Did you know that you can make healthy, nutritious baby food right in your Instant Pot? Instant Pot Baby Food is a cost-effective and low-effort method for cooking nutritious meals for your baby at home.
½cupApplediced (you can leave the peel on or remove it)
½cupPeardiced (you can leave the peel on or remove it)
½cupGreen beanstrimmed and diced
½cupBeetspeeled and diced
Pour 1 cup water in the instant pot steel insert. Place a low trivet in the bottom.
Place 3-4 ramekins (or other oven safe bowls) filled with the diced fruits & veggies on the trivet.
If there is space, you can repeat with a second layer of trivets. You can also add a separating steamer basket between the 2 layers.
Close the lid with the vent in sealing position. Press the manual or pressure cook mode on high pressure for 5 minutes. When the Instant Pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally.
Remove the bowls with fruits/veggies carefully. Puree each food separately to your desired consistency, then refrigerate or freeze.
Tips for Pureeing Baby Food
Some purees are thicker and some thin depending on the water content of the fruit or vegetable. For example, sweet potatoes will render a much thicker puree while pureed zucchini is much thinner and more watery.
It is best to add the least amount of water needed when pureeing so that you can add breastmilk or formula or water when serving as needed.
Use a Baby Bullet, small blender, or food processor to blend the veggies and fruits.
Storing Your Homemade Instant Pot Baby Food
In the fridge: Baby food should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container with a lid. I like to use small glass containers with lids for individual portions. It's easy to see what's inside each container and I can quickly grab a portion of baby food out of the fridge when I'm in a hurry.
In the freezer: Spoon purees into ice cube trays, then cover and freeze for at least 24 hours. When the baby food is frozen, pop the cubes out of your ice tray and place them into zip lock baggies labeled with the type of food and the date the food was cooked. Frozen baby food will stay fresh for up to 3 months.
Note: Nutrition facts are for 1 cup of carrots only.