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Are you looking for a tasty, healthy way to introduce solid foods to your baby? This sweet mango puree is a great way to introduce your baby to new foods and flavors. Plus, once you know how to make mango puree for babies, you’ll see how easy it is to make other pureed fruits and veggies to help support your baby’s growth!
Healthy Mango Baby Food Puree
Once your baby reaches that 6-month mark, it’s time to start thinking about introducing their first foods! This mango baby puree makes the best baby food! It’s incredibly simple to make, and your baby will love eating this creamy puree. It’s smooth, sweet, and has a pleasant mild tartness, and can be used in so many different ways!
Plus, mangoes are such a nutritious food! They’re high in dietary fiber, vitamin B, and vitamin C, perfect for supporting your baby’s digestion and overall health.
Keep reading to learn how to make mango puree for babies!
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What is Mango Puree?
Mango puree is made by blending the flesh of the mango into a smooth puree. That’s it! I like to use fresh mangoes because they are full of juice, and you can make sure each mango is fully ripe.
There are so many different varieties of mango in the world, and you can use any fresh mango for this recipe. The sweetest mangoes are honey or Ataulfo mangoes, which are sugar-sweet and much less tart than regular mangoes.
To make this homemade mango puree a little smoother, you can add a little water or even breast milk until you reach the perfect consistency.
Why We Love This Mango Puree Recipe
- Easy: The hardest part of making this delicious mango puree is peeling and pitting the mangoes! After that, it just takes a few moments in a blender or food processor to turn them into a great first food for your baby.
- Full of flavor: Mangoes have a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavor, which makes them incredibly delicious for babies, older children or adults.
- Perfect for making ahead: Once you make a batch of this mango recipe, you can easily freeze individual portions in ice cube trays. The frozen mango puree can be thawed overnight and then served the next morning!
- Fresh mango: I like to use peeled and pitted fresh mangoes, although you can use frozen mango too.
- Liquid (optional): To thin out this mango purée, use water, breast milk, or formula in small quantities until you reach the desired consistency.
How to Make Mango Puree for Babies – Step-by-Step
- Peel and chop fresh mango into large chunks.
- Place mango in a high-powered blender or food processor.
- Blend mango until completely smooth. You may wish to add a bit of water, breast milk, or formula to thin it out a bit as needed. Start by adding one teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved. Serve or store in the fridge or freezer for later.
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TIPS FOR THE BEST MANGO PUREE
- Be sure to use a ripe mango. It will be softer and easier to blend, and will lend a sweeter taste than a firmer less ripe mango.
- Frozen mango can be used as well. Just be sure to thaw the mango before blending.
- For a chunkier mango puree, pulse for only a few seconds. For a smoother puree, blend until completely smooth with no chunks remaining.
- For an ultra smooth puree, you can run the puree through a fine-mesh sieve.
- This recipe makes about 3 cups of puree. You can always freeze any leftovers for future use!
Babies can start consuming solid foods, like baby food purees, around 6 months old, or when they start to display signs of readiness. Start by offering a few spoonfuls at a time to help your baby get used to eating something besides breast milk or formula. Since your baby’s body needs so much fat and nutrition, it can be helpful to add a little extra formula or breast milk to make sure this mango puree is as nutrient-dense as possible.
Nope! It’s not necessary to cook mangoes for mango puree. You just need some ripe mangoes and a blender!
Absolutely! Especially since babies only need small portions of mango puree at first, it’s a good idea to freeze your extra mango puree in individual servings and freeze them in a sealed container.
You can use ice cube trays or even smaller silicone molds to get the perfect serving size. Place a serving or two of this delicious frozen mango puree in a dish in the fridge and let it thaw before serving it to your little one.
Like all fresh fruits, mango puree will last 3-5 days in the fridge before it needs to be frozen. This is part of why it’s so nice to freeze this mango puree right away. You won’t have to worry about any food waste, and you can keep however much you need in the fridge for easy serving.
- Refrigerator: Store your leftover mango puree in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.
- To freeze: For longer storage, freeze the puree in individual containers or an ice cube tray and then place them in a freezer-safe bag. They’ll stay fresh for several months in the freezer. Let the frozen puree thaw in the fridge for a few hours until it softens.
What to Do with Mango Puree
There are so many ways to use mango puree! It doesn’t have to be served on its own and mango tastes fantastic with a variety of other tropical flavors.
Try serving it in any of the following ways:
- Serve it in a bowl as is
- Mix it into yogurt (see the best yogurt for babies here)
- Mix it in or drizzle it over oatmeal
- Bake it into muffins
- Blend it into mango smoothies
- Add it to chia seed pudding
- Freeze mango puree into baby pops
- Serve it over 3-ingredient protein waffles
- Use it instead of syrup over baby pancakes
Mango Puree Combinations to Try!
- Mango puree with coconut lime: Add some coconut milk and fresh lime juice to your pureed mango for a refreshing treat. You can even freeze it into ice cream!
- Mango banana puree: If you have tart mangoes, add some ripe bananas for extra sweetness.
- Mango avocado puree: Fresh avocados are full of healthy fats and taste great with mango!
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How to Make Mango Puree for Babies
- 2 large ripe mangos peeled and pitted (or 3 cups diced)
- Water, breast milk or formula as needed
- Peel and chop fresh mango into large chunks.
- Blend mango until completely smooth. You may wish to add a bit of water, breast milk or formula to thin it out a bit as needed. Start by adding one teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved. Serve or store in the fridge or freezer for later.