Did you all see my post last week about the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker giveaway? (You can find it here) I can’t tell you how great this thing is! If you haven’t already, head on over to that post and leave a comment (as directed) so that you can be entered to win one of these beauties for yourself! It has made my healthy, homemade baby food preparation easy and FAST!
Now, since I can’t get enough of my baby food maker, I thought I’d share yet another recipe for Easy Homemade Baby Food: Blueberry Peach Puree.
I love to take advantage of seasonal ingredients in my cooking, so Spence was treated to a tasty combination of some of our favorite summer fruits. Fresh from the source, we picked up these blueberries at our local farmers’ market over the weekend:
The house smelled AMAZING while the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker was steaming the fruit! Kind of like the smell of a fresh berry pie baking in the oven…only this is a bit healthier!
Spence liked the mild taste of the Summer Squash & Oatmeal puree that I made him first, but this sweet blend is really good. Like, so good that I ended up eating the left-overs from his bowl! It’s sweet, but not super-sweet like some of the store bought purees (have you ever tasted those packaged banana purees?! WOW…so sweet they make my mouth pucker!). This blueberry-peach “sauce” would be really tasty stirred into yogurt at breakfast, too.
Here’s our simple recipe:
Blueberry Peach Puree
- 2 medium ripe peaches peeled and diced
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- 100 ml water
- Put the peaches and the blueberries into the work bowl fitted with the steam blade and cover bowl with lid.
- Add the water to the steam/bottle warming chamber and set the measuring cup in its place.
- Close the lid to lock and then turn the dial to steam.
- Once the light goes out to indicate the steaming is complete, remove the lid and check to see how much water is in the bowl. I usually drain off some of the excess water so that my puree will be a bit thicker.
- Once you have poured off a bit of water, add the top back onto the bowl, lock in place, and turn the dial to chop. Puree until the fruit reaches desired consistency.
- Allow to cool before serving. If not using immediately, refrigerate for up to three days or freeze in individual portions for convenience.