Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Banana Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies for Baby or Toddler

This recipe is a slight variation on a previous recipe, Healthy Banana Oatmeal Baby Cookies. Ada is crazy about these cookies and I wanted to see if I could sneak some veggies in there without her noticing, and I did! She loves these cookies just as much as the original. If you have a picky veggie eater this recipe is for you!
I used a large grater on the zucchini, but you could use a small grater so that the green stuff is less obvious.

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
2 3/4 C baby oatmeal cereal
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)
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 C grated zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini)

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

Step 2: In a separate bowl, cream the shortening, juice, egg and banana. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix well. Once it's mixed, add the grated zucchini and mix until just blended.

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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