Tried and true prunes are a wonderful baby food. Prunes are actually dried plums and richer in both antioxidants and fiber then in their fresh state. The fiber makes them a wonder cure to constipation in babies. I paired them with bananas (which are binding) in this recipe to balance it out and give them a creamy consistency. You can easily reduce the amount of banana or eliminate it if need be. Bebe B has always loved prunes and still at age three eats this recipe.
Prune Pudding - 6 Months+
10 dried plums (prunes)
1/2 ripe banana
1/2 tsp nutmeg
water for steaming
Steam the dried plums in either a steaming basket on the stove or in the Beaba babycook. If using the babycook fill water to the 2 mark for a full basket of dried plums. If steaming on the stove use about 2-3 inches of water and steam for about 10-12 minutes. This will help rehydrate them a bit and make them easier to puree. If you try to puree them with out steaming them you will end up with a sticky, gooey mess.
Puree the steamed dried plums and banana in a food processor or babycook until smooth. Then add nutmeg and puree until well blended. The longer it is pureed the smoother it will get. This recipe will keep up to 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. This recipe will fill about 1-2 ice cube trays (5-10 servings).
Vegan. Dairy-Free. Gluten-Free.
Some of the Awesome Health Benefits:
-Prunes are naturally rich in antioxidants and packed with dietary fiber.
-Bananas are rich in vitamin b6 and they are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium and easy to digest.