Back to school, the weather is changing. You want warm comforting yet healthy food for your little ones. You as well need to have a couple of recipes up your sleeve for when your little ones are ill, need healthy food to recover, but will turn their nose to most of the food you will offer them. This is then the perfect recipe, as I said the ultimate baby/toddler comfort food in our household: carrot coconut purée.
My children love this purée so much that they would lick their plate (if I would allow them :-))) to finish it off. We had it again last week as a side as part of our family dinner served with meatballs in a light creamy sauce and it was a hit for toddlers and adults alike.
Sometimes the easiest recipes are the best and it is just about finding that winning combination of flavours. This recipe is a perfect illustration of it. This smooth carrot coconut purée will charm you by its delicate nutty sweetness with hint of woodiness. However don’t expect it to be a complicated recipe as the only preparation time you will need will be to peel your carrots!
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Carrot coconut purée
The ultimate baby/toddler comfort food: carrot coconut purée.
- 1 kg carrots
- 100 ml coconut milk
Clean, peel and chop the carrots.
Boil or steam the carrots for 15 to 20 minutes until very tender. Drain well.
Place the carrots in a blender, add the coconut milk and puree until very smooth.
If you enjoyed reading this post, you may want to read about my green beans puree with basil and olive oil, about French baby weaning (4-6 months , 6-9 months and 9-12 months – soon available), French toddlers routine (1-3 yrs old), 3 French mums’ weaning secrets and 5 keys to enjoy eating out as a family.
Nazima from Franglais Kitchen blogged as well about how to cook one ingredient three ways, which is great when you want to cook different meals for the family from the same set of ingredients and Helen from Fuss Free Flavours posted about fudgey wudgey vegan gluten free black beans brownies, which sounds like another very inspirational children recipe!
Finally, I am taking this opportunity to link to two great blogging event I have discovered lately:
- Extra Veg, a simple way to a healthier diet organised by Fuss Free Flavours, Utterly Scrummy and hosted by Elisabeth’s Kitchen Diary
- Family Foodies (The Under 2’s) run by Eat Your Veg and Bangers & Mash
ooh Helene this looks wonderful. I love the carrot coconut combination. There is an Indian dessert that has these plus cardamom and is delicious (though too sweetened to be baby friendly). Thank you for linking to our recipe also x
You’re more than welcome Nazima. I found your one ingredient three ways theme really inspiring to jazz up our favourite meals :-)
Oh this does sound rather lovely, even for grown ups! I make a carrot/swede mash I serve with roast chicken dinners I might have to replace with this. Thank you for sharing with Extra Veg!
Thank you Elizabeth! I’ll need to give your carrot/swede mash a go as well :-)
That looks like a beautiful baby meal. I loved weaning my girls and this is something I would definately have given them. They’re tweens now but I can see them still chomping this down in a soupy version with some crusty bread
This sounds so delicious, certainly far too good to be just for babies!
Thanks for linking up to #ExtraVeg
We had it again last night, this makes a delicious side indeed
Firstly, my apologies in only getting around to my Family Foodies ‘The Under 2s’ round up!. But thank you so much for linking up such a perfect recipe for our theme, I do so love simple go to recipes like this that you just know your little ones will devour. And I’m so going to try out on my own two as a tasty healthy side too!
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Lovely simply recipe, my little one will love this. Thanks
Thank you very much. We always ended up eating some of this puree too :-)