Boiled Blueberry Puree Recipe


You should boil blueberries if you introduce them to your baby before 8 months old.

Learn how to select fresh or frozen blueberries.

  1. Gently wash fresh or frozen blueberries in cool water.
  2. Add 1 cup of bottled water to saucepot.
  3. Bring water to a boil and add 2 cups of blueberries.
  4. Reduce heat and gently simmer for 25 mins or until soft, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove blueberries with a slotted spoon and place into Vitamix or blender.
  6. Add 2 ounces of water from the saucepot and one scoop of formula OR 2 ounces of breast milk.
  7. Blend until the puree can easily pour out of the blender into the ice cube trays.
  8. Add more reserved blueberry water or breast milk to thin.

How to Store Homemade Baby Food

Related Recipes:

Raw Blueberry Puree


Blueberry Puree Mixtures

Follow these simple steps to create puree combinations!

  • Acorn Squash: 4 months
  • Apples: 4 months
  • Apricots: 6 months
  • Avocados: 4 months
  • Bananas: 4 months
  • Butternut Squash: 4 months
  • Carrots: 6 months
  • Green Beans: 6 months
  • Kale: 6 months
  • Mango: 6 months
  • Nectarines: 4 months
  • Oatmeal Cereal: 4 months
  • Peaches: 6 months
  • Pears: 4 months
  • Plums: 6 months
  • Pumpkin: 4 months
  • Sweet Potatoes: 4 months


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    • That is a great idea! Another thing you can do is defrost one cube and add it to oatmeal. YUMMY!!! Blueberry puree doesn’t last long in this house! 🙂

  1. Jerry

    Woah this is really weird but a friend was just asking me if puree had to be boiled for babies. Anyways it’s pretty cool I ran across this article and will definitely be showing it to her.

    • Hi, Jerry! Well, I am happy you stumbled upon this site as well! It really depends on the produce and the baby’s age. Let your friend know where to find some easy and nutritious recipes! There are many more on the way!

  2. Another great idea I’ll have to write down. Quick question though, why do the blueberries need to be boiled if the baby isn’t 8 months old yet? I mean I know they can’t handle solid food, but would mashing them have the same affect? Thanks!!

    • That is an excellent question, Sam! It’s recommended because it breaks down sugars and fibers in the fruit, making them easier for babies under 8 months old to digest.

  3. Another great recipe Rachel! I love the idea of incorporating blueberries into a baby’s diet. They are full of great antioxidants and are small and cute- as if they were made for babies! I can’t wait to share this with my cousin’s yet to be born baby! Thank you. 🙂

    • Thank you, Grace! It is always a pleasure to read your comments! I completely agree! What could possibly make blueberry puree any better? They mix incredibly well with so many fruits and veggies, even if the thought of it seems odd. My son loved blueberries in just about every puree and cereal! Great seeing you again, Grace! Stay healthy!

  4. Hey Rachel,
    This is another great recipie. What I love about your site is you are teaching people to make quality nutritious food for you baby without the added chemicals in mass produced baby foods. So is there a way to can baby food naturally so you can take it on trips?

    • That is an excellent question, Calvin! I plan on publishing a page with specific guidelines for traveling with homemade baby food. These guidelines will depend on baby’s age, travel time, mode of transportation, the length of the trip and if the homemade baby food is fresh or frozen. It is absolutely possible to travel with homemade baby food while keeping it fresh and safe to eat. I will make this a priority! Thank you, Calvin!

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