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Are you worried about feeding your baby store bought baby food? Are you looking for an easy recipe to make your own avocado baby food? You will love how incredibly easy and healthy making your own avocado baby food is!

Avocado Baby Food

Avocado Baby Food

When it comes to our children, we as moms want to give them the best! We want them to be healthy and we want them to have the best start at life possible! 

A great way to give your baby the best optimal start is to make your own baby food! Unfortunately store bought baby food can be laden with chemicals and other nasty ingredients. 

Making your own baby food fresh is a great way to not only avoid these nasty ingredients, but to give your baby the freshest, most nutritious food possible! 

And avocados are an excellent first food for babies! 

When all four of my children were babies I made my own baby food for them. If you have never done it before, then don’t worry, it’s very easy! I’ll walk you step by step through the entire process:)

And I know it sounds time consuming, but it’s really not. You can make up a whole months worth of baby food in just a few hours!

How to Make Avocado Baby Food

So let’s get started and go make some avocado baby food!

The only ingredients that you will need for this recipe are avocados, and a little filtered or reverse osmosis water. 

The first step is to cut and peel the avocados. 


How to Cut an Avocado

Cutting an avocado is easy as long as the avocado is ripe. They should slightly give to pressure and be slightly soft all over. But not too soft! I like to buy my avocados while still slightly firm and let them ripen at home. That way I can make my baby food as soon as they reach the desired ripeness. However if you’re planning to make your baby food immediately then choose an already ripe avocado.

To cut an avocado you’re going to first cut around the middle of the avocado. Be sure to cut all the way down to the seed all the way around. 

Pull the avocado halves apart. You should now have a half that has an indent from where the seed was, and another half with the seed still in it. 

Cut the half without the seed in half lengthwise. At this point if the avocado is ripe you should be able to peel the skin off the quarters. 

Take the half with the seed and cut in half lengthwise around the seed. Pull one quarter off of the seed. You should now be able to easily grab the seed and pull it off the remaining quarter. Repeat as above and peel the skin off the quarters.

You should now have four quarters of pretty green avocado. If there are any bad, dark spots be sure to cut those out.

Avocado Puree For Baby

There are two ways to prepare avocado for your baby. You can either fork mash it or puree it. 

If your baby is just starting out with baby food or isn’t eating chunks yet, then I recommend pureeing it for a smooth consistency to prevent baby from gagging. 

To puree the avocado I highly recommend purchasing a Vitamix Blender to make your baby food with. It is one of the best blenders and will blend baby food to a super smooth consistency to insure that you do not end up with avocado chunks in the baby food that baby can gag on. 

This is the only blender that I will use when pureeing not only baby food, but other recipes such as Sweet Potato Pie or Apple Butter as well! It is the best! And it lasts FOREVER! I have had my Vitamix for over a decade and it’s still going strong and purees foods just as good as the day I got it! Definitely worth investing in!

So add the avocado to the blender. I usually fill mine about 1/3 to 1/2 full at a time and blend in batches to help speed the process up. You need to also add a little water at this time. Start with a few tablespoons as you can always add more. If the avocados get too thick they will not blend well. So keep stopping and scraping down the sides of the blender as needed and adding water until all the avocado is smooth and blends well. 

You want it to be somewhat thick and not runny, so don’t add too much water. You basically only want to add as much water as is needed to help the blender out. Otherwise the avocado will just stick to the sides and won’t fall down to the blades. 

Once all the avocado is blended to a super smooth consistency you have baby food! Yep, it’s that easy! 

How to Store Homemade Baby Food

But wait, we’re not done yet! 

What are you supposed to do with this large batch of avocado baby food? 

Like I mentioned above you can make a LOT of baby food in a short amount of time. The key is to freeze the avocados that you won’t be using in the next couple of days for later. 

However, you don’t want to freeze it all together. You want to be able to freeze it in serving sizes so that you can easily thaw out and use a small amount at a time. This way you can have baby food for a month or more!

How to Freeze Baby Food

To freeze baby food efficiently you really need to get these baby food cube trays. They’re kind of like ice cube trays that have lids.

Simply scoop the pureed avocado into the trays, place the lid on, and put it in the freezer. Once they are completely frozen you can pop them out and store them in freezer bags that are labeled with the date made. 

Now you have a large supply of ready made, single serving, avocado baby food cubes! How easy is that?!

How to Thaw Frozen Baby Food

When it comes time to use your frozen avocado cubes you need to be sure that they are thawed in advance. 

There are a couple of different ways to thaw out avocado baby food. 

The easiest is to put it in a bowl with a lid the night before and let it thaw in the fridge. That way the next day it will be soft and ready to use. 

However, I know from experience, that this isn’t always an option! There were many times that I forgot to lay my baby food out and had to do it just before serving it. 

I really don’t recommend thawing baby food in the microwave. Not only does it leave hot spots in the baby food that can burn your baby, but it also is bad for the baby food! You can read here about the dangers of microwaves and why I don’t have one

So, the best way to thaw frozen baby food cubes quickly is the fill a bowl that is a little larger than the bowl holding the baby food with hot water. Sit the bowl with the cubes in the hot water. The heat will be enough to cause the cubes to melt. 

You might have to change the water a few times and add fresh hot water as it gets cold. Also occasionally turn the cube and break it up as it gets softer to help speed up thawing. 

I know this might seem like a pain, but it’s the best way to thaw the cubes so that they don’t get too hot for baby and the best way to preserve the nutrients in the food that you worked hard to make!

Be sure to test the thawed avocado to be sure that it is not hot before feeding it to your baby.

Avocado Baby First Food

And that’s how you make homemade avocado baby food!

Now the only thing left to do is to serve it to your little one:) I hope they enjoy it as much as you enjoy giving your baby the healthiest food possible! 

For additional baby food recipes be sure to read:

How to Make Sweet Potato Baby Food

Avocado Baby Food Recipe

Avocado Baby Food

Avocado Baby Food

Help give your baby the best start possible by making your own Avocado Baby Food!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ripe Avocados
  • Filtered or Reverse Osmosis Water

Instructions

There are two ways to prepare avocado for your baby. You can either fork mash it or puree it. 

If your baby is just starting out with baby food or isn't eating chunks yet, then I recommend pureeing it for a smooth consistency to prevent baby from gagging. 

To puree add the avocado to the blender. I usually fill mine about 1/3 to 1/2 full at a time and blend in batches to help speed the process up. You need to also add a little water at this time. Start with a few tablespoons as you can always add more. If the avocados get too thick they will not blend well. So keep stopping and scraping down the sides of the blender as needed and adding water until all the avocado is smooth and blends well. 

You want it to be somewhat thick and not runny, so don't add too much water. You basically only want to add as much water as is needed to help the blender out. Otherwise the avocado will just stick to the sides and won't fall down to the blades. 

Once all the avocado is blended to a super smooth consistency you have baby food! Yep, it's that easy!