Disclosure: This post was facilitated by OXO as part of their #firstbites campaign. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. This recipe is my own creation, but check with your child’s doctor before feeding any new foods or baby food recipes to your baby. Some resources suggest waiting until age 1 to feed children berries, other resources suggest that there is no reason to wait that long. Your child’s doctor is your best resource for determining when the appropriate time is to begin feeding your child these first foods.
We take feeding our baby very seriously. Everything the baby eats must be organic. This is easy when the baby is really little, because well, we take the easy way out and buy pouches. However, now that the baby is 7 months old, we also are starting to intersperse some of what we eat into their diet. I mean how many times can a baby eat the same vegetable medley combo without getting bored? I get bored just FEEDING it to him.
From June through early October, we have an everbearing raspberry bush that is a favorite with the bigger kids. They snack all the time when they are outside. Besides saving us a ton of money at the farmer’s market, we love that we know where our fruit comes from and know that it is chemical and pesticide free.
When OXO sent me their food mill, I was super stoked to try it out. One of my biggest concerns in making my own baby food has been that I wouldn’t be able to get the pieces small enough. The food processor I have is a major pain to clean, so I only pull it out when I really need it.
The OXO Good Grips food mill on the other hand was so easy to use AND clean. My favorite feature was the three, interchangeable discs that allow you to prepare foods with varying degrees of texture (from fine to coarse). I threw in a handful of raspberries to sift out the seeds, as I read they are sometimes difficult for babies to digest.
The food mill created a great, smooth puree (I used the finest sifter) that I milled into a bowl under the apparatus. I then used the OXO Good Grips Medium spatula to scrape the rest of the juices from the side of the food mill.
I only used a few raspberries because raspberries can have an acidic taste, so I wanted to just flavor the bananas with the raspberries to start developing his taste for the fruit.
I then took a whole banana and mashed it with a tablespoon of water right in the OXO tot divided feeding dish to gain the texture I wanted. In went the raspberries and the Razzy Banana Berry recipe was complete in just 5 minutes.
I stored the food in the awesome OXO Tot baby block food storage sets. That way, I can prepare multiple days of food all in one swoop!
Iggy loves eating, and the OXO Tot bib and feeding spoons make it easier (and less messy). The bib is easy to clean and has a lip to catch spills (YAY!) and the spoons are designed to make feeding little ones easier (these are AWESOME spoons).
Feeding is messy around here, but he loves eating so much!
Razzy Banana Berry Baby Food Recipe
Makes 1 serving. Multiply recipe for multiple days.
Handful of raspberries
tbsp of water
1. Use an OXO Good Grips food mill to separate the seeds from the raspberries.
2. Mash the banana in a bowl with a fork. Add a tbsp of water to the banana to get a smoother texture.
3. Combine the raspberries (sans seeds) with the banana. Mix it up!
4. Feed your baby!