Prunes with Apples, a high fiber puree for babies 6 months and above.
Tummy troubles are a part of growing up pains in babies. Constipation can be one of the uncomfortable experience for the baby. My daughter used to suffer from severe constipation and it really painful for me to see her in discomfort. So I came up with few recipes which helped her ‘Go’ easily. I started with giving her high fiber foods.
Today, I am sharing a recipe which has Dried Prunes in it. I have cooked apples and dried prunes together and added a little bit of cardamom powder and cinnamon powder to it, just as aromatics. This can be a good option if your baby has a hard time going.
Dried Prunes are one of the varieties of plums, which is smaller than the ones which are eaten fresh. They are a good source of potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C and are also rich in beta-carotene. Transitioning to solid foods, can at times cause stress on developing a digestive system, which can lead to constipation. Since prunes are high in fiber, they can relieve this stress and help baby go without any discomfort. Dried prunes are at times treated with sulfites, so try to buy ones which are natural and those which are labeled organic. Especially, when you are using them for baby food.
Making your own Prune Puree is easy too. Just add dried prunes to warm water, and let them plum. Then run them through a food processor. This puree can be frozen and can be added to another puree whenever needed.
Prunes With Apple
- 2 Dried Prunes
- 1 Red Delicious Apple
- A dash of Cinnamon Powder
- A pinch of Cardamom Powder
- 1/4 cup Water
How To Make It:
Wash, core, peel and cut an apple into pieces. Cut dried prunes into pieces. Get rid of the pit, if any.
In a pot add water, along with apple, add dried prunes pieces, cinnamon powder, and cardamom powder.
Cover and cook until apples are well done.
Once cooked, let it cool down and then run it through a food processor.
- Get rid of the prune pit.
- You can mix some baby cereal (rice, oats, wholegrain) if the puree gets too watery.
- And if it gets too thick, thin it with water/ formula/ breast milk. To achieve the desired consistency.
- Serve this puree cold, for better flavor. This puree is on a sour side, so you can add any sweet fruit to it to make it more appealing to your baby. For eg, Banana.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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That’s a great share, great mix easy for babies to digest.
Yes Mari, Prunes really help babies with constipation. I can tell you through my daughter’s experience.
When I see your recipes I feel like a baby myself. What a great combination. I eat half of my baby’s food. Loved your idea. 🙂
Thank you Gunjan, I loved your cookie recipe too. 🙂
Sounds like my afternoon snack!! I’m sure this would be a great babyfood!!
Yup, this one helped my daughter a lot. Thanks for stopping by.
When I used jarred foods, prunes were a favorite. They seemed to have more vitamins in them than other fruits, and my babies all liked them. I’m sure this version is much better!
This sounds like a really great recipe for those little tummies!
Love prunes and apples for babies! Even better that this is homemade.
I would eat this it looks yummy! I love that you used prunes and Apples so good for babies!
Your recipes looks so healthful. I wish I had had them when my kids were babies:)
I had an infant with serious constipation problems. This would have been perfect. She hated straight prune juice.
Good for babies! I love this idea 🙂
My daughter had terrible constipation when she was tiny and prune puree did really help. Wish I’d thought to add the spices though! Delicious sounding recipe as usual!
i always enjoy your healthy recipes for baby and your gorgeous photos!
My daughter has had prune juice in her milk twice a day since she was a baby she loves it. She’s seven now and has no problem with the toilet
Help! My bag of dried prunes said pitted but there were some pits I found while blending. I strained the purée so they aren’t in there anymore but Is it safe to feed my baby?
Hi Abigail. If it was me I wouldn’t use that puree, since I don’t know how small the pieces of the pit are in that pureè. Hope this helps.
Thank you so much for your response! Better safe than sorry.