How to Make Baby Food

how to make baby food

You may have noticed that we’ve been posting more blender recipes for baby food. I know not all of you are interested in how to make baby food, but as a new mom I’m very excited about these recipes and about the opportunity to share how to make baby food with others who have babies.

If you're like me, you're not fond of spending tons of money on packaged baby food that may or may not have added sugar. I know I can’t wait to go to the store for fresh fruits and vegetables and then to go home and blend them myself. Huge money saver! And baby food is super easy to make.

How to make baby food


How to Make Baby Food

First, pick the vegetables and/or fruits you want to use. Introduce vegetables before fruits; if you do the opposite, your baby may get used to the sweetness of fruits and reject vegetables. Solid baby food is categorized into three stages, with the first stage appropriate starting around 4–6 months old, the second stage around 7–8 months old, and the third stage around 9–12 months old.

Before starting your baby on solids, be sure to consult with your physician. Some great first-stage baby foods are yams, peas, green beans, peaches, pears, and bananas. For second- and third-stage foods, consider cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, and berries. If you don’t want to worry about your baby eating the seeds, simply remove them before preparing the baby food. After selecting the produce, steam it and, if needed, peel and pit it. Then place the produce in any of Blendtec's jars:

  • For the Twister jar, add 2 cups of the selected produce and 4–5 tbsp water, prepared formula, or breast milk.
  • For the FourSide jar, add 2½ cups of the selected produce and 5–7 tbsp of water, prepared formula, or breast milk.
  • For the WildSide+ jar, add 3 cups of the selected produce and 5–7 tbsp of water, prepared formula, or breast milk.

Press "Speed Up" to Speed 4, and run until the desired texture is achieved. First-stage baby foods should be blended the longest, so that the texture is smooth. You can find some great recipes for baby food on our recipe page.

Note: Baby food will store in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


  • Ally


    Can i make baby food on the ‘soup’ setting and adding fresh produce (without steaming)?

  • Kelli Farley

    Hi Joseph,
    You can definitely make baby food in our other jars. You will probably need to make more than you would in the Twister jar, the ingredients need to be above the blade for best results, and you will need to stop during blending to scrape the sides to get a thick consistency.

  • Joseph Johnston


    First of all thank you, I have been searching which of the jars would be required for making a baby food. I am in the process of purchasing a blend tech, but want to hold on for now on purchasing the Twister Jar, just for budgetary reasons, and I wanted to make sure I could still make baby food in the standard jars. My baby boy is just four months old, and this is a primary reason for the blendtech purchase – along with our smoothies. Are there any general tips that I should be aware of visa vie baby food and blendtech? At what point should I plan for my Twister Jar purchase ( do I need it for baby)? I thank you so much, and look forward to your response.


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