Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Getting Fancy with the Babycook

My friend Hillary suggested I post some of my ideas for homemade babyfood in the Babycook. I doubt any of this is novel, but it seemed like a good idea to share anyway.

Chicken Dinner

1 chicken breast, cubed
1 large carrot, 1" pieces
Baby's Brown Rice (see recipe below)

Add the chicken and the carrot to the Babycook. Fill with 3 measures of water and cook. Puree the chicken and carrot with the remaining water, and mix with the brown rice.

Baby's Brown Rice

1/4 cup brown rice

Put the rice in a blender and pulverize for approximately 2 to 3 minutes (longer for younger babies). Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly until the water is absorbed, 4 to 5 minutes.

Baby's Pasta & Meat Sauce

1 hamburger patty, precooked on the grill
1/4 cup tiny star pasta ("pastina")
pasta sauce, whatever your family eats

Puree the hamburger patty in the Babycook and remove to a small bowl. Cook the Pastina according to package directions and add to the hamburger, along with the sauce.

*Note - I have a friend who makes a version of this, but instead of using commercially prepared sauce, she puts tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and a bunch of other veggies in a pot on the stove, cooks them, purees and freezes in cubes.

Oatmeal with Blueberry and Mango

1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 mango, cubed
Baby's Oatmeal (see recipe below)

Add the blueberries and the mango to the Babycook and puree. Add the fruit sauce to Baby's Oatmeal. Yum! (This is a "stolen" recipe, too, from another friend)

Baby's Oatmeal

1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

In a medium saucepan, over high heat, combine 2 cups of water, cinnamon and vanilla and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in the oats. When the mixture starts to simmer, cover, turn off the heat and let stand until thick and creamy (about 15 minutes). Stir in breastmilk, formula, water or fruit puree.


  1. Yay! So excited to try these in the future! thanks for sharing!!

  2. Hi - I am new to being a mom (my daughter is 7 mos old) and to the Babycook. So far, I've only been making fruit and veggie purees. I'm curious about the chicken -- do you add cooked cubes to the Babycook, or do you let it cook in the Babycook?