Red plums and prunes help maintain bowel regularity. The best way to prepare a plum and still retain all of the nutrients from the skin is to bake them in the oven. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Plums are a stone fruit, so they contain a hard pit inside that has to be removed. Take a sharp knife and cut directly into center of the stem area until you hit the seed. Then run your knife all the way around the plum until you have completely cut in half. Pull apart the 2 halves and in one side will remain the pit. Gently remove with either a knife or your fingers.
Cut an X on the skin side of the plum so steam can escape. Lay the plums in a glass baking dish skin side up. bake for 15 min.
Remove from the oven and flip the plums with the meat side up. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of vanilla and replace in the oven for 15 more min.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 min. then remove peel with a knife and cut into chunks.
Blend in whatever you make your baby food with (Baby Bullet, blender, food processor, etc). Add liquid from pan for smoother consistency, and also add juice or water if needed. I like to use juice as opposed to water for added flavor and vitamins.
Store in refrigerator in air tight container for 5 days or in freezer for 1 month.