Baby Food: Butternut Squash Puree

by | Updated: November 13th, 2018 | Read time: 1 minute

Is your baby ready to start solids? You might notice him watching you intently when you’re eating, mimicking your chewing motions with his mouth. To get him started, let him try butternut squash puree. Babies often like the sweet, earthy flavor of squash, and when you add cinnamon and coconut oil, you know his first food is going to be a hit. Softened, roasted squash can also be served to toddlers and babies practicing baby-led weaning.

Butternut Squash Puree Baby Food in Glass Jar |

Makes 3 cups cubed or 2 cups pureed


1 lb. butternut squash
1-2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch salt & black pepper

To serve

Baby bowls
Baby spoons  


  1. Bake whole butternut squash for 1 hour. Remove and allow to cool.
  2. Once squash is cool, peel, remove seeds and cut into small cubes.
  3. Add squash to blender with coconut oil, cinnamon, salt and pepper. If mixture is too thick, stir in breastmilk or formula to thin.
  4. Use within 2-3 days; freeze leftovers.

Note: For babies practicing baby-led weaning, serve roasted squash tossed with seasonings in thin, finger-length sticks (easier for babies to grab!). Squash must be soft enough to squish between your tongue and the roof of your mouth to serve to babies. For toddlers or older babies who have developed the pincer grasp, serve as cubes.

Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at