How To Make Banana Puree

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Have you ever wondered how to make banana puree? There are many reasons why you would want to make banana puree. They can be used to top off your favorite dessert or ice cream, or maybe you want to make banana milk. Whatever the reason, this article will guide you on how to do just that.

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.

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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- 4 months onward)

You can carry it while travelling and whenever the baby is hungry, just peel mash and feed the baby right away.

Banana Puree (Baby Food- 4 months onward)
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Banana is one of the best convenience foods. As banana doesn’t need cooking, you can carry it while travelling and whenever the baby is hungry, just peel mash and feed the baby right away.

Bananas are an excellent source of nutrition and make great first foods to babies. Banana puree can be introduced as solid food anywhere between the age of 4-6 months.

Did you know: Bananas are often called one of nature’s perfect foods because they are said to contain all essential nutrients. One of the most important nutritional components of Bananas is that they contain potassium and fiber. Bananas are also high in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Vitamin B2.Cuisine: IndianCourse: DinnerDiet: VegetarianEquipments Used: KitchenAid Diamond BlenderPrep in

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Ingredients

  • 1 Ripe Bananas
  • Water , formula milk or breastmilk as needed

How to make Banana Puree (Baby Food- 4 months onward)

  1. To begin making banana puree for babies, peel 1 ripe banana and place it in a bowl.
  2. If the banana is ripe, there is no need to use any processor or masher to mash the banana. You can simply mash it with a fork. Add water, breast milk or formula milk to get the right consistency and texture.
  3. Alternatively, put the banana in a baby food blender. Blend it till the puree becomes smooth.
  4. Transfer the baby  banana puree to a serving bowl. Add water, breast milk or formula to get the right consistency and serve your baby.

BANANA PUREE

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Banana Puree couldn’t be easier! No cooking or fancy equipment needed – just peel and mash. Delicious on its own and adds a wonderful creaminess when combined with other purees. 

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One of the greatest things about bananas is how easy they are to turn into homemade baby food, even when out and about. They come in their own “packaging” and there is no need to prepare or wash them; simply peel and mash

Look for bananas that are blemish-free and have a nice yellow colour. Under-ripe or green bananas do not have the same flavour or creamy consistency and they are also harder for your baby to digest. You are best to allow them to ripen on your counter before mashing/pureeing.

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Bananas are a great “first food” for babies. They are rich in nutrients and babies generally love the sweet taste and creamy texture.Contentshide1 Mash or Puree?2 Does Banana Puree Cause Constipation?3 What to Mix with Banana Puree4 Other Uses for Banana Puree5 Storing Banana Puree6 Banana Puree6.1 Ingredients6.2 Instructions6.3 Recipe Notes7 References

MASH OR PUREE?

Due to bananas having a very soft texture you can easily mash with a fork and serve to a baby. However, if you are looking for a super smooth puree then you can blend in a food processor or blender.

During the early stages of weaning, you may wish to mix it with a little formula/breast milk to thin it out and make it creamier for your baby.

DOES BANANA PUREE CAUSE CONSTIPATION?

There is conflicting information regarding whether or not bananas cause constipation. Some claim that bananas cause constipation, while others say they help prevent it. This is because it depends on timing. Less ripe bananas may contribute to constipation, whereas riper bananas may not.

Babies might get constipated if they eat too many bananas. It is recommended not to feed banana to a constipated child, as there are many other good sources of fibre available (e.g. prunes, plums & pears)(1)

WHAT TO MIX WITH BANANA PUREE

Banana puree adds a lovely creaminess to other fruit purees and adds sweetness to yoghurt and oatmeal. Why not try mixing it with

  • strawberry puree
  • raspberry puree
  • peach puree
  • apple puree
  • sweet potato puree
  • pumpkin puree
  • avocado puree
  • natural yoghurt
  • oatmeal

OTHER USES FOR BANANA PUREE

Not just for babies! Banana puree can be used to

  • naturally sweeten yoghurt ( banana yoghurt),
  • add into baked goods
  • swirl into oatmeal
  • throw into smoothies

STORING BANANA PUREE

As banana puree is so quick and easy to make there is less need to make in batches for storing. However, if you have a surplus of bananas you can easily freeze banana puree. The puree may brown a little and change texture (can go a little slimey) but it is perfectly safe to eat. 

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