Learn how to make SO EASY avocado puree for your baby—and the best way to prevent it from browning so you can store leftovers for later.

avocado puree in white bowl

Avocado Puree

Avocado is a favorite first food for baby since it’s not very likely to be allergenic, has lots of healthy fats, and has a silky texture that’s great for new eaters. I love making avocado puree to share with baby since there’s no cooking involved and it’s so super easy to do with either a blender or a fork!

halved fresh avocados

Ingredients You Need

To make this avocado puree, you’ll just need ripe avocado and a fresh lemon, if you plan to store some for later. So easy!

How to Choose a Perfect Avocado

Look for an avocado that’s firm to the touch but has a little give, which indicates ripeness. A very soft avocado may be too ripe with brown spots by the time you get it home and eat it. So it shouldn’t feel as hard as a rock, but firm with a little softness.

avocado in blender

Step by Step Instructions

Here’s a look at the easy process involved in making this homemade baby food.

  1. Halve a ripe avocado, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh.
  2. Add to a blender.
  3. Blend, adding breastmilk, formula, or water if needed or desired to thin.
  4. Serve immediately.

TIP: This is a great puree to share with baby, so if you plan to have some, skip adding breastmilk or formula.

How to Store Avocado Puree for Later

To store in the fridge, place puree into small food storage containers and squeeze fresh lemon juice over top. You’ll want any exposed part of the puree to be in contact with some lemon juice to prevent browning.

To freeze, stir 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice into the mash and spoon into an ice cube tray. Freeze. Transfer frozen cubes into a freezer storage bag for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge in an airtight container. (You can also freeze directly in a freezer bag.)

Tips for Making the Best Avocado Puree

  • To do this with a fork, place as much or as little avocado onto a plate. Mash with a fork to reach the desired consistency, thinning with water, breastmilk or formula as desired.
  • To store in the fridge, place puree into small food storage containers and squeeze fresh lemon juice over top. You’ll want any exposed part of the puree to be in contact with some lemon juice to prevent browning.
  • To freeze, stir 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice into the mash and spoon into an ice cube tray. Freeze. Transfer frozen cubes into a freezer storage bag for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge in an airtight container. (You can also freeze directly in a freezer bag.)
  • Leave as a thicker mash for older babies.
  • Spread onto toast sticks (about the size of your finger) for BLW-style feeding or offer a preloaded spoon.
  • Mix with Banana Puree, Sweet Potato Puree, Pureed Beans, Apple Puree, or any other food you like.
  • See more of my favorite baby food combinations here.

I’d love to hear what you think of this recipe if you try it so please comment below with feedback!

avocado puree in white bowl

Easy Avocado Puree

This easy baby food is rich in healthy fats, super smooth, and has a mellow flavor. This is a great puree to make when you're eating something like tacos...so you can have some too!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Baby Food
Calories 80kcal
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados (about 1 cup avocado flesh)

Instructions

  • Cut the avocado in half and scoop out the flesh. You'll need at least 1 cup to do this in a blender.
  • Add to a blender. Start on low and blend smooth, adding a little water, breastmilk, or formula as needed to thin and create a smooth consistency.
  • Serve immediately.
  • To store, place puree into small food storage containers and squeeze fresh lemon juice over top. You'll want any exposed part of the puree to be in contact with some lemon juice to prevent browning.

Notes

  • To do this with a fork, place as much or as little avocado onto a plate. Mash with a fork to reach the desired consistency, thinning with water, breastmilk or formula as desired.
  • To freeze, stir 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice into the mash and spoon into an ice cube tray. Freeze. Transfer frozen cubes into a freezer storage bag for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge in an airtight container. (You can also freeze directly in a freezer bag.)
  • Leave as a thicker mash for older babies.
  • Spread onto toast sticks (about the size of your finger) for BLW-style feeding or offer a preloaded spoon.
  • Mix with banana puree, sweet potato puree, pureed beans, or any other food you like.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp, Calories: 80kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 244mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 73IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 1mg
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