frozen peaches are generally less than a dollar more per recipe, making this option a little more budget-friendly.
Small gray bowl filled with a peach puree for baby.

HELPFUL TOOLS

  • Medium Saucepan
  • Blender or Food Processor
  • Freezer Tray
  • Storage Containers for Fridge
  • Dark Green Baby Spoon
  • Gray Bowl
  • Bamboo Baby Spoon
  • Reusable Pouches

BENEFITS OF PEACHES FOR BABY

  1. A good source of vitamin C and A, peaches are a great immune booster.
  2. Contains powerful lutein, which helps with eye health
  3. Have phosphorus, crucial for building healthy bones and teeth
  4. A good source of potassium, an important electrolyte that helps regulate heartbeat
  5. High in antioxidants that help reduce the risk of certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, and high cholesterol
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