To make homemade baby food, choose the food to serve, puree it, and store it or serve it immediately. An example of a simple baby food recipe is banana baby food. Peel a banana, mash it with a fork, add a healthy liquid such as breast milk, formula or filtered water, and mix well. You can use the same preparation techniques with avocados, which are another very healthy, nutrient-dense food that is good for babies.
A popular baby food that is easy to make at home is rice cereal. This recipe is recommended for babies in Stage 1 of the eating cycle. Stage 1 foods are runny and thin for babies transitioning from formula or breast milk to real foods, and are usually between the age of six and eight months old. Foods commonly fed to babies in this stage are low on the allergy scale.
To make rice cereal, use a quarter of a cup of rice powder and one cup of water. Grind brown rice in a blender or food processor to make rice powder at home. Add the rice powder to a saucepan of boiling water while stirring constantly. Simmer the mixture for about 10 minutes. Continue to whisk briskly. You may add fruit, breast milk or formula at this time.