Baby banana cookies are just 5 wholesome ingredients and come out so soft and perfectly sweet (with no added sweeteners). A great healthy snack and finger food for toddlers and kids!
You can give definitely cookies to a baby or toddler when they are as easy and innocent as this recipe.
They are just 5 simple, wholesome ingredients. 🙌
And no added sweeteners! No sugar and no honey (which isn't safe for babies under 1).
But they do have whole grains, fruits and peanut butter for a good source of fat and protein.
Peanut butter has been given the OK for babies under 1 by the American Academy of Pediatrics, but talk to your doctor if you have concerns or a history of food allergies. In fact, talk to your doctor in general about introducing foods.
And then whip up these super soft, nutritious cookies for your little one!
Feel free to snag one for yourself, too. They are tasty and you deserve a little treat and energy boost. It’s hard work being a mom of a little one!
Wholesome, delicious and easy to make too! Just mix up the batter, drop it on the cookie sheet and bake.
These are also naturally gluten-free (make sure you use certified gluten-free oats if that's a concern), dairy free and vegan.
Notes on making baby banana cookies:
- I use old fashioned rolled oats for this recipe. Quick cook oats would be fine here too, but I don't recommend using steel cut oats.
- The riper your bananas, the better, since that is the only sweetener in this recipe. Wait for them to get nice and brown.
- You can certainly switch out the peanut butter and use almond butter or another nut butter in its place if you'd like.
And the best part of making homemade baby cookies is knowing exactly what you're giving your little one. You control the ingredients.
These baby cookies freeze great, too, so you can store any extras for a rainy day. Or a no-nap day. Or a cranky day. You just never know when you might need them!
(In fact, might be a good idea to double the recipe. 😉)
I made these baby cookies for both of my children and have continued making them well into the toddler years. They work as a snack and even as a fun breakfast. I find myself reaching for one at ALL times of day.
(They're also a great finger food for little ones.)
Baby’s first cookie. ❤️ Go on, take a picture to document the occasion!
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And don't miss my favorite baby and toddler finger foods. These baby cookies are definitely on the list!
- 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix very well.
- Drop large spoonfuls onto baking tray.
- Bake at 350 for 35 minutes, until golden brown and set.
- Once cooled, store in the fridge.
I use old fashioned rolled oats for this recipe. Quick cook oats would be fine here too, but I don’t recommend using steel cut oats.
The riper your bananas, the better, since that is the only sweetener in this recipe.
You can certainly switch out the peanut butter and use almond butter or another nut butter in its place if you’d like.
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g