This morning I decided to try making some sweet snacks for Baby D. I only had a small amount of time as she would only amuse herself for a few minutes before wanting mummy or milk.
She's only just turned 1 and hasn't really had refined sugar yet, I'm trying to delay it for as long as possible and she gets eczema that is aggravated by dairy so trying to avoid that too. So, here's what I came up with. It took about 5 minutes to prepare, 15 to cook plus 5 to cool. That's pretty quick in my book.
Recipe makes approx 16 cookies
2 tbps coconut oil
1 mashed banana (the more over ripe the better)
1 rolled oats - not quite sure in what quantity...read method.
So I mashed the banana and coconut oil together until they were a sloppy paste then stirred in rolled oats until the mixture became stiff. I'd guess 1 cup oats but do a little at a time until the mixture feels right.
I then rolled little balls slightly smaller than ping pong balls and flattened to little patties. Put on a greased baking tray and popped in the preheated oven on 160C fan or 180C for 15 mins or until they went golden brown.
I put onto cooling tray and let cool for 5 minutes.
Perfect little healthy snacks for baby led weaners!
Baby D gave her seal of approval by polishing off two in quick succession.
Let me know if you try this and if your babbers like them.
Here's a little update :)
I just made another batch but added a couple of strawberries to add a bit of interest and they came out great.