Creamy Mango-licious Baby Food Puree
This Creamy Mango-licious Baby Food Puree is the best way to introduce your baby to the magical taste of one of the world’s healthiest fruits — MANGOS! What’s more, this is a no-cook, 5-minute, one-dish, easy-peasy recipe! Nutritious, smooth, and heavenly, this Stage 1 Baby food for 6+ months will surely be one of your baby’s favorite purees.
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 immune-boosting blend of vitamins and minerals 💪.
To make this puree super-duper creamy, we are going to add 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.🍹). Combine the soft texture of both ripe fruits, and you’ll get a creamy, appetizing puree. As if that’s not enough, here’s a bonus: This recipe is one of the easiest soft baby foods to make by hand.
That being said, don’t feel obligated to add anything — mango puree is already perfectly healthy and tasty as is 😋.
Is it your first time making homemade baby food? If you answered yes, then I suggest you start this journey by reading my in-depth Guide on How to Make Homemade Baby Food. The detailed article goes over all the essential information such as the best cooking tools to have on hand, safe storage, knowing when your baby is ready for solids, introducing purees, making the best first foods for baby, and more! You can also check out my best-selling cookbook for even more information and recipes.
Reasons to Love Mango Baby Puree
- quick and easy to make — less than 5 minutes
- 3-ingredient recipe
- full of nutrients for a growing baby
- sweet and flavorful
- baby food for 4-6 months and up — stage 1 baby food
- complements 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 thawed frozen mangoes work just as well and are way easier to deal with.
- Banana: Adding bananas are optional, and you can certainly just use mango for this recipe, however I do think adding in the banana helps make for a thicker and creamier puree. Obviously, the riper the banana, the easier it is to mash, but don’t go too brown. A few spots will give you the best flavor and texture to make this recipe a special treat. You can leave bananas out for your first mango puree, but I have found that they give the mangos a creamier and smoother consistency.
- Nutmeg: This warm, mild spice is ideal for flavoring both sweet and savory dishes for your baby. Plus, nutmeg is known to aid in digestion.
Health Benefits of Mango
Mangos are a good source of fiber and vitamin B6, and are high in vitamins A and C. They also contain potassium, magnesium, and copper, which have anti-inflammatory properties that help boost immunity! 💪 And fear not — if you’re worried the mango may be too tart for your baby, it actually has far less acid than most fruits, so it will be gentle on sweet little baby tummies.
- Prep: Dice the mangos, or use thawed, frozen mango chunks.
- Blend: Place mangoes and any other add-ons (banana or another fruit and seasoning) in the 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!
- Blender or Food Processor
- Freezer Tray
- Storage Containers for Fridge
- Stasher Bag
- Reusable Baby Food Pouches
In this recipe, we are adding a pinch of nutmeg, but feel free to use the following spices:
- mild curry powder
- vanilla extract
Tip on Spices: I always add spices or herbs to my baby food purees, but you can choose to leave them out. You do you! Either way, this puree will surely turn out scrumptious.
Tips for a perfect mango puree
- If You’re Using Frozen Mangoes: Thaw the mango in a mesh sieve over a bowl or your sink to allow water to run off. You can always add more water if the puree is too thick.
- If You’re Using Fresh Mangos: If you are using fresh mangos, make sure they’re soft and ripe.
How to Store Mango Baby Puree
You can store this puree 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. Do not overfill.
- Place the lid on the storage container or cover with a piece of saran wrap — label with the date and recipe name.
- Place the tray into the freezer and let it freeze completely — preferably overnight.
- Pop-out the baby food cubes and place them in a zip-lock baggie or stasher bag. Don’t forget to relabel 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?
Babies 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 your baby has solid control of their head and neck, if your baby has doubled in weight, and if your 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.
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. Give these fun combos a try!
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Get the recipe: 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.