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A small bowl full of carrot puree for baby with carrots around the bottom.
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Carrot Puree Recipe for Baby (Stage 1)

Filled with nutritious steamed carrots and a pinch of nutmeg - this puree will sure to delight your little ones taste buds!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Baby Food
Servings: 24 ounces
Author: Michele Olivier

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs carrots trimmed, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 – 1 cup water reserved water, breast milk, formula or stock

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, bring 2″ of water to a boil over medium heat. Place the carrots into a steamer basket, cover and cook for 9-11 minutes or until tender. Reserve steamer water. Let cool slightly.
    chopped carrots in a steamer basket.
  • Place the carrots, nutmeg and 1/2 cup of liquid into a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes on high, adding 1/4 cup liquid at a time until you achieve desired consistency.
    blender with carrot puree for baby.
  • Serve and enjoy, or freeze some for later.
    bowl filled with a creamy carrot puree.

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Notes

Age: 4 months and up
Yield: roughly 24 ounces
Notes on Nutmeg: adding in spices to baby's first purees are completely optional but totally safe. Nutmeg rounds out the acidic taste carrots sometimes have and make this puree taste grounded and full-bodied. 
Additional Spices: Feel free to substitute 1/2 tsp ginger powder or 1/4 fresh ginger, 1/2 tsp mild curry powder, 1/4 tsp cloves, 1/2 tsp finely minced fresh chives or 1/2 garlic clove instead of the nutmeg. 
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months.