Wednesday, November 13

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe



Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms 

My daughter, TinyBaker, has a children's book titled Max and Mo Go Apple Picking, which at the end of the story provides a recipe for natural homemade applesauce.  She has been requesting that we make it for some time now, and so we did.

TinyBaker is 4 and a half years old, so it's the perfect recipe to make together.  We always have so much fun cooking, baking, and just getting our hands dirty in the kitchen.  {and then wash them right away, because we also like to have clean, unsticky fingers!}


 

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms

I peeled the apples: a mix of gala and granny smith.

Our recipe called for 4 lbs., but I just eyeballed it.  <---This means I peeled and cored a bunch.  It was a very scientific process.

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms

She cut them into pieces.

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms

You're doing a great job, baby!  Keep it up, and keep your fingers back!

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms 

I love you too!  See how easy it is to include our children in the kitchen!  Just take a little time for prep and the fun memories you make will last a lifetime!

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms 

Put the apples in the pot.

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms

Clean those sticky fingers, per her request!

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms 

Add water to the pot and bring to a boil.  {I boiled until fork tender.. but I didn't measure the water and def. had a lot.}

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms



Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms

 Apple mash, anyone?

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms

Apple water.. Agua de manzana?  I meant to Google what to do with this leftover liquid, but alas, it sat in my fridge and I ended up pouring it down the drain.  

If you use the leftover liquid, please leave a comment!  I'd love to put it in something the next time we make applesauce.

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms

 It's time to taste our yummy creation!

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms

 Mmm, sweet wholesome success!  I can't believe how easy it was!  Golly, had I known how simple it was to make this stuff when TinyBaker was actually tiny and a baby, sheesh, we could've saved on baby food.  BUT, I was a new mom and inexperienced.  Maybe, next time?  Maybe, next baby?

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms

Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms


Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms
If only I had one of those Rachel Ray Garbage Bowls?!


I have seriously wanted one of those bowls for a long time.. 

I also LOVE and wish I had a set of these ZAK bowls.  I think they're so pretty and fun!
Zak Designs Confetti Mixing Bowls, Assorted Brights Orange, Set of 4

I'm anxious to try this again and add cinnamon, or maybe some red hot candies and make it red!  You could also add any kind of berry.  Then, I want to use it in some low-fat baking.  There are so many possibilities and uses! 


After all the work is done, it's cleanup time, and look who was so excited to help me!
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Natural Homemade Applesauce with TinyBaker : A Mommy and Me Recipe 2013 by BeckyCharms
My Sweetie Pie, TinyBaker!!

We tried the recipe that was included in the book Max and Mo Go Apple Picking


Happy Cooking!

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Faith & Fruition,
BeckyCharms

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