You can make blueberry puree easily at home, it adds the best colour and most delicious flavor to recipes you can make for your baby.
Why This Recipe Works
- Easy homemade baby puree
- Gorgeous colour
- Naturally sweet
Ingredients you will need
To make my blueberry puree you will need blueberries and a little water.
Ingredient Notes and Substitutes
Fresh or frozen blueberries?
I tend to use frozen blueberries when I make blueberry puree as I find them economical and convenient all year round. I save fresh blueberries for when we aren't blitzing them!
How to puree blueberries
Below are illustrated step-by-step instructions to make my Blueberry Puree Recipe, if you prefer just the written instructions then head straight to the printable recipe card below.
Step one: Place the frozen blueberries (no need to thaw them) and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, simmer for 2 minutes
Step two: Blend, into a smooth puree.
You can use eiterh a food processoer or blender for this.
If you are using a non-vented blender ie a bullet style blender, be sure to allow the blueberries to cool before blending as the pressure in a non-vented blender can build up when blending hot liquids.
Here is how you can make use of your lovely blueberry puree!
- Stir through plain yoghurt to make a delicious baby-friendly yoghurt snack
- Stir through pureed apples, mashed bananas or pear puree
- Make baby yogurt melts
- Stir through homemade baby custard
- Stir through homemade oatmeal/ baby porridge (a frozen cube of blueberry puree will chill down fresh hot porridge quickly)
- Add to porridge fingers
- Use as a dipping sauce for homemade baby pancakes.
- Freeze any leftovers in an ice cube tray or baby food tray so you can add it to meals and snacks.
Store your blueberry puree in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days, freeze any leftovers.
As blueberries are frozen soon after they are picked, they are equal in nutrition to fresh.
Whether you need to cook frozen blueberries before eating them depends on their country of origin and food safety standards in that country. Frozen blueberries have been linked with cases of Hepatitis A in some countries. Boiling frozen blueberries for 1-2 minutes will eliminate this risk.
It's very easy to puree fresh blueberries, put them in a blender, blend, adding liquid a little at a time if required to make a smooth puree.
Other blueberry recipes you may like
- Banana blueberry mini muffins - designed for little ones
- Simply the best blueberry muffin recipe - a cafe-style muffin recipe
- Blueberry cookie bars
- Blueberry waffles
- 2 cup blueberries
- 4 Tablespoons water
- Place the blueberries and water in a saucepan
- Bring to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes
- Blend, into a smooth puree. (If you are using a non-vented blender ie a bullet style blender, be sure to allow the blueberries to cool before blending as the pressure in a non-vented blender can build up when blending hot liquids).