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Learn how to prepare blueberries for your baby as a puree or for baby-led weaning! As yummy superfoods, blueberries are a great first food for babies 6 months and up.

Ingredients 

Roasted Blueberry Puree

Simmered Blueberry Puree

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (optional)

BEABA Babycook Blueberry Puree

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • water

2-Minute Blueberry Puree

  • 2 cups blueberries

Baby-Led Weaning/Finger Food Stage

  • 2 tbsp blueberries

Blueberry Oatmeal

Mashed Blueberry Avocado & Chicken Puree

  • 2 tbsp blueberries, chopped
  • 2 tbsp avocado chunks
  • 2 tbsp cooked chicken, shredded

Blueberry & Yogurt

  • 2 tbsp blueberries, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp whole milk plain yogurt

Instructions 

Roasted Blueberry Puree

  • Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the blueberries on the baking sheet and sprinkle on cinnamon. Bake for 20 minutes or until soft and bursting with juices.
    Baking sheet of roasted blueberries.
  • Let cool slightly and then transfer the blueberries to a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
    Teal baby plate with gray bowl with blueberry puree inside with hand holding spoon stirring puree.

Simmered Blueberry Puree

  • Place the blueberries, water, and lemon juice into a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat for 10-12 minutes or until soft and broken down.
    Note on Blueberries: if using frozen blueberries, there is no need to thaw them before cooking in this recipe.
    Saucepan full of simmered blueberries.
  • Let cool slightly and then transfer the blueberries to a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
    Pink baby plate with gray bowl full of blueberry puree.

BEABA Babycook Blueberry Puree

  • Fill the tank reservoir to level 1 with water. Add the blueberries to the stainless steel basket and place the basket into the glass jar. Place the lid on top and close. Push the steam button.
    Beaba babycook with steamed blueberries inside.
  • Once complete, remove the lid and let cool slightly. Take the stainless steel basket out of it and then pour any excess water into a measuring cup; reserve. Next, pour the blueberries into the glass jar, close the lid, and push and hold the blend button until the blueberries are smooth, adding in any reserved blueberry water if needed.
    Beaba babycook with pureed blueberries inside.

2-Minute Blueberry Puree

  • Place the blueberries into a blender and puree for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
    blender with blueberry puree.
  • The puree will thicken as it cools in the fridge or freezer.
    Hand holding a pink spoon with blueberry puree inside.

Baby-Led Weaning/Finger Food Stage

  • Serve to baby flattened, halved or quartered depending on your baby's age (see graph).
    A pink plate with blueberries cut three different ways for different ages of baby to self-feed.

Blueberry Oatmeal

  • In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add in oats, blueberries, and cinnamon. Cook for 10 minutes or until the oats are cooked, and most of the water is gone. Using a hand mixer or blender, puree the oats to your desired consistency – smooth, slightly chunky, or chunky. If serving for baby-led weaning, dollop a few 2-inch circles of oatmeal on a plate and place it in the fridge. Once cooled, the oatmeal will be easier for your baby to pick up and self-feed.
    Note on Blueberries: if using frozen blueberries, there is no need to thaw them before cooking in this recipe. 
    Teal plate with green bowl with purple blueberry oatmeal inside.

Mashed Blueberry Avocado & Chicken Puree

  • Place the blueberries, avocado, and chicken onto a cutting board. Using the back of a fork, mash the ingredients together into a chunky puree.
  • Spread the chunky puree onto a 1-3 inch piece of toast, load it onto a gootensil, place it on a plate for your baby to eat with their hands, or spoon feed it to your baby.
    Hand holding baby spoon with chunky blueberry avocado and chicken puree.

Blueberries & Yogurt

  • Place the chopped blueberries on a cutting board or in a small bowl. Add in the yogurt and stir until incorporated. Serve to your baby with a gootensil, on a 1-3 inch piece of toast, place on a plate for baby to eat with their own hands, or spoon feed it to your baby.
    Hand holding a piece of toast with blueberries and yogurt.

Notes

Age: 4-6+ months for puree, 6+ months for baby-led weaning. 
Storage: you can store the purees in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 4 months. You can store the finger foods in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Yield: the purees will yield you roughly 6-8 ounces of puree, while the finger foods will give you 1-2 servings. 
Notes on Frozen Blueberries: if you are using frozen blueberries, make sure you thaw and drain any excess liquid before using them unless indicated in recipe card. 

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