Homemade Baby Food Carrots are so easy to make and only contain two ingredients...organic carrots and water! Plus they taste worlds better than store-bought varieties! #babyfood #homemade #carrots #vitamix #blender

The process of transitioning a baby to solid foods is a huge milestone. The very first time you feed your sweet baby can be really fun. However, the novelty wears off very quickly, and the process of feeding your baby mush 3x/day becomes a little taxing and sometimes, pretty gross.

I’m just being real here. With my first daughter I couldn’t wait to start the solid food journey. But with each successive child I’ve waited longer and longer to add solid foods to our daily routine. This time around I got tired just thinking about feeding one more person every time we sat down to eat. However, the glorious reality that solid food brings of switching from nursing every 3 hours, to every 4 hours motivated me to get the ball rolling.

Homemade Baby Food Carrots are so easy to make and only contain two ingredients...organic carrots and water! Plus they taste worlds better than store-bought varieties! #babyfood #homemade #carrots #vitamix #blender

The first real foods I feed my babies are usually avocado and sweet potatoes. Next, I introduce carrots since they’re in the same “orange vegetable” family. I recommend using either whole organic carrots or organic baby carrots. Using the latter cuts out the peeling step, which can save a lot of time in the process!

Just like most varieties, homemade baby food carrots absolutely blow store-bought jarred varieties out of the water. There is absolutely no contest when it comes to the rich, slightly sweet, flavor when you make your own!

Homemade Baby Food Carrots: Method 

Roast. 

Like sweet potatoes, I recommend roasting the carrots since it brings out their natural sweetness. I toss them in a small amount of olive oil and spread them on the pan. Then I roast them at 425 degrees F until they look like the picture below. A little shrively, a little browned, a whole lot of deliciousness (I have to keep myself from eating all of them before I get to the blending phase)!

Homemade Baby Food Carrots are so easy to make and only contain two ingredients...organic carrots and water! Plus they taste worlds better than store-bought varieties! #babyfood #homemade #carrots #vitamix #blender

Blend.

Using the Vitamix to make homemade baby food is the best ever. Silky smooth purees are ready in minutes {or seconds}! Start by using a small amount of water, and then  I add more until you achieve the consistency that’s best for

your baby. In the early weeks/months make sure the mixture is silky smooth, because your baby is not ready to handle texture yet. As your baby grows it’s important to introduce them to more texture, so leave it a little chunkier.

Homemade Baby Food Carrots are so easy to make and only contain two ingredients...organic carrots and water! Plus they taste worlds better than store-bought varieties! #babyfood #homemade #carrots #vitamix #blender

Freeze. 

I recommend making a large batch and freezing some for later. Drop 2 TBS portions into the wells of these silicone ice cube trays {which I LOVE because they have a hard rim, making it easy to transport them from the counter to the freezer}! Then let the baby food freeze, pop the cubes out and store in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the freezer!

Reheat. 

Simply warm frozen cubes in the microwave for about 60 seconds on high. Stir and test the temperature to be sure it isn’t too warm, then feed your baby!

Homemade Baby Food Carrots are so easy to make and only contain two ingredients...organic carrots and water! Plus they taste worlds better than store-bought varieties! #babyfood #homemade #carrots #vitamix #blender

Homemade Baby Food Carrots

Homemade Baby Food Carrots are so easy to make and only contain two ingredients...organic carrots and water! Plus they taste worlds better than store-bought varieties! 

Course baby food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb organic carrots (peeled)
  • 1 TBS Olive oil
  • 2-4 TBS water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Toss carrots in olive oil and spread evenly on a large baking sheet.

  3. Bake for 20 minutes, stir and bake for 20 more or until soft and golden brown.
  4. Add desired amount of water and roasted carrots to your Vitamix {or other high-powered blender or food processor} and blend until smooth.

Homemade Baby Food Carrots are so easy to make and only contain two ingredients...organic carrots and water! Plus they taste worlds better than store-bought varieties! #babyfood #homemade #carrots #vitamix #blender

Making your own baby food at home is SO easy, and totally worth it. It saves so much money and you know exactly what you are feeding your baby {carrots and water}!

I feel like I need to apologize to all of you for not being more on top of sharing all the yummy foods I have fed Mara so far! I have a few more already shot and ready to go, and I will continue trying my best to post as I introduce new foods/combinations to her! I’m trying to soak in all of her sweetness {as well as being fully present for my three other kids}, so there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all! 😉

Check out these other baby food posts!

How to Introduce Solids to your Baby

Homemade Bay Food Sweet Potatoes

Homeamde Pumpkin & Apple Baby Food Puree 

How to Introduce Peanuts to your Baby 

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Homemade Baby Food Carrots are so easy to make and only contain two ingredients...organic carrots and water! Plus they taste worlds better than store-bought varieties! #babyfood #homemade #carrots #vitamix #blender