This Creamy Mango-licious Baby Food Puree recipe is a great way to introduce baby to the magical taste of one of the world’s healthiest fruits – MANGOS! Bonus that it is a no-cook, 5-minute, one-dish, easy-peasy puree for you to make!! Baby food recipe for 4 months and up – stage 1 baby food!
Medically reviewed by Jamie Johnson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Mango Baby Puree
While most people associate the tropical mango with the warmer months🌞, mango baby food is a perfect treat for babies during fall and winter ❄️ because of the mango’s super immune-boosting blend of vitamins and minerals 💪.
To make this super-duper creamy, we are going to add in a ripe banana. This also mellows out the citrus taste of mango and makes it one of the yummiest combos out there (plus a darn good base for a rummy cocktail.🍹). The soft texture of both when ripened turns absolutely creamy in your blender or food processor. Bonus – it also makes this one of the easiest soft baby foods to make by hand.
That being said, don’t feel obligated to add anything – mango puree is perfectly healthy and tasty as is 😋.
First time making homemade baby food? Then, I would suggest that you start by reading my very in-depth Guide on how to Make Homemade Baby Food – which goes over all the important information such as the best cooking tools to have on hand, safe storage, how to know when baby is ready for solids, how to introduce purees, the best first foods for baby, and more! You can also check out my best-selling cookbookfor even more information and recipes!
Reasons to Love Mango Baby Puree
- easy to make – less than 5 minutes
- only 3-ingredients
- healthy – full of nutrients for growing baby
- baby food for 4 months and up – stage 1 baby food
- great with your favorite baby cereal
- Mango: You can use fresh mango if they are available (they need to be ripe and soft to the touch), but also thawed frozen mangoes work just as well and are way easier to deal with.
- Banana: obviously, the riper the banana, the easier to mash, but don’t go too brown. A few spots will give you the best flavor and texture to make this a special treat. For a first puree, you can leave bananas out of this recipe, but I have found that they give the mangos a creamier and smoother consistency.
- Nutmeg: this warm, mild spice is great for flavoring both sweet and savory dishes for baby. Plus, nutmeg is known to aid in digestion.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANGOS
Mangos are a good source of fiber and vitamin B6, are high in vitamins A and C. They also contain potassium, magnesium and copper, which have anti-inflammatory properties and help boost immunity! 💪 And fear not – if you’re worried the mango may be a too tart for baby, it actually has far less acid than most fruits so it will be gentle on sweet little baby tummies.
- Prep: Dice mangos, or use thawed, frozen mango chunks.
- Blend: Place mango and any other add-ins (banana or other fruit and seasoning), place in blender and puree for 1 minute.
- Add Water: Add water as needed to thin out your mixture, I did not have to add water to my puree.
- Eat: Serve and enjoy!
Mango Baby Food Combinations
Mango Puree can be enjoyed as-is for a starter puree, or mixed with a ton of different other pureed fruits and veggies to make delicious combination purees.
In this recipe, we are adding in a pinch of nutmeg, but feel free to use the following spices:
- mild curry powder
- vanilla extract
Tip on Spices: I always added spices to my baby food purees, but you can add or leave out spices in your baby food. You do you! Either way, this puree will taste amazing.
Tips for perfect mango puree
- If Using Frozen: thaw the mango in a mesh sieve over a bowl or your sink to allow any water to run off. You can always add more water if the puree is too thick.
- If Using Fresh Mangos: if you are using ripe mangos, make sure you pick one that is soft and ripe.
HOW TO STORE MANGO BABY FOOD
You can store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
This puree can be frozen for up to 4 months.
- Spoon puree into a freezer storage container (this is my favorite freezer storage container) – do not overfill.
- Place the lid on the storage container or cover with a piece of saran wrap and label with date and recipe name.
- Place the tray into the freezer and let freeze completely – preferably overnight.
- Pop out the baby food cubes and place in a zip-lock baggie or stasher bag – don’t forget to re-label the baggie or stager bag for future reference.
Need more information on how to store your baby foods – head over to my Best Baby Food Storage Containers – Plus 6 Tips on Freezing and Thawing post!
WHEN CAN BABY EAT MANGOS?
Baby can have mangos as one of their first foods. When a baby can start on solids is determined by their own rate of development, which generally comes between 4-6 months of age. Some of the developmental milestones babies need to reach in order to start solids include: if baby has solid control of their head and neck, if baby has doubled in weight, and if baby is reaching for or opening their mouth when you eat (see my guide here). Before you start baby on purees, you should consult with your pediatrician to make sure your child is developmentally ready.
- Blender or Food Processor
- Freezer Tray
- Storage Containers for Fridge
- Stasher Bag
- Reusable Baby Food Pouches
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Creamy Mango-licious Baby Food Puree
- 2 cups fresh or frozen mango, deseed, peeled and roughly chopped. If using frozen mangos, thaw first.
- 1 banana (see notes)
- 1 pinch nutmeg (optional)
- Place the mango, banana and nutmeg (if using) into a blender or food processor.
- Puree for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth. If your mango is not ripe enough, you might need to add in up to a 1/4 cup of water while blending to get the right consistency.
- Serve to baby or freeze for later.