12 Yummy Thanksgiving Meal Recipes for Babies

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12 Yummy Thanksgiving Meal for Babies

These Thanksgiving Baby Food ideas below will help your baby have a wonderful time exploring foods and sharing in the family Thanksgiving Day celebration.

Pull baby’s high chair up to the Thanksgiving dinner table and watch her joy and wonder as the baby takes part in the Thanksgiving tradition. With these delicious Thanksgiving baby food recipes, your little one will be enjoying this special meal along with the rest of the family!

1. Sweet Pumpkin Pie

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Sweet Pumpkin Pie

Traditional sweet potato and pumpkin pie recipes use many ingredients that are unsuitable for your baby — so here’s a simple way to make one just for him/her.

Recipe —

· Put the apples, banana, and sugar pumpkin in the steamer basket.

· Pour water into the tank (level 3).

· Start the cooking process.

· When the apples, banana, and sugar pumpkin are cooked, put them in the blending bowl, reserving the cooking liquid.

· Add some of the cooking liquid to bring the purée to the desired consistency and blend.

2. Harvest Pie Baby Food Puree

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Harvest Pie Baby Food Puree

Want an alternative to that sweet pumpkin pie? Use this recipe for Harvest pie baby food.

Recipe-

· Peel your potato and apple and cut them into cubes (remove any seeds or hard areas from the apples).

· Add to a pan with the water and simmer covered for about 10 minutes or until tender and a fork can be inserted easily.

· Drain, rinse with cold water until cool, then add them to a food processor.

· Puree the sweet potato and apple mixture until the desired texture.

· Place the apple and sweet potato puree mix in a bowl and stir in the pumpkin puree and spices.

· Fill into baby food jars and you are good to go.

3. Sweet Potato Baby Cookies

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Sweet Potato Baby Cookies

How yummy do these look? If you are into baby-led weaning this recipe is going to be perfect for you. You can see how to make these bite-sized cookies (for baby) but really we can all eat some.

Recipe-

· The first step is to peel and chop up a medium-sized sweet potato.

· Add it to a pot of boiling water and cook for 10–15 minutes.

· Add the sweet potato to a bowl and mash also add ½ banana and mash until creamy.

· Add the rest of the ingredients. You will need baby cereal, quick oats, and a little bit of flour to thicken up the cookies.

· After that you will add a teaspoon of cinnamon and brown sugar. Mix it all together and form the dough into tablespoon-sized cookies.

· The cookies take about 20 minutes to bake, after that cool them for 15 minutes.

4. Gluten Free Mini Corn Bread

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Gluten-Free Mini Corn Bread

Have a baby with certain food restrictions? This delicious and gluten-free recipe for mini cornbread will do just the trick.

Recipe-

· Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine all cornbread muffin ingredients together, in the order listed, and mix together well to form your cornbread batter.

· In a greased 24-count mini muffin pan, scoop 1 tablespoon of batter into each muffin tin until all batter is used.

· Bake the mini muffins for 10–12 minutes, until a toothpick, comes out clean.

· Remove from oven, transfer the muffins to a wire rack, and allow them to cool completely before storing in an airtight container or freezing.· Preheat the oven to 375°F.

· In a large mixing bowl, combine all cornbread muffin ingredients together, in the order listed, and mix together well to form your cornbread batter.

· In a greased 24-count mini muffin pan, scoop 1 tablespoon of batter into each muffin tin until all batter is used.

· Bake the mini muffins for 10–12 minutes, until a toothpick, comes out clean.

· Remove from oven, transfer the muffins to a wire rack, and allow them to cool completely before storing in an airtight container or freezing.

5. Squishy Squashy Sweet Potatoes

Squishy Squashy Sweet Potatoes

Take a small scoop of that baked acorn or butternut squash and mash in some sweet potatoes.

Recipe-

· Pressure cook whole sweet potatoes until very soft. Drain the water and peel sweet potatoes.

· Mash sweet potatoes.

· Mix in cinnamon and butter.

· And your squishy squashy mashed sweet potato is ready!

6. 5 Minute Cream Style Corn

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5 Minute Cream Style Corn

Corn is a Thanksgiving special in our home — make sure your little one who is about 8–11 months is ready for chunky soups like this cream style corn.

Recipe-

· Open your cans of corn and drain the corn out in a colander over a bowl to reserve the liquid.

· Place the corn and 1/2 of the corn liquid in a blender and pulse just a few quick times to break it up a bit.

· Add the creamed corn to a pot on the stove along with the erythritol and simmer for about 5 minutes to warm.

· Serve with fresh parsley if desired.

7. Banana Bread Finger Foods

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Banana Bread Finger Foods

How yummy is your Thanksgiving going to be when you can also use up those ripe bananas you have on your counter. This is perfect for babies 6+ months.

Recipe-

· Preheat the oven to 350F.

· Grease the inside of the non-stick loaf pan with 1 tbsp of butter.

· Put the banana in a large bowl and mash it with a fork.

· Add the egg and 5 tbsp butter and mix it until combined.

· Add the breast milk (or formula 1) and vanilla and mix until combined.

· Add flour and baking powder and mix until combined.

· Pour the batter in the greased loaf pan.

· Put the banana bread in the oven and bake for 50 minutes. After 50 min, take out the bread, cool them down for 20 min, cut into slices and they are ready to eat.

8. Unsweetened Apple Sauce

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Unsweetened Apple Sauce

If your baby is new to tasting solids — this is the recipe you want to go with. Perfect to make sure they don’t just go for the sweet items. It's sweet from the apple but no added sweeteners.

Recipe-

· This is the fastest method of cooking applesauce.

· Core and peel apples, chop them and move to the medium-size saucepan (or a big pot if using a large batch).

· Add some water and fall spices and cook on medium for 20 minutes.

· Cool apples and mash them.

· If you will leave some apples out, you will get chunky applesauce, very delicious too.

9. Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Need to sneak in some veggies for your baby? Give them a cookie full of delicious and tasty pumpkin and oatmeal.

Recipe-

· Start by combining the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Add in the butter.

· Mix in the egg and canned pumpkin.

· Add the old fashioned oats and cranberries. Mix well.

· Spray either your air fryer pan or your basket with olive oil spray. Set in your air fryer oven (I used the middle shelf) and set the timer for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F.

· Continue to air fry your cookies until all of the dough is used up. Plate, serve, and enjoy!

10. Rutabaga Mash

Rutabaga Mash

How yummy does this look? We are all for this instant pot rutabaga mash recipe.

Recipe-

· Peel and cut the rutabaga into cubes.

· Put water in the Instant Pot insert, add in the steamer basket and add rutabaga cubes. Season and add nutmeg.

· Put the lid on, lock, and turn the valve to the sealing (not venting) position.

· Decant the Instant Pot rutabaga to a bowl and mash.

· Top with herbs and spices of your choice (if desired) and serve.

11. Turkey & Sweet Potato Puree

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Turkey & Sweet Potato Puree

Mix these two Thanksgiving staples together to make a puree that is perfect for your little to enjoy the different textures and combinations.

Recipe-

· Put the sweet potatoes and turkey in the steamer basket.

· Pour water into the tank (level 3).

· When the sweet potatoes and turkey are cooked, put them in the blending bowl, reserving the cooking liquid.

· Add some of the cooking liquid to bring the purée to the desired consistency and blend.

12. ACORN SQUASH WITH APPLESAUCE

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ACORN SQUASH WITH APPLESAUCE

To make a yummy acorn squash treat for your baby follow this mouth-watering recipe.

Recipe-

· Mash or puree the cooked squash with some homemade, sugar-free applesauce and a dash of nutmeg.

· This would make a complete meal for younger babies or would be delicious served with chopped, cooked turkey from 7 months+.

· Acorn squash is also great mashed with cooked carrot — and for an extra special Thanksgiving treat, add a drop of pure maple syrup! Mmmm!

Final Words:

Enjoy 12 tasty, tried and true recipes for a baby’s first Thanksgiving meal that will make your little one so happy. Make sure you check out your favorite recipe and don’t forget.

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