Sweet and sour flavors in a bowl. For babies 8 months and above.
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. Cranberries 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.
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
- 1 medium Apple (sweet variety)
- 1/4 cup Cranberries (frozen)
- 1/4 cup water
- A dash of Cinnamon Powder
How To Make It:
Wash, core, and cut the apple into pieces.
In a pot add water, along with cut pieces of apple, frozen cranberries, and cinnamon powder.
Cover the pot and cook till apple gets fork tender.
Once done, let it cool down a bit and then run it through a food processor.
- You can make this recipe using a steamer basket.
- You can add baby cereal to this puree.
- 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.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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This looks great and so easy to make with only a few ingredients. Saving to make for my toddler.
Thank Jen, yup you can give this to your toddler as a dipping sauce. I usually give this to my toddler in a form of juice.
I don’t have babies, but might make this for my kids! YuM!!!
That’s great, do give it a try. Thanks for stopping by April.
I don’t have “babies” anymore but if they were still babies I would have made this treat for them. It’s packed with goodness!
Looks as delicious as always!!
Thanks Leslie, you are a sweetheart.
I don’t know why I never thought of feeding my son cranberries, especially since I love them. Thanks for sharing; I will def. be trying this.
Then you should give it a try for sure. Thanks for stopping by.
Sounds really yummy! I bet the kiddos love it!
Thank Robin. Kids who like sour foods would like this.
My kids are older now but I think that would be yummy on icecream!
Oh yes, this would go well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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.
Heheh, sure Amy, you can have it too. 🙂
Great informative post! Looks like a nice healthy snack!
Thanks for stopping by Ronda.
This looks so delicious that even I want to make me some! Your photography is wonderful by the way!
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Thank you so much Sara for this helpful tip. I did that as soon as I read you comment. Thanks again. 🙂
Yum! One of my favorite flavor combinations! Lucky babies!
Thanks for stopping by Kim.
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!
I am so glad Takisha, you found this blog helpful. I am sure you will get ideas for her transition to regular food.
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!
Thank you so much Yanique.
This looks so yummy and it’s healthy! My kids are older now but I think I am going to still try this.
Sure JcCee, give it try with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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. 🙂
Sure Gunjan, do give it a try. Btw loved your tropical smoothie recipe.
I love your photos! And I think this looks like a tasty sauce whatever the age!
Thanks Kathy. Yup, this can be a good option for a sauce. I had this one, with fruits.
another amazing recipe and fabulous photography. love that this is immune boosting…also love the backdrops you use…are those quatrefoil table cloths? so pretty!
Thanks Jacquelyn, oh no those are not table cloths. That’s a a scrapbook paper.
My kids are older, but I could see that being a dessert. Wonder if it’d be good frozen like a sorbet? Yum!! Great photo too!
Thanks Jenn, Sorbet sound interesting. You can give it a try.
Kind seriously love all of these baby food recipes. I’m having a baby in July, so I’m excited that I might actually be able to use some of these
That looks like yummy baby food and healthy , too. I always enjoyed making my son’s baby food when he was little!