Baby Food Recipes with Pears

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Baby food recipes are excellent when it comes to feeding your little one. Besides the fact that it is a healthy alternative, they are far more straightforward to prepare than buying jarred baby food. Making your own baby food also gives you the distinct pleasure of managing what goes into your baby’s sensitive tummy.

Making baby food recipe pear is very easy with the aid of a few simple tools such as baby food grinder, a steamer, food processor, a blender, ice cube trays and a few minutes of your time.

In this article, we talk all about pears as an ingredient for baby food and we name 4 easy and tasty recipes for homemade baby food.

The recipes in this article:

Recipe 1 – Pears, Oatmeal, and Dates
Recipe 2 – Pears, Apple, and Cinnamon
Recipe 3 – Pears and Quinoa
Recipe 4 – Pears, Strawberries, and Banana

You might also be interested in our recipes with banana, figs or strawberries

When can a baby eat pears?

Pears are less allergenic and easily digestible; therefore, they can be given to babies from 4-6 months.

Pears can be steamed until the baby turned eight months to ensure easier digestion. After eight months, you can offer peeled fresh pears that are cut into small pieces as finger food to your baby. You can combine the pears with other fruits such as avocado, apple, sweet potato, banana, etc. or add cereals if your baby doesn’t like plain pear puree.

We recommend that you consult with your baby’s pediatrician on introducing solid foods as generalities may not apply to your infant.

How to prepare pears for baby

There are many simple ways in which pear baby food can be cooked if you choose to cook the fruit.

Simmer – Peel and core the pear then put them on the pan with enough water to cover the pieces. Simmer gently until tender, which is 15-25 minutes. Avoid over boiling the mixture; it will be too watery, soft pieces are okay.

Steam – Peel and remove the core and cut the pear into chunks. Put them on the steamer basket and cook until tender. (3-5 minutes)

Microwave – After peeling the pear, cut into slices. Add a little water and place in a microwave-safe dish. Cook on high until the pear is soft, which is around 3-5 minutes.

Bake – Peel and core the pear, then chop into quarters and cover with a foil. Bake until tender, which is around 30 minutes.

It is best to store the pears on the kitchen counter since they will ripe well. However, refrigeration will slow the ripening process, therefore store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

 

Recipe 1: Pears, oatmeal, and dates (age 6 months+)

Tasty and healthy breakfast recipe that your little one will love!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Pears
  • 1 Cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped dates
  • Dash of cinnamon

Instructions:

Step 1 – Cut the core pears into halve.

Step 2 – Mix dates and oatmeal in 1 cup of water and boil until soupy.

Step 3 – Pour over the pear then Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Step 4 – You can offer small bites of this meal to your baby, or blend the ingredients using a blender or food processor. This way you get a nice puree.

Recipe 2: Pear, apple, and cinnamon (age 4-6 months+)

Easy and sweet-tasting recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Ripe Pear
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Cinnamon stick

Instructions:

Step 1 – Peel both the pear and apple and cut them into chunks.

Step 2 – Place the pieces into a saucepan and add enough water to cover them.

Step 3 – Add the cinnamon stick and simmer until the fruit is tender.

Step 4 – Remove the cinnamon stick, then mash the fruit to suit your baby’s preferences.

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Recipe 3: Pear and quinoa breakfast (age 8 months+)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup quinoa
  • 1 Small, sweet Pear
  • 1 Cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon sultanas
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Instructions:

Step 1 – Peel, core, and cut the pear into cubes.

Step 2 – Wash the quinoa, then mix sultanas and nutmeg with water in a small saucepan.

Step 3 – Boil, then reduce the heat, simmer for 5 minutes. Let it continue to simmer until the quinoa has absorbed all the water.

Step 4 – Using a hand mixer or a blender, make a nice puree.

 

Recipe 4: Pear, strawberries, banana (age 4-6 months+)

A tasty fruit snack that is easy to make. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Ripe pear
  • 1 Cup of strawberries
  • ½ Banana

Instructions:

Step 1 – Clean the strawberries and chop off the green crown.

Step 2 – Peel the banana and chop them in pieces.

Step 3 – Peel the pear, remove the core and chop it up. Using a hand mixer, blend the mixture until you reach the desired texture.

 

Feeding guide for pears

 

4-6 months

7 months

8 months

9-10 months

11-12 months

No. of tbs per portion

1-2

2-3

2-3

2-4

2-4

No. of feedings

per day

2

2

2

2

2

Please keep in mind that this feeding guide only applies to pears. If you add other ingredients to the meal, such as meats and pasta, the guide doesn’t apply anymore.

We recommend that you consult with your baby’s pediatrician on introducing solid foods as generalities may not apply to your infant.

Which kitchen tools to use

In order to prepare these baby food recipes, you will need the following kitchen tools:

  • Blender or food processor

  • Knife

  • Tablespoon

  • Vegetable peeler

  • Cutting board

  • Oven

  • Saucepan

  • Food storage containers or an ice cube form

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Nutritional Benefits

Pear is soft texture, easily edible, and less likely to cause allergies making it an excellent first food for babies next to the apple. Pears are a good source of copper and vitamin C, which protect the body’s cells from damage and boost the immune system. Potassium, vitamin K, and fiber prevent constipation and keep the baby growing well. Pears are also ideal for babies with infant reflux since it is the least acidic of all fruits. Furthermore, recent studies have revealed that taking plenty of pears might help prevent asthma.

 

Conclusion

Babies are learning to coordinate their chewing and swallowing, so be prepared for a lot of what you put in their mouths to come back out! It’s usually their lack of tongue control and not that they don’t like the taste. Talk to your pediatrician regarding introducing solid foods to your child and address any foods that may cause allergy risk for your little ones

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