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Puree Carrots for Baby Recipe

This puree carrots for baby recipe is a great stage 1 baby food recipe that can be made in 3 ways and served either as carrot puree, carrot mash and baby-led weaning for your 6 month old baby or older. Only 5 min prep.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Baby Food
Diet Vegetarian
Fridge Life? 3 days
Freezable? 3 months
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 34kcal
Author Dora

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 500 g carrots
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

Method 1: How to steam carrots for puree?

  • Trim the tops, peel, wash the carrots and cut them into chunks. Place water in a saucepan. Once boiling place the carrots in a steamer basket on top, cover and steam for about 15 minutes until soft. Retain the water from steaming for the puree.
  • Transfer the carrots to a blender, food processor or Vitamix and blend. Add water tablespoon by tablespoon until you reach the desired consistency

Method 2: How long to boil carrots for baby food?

  • Trim the tops, peel, wash the carrots and cut them into chunks. Place water in a saucepan. Once boiling add the carrots, cover, turn the heat to medium and cook for about 15 minutes until tender.
  • Transfer to a blender or food processor and blend. Add water tablespoon by tablespoon until you reach the desired consistency.

Method 3: Roasted carrot baby food

  • Preheat oven to 400°F / 200°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Trim the tops, peel, wash the carrots and slice them horizontally. Drizzle with olive oil so they soften while roasting and spread them in one line on the tray. Roast for about 30 minutes.
  • Transfer to a blender or food processor and blend. Add water tablespoon by tablespoon until you reach the desired consistency.

Notes

Age: 4-6 months and up
Storage:
  • Airtight containers in the fridge. In freezer use ice cube trays or specific trays for baby puree like this one from Keedo Feedo
  • Store in fridge for 3 days and freezer for up to 6 months
  • Thaw overnight in fridge in airtight container
  • To serve remove it 2 hours in advance from the fridge so the puree reaches room temperature and then you don't have to reheat it
  • Reheat in a small saucepan on the stove with a tsp of water
 
Baby-led weaning: to serve baby-led weaning use the boiling or steaming method but cut the carrots in half lengthwise and make sure they are so soft they can be mashed between your fingers before serving to the baby. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 13922IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.3mg