Thursday, May 12, 2011

Homemade Baby Food: Peaches

(To read my introduction to homemade baby food, click here. To read Wholesome Baby Food’s information on peaches, click here.)

There are many different ways you can go about preparing the peaches. We chose to remove the pit and cut up slices of the peaches (with the skin removed) prior to cooking the peaches. My husband so sweetly volunteered to remove the pits and slice the peaches up for me.

I blanched the peach slices in boiling water for approximately 4 minutes.


After the peaches have been cooking for 4 minutes, remove the peaches and place them in a bowl of cold water. 20110504-IMG_2363.jpg

Place the cooked peaches into a food processor or blender, and blend until you like the consistency (generally thinner for younger babies and thicker for older babies). You can add the cooking water (or breastmilk or formula) to thin out the peaches. You can also add cereal to thicken the peaches. The peaches I cooked were quite liquidy (is that a word?), so I added cereal to thicken up the mixture.

Distribute the peaches into the ice cube trays, cover, and place in the freezer. Once they are frozen, remove from the ice cube trays and store them in the freezer.20110504-IMG_2368.jpg