Anyone looking for flaxseed baby recipes will love this baby apple puree with flax seeds and water. It is a great way to introduce both flaxseeds and apples to your baby. It only takes 15 minutes total to make this apple flaxseed baby recipe.
The apple puree recipe requires three medium apples peeled and chopped (3 cups) and a tsp of ground flax seeds. Steam the apples for 10 minutes, then blend with water, and you’ve got a delicious baby apple puree that can be served on its own or with oatmeal.
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Cooked quick oats are my favorite baby food with apples for babies. Combine this apple puree for babies with cooked oats, and you have an easy healthy breakfast for your baby.
The recipe yields 1 300 ml jar of apple puree. Store extras in the fridge for up to three days or freeze them into rubber ice cube trays to make individual portions that can be defrosted one at a time.
This apple puree recipe is easy to combine with other baby foods that are nutritious, such as quinoa, oats, and plain yogurt. An apple puree is a great way to sweeten other baby foods.
Benefits of this Apple Puree with Flaxseeds for Babies
Apples are a great source of vitamin C to support the immune system. The fiber in apples is excellent for gut health and promotes the growth of beneficial probiotics in the gut. A wide variety of fiber is essential for optimal gut health and one of the reasons why whole fruits such as apples are great for your baby.
Raw apples are a common choking hazard for babies according to solid starts; thus, making homemade applesauce for babies is a great way to introduce apples into your bub’s diet!
I added a tsp of ground flax seeds as they are an excellent source of additional nutrients, including the essential omega-three fats for brain health. Babies can have flax seeds in small amounts and score a 4/5 nutritional rating from solid starts. It is best to grind flaxseeds to prevent choking on whole seeds and to ensure optimal digestion and absorption of all the nutrients.
Start with small amounts of flax seeds in your baby’s diet to ensure they tolerate them well. Initially, my girl got constipated when I first started her on solids and flaxseeds were one of the foods that I removed for a couple of weeks as they absorb a lot of water and can be constipating if not enough fluids are consumed.
For this reason, I only used a tsp of flaxseeds in this recipe but if your bub tolerates the nutritious flaxseeds just fine then go ahead and add more to make a flaxseed baby recipe. I now give a sprinkle of flaxseeds to my toddler almost daily now as they are one o my top superfoods high in omega 3 fats, B vitamins, manganese, copper, zinc, selenium, iron, calcium, and potassium
Flax seeds are also an excellent source of fiber for gut health and an excellent source of magnesium. A mineral that we all need to ensure we are getting enough of dietarily as it is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies.
Combining flaxseeds with an apple puree is a great way to introduce flaxseed to your baby and boost your bubs nutrition!
Apple Flaxseed Baby Recipe
- double boiler
- High speed blender
- chopping board and peeler
- 3 cups chopped red apple (3 medium apples)
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tsp flax seeds
- Peel and chop apples into chunks. Place in the top pot of a double boiler and steam for 10 minutes.
- Place water, flax seeds and steamed apples into a blender and blend for 30 seconds.