Apples are naturally sweet and avocados have a creamy, smooth texture that babies love. The combination makes for a yummilicious dish for baby.
Whip up this simple fresh avocado puree for baby in just a few minutes as one of their first meals.
Prep: 5 mins
Cooking: 10 mins
Ages: Baby 6m+
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 2 small bowls
When can baby eat apple and avocado puree?
Both apples and avocados are great first foods for baby.
This means that as soon as you start weaning them onto solids, they can enjoy this lovely combination of apple and avocado.
General guidelines are to wean baby after 6 months of age although a number of parents choose to wean sooner under certain circumstances, but never before 17 weeks. For more on when is best to wean baby, take a look at our article When is the best time to wean baby?
If you choose to wean before six months age, baby food must be pureed. After six months of age baby has lost the tongue thrust reflex (where they push anything unfamiliar out of their mouth) and most importantly they can sit up unsupported.
At six months parents might choose to begin introducing solids through spoon feeding or also through baby led weaning.
Baby led weaning, which has grown in popularity in recent years, is simply allowing your baby to take the lead in choosing and eating solids.
Instead of spoon feeding your baby, you can offer soft food in pieces that are big enough for baby to grasp. This can be offered on its own or alongside baby’s purees. For more on this and on which foods to introduce when with baby led weaning see our article Baby led weaning foods by age.
Whichever route you go down, apple and avocado are both great first foods for baby.
We’ve made ours as a puree for babies that are just starting out with their first foods.
After six months’ age you can take a few pieces of fruit out of the steamer and offer it to baby alongside the puree.
Can you freeze avocado puree for baby?
You can make extra puree and freeze it by spooning some puree into ice cube trays and putting in the freezer. Although it’s OK to freeze avocado puree for baby, keep in mind that the avocado may lose a bit of its taste. It will still have a lovely creamy texture though.
If you’ve used formula milk or breast milk to blend your puree it’s not suitable for freezing. Only freeze it if you’ve used water to blend it with.
We would recommend consuming avocado puree within 1 month of freezing to get the most nutritional benefit.
How to make apple and avocado puree for baby?
In our recipe we recommend steaming the apple and blending it together with uncooked ripe avocado.
There is no need to cook avocado for baby, but it is a good idea to check that it is soft and ripe. It also helps to blend it into a smooth creamy puree for those very first foods.
- 1 apple, peeled and cut into batons
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- Peel the apple and cut into chunks that are big enough for baby to grasp.
- Steam or boil the apple pieces for 10 minutes until soft.
- Scoop out half of a ripe avocado into chunks. If offering some avocado to baby as finger food then cut some extra pieces out into long thick batons too.
- Place the apple in a food processor or blender together with half of a ripe avocado. Add enough water or baby’s milk to smooth the mixture to your desired consistency. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Apple and avocado puree for baby – our step by step guide:
Steam the apple pieces
Put your peeled and chopped apples into a steamer. We have used Pink Lady apples because they are naturally sweet but you can use other varieties.
Steam for about 10 minutes until soft. You can also boil your apples, but steaming is preserves more nutrients than boiling.
Scoop out the avocado
Scoop the flesh from half an avocado and put it in a blender or food processor with the steamed apples .
Add a little baby milk, breast milk or water to thin the puree.
If your baby is over 6 months old and ready to begin exploring solids with their hands, reserve a few slices of the steamed apple. Or cut some extra avocado pieces as finger food to offer with the puree.
Apple and avocado puree for baby is freezer friendly if you use water to blend it. But, do not freeze any purees that you have added breast or baby milk to.
Enjoy this delicious first baby dish!
For another great weaning recipe, check out our Sweet potato puree with coconut oil.
Apple and avocado puree for baby
- 1 apple pink lady
- 1/2 avocado ripe
Peel the apple and cut into chunks that are big enough for baby to grasp.
Steam or boil the apple pieces for 10 minutes until soft.
Scoop out half of a ripe avocado into chunks. If offering some avocado to baby as finger food then cut some extra pieces out into long thick batons too.
Place the apple in a food processor or blender together with half of a ripe avocado. Add enough water, or if you prefer a little of baby’s milk to smooth the mixture to your desired consistency. Blend until smooth and creamy.