This Peach Baby Food Puree recipe is so delicious that you will want to share it with baby! Smooth and creamy, this homemade baby puree delivers big on taste with naturally sweetened peaches and flecks of vanilla bean. Great baby food for 4 months and up – stage 1 baby food.
Medically reviewed by Jamie Johnson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Peach Baby Puree
Serve baby the taste of summer with this homemade peach puree! 🍑
A deliciously flavorful puree that is naturally sweetened and full of essential nutrients for a growing baby.
If you want to be extra – you can add in a pinch of fresh vanilla bean and nutmeg for a truly swoon worthy baby puree that is so good you may or may not want to share it with baby. 😉
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 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 star 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 Bean 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 an easier and just as delicious puree. I added a pinch of fresh vanilla bean and nutmeg into this puree because I was feeling it. I always like to add in spices to my baby food purees, but you can omit them if you prefer.
COST PER OUNCE
Fresh peaches are seasonal and hard to find outside of the summer months. You can however find frozen peaches easily any time of the year. The average price for 12 ounces of frozen peaches is $3 for conventional, $3.36 for organic and $2.50 for fresh peaches.
If we do some math, this puree ranges in price from $0.25 – $0.28 per ounce.
Peach Baby Puree Costs (on average) – $0.26 per ounce
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, which is crucial for building healthy bones and teeth.
- A good source of potassium, an important electrolyte that helps to regulate heartbeat.
- High in antioxidants and help reduce the risk of certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and high cholesterol.
Want to learn more about the benefits of peaches for baby? Then you can read the entire Peach Profile here.
- Prep: if using fresh peaches, roughly peel, pit and chop the peaches.
- Cook: place the peaches into a medium saucepan along with a little water and cook for 5-10 minutes.
- Transfer: let cool slightly and 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 of the vanilla beans from the vanilla pod. Add to peaches.
- Blend: turn on the blender and puree until smooth.
- Eat: serve or freeze for another meal.
WHEN CAN BABY EAT PEACHES?
Baby 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 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.
HOW TO STORE PEACH PUREE
You can store 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 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!
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, you will completely forget when and what is in your freezer by the end of the week… because you know.. mommy brain;).
GREAT PEACH STAGE 2 PUREES
While Peach Baby Food is absolutely amazing 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 baby right from the start. This peach puree is wonderful served over yogurt for a yummy breakfast or snack for both you (I like to add some chopped nuts and granola to mine) and baby.
- Use 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 would 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.