Baby banana apple sauce mush recipe

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Our baby banana apple sauce mush takes 10 minutes to make and uses only two ingredients.

Baby banana apple sauce mush
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Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time5 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories132 Kcal7%
Sugars29.9 g33%
Saturated Fat0.2 g1%
Protein1.8 g4%
Fat0.6 g1%
Carbohydrates32.1 g12%

This baby banana apple sauce mush is made with just two ingredients and the consistency can be adjusted depending on how old your little one is. 

Making your own purees is often a lot cheaper than shop-bought jars and you can be confident about the ingredients you are feeding your little one. This ‘mush’ is made with just two ingredients and can be blended in a food processor or vigorously mashed with a potato masher. 


  • 1 apple, we used a medium Gala apple (approx 118g)
  • 1 banana (approx 100g peeled weight)




  1. Peel, core and cut the apple into slices or chunks. Out into a pan with just enough water to slightly cover the apple pieces. Boil until tender; be sure to check on the water level.
  2. Use a potato masher to achieve a smooth applesauce consistency or you can puree in an appliance or with a stick blender.
  3. Peel a ripe banana and mash in a bowl with a fork (heating in the microwave for approximately 20 seconds will soften the banana up if needed)
  4. Add the applesauce to the banana and stir to combine. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.

Top tips for making baby banana apple sauce mush

You can add more water to this recipe if your baby is younger to make the consistency a bit thinner, or you can keep it thicker for an older toddler. 

Can you freeze baby banana apple sauce mush?

If you have any leftovers, freezer in an ice cube tray and then use it as a cooling snack when the weather is warm.

What can I use instead of apples?

Swap the apples for pears if you like, or use a combination of the two. 

How should I serve baby banana apple sauce mush?

This is a brilliant snack and is great on its own if you’re just starting your little one’s weaning journey. Alternatively, you could add a dollop to their baby porridge for a sweet addition to their breakfast. Depending on how old your little one is. You could also sprinkle over a little cereal to offer some crunchy textures to the mix. 

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“If you ever spot a bunch of bananas in the supermarket that are reduced in price because they are very ripe and have deep brown skins, this is the perfect recipe to use them in. The darker the skin, the sweeter the fruit and the more banana flavour you’ll get.” 

If you’re keen to make batches of your own baby food purees, it’s worth investing in a reliable food processor. Read the full ninja 3-in-1 food processor review here.

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You can use this machine to make smoothies, pesto, pasta sauces and so much more. This machine has lots of attachments and they are dishwasher safe making them quick and easy to clean. 

We have lots of baby led weaning ideas and homemade baby food recipes too. These Annabel Karmel recipes are perfect if you need some party food or lunch box ideas. 

Jessica Ransom
Senior Food Writer

Jessica is a freelance food writer, stylist and recipe tester. She previously worked as Senior Food Writer at Future. While at Future Jessica wrote food and drink-related news stories and features, curated product pages, reviewed equipment, and developed recipes that she then styled on food shoots. She is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.