Another Monday is here without a meal plan. I am practically rocking in the corner with all the uncertainty where meals are concerned, but it will soon be over! This week we are moving home again (hooray!) and so normality can resume next week.
To fill the void this week I thought I would share with you another recipe. The pea and sweetcorn recipe I shared a few weeks ago went down really well – so here’s something similar.
Piglet is starting to want snacks throughout the day so I have been on the lookout for healthier things for him to eat. He would eat fruit all day long if I let him, but I want him to broaden his palatte. I saw a recipe for banana and PB oat cookies and tried them out. Although they were nice, there was something missing to make them more to my taste. So I got busy in the kitchen!
- 1 and a half bananas (the riper the better)
- 60g rolled oats
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp Almond Butter
- Preheat the oven to 180C (fan assisted) and line a tray with grease proof paper
- Get mashing! Smoosh the banana, then crack in the egg and beat it all up.
- Add the oats and stir thoroughly, and then add the almond butter. It gets quite sticky so make sure you get it really well mixed.
- Dollop the mixture on to the baking tray. Flatten each one slightly with the back of a spoon. I use this mixture to make 12 small biscuits, but obviously if you make them bigger there will be less.
- Pop them in the oven for around 10 minutes. This leaves them nice and soft for baby led weaning.
You can eat them right away, or freeze them for later. Place a piece of grease proof paper between each biscuit before putting them in the freezer, that makes them easier to separate to defrost individually. You can leave them to defrost at room temperature, or I pop one in the freezer for around 20s to defrost almost instantly.
Now if you’re anything like me you will think these are missing “something”. And that something is sugar. We are just too used to biscuits being sweet! So I have a few suggestions of things to try to jazz them up a bit to suit an older palette:
- Raisins – a small handful of raisins adds a little sweetness to them which I really enjoyed
- Chocolate chips – a little sweeter, and obviously less healthy! But they make a tasty treat for Mummy when the baby isn’t looking 😉
- Honey – not suitable for little ones under one, but 1/2 a table spoon naturally sweetens the biscuits without adding refined sugar.
I have a large number of weaning recipes on my Pinterest Board too!
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