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carrot baby puree - gray storage container filled with a smooth carrot puree.

Get the recipe: Carrot Puree Recipe for Baby (Stage 1)

4.6 stars (106 ratings)
Filled with nutritious steamed carrots and a pinch of nutmeg - this puree will sure to delight your little ones taste buds!

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb carrots, trimmed, peeled and roughly chopped
  • pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2-1 cup reserved water, fresh breast milk, formula or fresh water

Instructions 

  • Steam: 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.
    A silver steamer basket with cooked sliced carrots.
  • Transfer: Place the cooked carrots into a blender or food processor and add a pinch of nutmeg, or any spice/herb you are using. Add in 1/2 cup of liquid
    A blender with cooked carrots and a pinch of nutmeg.
  • Puree: turn on the blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes on medium. If puree is too thick, add in 1/4 cup liquid at a time, until you achieve desired consistency. I had to add in 1 1/4 cup water.
    A blender with puréed cooked carrots.
  • Eat: Serve and enjoy, or freeze some for later.
    Blue plate with a gray bowl and a hand steering carrot purée.

Notes

Age: 4-6 months and up
Yield: roughly 24 ounces
Notes on Nutmeg: adding spices to your baby's first purees is 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 in a pinch or two of ginger powder,  freshly minced ginger, curry powder, cloves, finely minced fresh chives, or 1/4 minced garlic clove.
 
 
 

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