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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

All-American Apple Crisp #CookingWithGerber

This post is sponsored by Megaphone Influence/The Women Bloggers, LLC, a #SoapboxInfluence Project. All opinions are mine alone.


Do you know how long it's been since I had a jar of Gerber baby food or a box of Gerber baby cereal in my kitchen pantry? Approximately 21 months, 3 weeks, 6 days, and 12 hours. [So long, apparently, that they were still packaged in jars and boxes. Ha!] It's been a long time since I fed a baby of mine baby food.


Before creating this recipe, I had never even thought of using baby food for anything other than feeding babies. But, after giving it a little thought, I came up with this delicious Apple Crisp recipe, that uses Gerber Oatmeal Cereal and Gerber Apples baby food. It's going to be perfect for Summer picnics and barbeques. Best part, all ingredients are found at Walmart, so no running around town searching for this or that. 

Easy Apple Crisp with Gerber Oatmeal Cereal

You'll need:

For the crust:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup Gerber Oatmeal Cereal
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon of water
For the filling:
  • 6 gala apples - peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 ounce "jar" of Gerber Apples
For the topping:
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup Gerber Oatmeal Cereal
  • 1/4 brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine crust ingredients, press into bottom of 9 inch pie dish. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven.
  2. Put filling ingredients into saucepan and heat over medium heat. Stir for 10 minutes, or so, until apples begin to soften. Pour into crust.
  3. Combine topping ingredients, sprinkle evenly over filling. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Lower oven to 350 degrees, and continue baking for 10-12 more minutes. 
  4. Serve with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or a heaping scoop of whipped cream. 
  5. Ask yourself why you've never thought to use Gerber Oatmeal Cereal before.

Are you brave enough to Cook with Gerber?? Imagine the possibilities. You can sneak veggies and fruits into recipes, and you're kids won't suspect a thing. After all, they won't see them. 

Head over to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram, and see who else has been cooking with Gerber. Search the hashtag #CookingWithGerber. You'll be astonished at the creative recipes you find! 

But wait, there's more!! Now, enter to win a $50 gift card!! One of you will win $50 to go buy lots and lots of Gerber baby cereal...or, whatever you choose. 

Good luck!


Betsy Barnes said...

I would make Oatmeal Banana pancakes using Gerber cereal, adding fresh bananas on top. :)

Unknown said...

I make carrot cake using baby food. It needs one jar applesauce, one jar of Carrots and one jar of Apricots plus other ingredients.

Lauren said...

I plan to make oatmeal cookies.

Mami2jcn said...

I'd like to make banana bread.

Elena said...

I would make oatmeal banana muffins

Barbara Montag said...

I would add the Gerber cereal to my smoothie for a nutritional boost.
thank you

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

I would add it to peanut butter cookies.

Ellie Wright said...

I would make muffins with it.

steve weber said...

I would make some type of muffin.

LauraJJ said...

I would love to try to add to my pancakes!

JET said...

I'd make pancakes or zucchini bread

Shelly Peterson said...

I would make some banana muffins.

Janet W. said...

I plan to make chocolate chip oatmeal cookies!

Heather Hayes Panjon said...

I Would Make Banana Bread Or Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Natalie said...

I would use this cereal as a topping to my apple crisp!!

Anonymous said...

I would like to make oatmeal cookies.

Em Mahr said...

I'd make oatmeal cookies

Lori Jean said...

Im I am making some brownies for sure!

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kellyr78 said...

I would make a zucchini bread.

Bridgett Wilbur said...

I would make oatmeal kids love them.

Unknown said...

I would make some pancakes!

Unknown said...

I used my extra baby oatmeal in waffles. Great way to add extra fiber and the adults didn't even know! (I used sweet potato baby food too.)

HS said...

I'll make blueberry muffins.

Elle said...

I plan to make banana muffins.

Unknown said...

I would make banana nut muffins.

benz1171 said...

I would make banana nut muffins. benz1171(at)hotmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

I would make banana muffins with Gerber cereal.

Janet W. said...

Commented on your post as Janet W.

Unknown said...

I would love to use it in my banana bread recipe!

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Unknown said...

This looks absolutely amazing! I never knew there were so many things you could cook with Gerber cereal! I cannot wait to try this recipe - it's perfect for our upcoming 4th celebration!