How To Make Banana For Baby


How To Make Banana For Baby :How To Make Banana For Baby What are you going to tell your baby later when your baby asks how was the first food that you have given him/her? Do not say ‘banana’. Instead, try something else.

You must be wondering why I’m writing about how to make banana for baby. I’ve never had a baby nor do I want one. My fascination for this topic is because of one person.

How to Make Banana Puree for Babies

Potassium-rich banana puree adds creaminess to other fruit purees, and it adds sweetness to yogurt. Follow our easy step-by-step instructions to make this ideal first food for your baby

overview of bananas on patterned background

Like avocados, bananas have a smooth, squishy texture that’s easy for babies to mash between their gums. They’re an ideal first fruit after babies have tried several different kinds of veggies; serve the puree plain or mixed with a veggie or baby cereal. Here’s how to make the banana puree.

Step 1: Select & Buy Fresh Bananas

In the U.S., bananas are inexpensive and bursting with sweetness in summer, but imported bananas are available all year long in grocery stores. Choose bananas with blemish-free yellow peel. Green peel means the banana is underripe, while peel with too many brown spots means it’s past its prime, or nearly past its prime. One medium fresh banana mixed with formula or breast milk yields 6 to 8 ounces of puree.

Step 2: Wash, Peel & Slice the Banana

Wash the banana with a mixture of three parts water and one part white vinegar to remove bacteria. Rinse under cool running water, dry, and peel. Discard the peel and the ends of the banana. Slice the rest of the banana into pieces and then cut each piece into quarters.

Step 3: Puree or Mash the Banana

Puree in a food processor or blender until smooth. (Fresh banana has a light purple-brown color when pureed.) Add water as needed to reach desired consistency. For extra creaminess, puree the banana with breast milk or formula instead of water.

For chunkier banana, which is ideal for babies 10 months or older, mash it with a potato masher instead of pureeing it.

Step 4: Serve Banana Puree

Sweet banana puree is delicious plain, but it also mixes well with tart or mild-flavored fruit purees. Try mixing banana puree with:

  • Avocado
  • Pear
  • Peach
  • Plum
  • Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Applesauce
  • Oatmeal
  • Full-fat Greek yogurt

Step 5: Freeze Leftover Banana Puree

Refrigerate leftover banana puree in BPA-free containers for up to 3 days. Freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in your refrigerator.

Banana Puree Baby Food

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Turning ripe banana into a super smooth baby food is quick and easy. Which makes this Banana Puree baby food a great one to start with and make often as your baby explores solid foods!

banana puree baby food

Banana Puree Baby Food

With just one simple ingredient—bananas!—this no-cook baby food is so easy and straight forward to make. You’ll need just one banana and you can add extra flavors if you want or you can leave it sweet and basic. This is a great early baby food since babies tend to like the flavor, it’s easy to make smooth, and you don’t need to spend extra money on fancy ingredients.

TIP: To make this recipe, you just need a blender.

banana slices in bowl

Ingredients You Need

To make this easy baby food, you just need ripe banana, pure and simple! Which makes this a great recipe to make when you don’t have a lot of time or didn’t remember to shop for ingredients.

Tips for Choosing a Ripe Banana

To pick a ripe banana that’s pleasantly sweet but not over ripe, look for one that’s yellow with a smattering of small brown spots. Avoid ones that have large brown areas as that may mean they’re mushy and brown on the inside.

banana puree in blender

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at the process involved in making this recipe.

  • Slice a very ripe banana and add to a blender.
  • Blend until very smooth.
  • Add cinnamon if desired and serve or store for later.

TIP: You can stir in a few drops of fresh lemon or orange juice to help prevent the puree from browning, as it will otherwise naturally do.

Tips for Making the Best Banana Puree

  • To store, place into small airtight storage containers and store in the fridge.
  • To freeze, place into an ice cube tray, freeze, then transfer frozen cubes to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for additional flavor.
  • To make a thicker banana puree, you can simply mash a ripe banana until mostly smooth using a fork or potato masher.
  • To help prevent the puree from browning, you can add a few drops of an acid such as fresh lemon or orange juice.
  • Mix with whole milk plain yogurt, Baby Oatmeal, Baby Rice Cereal, Avocado Puree, Broccoli Puree, or any other baby food you like as desired. (If you stir into oatmeal, you can still freeze it! Just make sure to stir well once thawed.)

Banana Puree for Babies

Banana puree is a great first food when introducing solids to babies and can be made easily by mashing or blending fresh ripe bananas.

It seems like only yesterday we were starting our little one on solids! Bananas were one of her favorites foods, which was great because they’re so easy to serve to baby because there’s no need to cook the bananas before mashing or pureeing!

I know there are outliers but most babies tend to love bananas because of their sweetness so hopefully your babe will enjoy this banana puree too!

An overhead photo of a bowl of banana puree.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Bananas are widely available and inexpensive.
  • Banana puree is a great stage 1 food for babies because it’s sweet and has a smooth consistency.
  • They are low on the allergy scale so they’re often a safe choice to start baby on.
  • There are two easy ways to make banana puree and it’s also easy to meal prep and store in the freezer!

Bananas Make a Great First Food For Babies

Bananas are a great first food to introduce to babies because they’re naturally soft and mushy, easy to digest and loaded with vitamins and minerals. You can also easily mix bananas with rice cereal or oatmeal to add a little natural sweetness or just serve bananas straight up – mashed, pureed or you can serve larger spears or halves of a banana if you’re following a baby led weaning approach.

Collage of four photos. Two show bananas being mashed with a fork. Two more photos show the bananas being blended in a food processor.

How to Make Banana Puree


Mashing a banana is super simple and all you need is a fork! Place your banana on a plate and mash with a fork until the banana is the consistency you desire. Use in desired recipe or serve to baby as is.


Blending the bananas in a food processor or blender makes for a smoother puree, which is perfect when you’re just introducing babies to solid foods and need thinner purees.

Simply add 2 bananas into a food processor or blender and process until the bananas are smooth and creamy. You can make the puree thinner by adding a little breast milk or formula, if needed. Once you’ve made the puree, serve to baby as is or mix with another puree to make a new flavor. See some ideas below.

An overhead photo of two small dishes, one with mashed banana and one with banana puree. Whole bananas are in the top corner.

Foods That Pair Well With Banana Puree

Banana puree pairs well with so many things, especially veggies because its natural sweetness will make them more palatable to baby! Here are some ideas:

  • Green veggies – kale, spinach, avocado, zucchini, peas
  • Orange veggies – sweet potato, butternut squash, carrot
  • White veggies – cauliflower
  • Other fruit – mango, strawberries, peaches, apples, kiwis,
  • Dairy – yogurt, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese
  • Grains – quinoa, oats
  • Legumes – chickpeas, lentils
  • Seasonings and spices – curry, ginger, mint, nutmeg, cinnamon

Banana Split Ice Cream

Banana Split Ice Cream is made with fresh bananas, fresh cherries, pineapple, peanuts, and chopped chocolate – it tastes just like a banana split all in one fresh and fruity scoop. If you are looking for amazing homemade ice cream recipe this is it! It’s the perfect treat for a hot summer day.

banana split ice cream recipe in cone upside down

I see lots and lots AND LOTS of no-churn ice cream recipes. They are everywhere! And I understand why they are so super popular. Not everyone has an ice cream churn! So I get it. I totally do.


Some of us have ice cream churns AKA ice cream makers.

And with all those no-churn recipes to satisfy that homemade ice cream craving, I was starting to feel left out with all my churning ways. I need recipes, too! Dang.

It’s like the old fashioned version of those self-serve fro-yo shops, except better X 1000.

I can make things like Cookie Dough Ice Cream, Homemade Sun Drop Slush! Or Strawberry Pie Ice Cream. Or this Banana Split Ice Cream with fresh bananas and pineapples, cherries, nuts, and chocolate!

All the fresh fruit in this is blowing my mind.

It tastes JUST LIKE a banana split – but you get all the flavor in one scoop instead of trying to figure out how you will manage an ice cream dish the size of a small watercraft.

homemade banana split ice cream deconstructed

Here’s a quick list of the ingredients you will need to make this homemade ice cream recipe. For the full recipe and complete directions scroll to the bottom of the post where the recipe card is! You can also print the recipe there!

Banana Split Ice Cream Ingredients!

  • Bananas
  • Granulated sugar
  • Heavy cream
  • Whole milk
  • Vanilla
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Fresh cherries
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Hershey bar

How To Make Banana Split Cream!

Mix the ingredients – Grab a bowl and mash the bananas and sugar together. Then mix in your cream, milk and vanilla. Whisk it together! Next just stire in the pineapple, cherries, nuts and chocolate.

Freeze – Place mixture in freezer for at least two hours.

Prepare in Ice Cream Maker – Pour mixture in ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Serve – Serve the ice cream immediately or store in the freezer!

banana split ice cream cone upside down

And yes!

You’ll need a churn for this recipe.

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