Baked Apple & Carrot


This may be more of a fall recipe than a summer recipe but I just wanted to prep some foods and then not have to worry about them for a while. 

Ever have those days?  Of course you have.

Peanut and I both have colds with lingering coughs and he has both eye and ear infections.  It was kind of gloomy here in the morning and I was really feeling like some comfort food.

What we ended up with is a puree that had me licking the spoon during clean up.


We got these carrots in our CSA this week.  They taste delicious and are packed full of great nutrients for baby.  

Did you know that cooking carrots makes some of their nutrients even easier to absorb into the body?  


Baking the apple and carrots only intensify their natural sweetness and we aren't losing any nutrients to water.

The apples need to be peeled, halved or quartered and cored. 
Picnik collage

Don't worry about the apple being the same size as the carrot.  The carrots will take much longer than the apple to cook so the pieces are fine large.
I find that apples are great with pretty much everything.  They add sweetness and texture and Peanut loves them.

Baked Apple & Carrot
4 medium carrots
2 apples
-optional pat of unsalted butter*

Preheat oven to 375.  Peel and chop carrots.  Peel, halve or quarter and core apples.  Place all in a baking dish, add optional butter, cover with foil and bake for about an hour.  The carrots should be fork tender.

Blend or mash to the consistency that is right for your little one. 


*cartenoids and vitamin A are fat-soluble nutrients which means that eating them with just a bit of fat helps the body absorb them.

1 comment:

  1. that looks good! and our ped said that adding a little butter to veggies is just fine.
    Looks like you guys are having a lot of fun with new foods.


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