For babies, bananas and pears are wonderful first foods. These two first food choices are also great when they are mixed together to create a new combination for baby’s newly expanding palate.
Bananas and pears, when roasted together in the oven are deliciously wonderful and can even be a bit decadent when caramelized and drizzled over ice cream or cheesecake. This homemade baby food recipe is another baby food recipe that shows you how simple it is to make baby food from foods that are commonly found in an average, everyday kitchen. Don’t forget to breathe in the warm, sweet aroma as the bananas and pears roast!
Banana and Pear Puree for Baby – Roasted, Baked Pear and Banana Baby Food
A wonderfully tasty combination of first foods for babies, roasted bananas and pears are simple to make. Suitable for babies 6 months of age and older.
Please ask your pediatrician about using spices; typical age recommendation is 7-8 months
- Spices – cinnamon (nutmeg, ginger)
- Maple syrup (not a botulism risk)
- Peel the banana and pear
- Cut the banana in half, lengthwise
- Cut the pear in half then core/scoop out the seeds
- Place banana and pear in a shallow baking dish
- Sprinkle on the spices you have chosen to use
- Add maple syrup to hollow of the pears (as much as desired)
- Place baking dish in the oven and roast for 20-40 minutes – time will depend on amount of bananas and pears you have used
Maple Syrup is optional as this baked yumminess is perfectly sweet without it. Sometimes, I want a darker syrupy taste and maple syrup fits the bill!
For babies: puree and serve alone or mixed into cereal, yogurt, sweet potatoes, chicken, applesauce, butternut squash.
Mash for finger food for babies who are self-feeding.
Serve warm as dessert drizzled over apple crisp, pancakes, cheesecake, ice cream etc..