I realized its been awhile since I posted any homemade bebe food.
I’ve actually been quite busy making different types of food for bebe E since I ordered more Baby Cubes, but perhaps I’ve avoided posting these knowing that my audience is not vast. :)
Seriously, who doesn’t love applesauce – baby’s, kids, and even grownups?!? Maybe I’m one of the few adults that likes to eat applesauce, and not just when it’s served with a good pork chop. I think it’s a great snack or good breakfast accompaniment.
For bebe E, I started out with 2 large organic Fuji apples from the local Korean market, H-Mart, and ended up with 16 2 oz Baby Cubes of fresh, homemade, pesticide-free applesauce.
She loves it. :)
(1st Foods / 6 Months Old)
- 2 large organic Fuji apples
Peel, core and slice 2 apples. Place in a medium pot.
Add about 4 to 5 cups of water. Boil for about 15 minutes until apples are very tender.
“The Baby & Toddler Cookbook” that I mentioned before as the reference for all the homemade bebe food that I post on my blog, recommends steaming the apples, but boiling seems to work better for my bebe’s digestive system.
Let cooked apples cool, then transfer to a bowl and using a hand blender, purée the apples to a smooth consistency.
I didn’t add any of the reserved liquid to the apples prior to blending because the apples contained sufficient fluid for pureeing.
I fill each Baby Cube with 1 1/2 ounces of applesauce and freeze up to 3 months. The applesauce keeps in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Because of their sweetness, other apples suggested for baby’s applesauce are Gala, Pink Lady or Macintosh. These are typically sweeter and more palatable for your baby.
This is a healthy, no sugar-added applesauce not just for babies, but also for adults.
For older kids or adults, try adding a sprinkle of cinnamon. And seriously, don’t forget to try it as a fresh accompaniment to pork chops! :)