Banana Puree couldn't be easier! No cooking or fancy equipment needed - just peel and mash. Delicious on its own and adds a wonderful creaminess when combined with other purees.
Peel banana and slice. Place on a board or large bowl.
Mash well, with a fork, until desired consistency is reached.
Banana: Look for bananas that are blemish-free and have a nice yellow colour. Under-ripe or green bananas do not have the same flavour or creamy consistency and they are also harder for your baby to digest. You are best to allow them to ripen on your counter before mashing/pureeing.
Thin it Out: Add a little of your baby's milk if it is too thick and sticky for your baby.
Blender / Processor: Mashing should be enough as bananas have a very soft texture. However, if you are looking for an ultra-smooth puree you may blend your banana in a blender/processor.
Spices: Try adding a pinch of cinnamon for extra flavour.
Combination purees: Tastes great mixed with a range of tart and mild-tasting purees. See post more suggestions.
Storage Instructions: To freeze, spoon the puree into an ice cube tray and freeze. Once solid, transfer the frozen cubes to a freezer bag/airtight container and freeze for 2-3 months. (Some browning may occur)
Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator.
Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Iron: 1mg