Cinnamon Banana Oat Cookies: Older baby Nummies Part 2

Very little smells better than a loaf of homemade banana bread baking in the oven. This recipe helps to capture that essence in a healthy, easy to make (and vegan friendly) baby cookie. Let me warn you…you may find yourself snacking on these healthy little treats as well!

The Recipe

You will need:

  • two ripe bananas
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 4 handfuls of oats (quick oats work well too)

Instructions:

  1. Mash the ripe bananas up well. (preheat oven to 350 degrees) add cinnamon and mix well into bananas.
  2. put your oats into a blender or food processor and blend until pieces are very small, almost powder-like (this step can be skipped if you are making these for an older eater such as a young child or yourself)
  3. a handful at a time, mix the oats into the mashed banana
  4. Keep mixing the oats into the fruit until you end up with a sticky cookie dough type consistency. (you may not use all the oats you blended, you dont want the mixture to become too dry where it flakes apart)
  5. Roll dough into 1″ balls, flatten and place on a non stick cookie sheet or parchment paper laden cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  7. let cool completely before serving. Cookies will have a chewy texture.
  8. Store in fridge for use up to three days. Store excess in a freezer bag and freeze for up to three months. Simply remove frozen cookies from freezer bag about 30 minutes before serving.

***IMPORTANT*** always watch your child when giving them solid foods to eat, no matter how many times they have eaten it before. It can only take one second for a baby to choke on a bit of food.  I started feeding these to Penelope cut up into small pea sized bits until she is a bit more savvy and won’t try to shove the entire cookie into her mouth. ;)

NEXT POST… baby friendly macaroni and cheese! (even for those babies not yet on cows milk)

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