10 Vegan Black Bean Meal Ideas For a 10 Month Old baby

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Hi my fellow mom. Welcome to the world of vegan black bean meal ideas for baby. Whether a vegan or a seasoned vegetarian, here are some of the vegan black bean puree recipes for your little one.

Black beans( turtle beans)are quite affordable unlike other animal sources of proteins. They are nutritious and packed with essential vitamins essential for your baby’s growth.

I prepare black beans atleast twice a week for my toddler who seems to enjoy them. The good thing about black beans is that it can be served as a stage 1 baby food just by pureing it alone. Can also be prepared as a stage 2 and 3 recipe by adding other ingredients such as brown rice, butternut squash, avocado puree among others which we will discuss in this article.

This black bean baby food is also a great baby led weaning meal idea.

Vegan Black bean meal ideas

It is advisable to introduce black beans to your baby after 7 months after their digestive system gets used to variety of diets. However, you can introduce them at 6 months with careful monitoring for tummy discomforts and change in bowel habits. Black beans can cause excessive wind in babies sometimes.

Health benefits of black beans for baby

  • Black beans are packed with essential nutrients beneficial to your baby’s growth such nutrients include protein, fiber, iron, folate, magnesium, and potassium.
  • High fiber content in Black beans promotes gut health by enhancing digestion and regular bowel movements.
  • Folate and iron in black beans enhances brain development in babies.
  • Contains antioxidants which boosts your baby’s immunity.
  • Source of energy for babies. Black beans have high calories. About 341kcal per 100g.
  • Enhances strong bones due to their magnesium, calcium and phosphorus content. 100g of black beans contains approximately 120g of calcium.

Black bean meal prep for babies

Black beans may take a while before cooking. However, you can use store bought canned black beans. Buy organic ones. I prefer cooking them at home since it is affordable.

To cook black beans, you first need to remove any dirt or debris. Then, wash them thoroughly under clean running water. Soak the beans overnight or for atleast 8 hours. To hasten the process you may boil them briefly and soak with the hot water. After 8 hours, boil them in a pressure cooker for around 45 minutes and your black beans are ready.

How to prepare black bean puree for baby

Vegan Black bean meal ideas

Take a portion of your boiled black beans and put it in a blender. Add a little boiled water, breastmilk or formula milk until smooth.

You may feed this to your baby as a stage 1 baby food or add other ingredients for a stage 2 or 3 baby food.

10 vegatarian meals with black bean puree for a 10 month old baby

Here are some vegetarian black bean baby food recipes you should try.

Black bean and sweet potato mash

To prepare these delicious meal, take a portion of your cooked blended black beans( black bean puree) and add mashed sweet potatoes. Sweet Potatoes adds natural sweetness to the earthy flavors of the black beans.

You can also prepare black bean and sweet potato patties as a finger food for baby lead weaning. Prepare these by pan frying them with olive oil under medium heat, until golden brown.

Vegan Black bean meal ideas

Black bean avocado mash

Combine boiled black beans with a ripe avocado and mash until smooth. Serve as a dip or a spread on toasts.

Black bean butternut squash soup

Combine cooked black bean seeds with a cooked butternut squash. Mash them together until smooth. Serve it to your baby for a nutritious meal.

Black bean and brown rice

Cook black beans and brown rice together until soft, then blend until smooth or mash for a thicker consistency.

Black bean banana mash

Combine cooked black beans with ripe bananas. Mash together until smooth. Serve it to your baby. You can also add oats and heat them on a skillet to prepare black bean banana pancakes.

Black bean vegetable mash

Blend cooked black beans with steamed or boiled vegetables like carrots, peas, and sweet potatoes until smooth.

Related: Chili’s Black Bean Burger recipe

Black beans and pumpkin soup/puree

Blend cooked black beans with cooked pumpkin until smooth. Pumpkin adds a hint of sweetness and extra vitamins.

Black bean and quinoa salad

Mix cooked black beans with cooked quinoa and finely chopped vegetables for a protein-packed salad.

Black bean and spinach pasta

Toss cooked pasta with pureed black beans and steamed spinach for a vibrant and satisfying meal.

Creamy coconut and black bean puree

Simmer black beans in a fragrant coconut curry sauce with vegetables for a delicious and nutritious meal.

Black bean and tofu stir-fry

Sauté black beans with tofu and mixed vegetables for a flavorful and protein-rich stir-fry.

Black bean nutrition Facts

Per 100g serving

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

Serving Size100g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories341
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1.4g 3%
    • Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
  • Sodium 5mg 1%
  • Potassium 1483mg 43%
  • Total Carbohydrate 62g 21%
    • Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
    • Sugars 2.1g
  • Protein 22g 44%

  • Calcium 123%
  • Iron 5%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Tips for success

  • Texture Matters: Adjust the texture of black bean meals based on your baby’s age and stage of development, gradually introducing chunkier textures as they grow.
  • Experiment with Flavors: Don’t hesitate to add herbs, spices, or other ingredients to enhance the flavor and variety of black bean dishes.
  • Allergen Awareness: Be mindful of potential allergens when introducing new foods and monitor your baby for any adverse reactions.

Black bean puree for baby recipe

Recipe by GladysCourse: Baby recipeCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Beginner


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Black bean puree simple recipe for baby


  • 1 cup cooked black beans (rinsed and drained if canned)

  • 2-4 tablespoons water, breast milk, or vegetable broth (for desired consistency)

  • Optional: a pinch of mild spices like cumin or garlic powder (optional, but avoid salt)


  • In a blender or food processor, add the cooked black beans.
  • Start by adding 2 tablespoons of water, breast milk, or vegetable broth to the blender.
  • Blend the black beans until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed. If the mixture is too thick, gradually add more liquid until you reach the desired consistency.
  • If desired, add a pinch of mild spices like cumin or garlic powder to enhance the flavor of the puree.
  • Once the puree is smooth and creamy, transfer it to a bowl.
  • Serve the black bean puree to your baby in small portions, adjusting the texture and consistency as needed based on your baby’s preferences.

Share your black bean recipes for baby below, and let’s see how they turned out😇

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