Ada is eating everything we put in front of her, except the mountain of baby cereal we have. So in an attempt to get her to eat it, I looked for some recipes to use it up and this has been a HUGE hit! I got the recipe from here and changed it a smidge. This is great because it doesn’t have any sugar in it, which makes me feel like it’s ok that she eats 2 whole cookies after dinner. : ) I also like them because they’re nice and soft, they almost have a bread like consistency.
1 C flour (I do 1/2 white and 1/2 wheat flour)
1/2 t baking soda
3/4 t cinnamon
1/4 t salt
3/4 C crisco
1/2 C juice (I used apple juice)
1 egg (if your baby is under 1 you can substitute 2 egg yolks, or 3T applesauce)
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
2 3/4 C baby oatmeal cereal
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl.
Step 2: In a separate bowl, cream the shortening, juice, egg and banana. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix well.
Step 3: Place dough balls on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes until lightly browned.
Note: You should freeze the cookies your baby won’t be able to eat in 5 days. Just take a few out a couple hours before you need them and they’ll be fully defrosted and delicious!