Although I buy some pre-made baby food, I enjoy making homemade recipes for our 8 month old. We recently added walnuts to her diet and she seems to love them! Walnuts are a great source of protein and essential fatty acids. Here is a recipe I made that your baby will be sure to love:
Baby Food Recipe for Banana, Apricot, & Walnut Whip
Breastmilk, formula, or water
Place 1/2 cup of unsulphured apricots and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to boil, cover and reduce to simmer. Cook apricots for 30 minutes or until soft. Mash or puree after cooking. Keep it in your fridge for 2-3 days.
Next, grind 1 cup of walnuts to a fine powder in the blender. Slice a fresh banana and get your liquid ready.
Combine 1 tablespoon of walnuts, 2 tablespoons of apricots, 4-5 slices of banana, and 1 oz of milk! You can use more walnuts or liquid depending on desired thickness of baby food.
If you make a larger batch keep it in your fridge for 2-3 days. If your family has a history of nut allergies you may want to talk to your pediatrician before giving your baby any type of nuts.
If your family has a history of nut allergies you may want to talk to your pediatrician before giving your baby any type of nuts. Also, I haven’t tried it yet, but I think this whip would be delicious in a bowl of oatmeal! If our baby has any leftovers I may have to eat some myself.
Tips: Store nuts in the freezer and add to any fruit or veggie dish. Buy unsulphured apricots because they aren’t treated with preservatives or chemicals.