Babies like to use their tactile little fingers and slobbery mouths to explore with food and textures, it’s all part of learning. So is throwing most of it on the floor.
Fed up of spending so much money on expensive baby biscuits and cookies that are probably wasted, or in the stomach of the dog, I decided to make my own baby cookies. And what d’ya know, it turns out that the little fella loves them way more than the packaged cookies!
This recipe is super simple to follow, tasty and healthy and cheap to make – The chances are you probably have at least a couple of the 4 ingredients at home already. Sounds good doesn’t it?
Lets get started then!
My recipe made 14 baby sized cookies, If you want more than that try doubling the recipe.
Preheat your oven to 160 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Just like making banana bread, it is better to have ripe bananas for taste and to mash easily. If, like me, you only have the unripe green ones I will let you in on a little life hack right now.. This may just blow your socks off;
Pop your unpeeled green bananas on a baking tray and place into your pre heated oven.
Leave them in the oven for around 15 minutes and when you remove them they should look a bit like below… Inside they will be soft and tasty like a ripe banana.
Let them cool down before peeling and mashing.
Add all 4 ingredients into a big bowl and stir around until well mixed together.
**I used a jar of apple sauce that I had in the cupboard, you can also use babies apple puree. If I am making the cookies for myself I will scrap the apple and just use an egg instead, Spencer loves the apple taste though**
Spoon out a little mixture at a time and divide into bite size cookie balls. If your mix is a little too dry to stick together well then try adding a little milk – whether it is from a cow, breast or formula I’ll leave that upto you.
Leave a little space between each one on the baking tray.
Pop them into the oven for around 15-20 minutes until they are golden brown and smelling delicious.
Voila! Look at that, cooked and scrummy looking.
If you want to make them a little naughier next time try some chocolate chips or raisins inside. I will store these in an air tight container for around 3 days.
Napping is hard work so when the Prince awakes he is ready to tuck into a tasty and healthy snack…
I would love to know if you gave this recipe a try!
– The inspiration for these tasty treats came from a great Blogger that I follow called Hannah Maggs. Click to check out her page.