How to Make Avocado Baby Food

Bowl of guacamole and half of an avocado on wood
Total Time 7 min
Prep 2 min, Cook 5 min
Servings 5

There is no doubt that the nutritional value of avocados makes them a great first food and finger food once your munchkin is 4 to 6 months old and ready to start solid food. This simple avocado baby food recipe doesn't require a lick of cooking. It's fast, easy to make and your baby will love it, and it can be prepared fresh for feeding time.

Nutritional Benefits

Avocados offer innumerable nutritional benefits. Compared to other fruits and vegetables, the avocado is considered to have the most nutritional value of all. It's loaded with protein, fiber, folic acid, zinc, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, and other vitamins and nutrients. It's a serious superfood.

They're also high in fat, but it's the good kind of fat: the naturally occurring kind. Don't let the fat in avocados deter you. The fat found in avocados is heart-healthy: it's monounsaturated and contains good (HDL) cholesterol. Avocados contain tons of coveted Omega 3 fatty acids that promote brain development, amongst a slew of other benefits, making it an excellent choice for a growing baby.

Avocados are also very mild, making them the perfect introductory solid food.

How to Pick Ripe Avocados

It's a conundrum we've all faced: how can you tell if an avocado is ripe? If you want avocados that are ready to eat, look for ones that are dark green and have bumpy skin. Squeeze the avocado. It should feel firm with just a bit of give. A rock-hard avocado isn't ripe; one that feels really soft is too ripe.

Make sure you always have ripe avocados on hand by buying some ripe and some almost ripe. It's recommended that avocados are stored outside of the fridge unless they're already ripe.


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Optional: Breastmilk, formula, or water


  1. Use a sharp knife to cut the avocado in half and around the pit lengthwise.
  2. Score pit with the knife. Twist the knife to pull out the pit.
  3. Scoop avocado meat out of its skin with a spoon and put it in a dish.
  4. Use a fork to mash the avocado into a puree or use a blender or food processor to reach your desired consistency.
  5. Achieve a thinner consistency by adding breastmilk, formula or water as needed.

How to Keep Avocados Fresh

Store your batch of avocado baby food in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 72 hours.

Because this recipe makes around five servings, you may want to freeze the baby food into portions using an ice cube. Avocado tends to brown in the fridge and freezer, but it doesn't affect the nutritional value or flavors, and browning can be prevented.

Once you've portioned out the meal, be sure to use practical baby feeding tips to ensure an enjoyable experience for all.

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