Homemade Baby Food Recipes -
Gluten Free

These homemade baby food recipes are ideal for when you are starting baby on solid foods. Good wholesome ingredients, thickened with baby rice if necessary will ensure your baby is off to a good start.

It is always safest to keep gluten out of baby's diet for the first six months, especially if there is a history of coeliac disease in the family.

Let's start with some fruity recipes

I always served mashed banana when I was first starting baby on solid food. It was quick, easy and very digestible. But you will want to introduce other flavours to your baby's diet as well. Baby will soon tell you which he or she prefers!

Did you know that youngsters with celiac disease were known as "Banana Babies" in the late 1950s? It was because when fed on bananas the infants thrived. They didn't yet know it was gluten that was causing the problem!

There is no need to add sugar to fruit purees, as the fruit will be sweet enough for baby's taste buds. Remember to also feed some vegetable dishes so that baby learns to enjoy savoury tastes.

Plums and Pears

  • 1 banana mashed
  • 2 plums, peeled, stoned and cut in half
  • 1 pear, peeled cored and cut into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon of baby rice
  1. Place the plum and pear segments in a steamer and cook for 4 minutes, or until they are soft.
  2. Puree, or mash the fruit, until smooth, then add the mashed banana, baby rice and two tablespoons of boiled water, and mix together until smooth.

Please note: This homemade baby food recipe is not suitable for freezing.

Apple and Pear

  • 2 eating apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of water

NOTE: you can use any fruit providing it can be pureed

  1. Put all the ingredients into a small saucepan, cover and bring to the boil.
  2. Turn down the heat, and cook until tender - about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Puree, in a baby food blender, adding some cooled boiled water if necessary.

This amount will make about 3-4 servings and can be kept in the fridge for up to 48 hours, or it can be frozen until required.

More homemade baby food recipes

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