Baby food: Mango purée recipe

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Mango purée is one of the quickest and easiest baby foods you can make for your baby and is ideal for infants over 10 months

Baby food: mango purée with spoon
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Sweet, bright mango purée is a really lovely food to introduce your baby too early.

This is one of the quickest and easiest baby foods you can make for your baby and is ideal for infants over 10 months. Because the mango doesn't require any cooking, this is really easy to make, especially with a really ripe mango. Choose whether to use water, plain or vanilla yogurt to use to create a really creamy consistency and simply dilute further if you need it to be thinner for a younger baby. Mango is rich in pre-biotic dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds. You can make it in a large bowl and then transfer leftovers to smaller pots.


  • 1 ripe mango
  • Plain or vanilla yogurt or water, apple or pear Juice




  1. Peel the mango. Cut it in halve from top to bottom and remove the large seed using a knife. Cut the flesh into chunks them mash until smooth.
  2. Add yogurt, water or juice until the proper consistency for your infant stage.

Top tip for making this mango purée

Make sure your mango is nicely ripe before you make this. If you're buying to use the same day, it should be a nice rosy colour and slightly soft to the touch. If it's still firm, it's not quite ripe and you'll need to keep it in the fruit bowl (away from bananas as they can cause fruit to go off more quickly) for a few days first.

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Octavia Lillywhite
Food and Lifestyle Writer

Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.