Recommended for 7-8 months and up.
(Please speak to your babies pediatrician/doctor about starting new foods before you try anything. Introduce one new food at a time, look out for allergic reactions, and remember that all new foods should be introduced to babies at least three days apart.)
Most parents don’t think to feed their baby black beans, its just not the first thing to come to mind when you think about baby food. You can start feeding your baby black beans from about 7-8 months, I just wouldn’t do black beans as a first food. Black beans contain a lot of nutrients, and is a good source of protein and iron, which can be very good for your growing baby.
Black beans blended together with sweet potato, carrots, and raisin make a tasty puree for baby. My son loves this puree, and it was a good way for me to sneak in those veggies, while still keeping his food a little sweet by adding the pureed raisins.
(I use fresh dried black beans, and then cook them. The canned black beans have too much sodium in it. I also puree the raisins in a separate smaller blender.)
I try to buy the organic raisins for this puree
- 1 cup of black beans, cooked
- 1 sweet potato
- 6 medium carrots
- 1 cup water
- (Raisin Puree)
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup water
- Soak black beans in a pot of water overnight.
- Drain water, and add fresh water to the pot. Bring the pot of beans to a boil, then turn down to simmer for 2-3 hours or until tender.
- Wash sweet potato and carrots, then cut into small chunks.
- Steam or boil sweet potato and carrots until very tender, about 20 minutes.
- Place 1 cup of black beans, carrots, sweet potato, and water in a food processor or blender. Puree until desired consistency.
- Place raisins and water in a smaller separate blender. Puree until smooth.
- Add raisin puree to black beans, carrots, and sweet potato. Blend together.
(Store into baby freezer jars/trays.)