Homemade Applesauce Pouches
My kids love applesauce pouches. And I can’t complain. It’s healthy, delicious and can substitute as breakfast when we’re running late for Mommy’s 9:15 workout class at YMCA. (This happens more than I care to admit!)
The only problem with applesauce pouches on the go? Those three packages I have to buy at Kroger every week start to add up. But it’s a necessity because God forbid I run out on one of those days my toddler has decided that all he’s going to eat is applesauce!
So I decided to try making my own homemade applesauce pouches. After all, my mom did it back in the ’80’s before there was an internet to tell you how to parent, so how hard could it be?
I started with three apples I purchased at Kroger. And while apples aren’t in season, they were still reasonably priced.
I cleaned the apples in six cups of water and two cups of white vinegar. According to the web, this gets all the pesticides and junk off of your apples (I know, I’m so technical).
While the apples soak, boil some water.
After soaking my apples for a bit, I peeled, cored and sliced them. You want to cut your apples into bite sized chunks so they cook quicker without becoming too squishy.
Allow apples to cook for 10 minutes or until soft. Pour through strainer.
Dump apples into food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Add water until they reach desired consistency.
To make the applesauce last longer, pour into an ice cube tray or baby food tray. Allow to freeze.
Take one applesauce cube out at a time and add to pouch as needed. Allow time for applesauce to defrost before serving.
You can add flavors to your applesauce if so desired. My toddler LOVES strawberry applesauce. Simply boil and strain strawberries and add the liquid to your mixture while it’s in the food processor.
These homemade applesauce pouches are so easy and yummy, so give it a try and tag us on Instagram!