‘Good Morning Baby’ Breakfast Cookies10th Feb 16 | Family
Yes they are cookies, but who ever said we can’t have a cookie for breakfast? Especially when it’s one of these cookies...
The breakfast drill can be a little crazy for most households. Kids running around getting ready for school, preparing lunches and making sure they eat a good nourishing breakfast before heading off to school. Throw a little baby into the mix and it can be chaos. These little cookies a perfect for those kinds of mornings. They take less than 10 minutes to prepare, 12 minutes to cook and they taste divine!
Yes they are cookies, but who ever said we can’t have a cookie for breakfast? Especially when it’s one of these cookies. The great thing about these is that they are packed with everything your baby and children would probably be eating for breakfast anyway - Oats, bananas, nut butter and even a dollop of chia jam (you can get the recipe here: http://bit.ly/1mssotC)
Oats are high in fibre and are also a slow energy release food which will keep little tummy’s full for longer. They also provide lots of much need vitamins and minerals along with being high in protein. Bananas are high in potassium as well as being a rich source of vitamin B6 and magnesium. Cashew butter is an excellent source of minerals, protein and healthy fats. All of this topped with raspberry chia jam. Raspberries are high in vitamin C and dietary fibre while Chia seeds are a great source of calcium, magnesium and iron (which all little babies need). Making this the mother of all breakfast cookies!
These cookies can be prepared in advance and stored in an airtight container for about a week. They are perfect for bringing on kiddy adventures or just to have on hand for those crazy mornings the alarm just didn’t go off.
Hope you love them,
Preparation Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 12 mins Makes: 12 Cookies Storing/Freezing: Store in an airtight container. Will stay fresh for 1 week.
What goes in...
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Cashew Butter (or Peanut Butter)
2 Cups Oats
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Sugar Free Vanilla Essence
4 Tablespoons Raspberry Chia Jam
How to make it…
1) Pre-heat oven to 160ºC.
2) Add the bananas, oil and nut butter to your blender and blend until it becomes smooth and gooey.
3) Place all of the remaining ingredients (except for the chia jam) into a bowl and then pour the banana mixture in.
4) Give it a good stir and make sure all of the oats and banana mixture is completely combined.
5) Spoon a heaped tablespoon of the mixture onto a lightly oiled baking tray or non stick mat. Leave a little space between each one. I got 12 cookies from my mix but you can make them smaller or larger depending on how old your baby is.
6) Using the back of the spoon press the centre down on each of cookies to make a little well, then spoon about a teaspoon of raspberry chia jam into each one.
7) Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them from 12 minutes on as you don’t want them to get too hard for little mouths.
8) Remove from the oven and leave to cool and set before giving them to your baby.
Aileen Cox Blundell is a mother of three and owner of Baby Led Feeding. The philosophy behind Baby Led Feeding is simply that cooking and eating both should be delicious fun. With healthy, refined sugar free and nutritious bite sized meals babies can feed themselves, it creates a positive relationship with food, right from the very start.