Monday, April 5, 2010

Baby Food Challenge Week #4: Playgroup cookies

When you bake for a playgroup, you have to take into consideration the allergies or other dietary restrictions of all the kids, which often leaves you eating plain rice cakes.  Here's a better option that's egg-free, dairy-free, and can be modified to be gluten and peanut free too!  Notice the only sugar is what naturally occurs in the bananas.


1 c. quick oats
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. baby cereal (such as rice cereal, oatmeal cereal, etc.)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. mashed ripe banana (about 2 bananas)
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp oil (canola, vegetable, whatever)
1/3 c. peanut butter (optional)

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Mix wet ingredients in a small bowl.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to mix.
 Roll into balls a little smaller than a golf ball.  Flatten slightly on greased pan, or use parchment paper.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.  Makes about 15 cookies.

Little Gal says: "I scarfed them down! Can I have more?"


Auntie Jen said...

Lol I have a recipe for banana oatmeal cookies that's almost the same except minus the baby cereal and add chocolate chips. My employees love them.

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