This recipe was sort of a spur of the moment, last ditch effort to get my twinkies to eat prunes. The smallest has been holding it all in with a stubbornness to match my own and is now in serious pain, poor thing. I just want to get her to eat something (happily) that will encourage things along… perhaps even compel her body past a force of will that is Gibraltar-like.
I thought initially to stew the prunes and puree’ them. Then my husband noticed the leftover canned pumpkin from my Chocolate Surprise Cake, and inspiration hit. I was transported back to baby food land where my desire to make simple, tasty and healthy food began.
Now that I have been reminded, I will attempt to share more homemade baby food gems on occasion. It is so easy to make food for infants at home that will awaken their pallets and prime them for a life of healthy food enjoyment, and so very worth it – monetarily and emotionally.
The NUTS and BOLTS
- 16 Prunes
- 1/2 cup Water
- 3/4 cup Canned Pumpkin
WHAT TO DO WITH IT ALL
Easy is the word for this puree’. Simply place the prunes and water in a microwave safe bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes.
Pour the hot prunes and liquid into a food processor or blender and blend until nearly smooth. Add the canned pumpkin and puree’ again until smooth.
Depending on the age of your baby, you may need to add water to thin the mixture. For under 1 year, this will make probably 6-8 servings. When really trying to get results, more can be used. I got 4 servings out of this for my stopped up 2 year olds.
The twinkies love this! Begged for more “treats”. 5 of 5
The eldest even begged to try it, liked it, and whined at me when I wouldn’t let her have it. 5 of 5
The adults thought it was tasty too. My husband though maybe freezer pops?