How To Make Carrot Baby Food

Even though you might not always have sufficient time in hand, making homemade food for your baby is indeed the healthiest option, and carrot puree is certainly a great stage 1 baby food option. While you can purchase store-bought carrot puree, the homemade one surely tastes better! What makes carrot baby food an excellent choice for babies is their nutrition-packed attributes. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, calcium, fiber, as well as vitamins A and C. Now, let’s go through how you can make carrot baby food. 

What Kind Of Carrot Is Ideal For Baby Food?

Large organic carrots are the best for making carrot puree. Although some people prefer to leave the skin on, it’s better to peel them because the puree tastes better when made with peeled carrots. If you cannot get your hands on fresh, organic carrots, you can try baby carrots which are peeled anyway thereby, cutting down the processing time. 

How To Make Carrot Puree Using a Stove?

Ingredients:

  • Organic carrots (1 lb. peeled)
  • Water (1/2 liter)

Directions:

First, dice the peeled carrots and transfer them into a saucepan filled with ½ liter water on medium heat. Cook for about 10 or 15 minutes and drain the carrots. Next, rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking. Now, blend them in a food processor until they become smooth and creamy. Finally, put the puree in a bowl to serve or save for later in a container. 

How To Make Carrot Puree Using an Oven?

Ingredients:

  • Organic carrots (1 lb. peeled)
  • Olive oil (1 tbs.)
  • Water (2 to 4 tbs.)

Directions:

First, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit before cutting the peeled carrots into small dices. Now, toss the diced carrots in a bowl with 1 tbs. olive oil and spread them on the baking sheet. Then, bake them for 20 minutes before stirring them and baking again for 20 minutes. By now they should turn soft and golden brown. Transfer the baked carrots to a food processor and put a few tablespoons of water to blend. Finally, serve the carrot puree after it has cooled down. 

How Can I Make The Carrot Puree Sweeter?

You can mix the carrot puree with applesauce, peaches, butternut squash, or sweet potatoes to give it a sweeter taste. Try out different options to see what your baby likes more. 

How Can I Make The Carrot Puree Savory?

Some babies may be fond of the savory palate so you can incorporate the carrot puree with the following: chicken, beef, lentils, brown rice, broccoli, zucchini, etc. Here’s a great recipe for Chicken Carrot Mash that you can try. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see making carrot baby food at home is extremely easy and worth it as well because not only is it quick to make but it will save you so much money. Plus, your baby will love carrot puree because of its sweet and earthy taste. So, go ahead and follow our carrot baby food recipe. 

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