Tag Archives: Homemade Baby Food

Finnley’s Homemade Teething Biscuits

16 Jan

Finnley loves herself some teething buscuits. Our sweet girl would munch on those things all day and night if we let her (we don’t of course lol).  So, I thought I should start making some homemade ones, so I know exactly what goes into that precious tummy of hers.

I looked around on the web, but I didn’t really find what I was looking for, so I just sort of made one up from a bunch of different things I read.  I wanted to use a bean flour because of the added protien and fiber. I also have a bunch of left over organic infant oatmeal cereal that I needed to use up, seeing as how our lil one is onto eating big girl oatmeal now. (They grow up so fast…sniffle, sniffle)

I highly recommend using your own homemade apple juice for this recipe, and for all your juice needs if you can. No matter what the label says (all natural, organic, no sugar added, etc.) it still does not have the nutritional value of freshly juiced organic fruit.

Homemade Teething Biscuits

1 cup homemade apple juice (or pear  juice would work well too)

1 1/4 cups Garbanzo bean flour or whole wheat flour

1 cup uncooked organic infant rice cereal or oatmeal cereal mix

1 tbsp of melted earth balance or coconut butter (to coat the top of the cookie)

1 tsp of vanilla

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350

2. Mix baby rice, fresh homemade apple juice, 1 & 1/4 cup of bean flour, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a mixing bowl.

3. Your dough should be firm and easy to shape, if it is on the sticky side more flour is needed.

4. Roll your dough out on a floured surface and cut into desired shapes. Grease up your cookie cuter before you begin to avoid sticking.

5. Using a pastry brush, coat the top of the biscuit with melted butter.

6. Bake for 20-30 minutes on a greased baking tray until lightly golden brown. Cool completely and store in an air tight container.

*If you want a sweeter biscuit,(because these are not really sweet at all) you could always add a little agave sweetener with your butter and coat the cookie with that.

 

xo Amanda

Homemade Applesauce

14 Nov

This recipe is so easy I almost feel silly posting it! Here I was,calling my Mom, pen and paper in hand, ready to write down ALL the ingredients for this COMPLICATED recipe. Come to find out, even the most dim-witted ninny-head  could make there own applesauce! I don’t think you are dim-witted or a ninny-head, so your homemade applesauce will be MAARRvelous!! Also this is a great dish to make for a baby’s first food! Finnley loves this applesauce, and there are no added preservatives or flavors like you find in the store!

Ingredients:

Apples ( I used Honey Crisp apples, but any sweet apple will do.)

Water

Optional:

Cinnamon

Sweetener of your choice (brown Sugar, Agave, ect.)

Directions:

1.) Wash, peel, core, and chop apples.

I like to keep the peels on mine, but most

ladies and gents like their applesauce, all peels aside.

2.) Throw your chopped apples in a pot, and fill it a quarter of the way

with water. The water line should be almost even with the apples.

(a little less water than apples)

3.) Cover and simmer your apples on medium to low heat until they are soft, usually about 15-20 minutes.

4.) When your apples are nice and soft, uncover and continue to simmer until you cook off  some of the excess liquid.

You can start to smush your apples during this process to form a more applesauce-like texture.

5.) When you have achieved your ideal applesauce consistency,

you can add sugar and any spices you wish.

I would give it a try before you add anything though, because I didn’t need anything added to my A sauce.

I added just a touch of cinnamon for looks and called it a day!  

A delicious day 🙂

Finnley was drooling at the thought of another bite of my homemade applesauce! Ha Ha