Commercial gravy mixes – and most homemade gravy recipes – are unsuitable for babies because of their high salt content. But if you’d really like to serve your little one some gravy with his dinner, here are a couple of alternative “baby gravy” recipes to try.
Option 1 (suitable for accompanying a roast meat meal)
Take 2 oz of your baby’s favourite vegetable puree.
Combine this with 6 fl oz of the meat juices from the cooking pan (assuming that your meat was not heavily seasoned with salt).
Adjust the quantities you use to create the consistency you prefer – for a thicker gravy, simply use more pureed vegetables.
Combine 2 tsp cornflour/cornstarch with 4 fl oz homemade chicken stock. Pour into a small saucepan and heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens. For a more robust flavour, stir in 1/2 tsp tomato puree.
Looking for a vegetarian option?