Raspberry Banana Puree
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Raspberry Banana Puree

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I love February 14th — what girl doesn’t — so I start experimenting early with new Valentine’s Day recipes. For the occasion, I stocked up at the Farmer’s Market on baskets of fresh, juicy red raspberries. I was mashing some with banana as the base for a Valentine’s dessert idea I had when Chloe looked at the contents of the bowl and started shrieking "I want some!!!" My girl went on to eat every last drop when suddenly, it hit me: what baby wouldn't love this bright, pink homemade puree that's packed with potassium and Vitamin C?

Luckily I had pints more of raspberries on hand, so I quickly mixed up a new batch to taste for myself. What can I say, my daughter has good taste. It was delicious. Even though this recipe is perfect for babies given it's smooth texture and simple composition, there's no reason adults won’t love it too. Swirled into plain Greek yogurt or even served on top of ice cream, it's a treat that you can serve your special someone this Valentine's Day or any day you want to offer a them something naturally sweet.

Raspberry Banana Puree

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I love February 14th — what girl doesn’t — so I start experimenting early with new Valentine’s Day recipes (TUNE IN NEXT WEEK!). For the occasion, I stocked up at the Farmer’s Market on baskets of fresh, juicy red raspberries. I was mashing...

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1/2 cup raspberries, rinsed

Preparation

  1. 1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree, or place in a bowl and mash with a fork until smooth.
  2. 2. Serve.
Raspberry Banana Puree

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  2. TGilmore

    December 30, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    For a purée like this, how would you recommend storing it? In the fridge and for how long? Is there a way I could store something like this at room temperature like in the portable pouches?

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  4. makeupbysophie

    May 20, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Hi :) how long can this be stored in the freezer?

    • catherine

      May 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      up to 3 months!

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  6. Danielle

    April 17, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Im pregnant with my first baby and I thought to myself how I would love to make my own baby food when it comes to starting my little one on solids, I have to say I have never been happier to find a website in my life! Ever recipe Is fresh and looks so so easy to make! I have now downloaded the app and it’s safe to say when my baby is 6 months this will be my bible!! :)

    Keep up the fantastic work!
    Danielle x

    • catherine

      April 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

      Congratulations on your first baby! I hope to see you around here more. :)

  7. Tamile

    April 15, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I think I would only feel comfortable giving my 6 month old this if the raspberries were strained and the seeds taken out. I have heard too many reports of babies digestive system not handling the seeds very well.

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  10. Jeanne

    January 22, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I made this for my boy, Reagan Joshua, at 6-1/2 mos. At first he wasn’t sure but now he loves it. I put it on his oatmeal too and he loves it on that as well. I didn’t think this was too sweet, in fact I thought it was a little tangy so I sprinkle a little cinnamon on top. I showed the recipe to my mom and she liked for herself (though not mashed) but to put on top of ice cream!

    Thanks, this site is a real find for a first time mom who is trying to make sure her boy eats more nutritiously than she does! I am sharing it with all my friends too.

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  12. Mj

    June 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I made this but i put a little vanilla yogurt! It was so yummy! :)

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  14. Jen @ Canadian Rhapsody

    April 20, 2011 at 12:01 am

    I thought raspberries and strawberries weren’t supposed to be introduced until later on because of the allergy risk with the seeds???

    • Gabrielle

      April 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      I too thought you weren’t supposed to give berries of any sort to babies at this age. Did you ever get any feedback on this?

  15. Maddiesmommy

    April 6, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    At ehat age do you suggest trying this? I have a 6 motnh old and this looks so yummy to try.

    • catherine

      April 6, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      Above 6 months would be fine :)

  16. Tada! Shop

    February 14, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Delicious for the whole family!

  17. Wendy

    February 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I just made this recipe for my 4year old and 15 month old. Both kids loved it! My youngest wanted to lick the bowl. Thanks for this tasty receipe! :-)

  18. Darcy

    February 6, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    What about the raspberry seeds? Did you strain them out?

    • catherine

      February 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm

      No i just leave them in :)

  19. Miss M!

    February 1, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Not Raspber-wee Banana Puree? :)

  20. Lisa

    January 31, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Our farmer’s market doesn’t open until April and raspberries are not in season here in TN yet. However, I use frozen raspberries and frozen bananas to make soft-serve ice cream for my kids in my food processor. It is so easy! And, only two ingredients. They love it!

    • dawn

      January 31, 2011 at 11:17 pm

      Yum! Going to have to try ;)

  21. Heidi

    January 31, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I made this for my baby this morning for breakfast, but I think it was too sweet for her taste. I think it’ll taste better mixed with plain yogurt for babies that don’t like sweet foods.

    • catherine

      February 1, 2011 at 12:28 am

      Does she usually like sweet foods like bananas?

  22. Leslie

    January 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Can you use frozen raspberries?

    • catherine

      February 1, 2011 at 12:28 am

      I haven’t tried frozen raspberries, but I know it would work (although it may have a more liquid texture).

      • Catherine M

        February 1, 2011 at 7:21 pm

        I used frozen raspberries for this recipe. I let them thaw then combined them with the banana. My 20 month old ate it up. Smelled great too!

  23. Jennifer

    January 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Just wondering – where are you getting fresh raspberries at a farmer’s market this time of year?

    • catherine

      February 1, 2011 at 12:27 am

      Los Angeles, we’re totally spoiled at this time of year!

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  25. Lisa {Smart Food & Fit}

    January 31, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I love making purees. Raspberry banana is a yummy combination!

  26. Michelle

    January 31, 2011 at 2:24 am

    That sounds so great! She does have good taste. I make a similar recipe, but use a frozen banana and it comes out tasting like a frozen dessert!