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You can give definitely cookies to a baby or toddler when they are this easy and innocent. Just 5 simple ingredients. No sugar, no honey, just whole grains and fruit and peanut butter.
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 – just mix, drop on the cookie sheet and bake. 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!
Also, you could certainly switch out the peanut butter and use almond butter or another nut butter in its place. They are pretty forgiving.
And the best part is knowing exactly what you’re giving your little one. You control the ingredients.
I made these baby cookies for both of my children and continued making them well into the toddler years. They work as a snack and even as breakfast.
Baby’s first cookie. Go on, take a picture to document the occasion!
Baby banana cookies
Soft, delicious, wholesome cookies appropriate for babies and toddlers!
- 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup oats (I use old-fashioned)
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 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.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 131kcal Calories from fat 40|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 4g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
Looking for more baby food ideas? Check out my as well as my complete list of baby food resources, with links to all of my homemade baby food round-ups, tips and recommendations. Coming soon, a round-up of my favorite baby and toddler finger foods. These baby cookies are definitely on the list!