How To Make Your Own Baby Food

I cannot believe that I’m already back to the baby food stage!  It feels like it was just yesterday that I was making batches for Bryson.  I had planned to wait a bit longer with Bella, but my little piggy had other thoughts.

She started on baby food just a few weeks ago, but when you sit down to eat supper at night, she knows what’s up!  If she doesn’t see a bowl of food and spoon heading toward her mouth, she’ll pitch a fit.  A good one too.

So far, I’ve given her applesauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, squash, and bananas.  I like to make our baby food, because it’s so easy.  I can’t think of a reason not to make it, because it involves almost no effort.

How to Make Homemade Applesauce



Freezer Trays with Lids
Masher and Bowl
Baby Food Mill
Aluminum Foil

Sweet Potatoes:

Wrap in aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees until tender, about an hour.  Remove foil and skin.  The skin will easily peel away from the inside potato.  Mash with a potato masher, adding water to reach desired consistency.  For 5 potatoes, I add 2T of water.  Puree in a food mill.  Pour into freezer traysand freeze.  When you are ready to use them, you can heat them in the microwave or oven.


The easiest baby food ever.  Removed the peel and mash.  I like this Annabel Karmel Masher and Bowl set.  Quick and easy!


You can make several kinds of squash just like the sweet potatoes.  Just bake them until tender and follow the same directions as with the potatoes.

Homemade Applesauce for Baby


Wash apples and chop into small pieces.  Put in a pot and fill with water just until apples are covered.  Bring to a boil and cover until the apples are tender.  Keep an eye on them, as you may have to add more water during the process.  Then, run through the baby food mill.  (You can peel the apples, but I’ve found that the food mill separates the peel from the apple, so I don’t.)


We no longer use a microwave, so I warm all of our food in the oven.  I remove the frozen cubes from the freezer and place them in the refrigerator each morning.  By supper, they are thawed and only  take a few minutes to warm.  

Have you ever made your own baby food?


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  • These are nice references for when I need to make some baby food. We are not there yet but I love the idea of making it. The ice cube thing is really neat. Great idea.

  • Thank you for this article! I have forwarded it to my daughter who will be a fist time mom soon and wants to make homemade baby food!! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to