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Apple + Kale Baby Food Puree

This smooth and sweet baby food puree is a fun and easy way to introduce mighty kale to your little one.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Baby Food
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 18 ounces
Author: Michele Olivier
Cost: $3


  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup kale, roughly chopped


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. Place the chopped apples into a steamer basket over the boiling water, cover and steam for 8-9 minutes or until tender when pricked with a fork. Place the kale over the apples, cover and steam for an additional 1-2 minutes or until the kale is just wilted. Let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water.
  • Place all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth. If your puree is too thick, add in the reserved steamer water, breast milk, formula or water into the blender in 1/4 cup incraments until you achieve your desired texture. I had to use 1/2 cup of reserved steamer water for the puree featured above, but amounts of added liquid will vary with each batch.
  • Serve to baby or freeze for another meal.


Spice It Up: Feel free to add in 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or all of the above for a spice sensation!
Age: from about 6 months and up
Yield: roughly 18 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!