Homemade Kiwi Fruit Baby Food Recipes

Published by 
Jess Miller
Last updated: 
August 11, 2014
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Just brimming with Vitamin C, this fuzzy fruit will make a tasty addition to your baby food recipe arsenal.

Remember, always consult with your pediatrician regarding introducing new foods to your baby.

How to prepare a kiwi fruit for baby food

While kiwifruit skin is full of nutrients it is quite hard to digest, particularly for a baby. In order to prepare a kiwi fruit for a baby food recipe, we are going to need to separate the skin from the juicy flesh inside.

  1. Cut your kiwi fruit in half along its horizontal. If you look at the cut section be left with a lovely seeded pattern surrounding a white circle
  2. Slide a teaspoon between the skin and the flesh and twist it around the edge of the fruit.
  3. Once your spoon has done a complete rotation, slide it under the flesh and, with a flick of the wrist, the flesh should come out in one piece.
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This technique will require some practice but, once perfected, is a very effective way of removing kiwi fruit skin.

If you simply cannot get the hang of the above method, you can always use a vegetable peeler to remove the skin. Just be mindful that the softer the kiwi fruit, the harder it will be to use a vegetable peeler.

Now that you know how to prepare your kiwi fruit, let us take a look at some tasty baby food recipes featuring the star of the article, the kiwi fruit.

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1. Simple kiwi fruit baby puree

A simple single ingredient recipe starring pears. Quick, easy and tasty. You will need to pick ripe, sweet kiwi fruits for this recipe, hard or sour kiwi fruits will see your baby screwing his face up in disgust.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe kiwis fruits (peeled)

Directions:

  1. Either mash kiwi fruit or, if your baby doesn't like chunky baby food, puree in blender or food processor. Be sure to puree just long enough to puree the green flesh but not the black seeds.
  2. Serve as is or refrigerate for up to 3 days. Excess puree can be frozen in ice cube containers for up to 3 months.

Bonus Tip: To combat the tart flavor of the kiwi fruit you can add a whole peach to this recipe. Simply steam the peach before adding it to the blender.

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2. Kiwi baby stew

If your baby is not a fan of the natural tartness of kiwi fruit why not try using them in a stew for a sweeter yet distinctly kiwifruit flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe kiwi fruit (peeled, cut into chunks)
  • 1/2 cup apple juice (or grape juice)

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a medium pot and bring to a simmer on medium heat for 10 - 15 minutes or until kiwi fruit has turned soft and mushy.
  2. Remove from heat and either mash or puree to your baby's preferred consistency.
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3. Kiwi fruit popsicles

A great way to beat the heat in the warmer months. Also works great as a treat for a teething baby. Your baby gets a tasty treat and the cold popsicle helps soothe inflamed gums.

Ingredients:

  • 12 ripe kiwis fruits (peeled)
  • 2 cups apple juice

Directions:

  1. Puree kiwi fruit in a blender or food processor just long enough so that the green flesh is pureed but the black seeds are intact.
  2. Add apple juice to the mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Fill each of your popsicle molds and place in freezer overnight. Be sure to only fill each mold with a portion that your baby will consume in one sitting to avoid waste.

Bonus Tip: Adding a single ripe banana will help sweeten this recipe should you desire.

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4. Kiwi Tropicana baby blast

A deliciously tropical puree that your baby will love. The kiwifruit helps balance out the sweetness of papaya and mango.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe kiwi fruit (peeled)
  • 1 mango (peeled, chopped or use a frozen variety)
  • 1 cup papaya (peeled, chopped or use a frozen variety)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until your baby's preferred consistency is reached.
  2. Serve cool or freeze for later.
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5. Kiwi super baby greens

It may sound like an odd combination but this recipe is a delicious way to get your baby eat his greens.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe kiwi fruit (peeled)
  • 1/2 cup broccoli
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach

Directions:

  1. Steam the broccoli until soft and tender and reserve steaming liquid.
  2. Combine steamed broccoli with kiwi fruit and spinach. Puree until desired consistency. Add reserved liquid to thin out the puree if needed.
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6. Kiwanacado cream

Pronunciation: kee-wah-nah-car-doh. While it may be a mouthful to pronounce, this creamy fruit salad is a baby taste sensation.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ripe kiwi fruit (peeled, sliced)
  • 1/2 banana (peeled, sliced)
  • 1/2 avocado (peeled, pitted)
  • 1 oz ricotta cheese
  • Pineapple juice

Directions:

  1. In a bowl mash, the avocado and ricotta cheese together until a uniform mixture is reached. Add enough pineapple juice to make a syrupy mixture.
  2. In a separate bowl mash banana and kiwifruit together (or puree for younger babies).
  3. Top the fruit with the creamy avocado dressing.
  4. Serve to your baby as is.
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You might also be interested in: Pineapple baby food recipes

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7. Kiwi yogurt

A delicious kiwifruit and dairy flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe kiwi fruit (peeled, diced)
  • 1/2 cup natural yogurt
  • 1 drop pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Either mash ingredients together or, if your baby prefers, add to a blender or food processor and puree.
  2. Serve as-is or add to a reusable baby food pouch for your little one to enjoy wherever the day may take you.
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8. Kiwi baby smoothie

A smooth and tasty baby smoothie. Your little one will never guess that behind that tasty flavor hides the goodness of spinach leaves. (suitable for 1 year +)

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe kiwi fruit (peeled)
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 small handful of baby spinach leaves
  • 5 green grapes
  • 1 drop pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until a smooth, drinkable consistency is reached.
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9. Tropical oats

A delicious tropical porridge. The tartness of the kiwifruit helps balance out the sweeter flavors.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe kiwi fruit (peeled, diced)
  • 1 banana (peeled, mashed)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • (optional) 1 cup milk
  • (optional) 1 pinch of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Combine water and apple juice in a pan and bring to boil.
  2. Add oats and kiwi fruit to pan, stirring well.
  3. Once more bring to boil before reducing heat to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes or until thick.
  4. Stir in mashed banana (and milk if you desire a creamier texture).
  5. Serve warm (with a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired).
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Do you know any homemade baby food recipes prominently featuring kiwi fruit? If you have a recipe or modification you would love to share, leave it below.

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More Fruit Baby Food Recipes: Fig baby food recipes.

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