Mango and banana puree
Mango and banana puree is a great little tropical recipe for baby as part of their first weaning foods. If the mango is very ripe and soft you can probably blend the ingredients together straight away and make this a no cook puree. Otherwise if it’s a little firmer, all it needs is 5-10 minutes of steaming to be soft and smooth, ready to whizz into a puree with your banana
Servings 2 small bowls
- ½ ripe mango
- ½ banana
- water sterilised
Peel your mango. Cut it into rough pieces and place in a steamer or in a babyfood machine to steam.
Steam for about 10 minutes or until soft and cooked through.
Place in a blender. Add in the banana and a little sterilised water.
Blend until smooth. Add more water in gradually as needed to get your desired consistency.
As the banana can go brown quickly, we recommend blending just before serving.
When they first start weaning, babies usually prefer their purees to be very runny so you may want to add more water. When it’s runny it seems more like the texture to milk to baby. That way baby can focus more on the new tastes as well as getting used to ‘eating’ off of a spoon.
Every week you can gradually make it a little thicker until it’s a thick liquid that baby can enjoy as a puree.
If you would like to add some finger foods for baby then you can do this right alongside the puree. After steaming, put a few mango pieces to one side and place the rest in the blender. Cut these pieces to a suitable size for baby to be able to pick up (baton shapes work well) and you can let baby grab, pick up and explore it, at the same time as having their puree.