Fall is here – officially it began on the 21st of September. I love the Fall not only for the crisp air and colorful trees but also for the amazing array of tasty and healthy foods that come to harvest.
Pumpkin and other winter or hard shelled squashes are my absolute favorites and these are great choices for feeding to babies as well. Try this easy peasy, hardly any work at all, pumpkin puree recipe using roasted pumpkin.
You can use the cooked pumpkin for baby food and for:
Oh the possibilities are just endless. What are you waiting for?
Tasty Fall Pumpkin Puree Baby Food Recipe (6 months and older)
Baking DIsh, Knife, Cutting Board, Food Processor
1 sugar pumpkin
cinnamon, nutmeg (optional – sprinkle into water or when pureeing
Pumpkin is best when baked though you may peel, cube & steam it.
Bake a pumpkin exactly as you would bake a winter squash (Acorn,
Butternut etc.). Pumpkin is a squash afterall.
1. Halve the pumpkin, de-seed – Preheat oven to 375-425 F
2. Place halves face down in baking pan with 1-2 inches of water
3. Bake between 375-425 F for approximately 40 minutes to 1 hour
Skin should be “puckery” and/or wrinkled & pumpkin should feel soft
4. Scrape out the pumpkin “meat” & then mash or puree as needed
for your baby’s desired texture preferences.