Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Creamy Butter Beans with Apple

Posted by 3 years ago 3 Comments

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
I get these at my Local Aldis.

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Rinse the Beans
You want to remove as much sodium as possible.

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Try one.
Seriously, they are GOOD!

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He thinks so.
And 6 year olds don’t lie. Well, not about food anyway. ;)

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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.

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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.

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Puree
It’s creamy and tasty!

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The beans are good alone but adding the apple makes them sweet and adding some full fat yogurt makes a complete meal.

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Swirl
I used 1/4 of the beans mixture and about 1/3 cup of yogurt.

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Wait for Distracted Baby
We were all out of cloth bibs. The plastic ones threw him for a loop.

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He has no idea I’m coming in.

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Finally got him!
This was his second bite. He liked it!

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REALLY liked it.
All gone.

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He needed to see for himself.

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Store.
I put just the apple/bean mixture in single serve containers.

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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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    Krista S.

    January 2, 2012

    When my boys were babies, they used to love lentils and applesauce mixed. Apparently beans & apples are a tasty combo! Who knew? Reply

    adriana

    February 21, 2012

    How old is your baby? I have 8 month old twins and we're not sure if it's ok to give them beans and dairy yet but this looks so tasty... Reply

    roni

    February 21, 2012

    You should check with your doc but I was told diary is fine in yogurt form pretty early and beans are find as long as baby can handle them. I started both around 8 months. He really LOVES both even now at 11 months. Reply