How to Make Apricot Baby Food

I am confident your baby will love these fresh apricot recipes! If baby finds apricots a bit too tangy, try mixing them with other stage 1 fruits, vegetables and homemade cereals. I recommend using fresh or dried apricots because canned apricots will add more sugar. If the apricots are not fully ripe, leave them out at room temperature up to 5 days.

How to Select Apricots


  • Velvety skin
  • Deep orange or yellow/orange
  • Tinged with red is okay
  • Gives when gently squeezed
  • No bruises, scrapes, blemishes or holes


Health Benefits for Apricots


  • High in dietary fiber, vitamin A and C
  • Contains omega-6 fatty acids
  • Reduces risk of heart disease, strokes and osteoporosis
  • Improves bone and vision health
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Can lower fevers and relieve earaches
  • Treats and prevents constipation
  • Reduces muscle aches and cramps
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Helps treat skin conditions, such as eczema
  • Low in fat
  • Fights inflammation
  • Reduces cholesterol levels
  • Supports immune system


Vitamins and Minerals in Apricots

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


Apricot Puree Recipes Baby Will Love

Baked Fresh Apricot Puree

Dried Apricot Puree

Steamed Fresh Apricot Puree


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  1. Im not sure If I have ever tried apricots before. Your blog has given me a reason to at least try it. I think I will try the baked apricot puree or maybe just in my oatmeal. Thanks for the inspiration and information.

  2. This is an exceptional website. I am so impressed with the illustrations, the layout and the professional look of the website.
    The colour scheme is inviting, and the video is a winner. This all helps to make me and other readers feel that this is a professional person who knows what they are talking about. I learned a lot by just glancing the different pages and posts.

  3. Wow! I never thought of making my own baby food. Our children have grown out of that age, but this is great information for young families. I wish we would of had these, they seem a lot more healthier than traditional store bought baby food.

    • You got that right! We love our children and we all want to give them the best start in life. Nutrition is so important and it impacts their lives forever.

  4. Robert


    Though I am 100% about always using fresh fruits (and vegetables) for myself and family, I have never considered steaming or baking apricots. I try to be as raw as possible but you have given me some ideas on something I would like to try.

    You mention about mixing the apricot puree with other fruits, vegetables and grains. Have you ever considered organic milled (or ground) flax seed? It is one of natures best sources of omega essential fatty acids, lignans and fiber. I add it to almost everything I eat and drink.

    Great looking post, and website. The colors, images, video and information is a pleasure to read and view. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.


    • Thank you, Robert! I was going to add flax seeds to my Stage 2 recipes but I love your idea of milled flax seed, as it is safe between 7 and 8 months of age! Thanks again for your excellent idea! I will incorporate that into my stage 1 recipes! I appreciate you! Thank you for visiting!

  5. Never heard of apricots before. They kind of look like peaches. Maybe i’ll try it with the oatmeal, can’t go wrong with oatmeal. Get some healthy carbs and fruit as well.

    • You are right about that! Apricots are closely related to peaches. It would make an excellent addition to oatmeal! Throwing in a few blueberries would also make for a delicious meal! Thank you for visiting, Matt! I appreciate you!

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