It’s finally feeling
like fall not like August in Texas, and it inspired me to whip up some fall-inspired purees. I call this one Pumpkin-Apple-Smash. I’m super creative like that.
We use purees around here for a few things. Leyna still eats them (she actually prefers them to solid food at this point) and I like to throw them into things like bread and pancakes. This puree is what I like to call semi-homemade babyfood (a nod to the drunk cook Sandra Lee there). It’s ridiculously easy to make, and there’s no cutting or steaming involved.
I start with:
1 can pureed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
(If you want to go the really homemade route, you can always make your own applesauce, and I like the Pioneer Woman’s method for pureeing your own pumpkin.)
Combine them all and you’ll get a fragrant, lightly sweet, perfectly fall-ish puree. Leyna gobbles this stuff up.
While Leyna eats mostly purees at this point, she is slowly transitioning to table food, and the rest of the family loves pancakes, so we all get to enjoy this next part.
Turn your Pumpkin-Apple-Smash into Pumpkin-Apple-Pancakes by mixing together the following:
2 cups of your favorite pancake mix
1 cup of Pumpkin-Apple-Smash
1/2 cup of milk
Cook them as you usually would your pancakes. I like to make them small and refrigerate them for snacks (though they rarely last longer than a day).
There you have it! A handful of super-simple ingredients makes every member of our family something delicious to get into the fall spirit. (The house smells amazing right now, by the way.)
As I mentioned earlier, Leyna’s food is in her Dandelion natural tableware. It’s an awesome alternative to traditional plastic bowls, plates, and utensils for babies and toddlers because it’s all made from corn (meaning it’s BPA, phthalate and PVC free). We’ve been using these for a couple months now, and have enjoyed them. I don’t ever put them in the microwave, but I have put them in the dishwasher a few times (though Dandelion advises you not to). The dishwasher warped one plate just a little bit, but it’s not a big isssue. I hand wash them most of the time now.
Dandelion wants to give the winner of this giveaway their choice of 3 natural tableware products. The winner needs to have a US mailing address. All you have to do to enter is:
1. Comment below telling me what your favorite “fall” food is.
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following:
Please leave a separate comment for each thing you do, and allow time for moderation. I’ll use Random.org to draw a winner Friday, October 7th.
Entries are closed. Congrats to Jennifer @ Also Known As The Wife, commenter #39, as chosen by Random.org.