applesauce with cinnamon & lemon zest

Applesauce is one of my son’s favorite baby foods, but it’s great as a snack for toddlers and adults too! Bringing in a hint of lemon and cinnamon gives a subtle twist to traditional applesauce, and I have found that introducing new ingredients to your baby begins to enhance their palette and gives them an appreciation for new flavors.  


MAKES 8 oz.
for babies 6 months and up


1 large apple
1/2 cinnamon stick
1 piece of lemon zest


Peel and roughly dice 1 large apple.


Bring 1 1/2 c. of water to boil in a pot and reduce heat to simmer.


Add the apples, cinnamon, and lemon zest to steamer basket and steam for 10 min or until tender.


Remove the cinnamon and lemon zest and place the apples in a blender. Puree until desired consistency. Add some steaming liquid to thin consistency if needed.


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