With Fall in full swing my family is getting geared up for pumpkin season! We love everything pumpkin! Pumpkin pancakes pumpkin muffins, pumpkin eggnog, pumpkin ice cream, just straight pureed pumpkin! It gets a bit pumpkin-y around here in the fall. I wanted share this with our new little one.
Now you have the option of pureeing your own pumpkin, which would follow the same directions as my Butternut Squash recipe. Or you can take advantage of the low cost canned variety. It's already precooked and has had all the work done for you. We buy LOTS of cans of pumpkin and go for the organic-nothing added-stuff. So you want the can that has nothing additional added.
After giving her the first tastes of pumpkin (which were a big hit!) I decided it would be fun to start giving her flavor combos. Aside from purees on toast or mixed in plain oatmeal there hasn't been a lot of combos in her world. So I made this! We buy unsweetened applesauce a lot so this saves me a lot of work too! But if you want you can make applesauce yourself on the stove or in a crockpot!
Pumpkin Apple Baby Food
1 1/2 TBSP Pumpkin Puree
1 1/2 TBSP Unsweetened Applesauce
Sprinkle of Cinnamon
That's it! Super simple. If you do it yourself in a large batch this is what I would consider a Level 1 serving of baby food. You can of course make big batches and put them into containers to save, freeze them in ice cube trays, or whatever system you have in place for keeping your baby food! I love the glass jars and since most people use commercial baby food you can typically get your friends to give you their empty jars! If not they are available for sale on Amazon. Keep in mind that unless you know how to vacuum seal them, the ones in the jars should be kept in the fridge and are good for a few days. So I would recommend freezing in cube trays whatever you're not going to use within the next few days.