How to Bake Apples for a Baby

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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.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 large apples, thoroughly washed and cored

  • 8-by-8-inch baking pan

  • Tongs

Tip

The recipe yields about 2 cups of baked apples. If your baby is over 8 months, you can sprinkle the apples with cinnamon or add about 1/2 teaspoon of butter on the inside of the apple. To core an apple, use a specialty apple corer or a paring knife to remove the inedible inner portion. Refrigerate leftover baked apples immediately and serve them to your baby within two days.

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