A week or so ago, I made my first every home made baby food -- sweet potatoes. I haven't made another batch yet to "chronicle" the step-by-step process though ... so that will be a future post!
Last night, however, I finally made my second baby food -- bananas!! This one was way simpler than the sweet potatoes. I stopped by my new favorite website Wholesome Baby Food to find out what I needed to do to turn my bananas into baby food.
It's this simple:
1. Get a bunch of bananas.
2. Peel bananas and put them in a bowl or pot.
3. Get a potato masher and mash up the bananas.
4. Put the mashed up bananas in your ice cube tray(s).
Tada! You now have banana baby food! =D After they were frozen, I popped them out with a fork and put them in a Ziploc freezer bag.
Just like home made mashed potatoes mashed up with the masher, there will be some lumps. But I made sure they were small and easy for JD to swallow. And I've let him suck and gnaw on the end of an unmashed banana, so I knew he could handle some itty bitty chunks. If you want your bananas to be completely smooth, you can toss them into your food processor.
I did find a tip from a fellow Facebook user that adding a little lemon in with the banana will keep it from turning brown. But I didn't seem to have that problem when I was making them. Even so, JD didn't seem to mind if it did!
Also, the half-tray I made I put toothpicks in to make some banana pops. JT loves them! It's his new favorite "cake".
Amount of baby food made using 6 medium sized bananas: 24 cubes (1 cube is approx. 1 oz)
Approximate cost ('cause I don't know where the receipt is to find out how much I paid for those bananas! lol): $2.00
Happy Banana-ing! =D