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How to Bake Apples for a Baby

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Serena Styles is a Colorado-based writer who specializes in health, fitness and food. Speaking three languages and working on a fourth, Styles is pursuing a Bachelor's in Linguistics and preparing to travel the world. When Styles isn't writing, she can be found hiking, cooking or working as a certified nutritionist.
How to Bake Apples for a Baby
Baked apples are a sweet treat for your baby. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images

Apples contain soluble and insoluble fiber, both of which can help keep a baby’s bowel movements regular. In addition, apples have high amounts of potassium, calcium and vitamins A, C and E. According to Wholesome Baby Food, you should introduce apples into your baby’s diet when the child is 6 to 8 months. Approximately 30 minutes is required to bake apples for a baby, not including time to peel, mash and cool them. Always consult with your pediatrician before changing your baby’s diet.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Place three cored apples in a baking pan and add 3 inches of warm water. Do not peel the apples, as this will make them too mushy.

Step 3

Bake the apples for 30 minutes or until they are tender when squeezed with a pair of tongs. Remove the apples from the oven.

Step 4

Let the apples cool for five minutes and then peel away the skin using your fingers. The skin should come off the fruit when pinched.

Step 5

Cut the apples up into baby-bite-size pieces. You can serve the cut-up apples as they are or mash them with the back of a fork until smooth.

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