Banana compote is an ideal infant recipe for babies from 6 months, when complementary feeding begins. Find out how to make it with this recipe.
The compotes and baby food fruits are deliciously nutritious choice when the baby goes from breastfeeding to solid food, although it is true that breastfeeding becomes the primary option, as recommended by the very World Health Organization (WHO).
In fact, when it comes to the fruit compotes themselves, we must bear in mind that at the beginning it is not possible to make them with all fruits, since at the beginning it is very important to choose only those that are unlikely to cause allergic reactions, especially when it is switched to complementary feeding after 5-6 months.
As we already mentioned on another occasion, it is advisable not to mix them at first, therefore always start with one of them, and leave a margin of between 3 to 4 days until the next fruit is produced. For example, you can start with the apple compote at the beginning, after a few days try the pear compote, and finally finish with the banana compote (since the banana stands out for being one of the recommended fruits in this regard.).
Precisely for this reason, this time we propose a wonderful recipe for banana compote, which stands out for being delicious and nutritious. Do you dare to prepare it? It is extremely easy and simple.
How to make a banana compote for babies from 6 months
The compote banana is a favorite among baby’s compotes. You know why? Mainly for its texture, which stands out for being tremendously soft, and for its delicate flavor, which is characterized by being sweeter than pear and apple.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon of water
Preparation of the banana compote:
It is very simple. You just have to peel the banana, removing its skin and cutting it into pieces. Place them in the blender glass and add a teaspoon of water if necessary (if, for example, it is too thick). Shake it all well. Serve in the baby bowl and enjoy.
What benefits does banana compote bring to the baby?
It is, as we mentioned, a compote preferred by many babies for its texture (soft) and for its flavor (sweet). But, in addition, it stands out for being a compote with a low probability of causing allergic reactions. That is why it is one of the fruits that pediatricians advise giving the baby when starting complementary feeding.
In fact, it is a fruit that is very easy to digest, especially when eaten crushed (as it is actually given to the baby, in this case in the form of compote or porridge).
From a nutritional point of view, the banana is very rich in carbohydrates, and it is also low in fat. It has fiber, which is a great benefit to the baby by helping to prevent infant constipation, by stimulating the bowel movement. Being easily digestible, it is an ideal fruit for treating diarrhea in babies.
Regarding the nutrients it provides, it stands out for its content of vitamins (especially vitamin A, C, E and group B), and minerals (such as potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium).
As we can see, it is a delicious fruit that begins to form part of children’s nutrition around the fifth or sixth month of life, when it begins with what is known as complementary food.