This baby chickpea puree with sweet potato and banana is smooth, creamy, and naturally sweet from the banana and sweet potato. It is super easy to make the chickpea baby food puree.
Peel and boil the sweet potato, then combine with half a cup of canned or cooked chickpeas and half a banana. Blend in a high-speed blender with water into a smooth chickpea puree that your baby will love.
I wanted to make a chickpea puree for my baby girl as they are an excellent source of plant-based iron. A crucial nutrient for babies six months and older. Plus, chickpeas score a 5/5 nutritional rating for babies from solid starts. And I am all about nutritious baby foods!
It took me several attempts to make different chickpea puree recipes to achieve the right chickpea combination that my girl loved. Initially, I tried hummus and a roasted red pepper chickpea puree, but my girl disliked both: ugg, nothing quite like throwing away time and food, lol.
Finally, I made a chickpea baby food puree with sweet potato and banana. Luckily this time around, she loved it!
Benefits of this baby chickpea puree with sweet potato and bananas
The vitamin C in bananas helps with iron absorption from chickpeas and is a nutritious fruit for babies.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A for vision and immune support.
Babies can eat chickpeas as soon as they are ready to start solids at six months and older, although they are a common choking hazard according to solid starts and should not be served whole to your baby.
Blending chickpeas into a puree such as this baby chickpea puree with sweet potato is a great way to introduce chickpeas to your baby. The puree is super smooth and creamy, so it is an excellent puree for babies learning to eat and swallow.
The natural sweetness from the banana and sweet potato makes this chickpea puree palatable for babies with a sweet tooth. I only used half a cup of chickpeas in this recipe, although I am sure it will still taste great with 1 cup of chickpeas.
Add more or less water to make a thicker or thinner puree to suit your baby’s needs. I found half a cup of water to be the perfect amount for the consistency I wanted.
Chickpeas, sweet potato, and banana are all super nutritious foods for babies to keep them healthy and growing strong!
I cook extra sweet potatoes for myself when making this for my baby as I use the leftovers to make a sweet potato banana smoothie! I use chickpeas in a salad with the glory bowl dressing if I have leftover chickpeas. So good.
It is all about using the same ingredients in different ways to save time in the kitchen when cooking purees for your baby in the kitchen. If you find it challenging to get time in the kitchen, try emptying a bottom drawer for your baby and fill it with baby-friendly utensils.
Bring your baby into the kitchen with you and let them play with their kitchen toys to keep them entertained while you cook. Lately, my girl has been over her play mat toys and always comes crawling into the kitchen to see what I do. Having a drawer filled with kitchen toys that I can pull out for her while cooking healthy meals and baby purees has been helpful.
I hope your bub enjoys this baby chickpea puree and that you both get quality fun time in the kitchen together 😊 You may also enjoy these nutritious baby puree recipes:
Baby Chickpea Puree with Sweet Potato and Banana
- High speed blender
- 1 cup sweet potato
- ½ cup cooked or canned chickpeas
- ½ banana
- ½ cup water
- Bring water to a boil in a pot then peel and chop 1 cup sweet potato and place in the boiling water. Cook for 15 minutes until soft.
- Place all the ingredients into a high speed blender then blend until smooth and creamy.
- Store in an airtight glass jar for up to three days in the refridgerator.