Your toddler is constipated and you’re seeking out natural remedies to help ease their discomfort. This pear applesauce with flax is an easy way to increase fiber intake and help regulate your child’s poops. I share instructions for making it at home in either an Instant Pot or Slow Cooker.
And if you’re looking for other constipation friendly recipes, check out our constipation smoothie for toddlers and kids!
Toddler Applesauce Ingredients
This is a simple homemade pear applesauce recipe. Here’s what you’ll need to make it.
- Apples – whatever variety sounds good. I typically use honeycrisp or gala.
- Pears – whatever is ripe and readily available.
- Ground flaxseed – you want ground, not whole flaxseed
- Ghee or grass-fed butter
How To Make Applesauce For Kids
Making applesauce at home is really easy, and using a slow cooker or instant pot makes it mostly hands off as well. Here’s what you’ll do.
- Peel, core and chop your apples and pears
- Add them to your appliance of choice with water and cook
- Once done, add flax, ghee and cinnamon and puree
- Serve it up and get your toddler pooping again
What To Mix With Applesauce For Constipation
This recipe is great because it targets constipation in a few ways.
- Pears are a great gentle, gut-friendly fiber rich food to help ease constipation
- Ghee is lubricating, which helps your child’s poop move along in the digestive tract
- Flaxseed is also fiber rich and great for softening stool and moving poop along
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How To Store, Freeze & Serve
You can make this pear applesauce to have in the fridge for serving 3-4 days in a row. You can also freeze some to have on hand for another time. We use these souper cubes for freezer storage of things like this applesauce or homemade bone broth.
When you go to thaw it out, you can either just transfer it to the fridge in a glass container or warm it up directly on the stove in a small skillet. With the ghee in the recipe, it serves best when you re-heat it a little.
More Help With Toddler Constipation
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Check out our Constipation Smoothie for another recipe to add into your toddler’s routines to help ease their constipation.
Your Turn To Make This Homemade Pear Applesauce For Toddler Constipation
Go ahead and make a batch of this pear applesauce to help your child poop! Leave a comment below to let us know how it goes, and make sure to share our recipes and Toddler Constipation course with your mama friends.
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Homemade Pear Applesauce for Toddler Constipation
- 3 apples
- 3 pears
- 1 cup water (or homemade bone broth)
- 1-3 tsp ground flaxseed (start slow as you increase your child's fiber intake)
- 1 tbsp ghee (or grass-fed butter)
- Ground cinnamon, to taste
- Peel and core apples and pears, and slice into thick chunks.
- Add to the kitchen appliance of your choice:Slow Cooker – place apples, pears and water in slow cooker and cook on low for 2-4 hours.Instant Pot – place apples, pears and water in Instant Pot and cook on manual setting at high pressure for 7 minutes. Do a quick release or natural release after cooking (either works).
- Add ground flaxseed and ghee to mixture. Use an immersion blender, blender or food processor to puree the mixture. Taste and add cinnamon to taste if your toddler likes it.
- This recipe will make about 4 servings and you can serve some everyday until constipation eases. Store in the fridge or freezer. With the ghee in the recipe, it serves best if re-heated just a little.