Monday, June 3, 2013

Baby/Toddler "Cookies"

My kids have all really liked baby mum mums as babies. I haven't given them to Audrey yet, but was really excited to find a homemade version! We have so much of the baby cereal and I hardly give it to her, so I figured this would make good use of it. The verdict? Not only does Audrey love them but Rylee and Landon liked them too. Of course I told Rylee they were cookies, she's so skeptical of everything I try to feed her. They don't dissolve the way mum mums do, but they get soft and the baby can munch on it. Audrey's only 6 months and doesn't have teeth so I need to supervise her closely. Suuuper simple to make and Rylee liked that she could cut out shapes with the cookie cutters. Next time i'm going to try adding some cinnamon.

Baby/Toddler "Cookies"
2 cups infant rice cereal (you can sub. 1 cup for flour, I just don't want to give Audrey flour yet)
1 jar of baby food (I used peach, or a mashed up banana would work, too)
2 T coconut oil, melted
4-8 T water

Preheat oven to 425 deg F and line 1 baking sheet with parchment paper.
Start with 4 T of water and mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well until it forms a dough, adding more water as necessary. Roll out until about 1/4"-1/2" thick. Cut into squares or use cutters to make shapes.
Bake for 15 min. then let cool completely. Store in an airtight container or freeze. Follow TawnyAlexander on Twitter