This black bean banana mash recipe is one of the most versatile all-around baby food purees. Not only is it a no-cook puree that can be prepared in under 2 minutes, it is also a protein packed meal perfect for on-the-go and is super easy to prepare when traveling away from home. Additionally, this meal is packed with folate, protein, thiamin, manganese, copper, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, zinc, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and good carbohydrates for energy. Tasty, healthy and versatile - what could be better?
This recipe is suitable for babies 7-9 months and up. Make sure the consistency is one your baby can handle. Black Bean Banana Mash also makes a great dip or spread for toddlers and big kids, serve with some toasted pita bread or baked tortilla chips for a yummy after school snack!
Ingredients - use organic whenever possible
1 large ripe banana
1 can of pre-cooked black beans (I prefer to use pre-cooked black beans to save time, just make sure the can is BPA free, I'm a big fan of Eden Organic)
Pour black beans into a large strainer and rinse under cold running water to remove liquid and excess sodium. Place black beans and banana into your Sage Baby Puree & Blend food processor and add about 3 tablespoons of water, breast milk or formula to help develop a smooth consistency. Add more if needed. Pulse until a mushy mash consistency is achieved.
When stored in your Sage Spoonfuls jars or Sage Squeezie, Black Bean Banana Mash can be stored for up to 3 days in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer.