Easy Pumpkin Baby Food

PumpkinpureePumpkins are good for more than just decoration this fall- they are also great for making baby food!

Pumpkins are a good source of potassium, protein and iron. So now that you are done with the Jack-O-Lanterns, grab a few and hit the kitchen.

Here is our Easy Pumpkin Puree recipe:
Easy Pumpkin Puree

You’ll Need:

1 sugar pumpkin

  • Halve and de-seed the pumpkin (use a spoon to scrape out seeds and the stringy bits inside)
  • Place the two halves skin-side up in a baking pan with about 1-inch of water
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 40 minutes (cooking time depending on the size of the pumpkin)
  • When the pumpkin is easily pierced with a fork, allow to cool to the touch. Scrape the flesh into a bowl and mash or puree for your baby. Add a bit of cinnamon or brown sugar for a special treat!

If you want to combine flavors, plenty of fruits and vegetables blend well with pumpkin. Our favorite blends:

Butternut Squash
Sweet Potato

You can skip the cooking and use canned pumpkin, but make sure you are buying pureed pumpkin and NOT pumpkin pie filling. Using a whole pumpkin has more nutritional benefits, plus the yummy seeds you can toast for a treat for yourself!