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Ingredients

  • 1 Butternut Pumpkin
  • Water

  1. Cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise, through the stem.
  2. Remove Seeds and stringy bits using a spoon
  3. Place skin side up on a baking tray
  4. Bake for 45 mins or until soft and tender
  5. Scoop out the soft flesh
  6. Puree until smooth
  1. Prep: Wash butternut pumpkin and cut off the hard ends leaving the rest of the skin on.
    • Slice pumpkin lengthways into halves. Scoop out pumpkin seeds with a spoon.
    • Cut both pumpkin halves lengthways into halves again and then slice each pumpkin quarter into large pieces.
  2. Cook: Add water into mixing bowl and place Mixing Bowl Lid and Veroma Dish into position. Add pumpkin pieces into Veroma Dish and close it with Veroma Lid.
    • Cook 25 minutes / Veroma / speed 2.
    • Take off Veroma Dish and place it on the Veroma Lid.
  3. Puree: Pour water out of mixing bowl. Add cooked pumpkin pieces into mixing bowl. Blend 20 sec / speed 5.
    • Scrape down sides of mixing bowl and blend 60 sec / speed 10.
  4. Feed to baby once cooled down.
  1. Prep: Cut up pumpkin into small pieces, small enough to fit into the steamer basket.
  2. Steam: Cook the pumpkin for 25 minutes on the steaming mode. After this time the pumpkin should be soft and luscious. Add more time if needed.
  3. Transfer: Tip a small amount of water out but leave enough to blend with. Place the pumpkin into the larger bowl and place back into the appliance.
  4. Blend: Puree for 15-20 seconds.

Baby Butternut Pumpkin Puree: Nutritious and Delicious Meal for Babies

Baby butternut pumpkin puree is a wonderful and nutrient-rich food choice for all babies, including intolerant babies. Made from steamed and pureed butternut pumpkin, this delicious concoction provides a multitude of essential vitamins and minerals for the healthy growth of infants.

Preparation and Texture

Firstly, preparing baby butternut pumpkin puree is relatively simple. The pumpkin is peeled, deseeded, chopped, and steamed until tender. Afterward, it’s pureed until a smooth, creamy consistency is achieved. For those babies who prefer a slightly chunkier texture, a shorter blending time will do the trick. The puree is then ready to be enjoyed by all babies, even those that are intolerant.

Flavour Profile

Secondly, the natural sweetness of butternut pumpkin makes this puree particularly palatable for babies. Its creamy texture and slightly nutty flavour make it an ideal first food for babies, including intolerant babies.

Nutritional Benefits

Butternut pumpkin is a powerhouse of nutrition. It is packed with vitamin A, beneficial for vision and immune health, vitamin C, necessary for growth and repair of tissues, and dietary fibre, which aids in digestion. Moreover, it also contains potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure. This makes it an excellent food choice for babies, and particularly beneficial for intolerant babies.

Culinary Uses

Furthermore, baby butternut pumpkin puree can be served on its own or mixed with other purees, such as apple or pear, to create a variety of flavour combinations. Its versatile nature also allows it to be used as a base for various baby meals, making it a delicious, healthy, and convenient option, even for intolerant babies.

Conclusion

In conclusion, with its rich flavour profile, nutrient-packed composition, and versatile usage, baby butternut pumpkin puree is an excellent addition to your baby’s meal plan. Before introducing any new foods, always consult your paediatrician, especially when considering options for intolerant babies. Baby butternut pumpkin puree is indeed a wonderful, nutritious baby food that is suitable for all infants.

Further Reading

For other nutritious puree recipes, take a look at our Apple Puree or Creamy Mango Dairy Free Yoghurt which are also ideal choices for intolerant babies. You could also sign up to download our eBook! It’s FREE!

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