I’m not sure what it is about the spring, but I find that I’ve been busy, busy, busy in the kitchen! Whipping up recipes from the BabyCook Book has become quite the hobby indeed! I’ve been trying out the different ideas passed on by Chef Dad and thought I ought to let the Fab World know how it’s going, starting with a personal favourite- Maple-Cinnamon Apple Compote.
I’ve taken the recipe from the book and made a few alterations, luckily each recipe is set out with suggestions for alternatives!
The first section of the book is dedicated to First Meals and it is from this section that we find this simple Compote. It’s originally an Apple-Cinnamon Compote, but taking out the brown sugar and adding all-natural maple syrup makes for a nice Canadian twist in the healthiest of directions!
2 Apples (The book suggests Golden Delicious, but I have an abiding love of Royal Gala’s)
1 Sprinkle of Brown Sugar or a teaspoon of Maple Syrup
1 Cinnamon Stick (Or Vanilla Bean, if you’d like!)
1 Pinch of Cinnamon powder
Wash and peel apples, cut into quarters. Remove core and seeds, then cut the quarters into smaller pieces and place in steamer with the cinnamon stick or vanilla bean.
Cook for 15 minutes with the water level at 3.
Save the cooking juice in a glass, remove the cinnamon stick or vanilla bean. Transfer fruit to the mixer and pulse 2 or 3 times, adding a little of the cooking juices between each pulse.
Sprinkle with brown sugar or add the maple syrup and stir. Taste and add a tiny bit of cinnamon to flavor.
This recipe makes a nice mix with Oatmeal as well, so if you’re introducing solids, the flavor adds a great boost! Just remember that Steel-Cut oatmeal is always the lesser-processed as they retain their fibery goodness!
We’re always keeping an eye out for recipes, so do feel free to share yours!