Homemade Peach and Apple Baby Food Recipes

Published by 
Jess Miller
Last updated: 
July 22, 2014
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Peach and apple are sweet fruits that combine perfectly together. The can be mixed together on their own or used to flavor nutritious additives such as rice or oatmeal.

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

If peaches and apples are your baby's favorite, read on to discover different baby food recipes you can use to keep mealtime interesting.

When choosing apples, choose sweet varieties such as pink lady or royal gala.

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Poached Peach in Apple Juice

When peaches get cooked a slightly sour flavor can emerge. To combat the souring, this baby food recipe uses the natural sweetness of apple juice to help the cooked peach retain its sweetness.

Ingredients:

  • 1 peach (peeled, pitted and cut into quarters)
  • Apple juice

Directions:

1. Add the peach quarters to a small saucepan
2. Add apple juice until the peach is completely covered
3. Bring to heat and leave to cook for 3 - 5 minutes or until soft.
4. Drain the peaches and serve to your baby in a bowl. Mash with a fork if needed.

Bonus Tip: If you are looking to mix this recipe up, add a dusting of cinnamon powder to the finished product (if your baby likes the taste).

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Peach and Apple Power Puree

A sweet yet nutritious meal for your baby.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small ripe peach (halved and pitted)
  • 1/2 ripe apple (peeled, cored)
  • 1 tablespoon breast milk (or formula)

Directions:

1. (Optional) Steam apple.
2. Place peach halves into the microwave on high for 1 minute.
3. Caution: burn hazard) Remove peach from microwave and leave to cool a little before removing the skin.
4. Puree peach and apple in a food processor (or puree appliance of choice).
5. Whisk breast milk into the mixture with a fork.

Bonus Tip: Serve chilled in the warmer months for a tasty yet refreshing meal.

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Peach and Apple Baby Puree

This baby food recipe is the most basic of recipes. Mix two ingredients together and presto, baby food. The result is actually a pleasantly sweet taste that your baby will love. Sometimes the simple things really are the best...

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe peaches (peeled, pitted and diced)
  • 1 apple
  • 2 tablespoons of water

Directions:

1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan.
2. bring to boil then reduce the heat to low. Cover the saucepan with a lid.
3. Cook for roughly 10 minutes or until peaches and apple are soft and mushy.
4. Leave to cool momentarily then add to food processor (or puree appliance of choice).
5. Puree until smooth consistency
6. Serve warm or chill and served cool.

Bonus Tip: Add excess to a reusable baby food pouch and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

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Peach and Apple Baby Oatmeal

When peaches get cooked a slightly sour flavor can emerge. The sour flavor can cause a baby to pucker up in disgust. To combat the souring, this baby food recipe uses the natural sweetness of apple juice to help the cooked peach retain its sweetness.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe peaches (peeled, pitted and diced)
  • 1 medium apple (peeled, cored and diced)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (or baby oatmeal)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of yogurt (natural)
  • 1 tablespoon of sultanas
  • 1/2 cup of natural yogurt (optional)

Directions:

1. Add all ingredients (excluding yogurt) to a small saucepan.
2. Leave bring to heat and simmer until fruit is tender and oats are cooked.
3. Pour into a bowl and leave to cool.
4. (Optional) stir in yogurt and serve.

Bonus Tip: For extra plump and soft sultanas, soak in water overnight.

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Peachy Baby Couscous

While some babies don't mind their food having a bit of texture, others hate it. If your baby falls into the texture loving category then this super simple but tasty couscous could be a hit with your little one.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of prepared couscous (soak in apple juice instead of water).
  • 1 tablespoon natural yogurt.
  • 2 tablespoons of diced peach. (peeled, pitted)
  • 1 drop of pure vanilla essence.
  • pinch of cinnamon (if your baby likes the flavor)

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
2. Chill in the refrigerator.
3. Serve to your baby when ready.

Bonus Tip: For a slightly different flavor you can use cooked peach instead of fresh peach.

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Peach and Apple Baby Rice

Adding rice to baby food is the perfect way to provide your baby with a bit of substance without taking away from the fruity flavors. The result; a fuller, happier baby.

Ingredients:

  • 2 peaches (peeled, pitted and diced)
  • 1 apple (peeled and cored)
  • 1/2 cup of brown long grain rice
  • 1 1/2 cups of filtered water

Directions:

1. Add rice to a blender and blend until a fine powder.
2. Add water to a saucepan and bring to boil.
3. Slowly add rice powder to boiling water. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, leave to the side.
4. Steam apple and peaches until soft and leave to cool
5. Puree fruit to desired consistency.
6. Serve fruit and rice side by side (or mix together if desired).

Bonus Tip: Brown rice is not as refined as white rice and is considerably more wholesome for your baby.

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Peach, Apple and Ham Baby Food

It is amazing how well ham and sweet fruits go together. This baby food recipe fuses the two to create a wholesome yet filling baby feast. Yielding approximately 39 oz, this is one recipe you can cook once and serve over a month.

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. cubed ham (already cooked)
  • 1 lb. of peaches (peeled and pitted. Or use frozen peaches)
  • 2 medium apples (peeled, cored)
  • 1 cup apple juice

Directions:

1. Add rice to a blender and blend until a fine powder.
2. Add enough water to completely cover the peaches. Bring to a boil.
3. Cut ham into cubes and add to the pan
4. Add apples to pan and boil until soft.
5. Leave to cool then add mixture to a blender (or puree appliance of choice)
6. Blend while slowly adding apple juice to achieve desired consistency.
7. Add to ice cube tray and freeze until needed.
8. To free up ice cube trays, once the cubs are frozen, pop them out of the tray and place them into freezer bags.

Adapted from this recipe.

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Peach and Apple Teething Soother Popsicle

A delicious yet practical way to help alleviate your babies teething pain. The cold temperature helps decrease inflammation and dull pain. Very easy to prepare.

Depending on the size of your popsicle mold this will make up to 8 popsicles.

Ingredients:

  • 2 fresh peaches (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 sweet ripe apple (peeled, cored and chopped)
  • 1 cup yogurt (all natural)

Directions:

1. Add all ingredients to food processor (or puree appliance of choice).
2. Puree until a smooth consistent texture is achieved.
3. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
4. Place into the freezer and freeze overnight.

Adapted from this recipe.

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Do you know any homemade baby food recipes prominently featuring peach and apple? If you have a recipe or modification you would love to share, leave it below.

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