Leftover Jar Baby Food Recipes

Baby Food Prune Cake

 What can you do with leftover jar baby food once baby grows into ‘big people’ food?

I was curious to know this since I probably have over 200 jars of baby food in my cabinet.  I had heard you could mix it into other recipes to use it up and add flavor, so I searched out some leftover jar baby food recipes and thought I would post some of the tastiest ones I found.  (Excluding the dog treats!)  The original source is posted below each photo! Enjoy!

Baby food dog treatsBaby Food Dog Treats

Baby Food Banana Colada CupcakesBaby Food Banana Colada Cupcakes

baby food banana cupcakesBaby Food Banana Cupcakes

baby food carrot cake recipeBaby Food Carrot Cake

Baby Food Prune CakeBaby Food Prune Cake

When you’ve finished using up all of those baby food jars, check out some of the awesome baby food jar crafts you can do using them!

Do you use baby food in any of your recipes?

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Dee - October 24, 2011

My mother use to make the best carrot cake using baby food.

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Toni @ A Daily Dose - October 24, 2011

Okay I would never have thought to use babyfood for recipes. Not that I use baby food anymore but what a neat concept.

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Penelope - October 24, 2011

Wow, those are clever!

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Kasandria Reasoner - October 24, 2011

Baby food dog treats?! Count me in as never thinking about that. Pretty neat!
Kas

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Kelly - October 24, 2011

Who knew baby food could be so delicious?!

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hairstyles for girls - October 25, 2011

Great ideas! Baby food is so expensive, I wouldn’t want to waste a single drop. 🙂

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Rachel - November 3, 2011

Thanks for the shout-out for our Baby Food Dog Treat recipe. I loved your other creative ideas for how to use baby food too – I remember my grandma has a recipe for Baby Food Bars which are so delicious and moist!!

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    Jennifer Dickison - November 3, 2011

    Thanks for visiting. I just thought they looked interesting! Now if I only had a dog!

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    Kristen - May 14, 2016

    Can you post the babyfood bar recipe or email me???

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Sarah Kirkconnell - November 4, 2011

You listed one of my recipes (thank you!) and I have to say I love using baby food to cook with – it is always ripe, always smooth and so effortless. I just wait for sales now (my youngest is 19 months old) until my next baby comes this winter – then I can buy it like crazy once again 😉 BTW, it makes great fat subs in baking. I think it is better than using applesauce!

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    Jennifer Dickison - November 5, 2011

    You are welcome and thanks for visiting!

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Melissa - August 8, 2015

I used baby food bananas in place of eggs in pancakes the other day. I bet you could make banana bread too.

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Kristen - May 14, 2016

Excited to try some of these out. Curious- do you have the babyfood dog treats posted as well? I just discovered your site so I haven’t had a chance to search.
Also, random fact- I was bitten on my lip by my dog at 10. Almost a year later, he bit me again in the same spot. Stitches twice.

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