Here’s a nice weekend recipe for the little ones. These granola bars are easy and simple so a great one to make with a 3 year old sous chef/baker like I had a few weekends ago.
My youngest is 11 months old so he’s loves eating finger foods and snacks. Between him and my 3 year old it’s a constant chase to stock up on healthy snack options. As a working mom I definitely don’t mind the convenience of Cheerios, yogurt melts, baby mum mums etc. but once in a while (usually the weekends) I go through a fit of making a batch of homemade ones likes these easy granola bars. My eldest loves helping me in the kitchen so its so much fun to see him get excited about checking on our baked goodies to see they’re ready. And the aroma that fills the house … mmm.
The recipe I used for these Baby Granola Bars are from WholesomeBabyfood. They happen to be vegan, for those of you who are looking for eggless recipes. My eldest was actually allergic to eggs so vegan baked goods were a big part of my life for about a year.
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Recipe adapted from WholesomeBabyfood.
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 cup ground oats (grind oats and make a coarse oat flour)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon or ginger or cardamom (I tried Cinnamon and Ginger)
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 t baking powder
- 1 cup (~2) overripe bananas, mashed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tbs coconut oil (or oil of choice)
Preheat oven to 350
Mix dry (quick oats, ground oats, salt, spices, baking powder)
Mix wet (overripe bananas, vanilla extract, coconut oil)
Add wet to dry
Drop by the spoonful onto parchment paper or greased baking sheet. You can shape the dough however you’d like – round, bars, etc.
Bake 12-15 min at 350