This easy and delicious Apple + Cinnamon Baby Food Puree will make your baby want to eat it all day!
I obsess. It’s true.
A lot of my time is spent obsessing. It’s kinda what I do. I
obsess over things that really don’t need to be obsessed about.
Please don’t tell anyone, it should stay our little secret.
So needless to say, I completely obsessed about this first blog post.
What should I make? Something that could be found on a trendy hipster restaurant menu? A puree with something infused into something else? Maybe a gimmicky puree inspired by my favorite summer cocktail?
It went on and on like this. Over and over. Days went by.
Oh what to make.
It needed to be something simple. No real work required. Easy. Something that smelled just as good as it tasted. Something that both you and the babes would eat together, smelling, laughing, bonding.
Then it just came to me.
Apples + Cinnamon
Really life doesn’t need to be as hard as I make it.
This recipe is easy. Requires very little skill. Best of all it can be accomplished on less then 5 hours of sleep while your little is
having a complete melt down in the other room napping.
Double bonus, it will make all of your other baby mama friends hate you with jealousy because of how great of a mom you are.
Just don’t tell them how easy this recipe is, but do bring enough to share.
Apples + Cinnamon Baby Food Puree
6 apples, cored and chopped (peeling is optional)
1/2 cup of water
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1. In a medium saucepan, place the apples, water and cinnamon inside, cover and heat on medium for 15-20 minutes or until apples are tender. Spices are good from the very start, but you may want to start with the 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and then add more once baby is accustomed to cinnamon.
2. Let cool slightly and then place all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth. For a chunky puree, quickly pulse the ingredients 10-15 times or until you receive your desired consistency.
Feel free to sub in these spices instead of the cinnamon for this recipe - 1/8 tsp of cloves, 1/4 tsp of nutmeg, 1-2 leaves of fresh mint, 1-2 leaves of fresh basil, a pinch of fresh or 1/4 tsp of ginger powder or even 1/4 of coriander for a fun twist.
Age: 4+ Months and up
Yield: roughly 25 ounces
Prep Time: 7-10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Storage: in air-tight container in fridge for 4 days or 4 months in freezer. Get my favorite storage trays here.
New to making purees? Then check of my guide on which kitchen tools you actuallyare going to need. Hint, it's not many!