real food. real life.
Hannah loves bread. Anything in bread-form. But, give her cooked carrot and she swishes her nose up. At 8 months old. Oh man, what am I in for!? She is so much like me already. Yikes!
Here is my current solution for my darling, carb-loving daughter: Hannah's homemade 'mum mums'. They are very basic and versatile. You could definitely add in some grated carrot, mashed pumpkin, whatever you have to use up! The base is simply banana and oats. The rest is up to you! Below is the recipe for what little miss is enjoying in the picture :) (For an adult-version slightly sweeter cookie, I suggest adding in honey or maple syrup)
Total Time: 10 minutes prep + 15 minutes baking
coconut oil for greasing pan
2 ripe bananas
2 cups oats
1 tablespoon peanut butter (natural)
1 tablespoon applesauce (unsweetened)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Sprinkled on top: extra cinnamon & a mix of chia seeds, flax seeds, flaked coconut
What to do:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Grease cookie sheet with a bit of coconut oil or oil of choice.
2) In a food processor, blend the oats in high until they form a smooth 'flour'. Add in bananas until it starts to form a dough.
3) Then add in extras! In this situation, that means the peanut butter, applesauce, vanilla, and cinnamon. You could also add in a spoonful of cooked pumpkin, grated carrot, etc. Continue blending or remove and mix in with hands.
4) When well combined, roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. Press with a fork and sprinkle with cinnamon and seed mixture (optional).
5) Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Move to a cooling rack. Cookies should be soft and chewy.
We really cooked these things. From scratch. On weeknights. And we even had time to do the dishes.
They have real, simple ingredients that you'll find in your cupboards. They're healthy and delicious. No lies.
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Here's a pic of me and my babies. Just because.
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