Tuesday, August 11, 2015

DIY Roasted Summer Fruit Baby Food Recipe

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Are you interested in making your own baby food? If so, you'll appreciate this yummy and healthy DIY baby food recipe courtesy of the new baby & toddler recipe cookbook, The Best Baby Food

Jordan Wagman & Jill Hillhouse, authors of The Best Baby Food, have teamed up to bring you this amazing book that features 125 healthy and delicious recipes for babies and toddlers. One the many treats you will find published in the book is this Roasted Summer Fruit Baby Food Recipe. 

This recipe works for virtually any fruit and can be served with breakfast, lunch or dinner. Although roasting fruit does demand a wee bit of work, the return is worth it. The caramelization of natural sugars created by roasting is tough to duplicate. Try it once and I promise you’ll do it over and over again.


Makes about 
4 cups (1 L)

Always buy organic plums, peaches, raspberries and blueberries, unless they are wild.

Supplies & Ingredients

~  Baking dish, lightly greased
~  Potato masher, optional
~  Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C)

2 organic peaches, pitted          
1 ½  cups raspberries     
1 ½  cups organic or wild blueberries     
1 ½  cups whole organic strawberries, stems removed            
2 organic plums, pitted  
2 tbsp evaporated cane juice sugar or coconut sugar

Directions

1.         In prepared baking dish, combine peaches, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, plums  and sugar, stirring until fruit is evenly coated with sugar.
2.         Roast in preheated oven until fruit is soft and nicely caramelized (see Tips, left), about 1 hour. Mash or cut to desired consistency. Let cool until warm to the touch before serving or transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Variations

In winter substitute apples for the peaches or cranberries or frozen berries for the berries.

Nutrients per serving (12 cup)


Calories 65
Protein   1.0 g
Total fat 0.2 g
Saturated fat         0.0 g
Carbohydrates     17.3 g
Dietary fiber          2.1 g
Sodium  0.6 mg
Calcium 10.5 mg
Iron         0.3 mg
Vitamin C              27.6 mg/

Recipe & Image Credits 

This recipe and images are courtesy of The Best Baby Food Recipes by Jordan Wagman & Jill Hillhouse 2015 © www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold and on Amazon.com.



Do You Make Your Own Baby Food?

If so, I would love to know about! What is your favorite recipe? Your favorite source for finding new recipes? Tips? Please leave your feedback below about your own thoughts on create your own dishes for your little one. 

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