Saffron-infused applesauce is a delightful treat that can be savored by the entire family, offering a unique twist to a classic favorite.
Known for its vibrant color and distinctive aroma, saffron enhances the culinary experience with its subtle yet complex flavor profile.
This precious spice, often used in various cuisines around the world, not only adds a gourmet touch to dishes but also introduces an array of international flavors to a baby’s developing taste buds. The exotic and flavorful spice, is a wonderful addition to a baby’s first foods to broaden their global palate.
Read more recipes to kick up “baby food” a notch by adding a pinch of baby friendly spices the whole family will enjoy in Global Cuisine for Tiny Tastebuds.
ServingsMakes about 355 ml (1 1/2 cups); recipe may be doubled easily.
5 red apples
1.25 ml (¼ teaspoon) saffron
Pinch of sugar
Pinch of ground cinnamon
1. Peel, core, and slice apples evenly.
2. Combine apples, saffron, sugar, and cinnamon in a 2 liter (2-quart) saucepan with 59 ml (¼ cup) water. Simmer over medium-low heat until apples are very soft, about 15 minutes.
3. Using an immersion (stick) blender, purée the apples until smooth.
A former lawyer, after her daughter refused to eat anything bland as a baby, Leena was inspired to make baby food better by using spices and diverse global ingredients. Nurturing tiny taste buds became an obsession that led to a blog www.masalababyfood.com and a baby food cookbook Around the World in 80 Purees: Easy Recipes for Global Baby Food (Quirk Books). Leena lives in New Jersey with her husband, and two “masala babies.”