Nutritious Baby Cookies

Nutritious Baby Cookies | Mama Papa Bubba

I love, love, love making nutritious treats for my bubbas and thank goodness for that!  While I really wouldn’t mind buying more and saving myself some time, I find that most of the treats and snacks currently marketed towards kids are filled with sugar and other unnecessary ingredients…  Even the baby aisle is a scary place!  With the exception of Love Child Organics products {which we absolutely love!}, I’ve noticed that most all baby puffs, teething biscuits, fruit / yogurt melts, and finger cereals contain added sugar.  Even the stuff labelled as 6 or 7 months and up.  Whhhhy?  

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I just don’t get it.  And so I make my own. :)

These nutritious baby cookies are sort of a spin-off on our soft nutritious breakfast cookies, but have a much smoother texture and are teeny tiny in comparison.  They also include my secret ingredient for an extra boost of iron {which is oh so important for our preemie babe} – Love Child Organics’ Infant Cereal.  We used the Oats + Chia version this time around, but I’m fairly confident that you could use the Buckwheat + Chia instead and have the cookies still turn out just perfectly.

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Here’s our line-up of ingredients…  Wholewheat flour (we used a locally made stoneground variety that is quite rustic in texture}, old-fashioned oats, Oat + Chia Infant Cereal by Love Child Organics, ground flax seed, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, coconut oil, egg, carrot, apple, and banana.  Now while I know that’s quite a list, all of these yummy ingredients make for baby cookies packed with nutrition and that’s a very good thing, of course.

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Once you’ve gathered up all of your ingredients, basically all you have to do is combine everything well…

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Roll them into tiny balls {about a teaspoon at a time}…

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And then flatten them with the bottom of a lightly floured cup.

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Then bake them up and let your babe enjoy!

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Sam absolutely goes nuts for these…

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And they get Big Sister’s stamp of approval too.

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Here’s our recipe…

Nutritious Baby Cookies

  • 1 cup of wholewheat flour
  • 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats, blended into a flour
  • 1/2 cup of Oats + Chia Infant Cereal
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, softened
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed well
  • 1 apple, finely grated
  • 1 medium carrot, finely grated

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk the dry ingredients together well.  Add in the wet ingredients and mix until everything is evenly combined.  Roll the mixture into balls, a teaspoon at a time.  Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and gently flatten with the base of a floured cup.

Bake for approximately 8 minutes or until the outside edges are just barely golden.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

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You can store these in the fridge if they’re being consumed within a few days, or keep them in the freezer and defrost them as needed.


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7 thoughts on “Nutritious Baby Cookies

  1. As I love in the UK, we don’t have the cereal you mention using in this recipe. What could I substitute for that? Ground oats?

    1. I’d try another baby cereal of some sort. Of course you may have to change up the other amounts of ingredients as the texture will likely not be identical, but it should work with a little bit of playing around. :)

  2. Made these today. The batter was quite dry so I added milk. I also needed to increase the cooking time. My two year-old didn’t like them. I would add more cinnamon next time as they were quite bland.

  3. Are you saying that the 1/2 half cup of oats has to be blended until it is like a floury appearance or is it just to mix the osts with the whole wheat flour?

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