Finely grated apple and mashed banana add the perfect level of sweetness for tiny palates.
Serve this sweet treat warm, at room temperature or cold, depending on your baby’s preference. This recipe is a source of iron, which is a factor in red blood cell formation. Gradual introduction of iron-rich solid foods should be part of baby’s diet starting at six months of age.
This recipe also provides calcium, which aids in the formation and maintenance of bones and teeth.
Combine rice and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cover; reduce heat and cook until rice is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes.
Stir in apple, banana and milk and cook 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
1/2 cup uncooked white or brown rice 2 cups water 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and grated 1 mashed banana 1/4 cup fortified rice milk or cow’s milk Pinch cinnamon (optional)
Per 1/4 cup (50 mL) serving: about 130 cal, 32 g carbs, 2 g fibre, 0 g fat, 2 g protein, 1 mg iron. Source: riceinfo.com