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Banana for baby, images are of a selection of ways to make banana food for 6-12 months and up.

Get the recipe: Banana Baby Food - 8 Ways!

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Bananas are a great first food for baby and can be made into a baby food puree, smashed, used for finger foods or for baby-led weaning.

Ingredients 

Smooth Baby Food Puree

  • 1-2 bananas

Baby Cereal with Bananas & Cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup pre-made baby cereal (from a box or homemade)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 pinch cinnamon

Chunky Baby Food Puree

  • 1/2 banana

Chunks of Banana

  • 1/2 banana

Handheld Banana

  • 1/2 banana

Banana Strips Rolled in Hemp Seeds

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds, crushed cheerios, puffs or breadcrumbs.

Banana Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup liquid (breastmilk, formula or water)
  • 1/2 tsp nutbutter (optional)
  • 1 pinch cinnamon (optional)

Easy Banana Pancakes

  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

Instructions 

Smooth Baby Food Puree

  • Place the banana into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth and creamy, roughly 60-90 seconds, scraping down sides if needed. If the puree is too thick, add in some liquid (breastmilk, formula or water) in tablespoon increments until you have your desired consistency. If you want to freeze the puree, add a small squeeze of lemon juice into the puree to help keep it from browning.
    smooth baby puree for baby

Baby Cereal with Bananas & Cinnamon

  • On a cutting board, mash a banana. In a small bowl, add the mashed banana to the made baby cereal. Add a pinch of cinnamon to the top and serve.
    banana baby cereal with cinnamon

Chunky Baby Food Puree

  • Place the banana on a cutting board and mash with the back of a fork until mixed but yet still chunky. Spoon into a baby bowl and serve.
    chunky baby food puree

Chunks of Banana

  • Peel half of a banana and using your fingernails, break the banana into chunks along the seem of the banana. It should easily break into chunks
    banana broken into chunks

Handheld Banana

  • Cut a 4-5 inch section of banana off from the top. Cut off the peel, leaving roughly 1-2 inches of exposed banana. Do not cut all the way through the banana, just the peel. Then you can remove the peel away and hand the stem of the banana to baby.
    handheld banana for baby led weaning

Banana Strips Rolled in Hemp Seeds

  • Cut a banana into strips and roll them in a little bit of topping of your liking.
    chunks of banana rolled in hemp seeds

Banana Smoothie

  • Place banana, ice cubes and liquid into a blender. Add in cinnamon and nut butter, if using. Blend for 60 seconds and serve. If the smoothie is too thick, add in additional liquid as you don’t want it too thick or baby might have a hard time drinking it.
    banana smoothie for baby

Easy Banana Pancakes

  • In a medium bowl mix together mashed banana, an egg, whole wheat flour and cinnamon. In a large non-stick skillet preheated on medium heat, pour 1/8 cup of batter into the skillet. Let cook roughly 3 minutes on the first side, flip and cook for 2 more minutes or until golden brown.
    easy banana pancakes

Notes

Age: 4 months and up

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