This recipe is suitable for babies 4-6 months and up and can be served warm or cool. Always make sure the consistency of your baby's food is one she can handle. Smooth and creamy for 4-6 months, Mushy Mash for 7-9 months and chunk-a-licious for 10-12 months. Before combining foods, make sure your baby has tried each one individually first.
What you'll need:
5 large organic carrots - washed, peeled and chopped. I recommend using organic carrots, because they are much lower in nitrates than conventionally grown.
2 medium/large organic apples - washed, peeled, cored and chopped. Nearly all varieties of apple work in this recipe, just avoid the tart varieties like Granny Smith and Pippen. Whenever possible, buy organic apples as conventionally grown have some of the highest pesticide residues.
Pinch of organic cinnamon - whenever possible, buy organic dried spices as they are normally not irradiated.
*Pour purified water into a large pot until it is about 1 inch deep and bring to a boil onver high heat.
*Put the carrots and apples into a steamer basket and place the basket into the pot. Be sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the steamer basket. Cover with a tight fitting lid and steam for about 7 minutes, until the carrots are cooked through and are fork tender.
*Put the carrots and apples into a food processor and pulse until completely smooth. Alternatively, place them into a mixing bowl and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Add cooking water, breast milk or formula to thin the puree if necessary.
*Add a pinch of cinnamon and stir to combine.
*Extra Carrot Apple Cinnamon can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer.
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