Now that we know the Do’s & Don’ts of Cooking for our Babies, let’s try out a recipe.Â I was thinking bananas &Â peach today so I went with this Banana Peach Compote Recipe that is sure to leave an empty bowl.Â Enjoy!
A quick note:Â This recipe is appropriate for children 9-12 months, but I snuck some bites too!
- 1/2 cup water
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 strip lemon zest (optional)
- 4 large fresh peaches, peeled, pitted, and quartered
- 2 ripe bananas, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1/2 cup plain yogurtÂ
In a medium saucepan- combine the water and sugar and bring to a simmer, swirling the pan once or twice. When the sugar has dissolved, add the lemon juice and zest.
Decrease the heat until the syrup is barely simmering; add the peaches and cook, uncovered, for about 15 minutes, until the peaches are tender. Remove the pan from the heat and let the peaches cool in the liquid for 30 minutes.
Remove the cooled peaches with a slotted spoon, and chop into small pieces and place in a bowl. With a wooden spoon, carefully fold the banana and yogurt into the peaches until blended.
Serve immediately. Freeze leftovers that won’t be eaten the next day.