Guess what? I partnered with OXO Tot to bring you this post + GIVEAWAY and I highly recommend trying your hand at making this homemade applesauce recipe for both yourself and your little one! #FirstBites
When Mabel was a baby, I never got around to making baby food from scratch since I thought it was way too time consuming but after OXO Tot sent me a handful of kitchen and baby food making goodies, I’m kicking myself because it’s one of the easiest things to do! Not to mention that you know where all the ingredients are from, you can make everything organic if you’d like, and you know who made it (you!).
So I’ve decided, whenever we get around to having baby #2, I’m going to make baby food at home (probably not 100% of the time but I’ll try my best to make as much as possible!). I also didn’t realize that you can freeze the baby food that you make so you can make a huge batch at once and save it for later. Yeah, I guess I’m blonde when it comes to certain things. 😉
Anyway, let me show you through photos my first attempt at making homemade applesauce (which is perfect for adults and babies!):
Coring the apples…
Steaming the apples…and yes, they smelled delicious!
Then everything got put through the food mill (I had never used one before and the kitchen nerd in me LOVED it!)
And the delicious finished product:
Mabel loved it by the way. 😉
Are you ready to make some of the best applesauce ever? Here’s how I did it:
- 2.5 pounds of red apples (McIntosh work perfectly)
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons of sugar (this is optional but to me, it’s better with a little bit of sugar)
- 3 tablespoons of water
- Slice/core all apples.
- Put apples, water, lemon juice and water into a pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
- As soon as it reaches a boil, lower to low heat and cover to simmer for about 30 minutes. Occasionally stir apples so that all apples are able to sit in the juices and get soft.
- Once all apples are soft, take off lid and allow the rest of the liquid to simmer off. All while stirring as to not burn any apples.
- After liquid has evaporated, pour apples into a food mill using the fine grated disc for baby food consistency or the medium disc for a slightly chunkier consistency.
- Cool applesauce and then enjoy!
Here’s the fun part = OXO Tot is giving away a set of all the fun kitchen and baby food gadgets that I got to try out PLUS a Seedling High Chair (which looks pretty sweet!). Enter below!
Three winners will be chosen by OXO Tot on July 25th!