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Baby food, vegetables in background with instant pot

Instant Pot Baby Food

Kaylie
Make quick and easy Instant Pot baby food. Cooking in larger batches makes this method convenient, healthy and cheap! 
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course baby food
Cuisine American
Servings 70 Ounces

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 3 apples
  • 3 pears
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 crown broccoli
  • 3 yams

Instructions
 

  • Wash and peel the fruit and vegetables.
  • Cut fruit and vegetables into 1 inch pieces/florets.
  • Add 1 cup water into the instant pot. Place trivet into the pot.

Yam puree (or fruit or vegetable of your choice)

  • Add cut yams to the trivet.
  • Secure the instant pot lid. Close the pressure valve. Set to high pressure for 5 minutes. When done, quick release.
  • Remove yams from the instant pot and place in a blending container.
  • When the yams cool down, about 15 minutes use a hand immersion or stand blender to puree. Add filtered water, about 1-2 tablespoons, and blend to get puree to desired consistency. Add more water as needed.

Apple and pear puree (or combination fruit and vegetable of your choice)

  • Add the cut apples and pear to the trivet.
  • Secure the instant pot lid. Close the pressure valve. Set to high pressure for 5 minutes. When done, quick release.
  • Remove fruits from the instant pot and place in a blending container.
  • When the fruits cool down, about 15 minutes use a hand immersion or stand blender to puree. Add filtered water, about 1-2 tablespoons, and blend to get puree to desired consistency. Add more water as needed.

Carrot and broccoli (or fruit/vegetable of choice) -Cooking with a two-tier steamer basket

  • Add cut carrots to the bottom steamer basket. Add cut broccoli to the top basket.
  • Place the two tier stackable steamer basket in the instant pot.
  • Remove vegetables from the instant pot and place in a blending container.
  • Secure the instant pot lid. Close the pressure valve. Set to high pressure for 5 minutes. When done, quick release.
  • When the vegetables cool down, about 15 minutes use a hand immersion or stand blender to puree them separately. Add filtered water, about 1-2 tablespoons, and blend to get puree to desired consistency. Add more water as needed.

Notes

  • Sizes of fruit and vegetables vary, this recipe makes approximately 70-80 ounces. 
  • If you use the Silicone Kiddo Feedo tray to freeze the baby food, each pod holds about 2.5 oz. 
  • To reheat frozen pods, steam for about 20 minutes. Make sure the food is cooled down before feeding the baby. 
  • To reheat defrosted pods steam for about 10 minutes. Make sure the food is cooled down before feeding the baby. 
  • For 6-7 month olds, the consistency of the food should be soft and thin, you can use more water to get to the desired level. Around 8 months, the puree may be a bit thicker with more texture, use less water to puree.
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