How to Make Apple Baby Food

These homemade applesauce recipes are easy to make and offer many health benefits! To get the most out of apple pureed baby food recipes, start by selecting the most nutritious apples. I recommend using large red delicious apples because they have twice the antioxidants and yield greater health benefits than granny smith apples. Crab and ida apples are also a great option!

Most Nutritious Apples


  • Red delicious, crab or ida apples
  • Use organic apples because they are among the Dirty Dozen.
  • Firm
  • No soft spots
  • No bruises or dents


Health Benefits for Apples


  • Prevents dementia
  • Detoxifies liver
  • Reduces the risk of breast cancer
  • Rich in antioxidants and flavonoids
  • Helps prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
  • Relieves diarrhea and constipation
  • Reduces risk of colon and liver cancer
  • Prevents cataracts and gallstones
  • Reduces cholesterol levels
  • Boosts the immune system


Vitamins and Minerals in Apples

  • Vitamins: A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), C, E and folic acid
  • Minerals: Calcium, copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium


Apple Puree Recipes Baby Will Love

Baked Applesauce Recipe

Steamed Apple Puree


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  1. I like how you organize the article such that it is very eye-catchy. I have no babies but will try to make some for myself. Thanks for the recipe

  2. Elektra

    Thanks for the recipes for apple puree. I tried to make some for my babies in past but never used formula or breast milk with it. Clever idea!

    • Thank you, Elektra! I’m glad I could give you some fresh ideas. If you have any ideas or suggestions while making baby food, I would love to know them!

  3. Really love the imagery on your site Rachel. It’s very cool and welcoming. And your recipes seem really easy to follow. I think even I might be able to do it! 😉

  4. My daughter is now 7 months old. My wife is starting to feed her with solid food. Just as i come across this website, i can give my wife some new ideas on making some different food for my daughter. Thanks alot for all the great information

    • That is great new, James! I hope your baby girl loves these purees! I plan on adding the simple directions on how to mix fruit and veggie purees, so stay tuned! Your wife will be amazed at how easy it is! Thank you for visiting!

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