How To Make Banana Avocado Puree: A High Calorie Baby Food

Today, I’m excited to share my go-to recipe, perfect for babies needing higher calorie intake – the Banana Avocado Puree. Packed with the goodness of banana, avocado, and a touch of refined coconut oil (for an added calorie boost), this recipe has been a GAME-CHANGER for my little ones.

As a mom of premature twin girls born at 27 weeks, I understand the challenges of nourishing tiny fighters. Today my girls have struggled with putting on good weight which is common for preemies AND why I’ve resorted to making higher calorie baby food (since it’s tough to find in stores).

So here it is, how to make the perfect Banana Avocado Puree! A baby food my girls LOVE and I hope yours does too. Enjoy. 😊

What You’ll Need


Gather these essential ingredients for a nutritious blend:

  • Banana: 1/2 ripe banana
  • Avocado: 1/2 of a 1/2 ripe avocado
  • Coconut Oil: 1 tsp refined expeller-pressed coconut oil (optional)
  • Water: 1/4 cup bottled water (I prefer spring water or purified water)
Ingredients of a banana avocado puree on a plate: bottle water, coconut oil, banana, and avocado.

How To Make It (Step-By-Step)


Banana avocado is a simple puree to make. Follow these quick steps to add the ingredients using a baby bullet food processor:

Why a baby bullet? I found the baby bullet to be the the easiest way to make a baby food puree JUST right—smooth and consistent. From my experience, a big blender left clumps in the puree, but the baby bullet ensures a perfect texture every time. A magic bullet works great too! Both are relatively inexpensive.

Step 1. Peel the ripe banana, cut it in half, and add to the food processor.

Ripe Banana = Sweet Banana

A ripe banana adds a natural sweetness to the puree!

Step 2. Cut the avocado in half and add HALF of that.

Scoop out half the avocado and put HALF of the 1/2 scoop of avocado into the food processor.

I found a half avocado to be a little too much avocado and the consistency wasn’t as good. But hey, if your little one loves fresh avocados then opt to use an entire half! 👍

Step 3. Add 1 tsp of coconut oil (optional).

Boost the calorie content by including coconut oil! I prefer refined organic coconut oil over unrefined because the “refined” option offers a milder taste without the strong coconut flavor.

Step 4. Pour in 1/4 cup of water.

I use either bottled spring water or purified water to ensure the purity of the liquid component, providing a clean and safe base for the puree, promoting optimal hydration for my little ones.

You can use cold or warm water, whichever you prefer. For this recipe, I used room temperature bottled spring water.

If breastfeeding, you can swap out the water for 1/4 of breastmilk OR do half and half; 1 tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of breastmilk.

Step 5. Blend all the ingredients together.

Blend until you achieve a smooth, creamy texture or desired consistency.

A bowl of banana avocado puree in a baby bullet processor.

Nutritional Benefits


From the yummy taste of bananas to the rich creaminess of avocados, and the subtle balance provided by refined coconut oil – every element plays a crucial role in your baby’s nutrition and growth. Let’s explore the benefits of each component.

Banana

  • A taste most babies LOVE
  • Natural sweetness
  • Essential for higher calorie intake

Avocado

  • Rich and creamy texture
  • Packed with healthy fats
  • Ideal for preemies and babies needing extra nourishment
  • Naturally rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B, and Vitamin E, contributing to your baby’s overall health and well-being

Refined Coconut Oil

  • Subtle flavor
  • Balances the richness of avocado
  • Contributes crucial healthy fats for baby’s development

Water

  • Ensures easy digestibility
  • Provides hydration
  • Aids in effective calorie absorption

This Banana Avocado Puree isn’t just delicious; it’s a powerhouse of nutrition tailored for babies development, especially those needing higher calorie intake or preemies like my twins.

Banana avocado baby puree in a white bowl.

Optional Ingredients for Extra Flavor and Nutrition


Enhance the nutritional value and taste of your avocado banana puree with these optional additions:

  • Breast Milk: Consider incorporating breast milk into the puree for an extra boost of essential nutrients. This not only adds richness and good fats but also introduces familiar flavors, making the transition to solid foods smoother.
  • Lemon Juice: For a zesty twist, experiment with optional ingredients like a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. This not only adds a zesty kick but also introduces a burst of vitamin C, enhancing the overall nutritional profile of the puree. Adjust the quantity according to your baby’s taste preferences.
  • Avocado Oil: Another excellent optional addition, providing more healthy fats (like Vitamin E) and a subtle avocado flavor to enhance the overall nutritional profile of the puree.

Helpful Tips 💡


Maximize convenience with these tips for storing and serving your Banana Avocado Puree:

Portion control with ice cube trays.

Store the puree in ice cube trays for easy and convenient portions. This method allows you to thaw only what you need for each feeding.

On-the-go freezing with reusable baby food pouches.

For busy days, freeze the puree in reusable baby food pouches. This ensures a mess-free and portable option for on-the-go feeding, catering to your baby’s needs anytime, anywhere.

Additional storage options.

Explore alternative storage methods like using a freezer storage bag or covering with plastic wrap for added flexibility in preserving the freshness of your baby’s creamy delight.

Perfect for new eaters and baby-led weaning.

Introduce this smooth puree as one of your baby’s first foods, offering a nutritious and delicious start to their solid food journey. Designed for both traditional feeding methods and baby-led weaning, this smooth puree is a versatile and wholesome option to cater to your baby’s evolving taste preferences.

To Wrap It Up


Crafting a homemade baby food recipe is not just about nutrition but creating tasty wholesome food your little one loves. I hope this Banana Avocado Puree becomes a favorite for your kiddo as it did for mine.

Feel free to get creative, customize with optional ingredients, and savor the journey of nourishing your little one. I’d love to hear your experience and favorite twists on this recipe in the comments below!

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Banana Avocado Puree – Printable Recipe 📒

Indulge your baby’s taste buds with this smooth Banana Avocado Puree – a nutritious blend of ripe banana and creamy avocado, enriched with the subtle goodness of refined coconut oil. Packed with essential nutrients and calories, this velvety puree offers a perfect balance of flavors, transitioning your little one’s journey to solid foods! 🍌🥑

  • Author: Lindsey Kovach
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Puree
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Baby Food

Ingredients

    • Banana: 1/2 ripe banana
    • Avocado: 1/2 of a 1/2 ripe avocado
    • Coconut Oil: 1 tsp refined expeller-pressed coconut oil (optional)
    • Water: 1/4 cup bottled water (I prefer spring water or purified water)

Instructions

  1. Peel the ripe banana, cut it in half, and add to the food processor.  A ripe banana adds a natural sweetness to the puree!
  2. Scoop out half the avocado and put HALF of the 1/2 scoop of avocado into the food processor.  I found a half avocado to be a little too much avocado, and the consistency wasn’t as good. But hey, if your little one LOVES fresh avocados, then opt to use an entire half. 👍
  3. Add 1 tsp of coconut oil (optional).  Boost the calorie content by including coconut oil! I prefer refined organic coconut oil over unrefined because the “refined” option offers a milder taste without the strong coconut flavor.
  4. Pour in 1/4 cup of water.  I use either bottled spring water or purified water to ensure the purity of the liquid component, providing a clean and safe base for the puree, promoting optimal hydration for my little ones. You can use cold or warm water, whichever you prefer. For this recipe, I used room-temperature bottled spring water.  If breastfeeding, you can swap out the water for 1/4 of breastmilk OR do half and half; 1 tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of breastmilk.
  5. Blend all the ingredients until you achieve a smooth, creamy texture or desired consistency.

Notes

No need to harp on this one, but always supervise your little one while eating. 😊

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