Prep time: 20 minutes
Every ingredient in this recipe except the cinnamon contains iron. Dried apricots, dried figs, prune juice and molasses are some of the highest non-meat iron sources. Use cinnamon bread that is fortified with iron.
1. Place 12 dried mission figs (ends snipped), 18 dried apricots, 3⁄4 cup prune juice, 2 tablespoons molasses and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon in a large glass bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 7 to 9 minutes, stirring several times. Remove, uncover and let cool several minutes.
2. Puree fig and apricot mixture in a food processor or blender.
3. Toast 6 slices cinnamon swirl bread and spread 1⁄3 cup apricot-fig spread on each of 3 slices; top with another toasted slice.
4. Cut each sandwich into 4 triangles.
Per toddler serving (2 triangles with spread): 190 calories, 6% protein (3 g), 88% carbohydrate (42 g), 6% fat (1 g), 0% saturated fat, 4 g fiber, 3 mg iron
Treat your toddler to an iron-filled breakfast.