I’m kind of on a peach kick lately! In fact one day this week I ate four peaches myself!! I’m blaming it on pregnancy cravings. Here is a simple peach recipe that Bebe B always adored and is a wonderful food for bebes just getting started on solids.
Perfect Peach Ingredients4-5 ripe peaches Water for steaming ¼ of a whole vanilla bean (optional) ½ tsp nutmeg (optional)
Halve the peaches, remove pits and slice, leaving the skins on (this will help lock in their nutrients). Steam the peaches in either a steaming basket on the stove or in the Beaba babycook. If using the stove use about 1-2 inches of water and steam for about 3-5 minutes, If using the vanilla bean add to the water before you begin steaming. If using the babycook fill the water to the number 2 and set to steam. Once the peaches are steamed allow them to cool, about 10 minutes and remove the skins. Set aside. (Once your bebe has tried them steamed and you feel comfortable you can peal, chop and puree the peaches fresh, skipping the steaming step). Next puree the peaches in either a food processor or babycook, using some of the cooking liquid if needed to reach the desired consistency. This last step is optional and brings out a bit more of the flavor of the ingredients without destroying the nutrients. Transfer the puree to a saucepan, add the nutmeg and scrape the insides of the vanilla bean into the peaches. Then heat for about 3-5 minutes on medium low. Allow to cool for at least 5-10 minutes. Feel free to puree one more time if need be.
Purees can be as chunky as your baby is ready for- it’s up to you. This recipe will keep up to 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. This recipe will fill about 2 ice cube trays (10-20 servings).