Beet-Apple-Carrot Puree (Oatmeal Topper)

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Loghan’s Rating:

1 Cup – Carrots or Parsnips

1 – Apple

2 – Large Beets from the 17.6 oz. package Gefen Organic Beets

Step 1: Prep & Chop

  • Peel the carrots and cut them into bite size pieces. Roast until soft, about 30 minutes or until soft. Once softened, toss them in the blender.
  • Peel and core the apples. Cut them into bite size pieces and throw them into a small frying pan on medium heat. Add enough water to coat the bottom of the pan and cover. Let them cook until soft. Once softened, toss them in the blender.
  • Cut the beets into smaller pieces and throw them in the blender. *You can also use fresh beets. I was doing this when I first started making baby food but I feel like they never got very soft no matter how I cooked them. They also take more time to prep and can stain things easily. Trust me, try the packaged ones – you can thank me later!

* You can also roast all of the fruit to soften them a bit and for some extra flavor. Either way is delicious. Roast at 425°F for 10-15 minutes or until soft.

Step 2: Blend

  • Blend until you reach your desired consistency. You can add water if it is too thick or use the chop setting if your baby is able to handle some chunkier foods.

Step 3: Eat & Store

  • Poor some in a bowl over the oatmeal and let your little one enjoy!
  • If you have extra fruit puree, you can freeze it and thaw it out for them to enjoy simply as is.
  • Freeze the leftovers. (Good for 3 months)

*I use the Oxo tot freezer trays to freeze in 1 oz. portions. Then I put them in labeled freezer bags.

Notes: Oatmeal is one of my easy, go-to breakfast meals. When I first started making oatmeal for Loghan I used Gerber DHA & Probiotic Oatmeal (Single Grain Cereal) but you can pick whichever tickles your fancy. Once she was ready for something more chewy I started making transition oats. If your baby isn’t ready for transition oats you can make this recipe using only the single grain cereal. Hopefully your LO likes this recipe, or even if they didn’t, leave a comment with your rave review or share how you modified it to make it fit your needs.

Transition Oats

2 ½ Cups – Baby Ground Oats

1 Cup – Oatmeal

3 Cups – Unsweetened Cashew Milk or Vanilla flavored

*You can also substitute regular milk, almond milk or whatever you LO drinks.

Optional Ingredients

½ TBSP – Flax Meal

½ TBSP – Chia Meal

¼ TSP – Cinnamon

The finished product…with strawberry banana topping!

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