Step 1: Select & Buy Fresh Bananas
Sort for only fresh banana
Step 2: Wash, Peel & Slice the Banana
Wash the banana with a mixture of three parts water and one part white vinegar to remove bacteria. Rinse under cool running water, dry, and peel. Discard the peel and the ends of the banana. Slice the rest of the banana into pieces and then cut each piece into quarters.
Step 3: Puree or Mash the Banana
Puree in a food processor or blender until smooth. (Fresh banana has a light purple-brown color when pureed.) Add water as needed to reach desired consistency. For extra creaminess, puree the banana with breast milk or formula instead of water.For chunkier banana, which is ideal for babies 10 months or older, mash it with a potato masher instead of pureeing it.
Step 4: Serve Banana Puree
Banana puree is delicious plain, but it also mixes well with tart or mild-flavored fruit purees.
Step 5: Freeze Leftover Banana Puree
Refrigerate leftover banana puree in containers for up to 3 days.
Begin with 2 teaspoonfuls;
Note: Always check with your paediatrician before introducing your baby to a new food, particularly if your baby has food allergies. Additionally, some paediatricians do not recommend making your own carrot, beet, or spinach puree because these fresh veggies can be higher in nitrates.