Applesauce for Babies and Toddlers

Applesauce for Babies and Toddlers
Applesauce makes a fantastic and versatile toddler snack. You can serve it on its own, mix it with yoghurt, put it on pancakes, or even use it as an oil replacement in baking recipes.

This basic applesauce contains nothing but apples and water, making it a great choice for baby food as well.

You can add in all kinds of things to make it more interesting, such as a pinch of cinnamon, some vanilla or some honey. You can also cook things like berries, pumpkin or pears into the sauce along with the apples. 

Please note that babies under 12 months old cannot have honey, so be sure to only use honey as an additive in older toddlers' applesauce.



Peel apples and remove cores.

Chop apple into small, even sized pieces.

Put apples in a pot and add water. You want just enough water to get a nice simmer in the bottom of the pan - you don't want to cover the apples in water.

Start cooking apples over medium heat to get it all hot. Once the water starts to simmer, reduce heat to low.

Cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, checking water level occasionally to make sure it doesn't boil dry.

Once apples are nice and soft, remove from heat and either use a vegetable masher to mash them all up, or puree them using a blender or stick mixer.

Store in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to two months.


  • Apples are high in fiber and keep you feeling fuller for longer without consuming a lot of calories. This is because it takes our bodies a while to digest the complex fiber in apples.


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Babies aren't supposed to have honey.
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