Cooking with Cat: Peachy Cobbler Portions
Since peaches are one of my favorite things about summer, I was so excited to try this recipe! Peaches store well in the freezer, so you can enjoy this sweet dessert year-round. I was thrilled to see a healthy alternative to peach cobbler and couldn’t wait to give it a shot. Not only is this a great option for baby, but the perfectly portioned desserts are great for mom or dad. This recipe is a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Fiber. Check out the Nutrient Chart for an overview of essential vitamins and minerals your baby needs.
Here is what you will need:
3 cups peeled peaches, mashed
1/2 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey* (substitute for raw sugar if making for a child under 1)
1 cup crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup butter, melted
Note* To remove skin easily, you can boil the peaches. This makes them softer and easier to mash also.
Pour applesauce in with peaches.
Pour in cinnamon.
Pour honey into mixture and stir.
Pour mixture into muffin tin.
Note* Do not over flow, this recipe should make around 9.
After this is done, you will make the topping for the cobbler.
Mix crushed graham crackers with rolled oats.
Note* to crush the graham crackers, place them in a bag that seals, and roll with a rolling pin.
Mix the topping together.
Evenly scoop topping onto the top of the peach mixture in the muffin tin.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes on 350 degrees. The cobbler will be done when the peaches are bubbly and the top is golden brown.
Let cool, then serve. To store, cover the muffin tin and refrigerate.
Stage 4 + 5
Here’s a healthy spin on a sweet family favorite. Preparing this dish in muffin tins instead of one large dish is a fun way to teach portion control while offering each family member their very own cobbler.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
For peach filling:
In a large bowl, combine peach slices, ¼ cup of applesauce, flour, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and honey. Scoop fruit mixture into 9 equal portions in a muffin tin.
In a medium bowl, stir together crushed graham crackers, rolled oats and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Add melted butter and remaining ¼ cup of applesauce to the dry mixture. Top evenly over peach filling.
Bake uncovered for 25 minutes, or until peaches are bubbly and the topping is golden brown.
*If making for a child under 1, substitute raw sugar for honey.
Recipe Yields: 9 Servings
Stage 1 + 2
Peaches are a good source of potassium and niacin.
To make Peach mash or puree for your baby, wash and peal the peach, then cut the fruit in small pieces. Blend until smooth with immersion blender or masher. Add breast milk or water to thin the puree to the desired consistency.
As your child grows into stages three and four, mash the peach for chunkier consistency or simply dice the peach into pieces sized for little fingers to pick up.
Puree strawberries and peach with immersion blender until smooth. Add kiwi juice. In small bowl combine yogurt, fruit puree, and wheat germ. Mix until incorporated. For thicker consistency add more yogurt.
For a tropical twist, substitute peach with mango.