Apple with Cranberries

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Recently, I introduced “Toddler” section to EasyBabyMeals. Since my baby is officially a toddler, I would as well include my new culinary adventures with her. But don’t worry, there are baby food recipes coming too. Satisfying a toddler’s tummy is more challenging than I thought. With ever changing food preference, coming up with something new every day is quite a work.

Today I have shared a recipe for babies 8 months and above. I have cooked apple and cranberries together. And added a little bit of cinnamon powder to it.

Cranberries are usually introduced to babies from the age 8 months onwards. They are on an acidic side, so they are not a good starter food. The have a very tart flavor, so mixing with some other fruit is advisable, to cut down its tartness at the earlier stage. I like to mix them with any sweet variety of fruit to balance its flavor. Cranberries are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, manganese, fiber, and copper. They have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. Cranberries support the immune system as well.

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Cranberries are generally harvested between Labour Day and Halloween, so the fresh fruit is the market from October through December. While choosing the fresh ones, look for those which are plump, firm to touch and are deep red in color. Frozen cranberries are good as well. When not in the season, I use frozen cranberries. Always cook cranberries before serving it to a baby. Raw cranberries should not be fed, especially to babies.

Apple with Cranberries
Cuisine: Baby Food
Author: DeepikaH
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Serves: 1
Sweet and Sour puree full of flavor and nutrition.
Ingredients
  • 1 medium apple (sweet variety)
  • 1/4 cup cranberries (frozen)
  • dash of cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 cup water
Instructions
  1. Wash, core, and cut the apple into pieces.
  2. In a pot add water, along with cut pieces of apple, frozen cranberries and cinnamon powder.
  3. Cover the pot and cook till apple gets fork tender.
  4. Once done, let it cool down a bit and then run it through a food processor.
  5. Serve.
Notes
You can make this recipe using a steamer basket. [br]You can add baby cereal to this puree.[br]This The puree will be on a sour and little bit tart side. You can mix it up with any sweet fruit to reduce its tartness. Example- Banana.

Important Note:

Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.

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37 comments

  1. Amy says:

    This looks amazing! When I make this one I will have to mix up a double batch, because I’m pretty sure I’m going to sneak some when she’s not looking.

  2. Sara says:

    This looks so delicious that even I want to make me some! Your photography is wonderful by the way!

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  3. Takisha says:

    This looks good enough for me to eat! (Seriously) My youngest is 2 and she’s branching out into regular foods. It’s been hard feeding her good healthy things. I think this is a great blog to utilize in my transition. Thanks!

  4. Yanique says:

    This looks amazing. I wish I had been more into making home made baby food. This looks so healthy and much tastier than the jar stuff. I will be passing this on to all my soon to be mommy friends!

  5. JcCee Watkins Barney says:

    This looks so yummy and it’s healthy! My kids are older now but I think I am going to still try this.

  6. Gunjan says:

    So healthy, so nutritious and so cute. Loved your presentation. I don’t know about my baby trying this but i definitely will try it for myself. 🙂

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