Pumpkin & Apple Oatmeal Baby Food

Well the attention of the avocado and banana baby food was so positive that I’ve decided that maybe my baby food recipe days aren’t over… so here we go! 

Babies can have pumpkin introduced into their diet as early as 6 to 8 months old. Pumpkins are actually a fruit, and a great source of Vitamin A, beta carotene, potassium, protein, and iron. They are also very high in fiber so should help with constipation.

This recipe is made using pumpkin puree – you can buy it canned, just make sure that you don’t buy pumpkin pie mix which has added spices and sugars. You can also opt to make your own. Simply cut a pumpkin in half, remove seeds and ‘pumpkin guts’ and roast in the oven at 400 degrees until soft enough to mash. The length of time it will take should be approximately 30 to 45 minutes, but it will depend on the size of pumpkin you use. Go for the smaller ‘sugar’ pumpkins, the ones sold for baking… not for jack o lanterns.

Ingredients
1/3 cup applesauce
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 1/4 cup cooked and cooled oatmeal
Dash of cinnamon or nutmeg 

Mix together applesauce, pumpkin, oatmeal and spice. Left overs can be stored in an air tight container for over a week.

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One Comment to “Pumpkin & Apple Oatmeal Baby Food”

  1. Omg. I want to eat this myself!

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