Butternut Soup Recipe For Baby
Soup is the perfect food for babies and this smooth and fruity butternut soup will particularly appeal to babies who object to lumps in their food! It’s just as delicious served cold as it is hot – meaning it is an ideal dish for your baby at any time of year.
Butternut squash is very popular as a baby food… and with good reason. It’s an excellent source of vitamin A
(in the form of beta-carotene), potassium, fibre, vitamin C and manganese. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids,folate, copper, B vitamins and pantothenic acid!
Squash is a wonderfully versatile food and their are many ways you can prepare it for your baby.
This butternut soup recipe includes a hint of fresh orange juice, for a truly delicious result. Although the ingredients are safe for babies from 6 months of age, you should not prepare this butternut soup for your baby until he has been safely introduced to all the ingredients separately.
You will need:
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 onion, chopped
8 oz (1 cup) butternut squash, peeled and diced
1/2 apple, peeled and diced
1 oz (1/4 cup) flour
pinch ground ginger
12 fl oz (1 1/2 cups) homemade chicken stock
6 fl oz (3/4 cup) milk (you can use breast milk or formula if you prefer)
3 tbsp fresh orange juice (optional – this is a small amount, but if your baby is sensitive to citrus then you can simply leave it out)
pinch freshly ground black pepper
Saute the onion in the butter until tender.
Add the butternut squash and continue to saute for a few minutes, until the butter has been absorbed.
Add the apple, flour, ginger and nutmeg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the stock, milk and orange juice and bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer gently for around 20 mins, until the squash and apple are tender.
Add the pepper, then pour the mixture into a food processor and blend.
We recommend sharing this with your baby – it’s delicious!