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food processor sitting on a white tablecloth filled with carrot and ginger baby food puree with a sprinkle of freshly chopped ginger on top.
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5 from 3 votes

Carrot + Ginger Baby Food Puree

This Carrot + Ginger Baby Food recipe is a great first puree for baby! Smooth and mild tasting but with a fun zip from the ginger. Ginger is also great for calming an upset tummy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Baby Food
Servings: 16 ounces
Author: Michele Olivier

Ingredients

  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger freshly minced
  • 1 cup water reserved from steaming breast milk or formula

Instructions

  • Peel and chop the carrots into small coins.
  • Fill a medium saucepan with 2” of water and bring to boil over medium heat.
  • Place the carrots into a steamer basket over the boiling water, cover, and cook for 15 minutes or until tender when pricked with a fork.
  • Let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water.
  • Transfer carrots and ginger to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth, adding liquid in 1/4 cup increments until you reach your desired consistency.

Notes

Age: from about 4 months and up
Yield: 16 ounces 
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months (this and this are my favorite freezer storage containers).
Favorite Kitchen Tools: Get a list of my favorite kitchen tools to make the best baby food here!
Super Tip: Steamed carrots are a great first finger food for baby, simple follow directions until cooked, then chop into small pea size pieces and toss with 1 tsp of olive oil, 1/2 tsp of cumin and 1/2 tsp of freshly minced ginger and serve.