Purées are the best way to introduce your baby to a mixed diet. These smooth mixtures of fruit, vegetables or baby rice (a vitamin and iron-enriched, sugar-free milky tasting form of powdered rice) are easily prepared using your Braun Multiquick hand blender. To begin with, keep purées quite runny and very smooth using your Braun Multiquick hand blender on a high speed - bananas are a particular favourite. Use water, breast milk or formula to achieve the right consistency.

You should always peel fruits and remove stalks, cores and seeds and remember, most fruits and vegetables will need to be cooked before serving to soften them. When cooked, strain and place in your beaker (adding a little vitamin-rich cooking water or your baby's usual milk if you need more liquid). Blend thoroughly using your Braun Multiquick hand blender.

In these early stages you could include lentils, but other pulses (such as peas, chickpeas and beans) will need to be blended very thoroughly to achieve a smooth consistency. It is a good idea to save these nutritious foods for the next stages of weaning.

How much, how often?

Start with 1-2 teaspoons of pureed fruit or vegetables once a day. When your baby is happy to take more, offer solids twice a day.

Meal planner for your baby

Our sample daily menu plans give you straightforward advice about the food you should serve depending on the age of your baby.

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Recipes for your Baby's first foods

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Key:

V = vegetarian
DF = dairy free
F = suitable for freezing
M = can be combined with a family meal

Please note: The recipes on this website have been carefully selected. In case of doubt – especially in case of known or suspected allergies – you should always check with your pediatrician.


Carrot and parsnip purée

Key: V DF F
Portions: 6
Makes approx. 400g
Cooking time: approx 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 200g carrots, peeled and diced
  • 200g parsnips, peeled and diced

Preparation
Steam the vegetables until tender e.g. with the Braun Food Steamer. Purée with the Braun Multiquick hand processor and adjust the texture with boiled cooled water or baby's usual milk.

 


Pear and sweet potato purée

Key: V DF F
Portions: 4
Makes approx. 400g
Cooking time: approx 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato (approx. 200g), scrubbed and halved
  • 1 sweet pear (approx 200g), peeled, core removed and cut into 8 pieces

Preparation
Bake the sweet potato in a pre-heated oven at 180ºC for approx 40 mins until tender. Allow to cool, remove peel and discard. Poach the pear pieces for approx 5 mins in a pan with a little boiling water. Drain and cool. Cut the potato into pieces and purée down to a smooth consistency in the pan using the Braun Multiquick hand processor. Remove and set to one side then repeat the process with the pear. Serve the puréed potato with swirls of pear on top.

 


Quick banana peach purée

Key: V DF F
Portions: 4
Makes approx. 250g
Cooking time: approx 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 small ripe banana (approx 100g)
  • 1 large, very ripe peach (approx. 150g), skin removed and cut into pieces (or half a can unsweetened peach slices)

Preparation
Peel the banana and cut into small pieces. Place the banana and the peaches in the beaker and add a small amount of water or peach juice. Blend with the Braun Multiquick hand processor until smooth.

 


Sweet potato and avocado purée

Portions: 8-10
Makes approx. 250g
Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 200g sweet potato, diced
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • Breast or formula milk to dilute

Preparation
Steam the sweet potato until tender e.g. in your Braun Food Steamer (approx. 10 mins), then allow to cool. Add the avocado to the sweet potato and blend until smooth and creamy with your Braun Multiquick hand processor. Dilute to the appropriate consistency for your baby with a little breast or formula milk.

 


Eggplant purée

Portions: 8-10
Makes approx. 250g
Cooking time: 60 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 small eggplant
  • 1 tbsp sunflower or olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée

Preparation
Bake eggplant in a preheated oven at 180°C for 50 mins, then remove from the oven, allow to cool, halve and scoop out the flesh. Place eggplant flesh in the beaker together with the oil and tomato purée and blend with the Braun Multiquick hand processor to a smooth consistency.

 


Cucumber and herb purée

Portions: 10-12
Makes approx. 400g
Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients

  • ½ cucumber
  • 200g whole milk Greek yoghurt
  • pinch of any fresh herb of your choice

Preparation
Peel the cucumber and cut in half along its length, then scoop out the seeds and chop the cucumber finely. Squeeze the grated cucumber to remove liquid, then blend with the yoghurt and herbs using your Braun Multiquick hand processor.
This is a great dish for the whole family, served as a cooling accompaniment to hot curries or spicy stews.

 


Carrot and apple purée

Portions: 10-12
Makes approx. 400g
Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • low salt vegetable stock or water

Preparation
Place the carrot, potato and apple cubes into a saucepan and cover with stock or water. Bring to boil, then simmer for about 10 mins until tender. Drain, then blend to a smooth consistency in the pan using your Braun Braun Multiquick hand processor.

 


Carrot and apricot purée

Portions: 4-6
Makes approx. 200g
Cooking time: 12-15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 apricots, peeled (or use dried apricots)

Preparation
Place carrots in a pan of boiling water, reduce heat and simmer for 10 mins until soft. Drain and add chopped apricots to the pan (if using dried apricots, add to the simmering carrots after 5 minutes). Purée in the pan using your Braun Multiquick hand processor.

 


Root vegetable purée

Portions: 10-12
Makes approx. 400g
Cooking time: 17 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium parsnip, peeled and sliced
  • low salt vegetable stock or water

Preparation
Place the vegetables in a pan and pour in just enough stock to cover. Simmer until vegetables are tender (approx. 15 mins). Purée using your Braun Multiquick hand processor.

 


Cantaloupe melon and mango baby food purée

Portions: 12-14
Makes approx. 300g
Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, stone removed and diced
  • 1 good sized slice of cantaloupe melon, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 ripe banana, peeled and diced

Preparation
Place all the ingredients in your beaker and blend with the Braun Multiquick hand processor until smooth.

 


Carrot and mango purée

Portions: 5-6
Makes approx. 200g
Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
  • ½ mango, skin removed and chopped

Preparation
Add chopped carrot to a pan of boiling water, reduce heat and simmer for 10 mins until carrots are soft. Drain, allow to cool then add chopped mango to the pan and purée until smooth using your Braun Multiquick hand processor.

 


Swede and sweet potato purée

Portions: 10-12
Makes approx. 500g
Cooking time: 15-20 mins

Ingredients

  • 250g swede, peeled and chopped
  • 250g sweet potato, peeled and chopped

Preparation
Place the chopped swede and sweet potato in your Braun Food Steamer and steam for 15-20 mins. Allow to cool, add a little water or your baby’s normal milk then purée using your Braun Multiquick hand processor.

 


Sweet potato, spinach and green bean purée

Portions: 10-12
Makes approx. 375g
Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 50g leeks, well washed and finely sliced
  • 200g sweet potato
  • 50g frozen green beans
  • 50g fresh or frozen baby spinach (washed if fresh)

Preparation
Melt butter in a pan and fry the leek until soft, then add the sweet potato. Add 250ml water and bring to the boil. Next, cover with a pan lid and simmer for 10 mins until sweet potato is tender. Add the spinach and beans, then remove from heat and purée with your Braun Multiquick hand processor until smooth.

 


White fish and sauce purée

Portions: 10-12 
Makes approx. 400g
Cooking time: 20-25 mins

Ingredients

  • 20g unsalted butter
  • 50g onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 240ml boiling water
  • 100g white fish, skinned and filleted – ensure all bones removed!
  • 120ml milk
  • 1 bay leaf

Preparation
First, place the onion in a saucepan with 20g of butter and fry until soft. Then add the carrot, cover with water and simmer for 10 – 15 mins. Next, place the fish in a pan with the milk and bay leaf. Simmer for about 5 mins until the fish is cooked through, then remove the bay leaf, flake the fish and place all ingredients (except the bay leaf) in a beaker and blend with the Braun Multiquick hand processor to the desired consistency for your baby.

 


Banana and avocado purée

Portions:  6-8
Makes approx. 250g
Cooking time: < 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 tsp whole milk yoghurt or crème fraiche

Preparation
Roughly mash the banana and avocado together in a bowl before adding a spoonful of yoghurt or crème fraiche and blending to a smooth consistency using your Braun Multiquick hand processor. For younger babies, you can replace the crème fraiche with breast or formula milk to dilute.

 


Mango and blueberry puree

Portions:  4
Makes approx. 100g
Cooking time: < 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 30g blueberries
  • ½ small ripe mango

Preparation
Peel mango and chop the flesh. Place in the beaker together with the blueberries and blend to a smooth consistency using your Braun Multiquick hand processor.

 


Sweet potato and melon mash

Portions:    10-12
Makes approx. 450g
Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 200g cooked sweet potato, diced
  • 200g cantaloupe melon, diced
  • 50g natural yogurt

Preparation
Place melon and cooked sweet potato in a beaker and blend with your Braun Multiquick hand processor to a smooth consistency. Add the yogurt and blend for 10 – 20 secs more. Refrigerate then serve cool.

 


creamy-butternut-squash-puree

Portions: 2-3
Makes approx. 225 g
Cooking time: 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 200g butternut squash, chopped
  • 1 tbsp full fat plain yoghurt

Preparation
Steam the chopped butternut squash for 15 mins e.g. using your Braun Food Steamer then allow to cool and place all the ingredients together in a beaker and blend with your Braun Multiquick hand processor to a purée consistency.

 


Cauliflower and sweet potato purée

Portions: 4-5
Makes approx. 350g
Cooking time: 15-20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 3 or 4 large cauliflower florets, chopped
  • breast or formula milk to dilute

Preparation
Steam the potato and cauliflower until tender e.g. using your Braun Food Steamer (10 – 15 mins), then place in your beaker, add the cheese and blend to a smooth consistency using your Braun Multiquick hand processor. Dilute with a little breast or formula milk to the appropriate consistency for your baby.

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