Homemade Orange Baby Food Recipes

Published by 
Jess Miller
Last updated: 
July 25, 2014
two orange fruits

Although oranges are commonly available, they seldom make their way into baby food recipes. In baby food recipes you will usually find orange paired with a much sweeter fruit to offset the tartness of the orange.

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

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Orange baby sherbet

A tasty frozen orange baby dish, perfect for the warmer months.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe orange (peeled, seeded and cut into chunks)
  • 1 cup apple juice

Directions:

  1. Add orange to a blender and blend until a smooth liquid.
  2. Add apple juice to blender and further blend.
  3. Pour into a freezer-proof container and freeze relatively firm (approximately 1 hour depending on your make and model of freezer).
  4. Pour back into the blender and freeze until smooth.
  5. Return to container and freeze until firm.
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Three oranges and banana

Orange banana baby mash

A delicious flavor variation to plain old banana mash.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • 4 tablespoons of orange juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 2 teaspoons of apple juice (unsweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. Warm the olive oil in a pan over medium heat until it starts to bubble.
  2. Add sliced banana to the pan and sauté for about 1 minute.
  3. Add orange juice to the pan and continue to sauté for a further minute.
  4. Serve warm, as is or mash to a consistency that your baby is comfortable consuming.

Bonus Tip: Did you know you can prevent banana baby for from turning born by stirring in two drops of orange (or lemon) juice?

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Orange and carrot puree

A recipe that can only be called orange. Every ingredient is orange. The end result is orange. Orange and delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon orange juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. In a saucepan bring water to boil and cook carrots until soft (or steam if preferred).
  2. Combine cooked carrots and remaining ingredients in a blender and puree until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Serve warm.
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Baby Orange Julius

A modified version of the Orange Julius, a delicious summer beverage with a subtle orange flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1/4 cup apple juice (store bought, unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup milk (or breast milk or baby formula)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • (Optional) 1/2 cup ice

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until a runny consistency.
  2. Serve chilled.

Bonus Tip: For a stronger flavor increase apple and orange juice quantities. For a sweeter flavor add more apple juice.

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Glass of orange juice

Orange Yogurt Popsicle

A nutritious and effective method of keeping your baby cooler in the summer months.

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange (peeled seeded)
  • 1 cup natural yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons of apple juice (unsweetened)

Directions:

  1. Add the orange to a blender and puree thoroughly. Add yogurt and blend until a single uniform mixture.
  2. Transfer your yogurt mixture to your possible molds.
  3. Freeze overnight or until solid.
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Orange dahl

A nutritious and effective method of keeping your baby cooler in the summer months.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/4 cups water

Directions:

  1. Add lentils to the pot and pour water over lentils.
  2. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until lentils are soft.
  3. Stir in orange juice and cinnamon then briefly return to heat.
  4. Place in blender and blend until consistency suits your baby.
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Do you know any homemade baby food recipes prominently featuring oranges? If you have a recipe or modification you would love to share, leave it below.

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More Fruit Baby Food Recipes: Cherry baby food recipes and Strawberry baby food recipes

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