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9 Gerber Baby Food Copycat Recipes

Save money with these simple and delicious Gerber baby food copycat recipes.

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Healthy smoothie with green apple, spinach, lime and coconut milkiuliia_n/Shutterstock

Inspired by: Gerber Organic Apple Spinach Kale

Good for: Stage 2

Your little one will love the sweet apple taste, and you’ll love the nutritious greens in this recipe. Any type of apple will work, but baby might prefer Gala or Red Delicious for their mild flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 apples, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces. This apple corer ($10) makes quick work of the job.
  • 1/2 cup kale
  • 1/2 cup spinach

Directions

  1. Place apples in a steamer basket; place in a medium saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 8 minutes or until fork-tender. Reserve water.
  2. Add kale and spinach; cook, covered for an additional minute or two or until greens are wilted. Cool slightly.
  3. In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients; cover and process until smooth.
  4. Add reserved steamer water or breast milk to thin the mixture, if needed.

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Puree with mango and ingredient on the grey cutting boardLiudmyla Yaremenko/Shutterstock

Inspired by: Gerber Organic Pear Mango Avocado Pouch

Good for: Stage 2

When it comes to baby food, a mango might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But full of fiber and vitamins B and C, it’s exactly what your baby needs. Don’t miss the 9 surprising health benefits of mango.

Ingredients

  • 1 pear, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces. Be careful to remove seeds.
  • 1 mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted

Directions

  1. Place pear in a steamer basket; place in a small saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 10 minutes or until fork-tender. Cool slightly.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients; cover and process until smooth.
  3. Serve or package in one of our editor’s favorite reusable baby food pouches for the full copycat experience.

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Blueberry and Sweet Rice PureeMonkey Business Images/Shutterstock

Inspired by: Gerber Banana Blueberry Pouch

Good for: 1-year-olds or older toddlers

This copycat recipe could not be easier, there’s no cooking required!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients; cover and process until smooth, for about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Serve immediately or store in these animal-inspired reusable pouches ($23 for the set, plus filling station) for your toddler to explore self-feeding.

Editor’s tip: You might have to scrape the sides of the blender every 30 seconds or so to incorporate the blueberry peels.

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Inspired by: Gerber Apple Sweet Potato with Cinnamon Pouch

Good for: 1-year-olds or older toddlers

Baby will love the natural sweetness of this nutritious combo.

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 apple, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

Directions

  1. Place sweet potato in a steamer basket; place in a small saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 10 minutes. Reserve water.
  2. Add chopped apple; cook, covered for an additional 5 minutes or until both the ingredients have softened. Cool slightly.
  3. In a blender or food processor, combine sweet potato and apple; cover and process until smooth. Use the reserved steamer water to thin the mixture if needed. Let cool.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve immediately or store in your favorite reusable pouch.

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Baby food with green peas and carrots on wooden tableSzekeres Szabolcs/Shutterstock

Inspired by: Gerber Pea Carrot Spinach

Good for: Stage 2

This Gerber baby food combo is a great way to give your little one a big helping of fiber and antioxidants. (The ingredients can even help baby poop!)

Ingredients

  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup of spinach
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas, thawed

Directions

  1. Place carrots in a steamer basket; place in a small saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 10 minutes. Reserve water.
  2. Add spinach and peas; cook, covered for an additional 5-7 minutes or until carrots are tender. Cool slightly.
  3. In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients; cover and process until smooth.

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Puree with strawberry, banana and apple on the napkin on the wooden backgroundLiudmyla Yaremenko/Shutterstock

Inspired by: Gerber Apple Strawberry Banana

Good for: Stage 2

This sweet and classic fruit blend is always a hit with babies and toddlers.

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries

Directions

  1. Place apples in a steamer basket; place in a small saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 8 minutes or until fork-tender. Reserve water.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients; cover and process until smooth, for about 1-2 minutes

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Pear puree for baby nutritionValentin Kolesnicov/Shutterstock

Inspired by: Gerber Pear Peach Oatmeal Pouch

Good for: 1-year-olds or older toddlers

Add flavor to bland oatmeal with the natural sweetness of pears and peaches. Learn more about mixing oatmeal and other cereals into your baby food.

Ingredients

  • 1 pear, peeled, pitted and chopped into 1-inch pieces. Be careful to remove seeds.
  • 1 peach, peeled, pitted and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal

Directions

  1. Place pear and peach in a steamer basket; place in a medium saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 5 minutes or until fork-tender.
  2. In a blender or food processor, fruit and cooked oatmeal; cover and process until smooth, for about 1-2 minutes
  3. Let cool and serve immediately or store in your favorite reusable pouch.

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puree of baby carrot Apple on a wooden table spoon saucer white green pacifier napkinPeydg/Shutterstock

Inspired by: Gerber Lil’ Mixers Carrot Sweet Potato Pea with Quinoa Crisp

Good for: 8-month-olds or older

Serve the blended veggies and quinoa side by side to allow older babies to explore the different textures. New to quinoa? Learn all about this superfood here.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely.
  2. Place chopped carrot and sweet potato in a steamer basket; place in a medium saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 10 minutes or until fork-tender. Cool slightly.
  3. In a blender or food processor, place carrot and sweet potato; cover and process until smooth, for about 1-2 minutes
  4. Serve puree alongside quinoa and let your little one enjoy!

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Spelt semolina with apple for BabyHeike Rau/Shutterstock

Inspired by: Gerber Lil’ Bits Orchard Fruit Medley

Good for: 8-month-olds or older

The Gerber Lil’ Bits line allows babies who are ready for textured food to explore little bits of fruit, rather than a smooth puree. Here are the signs to look for when introducing new foods to baby.

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 peach, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pear, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces

Directions

  1. Place fruit in a steamer basket; place in a medium saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 10 minutes or until fork-tender.
  2. Mash ingredients until you reach desired consistency.

Erica Young
Erica is a freelance lifestyle writer with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her favorite recipes are quick, easy and something her kids will actually eat. When she's not writing you'll find her organizing a closet, roaming the aisles at Target or nursing her third Diet Coke of the day.

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