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F is for Fig | Cooking The Alphabet | Cooking With Toddlers | Toddler Recipes | BLW

Updated: Oct 8, 2021

Hi, I’m Amber, and I’m trying my best to cook the alphabet with my two toddlers! We’re documenting what we cook, and creating a recipe book using Baby Eats The Alphabet so we can look back on this A-Z cooking adventure.

Today, we were brave and cooked Fig Applesauce for F is for Fig.

Illustrated donut background with text saying "Baby Cooks The Alphabet - Cook the alphabet and create a handmade recipe scrapbook! Fig Applesauce"

First I peeled and thinly sliced two apples, and gave them to the kids to cut into smaller chunks. My one-year-old loves when we cook because she now knows it’s an extra snack time for her. We also cut up a handful of dried figs, which were really sticky, so make sure your little ones don’t eat these whole. Then my 3-year-old helped add the apples, fig, some water, and cinnamon to a pot on the stove and we let it boil until soft.

What you need:

  1. Ingredients: 2 red apples, a small handful of dried figs (3-4), a teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 cup water

  2. Tools: Kid-safe knife, food processor or blender

A 1-year-old licks cream cheese off a spoon.
My one-year-old snacks while my three-year-old cuts up apples!

Getting The Kids Cooking:

Set-up tasks your toddler can help with include:

  • Grabbing ingredients

  • Picking out a pot to boil the ingredients in

Then the fun part comes:

  • Precut apple into thin slices and allow the kids to cut them into chunks

  • Precut figs into fourths and let the kids cut each fourth in half

  • Let kids add ingredients into a pot

Let boil until apples are soft. Reminder here that babies and toddlers sometimes don’t have the patience required for cooking, so they went off and played while I transferred it to a food processor and blended until smooth.

Remember to take photos of your little chef chopping and pouring!

Now look away if you don’t like sugar, but I served this on top of chocolate ice cream. Why? I don’t know, it was a rainy day and we were bored. I’m going to be honest, it was a little grainy in texture...but it got the bowels moving hahah.

Now that the kids had fun, it's mama's turn!

Let's assemble the F page in our Baby Eats The Alphabet Recipe Book!

What you need:

Of course, we recommend purchasing a Baby Eats The Alphabet kit, which will have everything you need to create your recipe book keepsake (except the photos of your little ones), but honestly, the point is to create a beautiful book of your memories - which you can with: printed photos, paper (we recommend paper at least 8.5" x 8.5" so you can fit a photo plus the recipe!), double-sided tape, any fun embellishments you want like stickers, washi tape, or photo protectors, and something to hold your pages, like binder or scrapbook!

Write your recipe:

Use a small piece of paper to write down the recipe you used, and any memorable notes you want to record. This week, I had to remind them that in this family, we embrace any opportunity to eat chocolate. :)

Pick your photos and lay everything out:

Before applying any tape, I recommend you lay out all of your elements to make sure everything fits and you like how it looks. Once you're happy with it, tape everything down, starting with the bottom layer first! And here's how mine turned out:

I would love to see what you decided to cook and create for F is for Fig! Please tag me in your creations @BabyEatsTheAlphabet!

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