This Peach Baby Food Puree recipe is so delicious that you will not want to share it with your baby! Smooth and creamy, this homemade baby puree delivers a rich taste featuring naturally sweetened peaches and flecks of vanilla bean. It’s great for 4 months and up as Stage 1 baby food.
Medically reviewed by Jamie Johnson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Peach Baby Puree
Serve your baby the taste of summer with this homemade peach puree! 🍑
It’s a deliciously flavorful puree that is naturally sweet and full of essential nutrients for a growing baby.
If you want to be extra, you can add a pinch of fresh vanilla bean and nutmeg to turn it into a swoon-worthy baby puree that is so good and appetizing you may not want to share it with your baby. 😉
Is it your first time making homemade baby food? Then I suggest you start this journey by reading my in-depth Guide on how to Make Homemade Baby Food. The detailed guide 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 cookbook for even more information and recipes!
REASONS TO LOVE THIS PEACH Puree
- baby food for 4 months and up
- stage 1 baby food
- easy to make
- healthy – full of nutrients for a growing baby
- smooth and creamy
- Peaches: Peaches are the stars of the show! You can use either fresh or frozen peaches in this recipe. Since frozen peaches are easily available year-round, I tend to use those for this recipe.
- Vanilla Beans and Nutmeg: If you want to get all fancy, you can use fresh vanilla beans in this recipe. But you can also add in a pinch of cinnamon, cloves, or nutmeg for a tastier puree. I added a pinch of fresh vanilla bean and nutmeg into this puree because I was feeling it. I always like to add spices to my baby food purees, but you can omit them if you prefer.
BENEFITS OF Peaches FOR BABY
- A good source of vitamin C and A, peaches are a great immune booster.
- Contains powerful lutein, which helps with eye health
- Have phosphorus, crucial for building healthy bones and teeth
- A good source of potassium, an important electrolyte that helps regulate heartbeat
- High in antioxidants that help reduce the risk of certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, and high cholesterol
Want to learn more about the benefits of peaches for your baby? Then you can read the entire Peach Profile here.
- Prep: If you’re using fresh peaches, roughly peel, pit, and chop them.
- Cook: Place the peaches into a medium saucepan along with a little water, and cook for 5-10 minutes.
- Transfer: Let it cool slightly. Then, using a slotted spoon, transfer the peaches to a blender or food processor.
- Vanilla Bean: Using the back of a knife or spoon, scrape out all vanilla beans from the vanilla pod. Add them to the peaches.
- Blend: Turn on the blender and puree until smooth.
- Eat: Serve or freeze for another meal.
WHEN CAN BABY EAT PEACHES?
Babies can have peaches 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 your baby on purees, you should consult with your pediatrician to make sure your child is developmentally ready.
HOW TO STORE PEACH PUREE
You can store the puree in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 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 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 ziplock 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!
Label Tip: Don’t forget to label your purees before you place them in the fridge or freezer with the name of the puree and the date you made it. Take it from me; by the end of the week, you will completely forget what is in your freezer and how long it’s been there… because you know… mommy brain. 😉
GREAT PEACH STAGE 2 PUREES
While Peach Baby Food is absolutely amazing and heavenly by itself, it’s also super easy to mix and match with other nutrient-dense baby food purees. For a Stage Two puree, give these fun flavor combos a try!
Be a Foodie Role Model for Baby: This puree is great to eat alongside your baby right from the start. This peach puree is best served with yogurt for a yummy breakfast or snack for both you (I like to add some chopped nuts and granola to mine) and your baby.
- Use a Slotted Spoon: When transferring peaches from the saucepan to the blender, make sure to use a slotted spoon so you don’t add too much water to the puree.
- Organic: Peaches are on the EWG Dirty Dozen list, so I recommend using organic peaches if possible. The good news is that organic frozen peaches are generally less than a dollar more per recipe, making this option a little more budget-friendly.
- Medium Saucepan
- Blender or Food Processor
- Freezer Tray
- Storage Containers for Fridge
- Dark Green Baby Spoon
- Gray Bowl
- Bamboo Baby Spoon
- Reusable Pouches
Peach Baby Puree (Stage One)
- 3 fresh peaches or 1-12 ounce bag frozen peaches, do not thaw frozen peaches – use frozen
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1/2 vanilla bean pod (optional)
- pinch nutmeg (optional)
- Prep: If using fresh peaches, peel and pit the peaches.
- Cook: In a medium saucepan, add the peaches and water, cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes (fresh peaches) – 10 minutes (frozen peaches).
- Vanilla Bean: Meanwhile, cut the vanilla bean pod in half and then slice open lengthwise. Take the back of your knife or spoon and scrape out all of the vanilla bean, reserve a big pinch.
- Add Spices: right before the peaches are done cooking, add in the vanilla and nutmeg (or any other spices you prefer) and stir until incorporated. Cook for 1 more minute.
- Transfer: Using a slotted spoon, transfer the peaches to a blender or food processor, leaving all excess water in the saucepan. You do not want to add any additional liquids or the puree might be too thin.
- Blend: starting on low and increasing to high speed, puree the peaches until smooth and creamy.
- Eat: serve to baby or freeze for later.