Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Baby Cookies

Ada is eating everything we put in front of her, except the mountain of baby cereal we have. So in an attempt to get her to eat it, I looked for some recipes to use it up and this has been a HUGE hit! I got the recipe from here and changed it a smidge. This is great because it doesn't have any sugar in it, which makes me feel like it's ok that she eats 2 whole cookies after dinner. : ) I also like them because they're nice and soft, they almost have a bread like consistency.
1 C flour (I do 1/2 white and 1/2 wheat flour)
1/2 t baking soda
3/4 t cinnamon
1/4 t salt
3/4 C crisco
1/2 C juice (I used apple juice)
1 egg (if your baby is under 1 you can substitute 2 egg yolks, or 3T applesauce)
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
2 3/4 C baby oatmeal cereal

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl.

Step 2: In a separate bowl, cream the shortening, juice, egg and banana. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix well.

Step 3: Place dough balls on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes until lightly browned.

Note: You should freeze the cookies your baby won’t be able to eat in 5 days. Just take a few out a couple hours before you need them and they'll be fully defrosted and delicious!

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