Adventures in Baby Food Making: Creamy Butter Beans with Apple

Whenever I mention Butter Beans online I get a lot of funny looks in the form of comments.

“What are they?” “Where do you get them?” “What do they taste like?”

Butter Beans are simply large Lima Beans. I don’t think I ever realized they weren’t popular until I started food blogging. My mom served them as a side dish just warmed from the can and honestly, I always loved them. They are soft, creamy and like most beans, have a mild taste. Side note: They also happen to make fun cookies!

Butter Beans make a great finger food for littles one but you have to watch the skins as they can cause a choking hazards. For now I puree them and have discovered Little Bean’s new favorite dish….

  • Can of Butter Beans 1 of 16
    Can of Butter Beans
    I get these at my Local Aldis.
  • Rinse the Beans 2 of 16
    Rinse the Beans
    You want to remove as much sodium as possible.
  • Try one. 3 of 16
    Try one.
    Seriously, they are GOOD!
  • He thinks so. 4 of 16
    He thinks so.
    And 6 year olds don't lie. Well, not about food anyway. đŸ˜‰
  • Wash an apple. 5 of 16
    Wash an apple.
    The Bean texture is a little overwhelming so I puree with an apple to change the texture a little and add a bit of sweetness.
  • Add to Blender 6 of 16
    Add to Blender
    Put the apple closer to the blade as the beans may get stuck. I used 1 apple, 1 can of butter beans and 1/4 cup of water.
  • Puree 7 of 16
    It's creamy and tasty!
  • Add Yogurt. 8 of 16
    Add Yogurt.
    The beans are good alone but adding the apple makes them sweet and adding some full fat yogurt makes a complete meal.
  • Swirl 9 of 16
    I used 1/4 of the beans mixture and about 1/3 cup of yogurt.
  • Wait for Distracted Baby 10 of 16
    Wait for Distracted Baby
    We were all out of cloth bibs. The plastic ones threw him for a loop.
  • He has no idea I’m coming in. 11 of 16
    He has no idea I'm coming in.
  • Finally got him! 12 of 16
    Finally got him!
    This was his second bite. He liked it!
  • REALLY liked it. 13 of 16
    REALLY liked it.
    All gone.
  • He needed to see for himself. 14 of 16
    He needed to see for himself.
  • Store. 15 of 16
    I put just the apple/bean mixture in single serve containers.
  • Can we have that again Mom? 16 of 16
    Can we have that again Mom?
    It takes me a few days to get these up on the site and he's already finished all the beans. It seems to be his favorite dish to date!

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Article Posted 5 years Ago

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