Baby food doesn’t have to be steamed fruits and vegetables that are pureed into mash. This recipe has a deep flavor with unique spices that aren’t overwhelming.
Apple-Sweet Potato Baby Food
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 tsp fresh orange zest
2 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp olive oil
¼ c plain Greek yogurt
⅛ tsp salt, optional
⅛ tsp fresh ground black pepper, optional
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In large bowl, toss apples, sweet potato, orange zest and melted butter until evenly coated. Spread apples and sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet covered in foil and roast for 35-40 minutes, or until soft. Remove from oven and cool.
Once cool, pour 2 tbsp olive oil into Blendtec and add Greek yogurt. Transfer apples and sweet potatoes into Blendtec. Pulse until desired consistency, then freeze or refrigerate in 2 ounce portions.
If you don’t want to add all of the spices, you can always just blend the steamed apples and sweet potatoes with some water or breast milk. You can also try one of these great baby food recipes.
*Note: Please be sure you consult with your physician before starting your baby on purees or solid foods. Also, try your baby on individual ingredients before you include them in any recipes, so that you can identify any potential food allergies.