A quick and easy recipe for your baby or toddler
Are you getting started with baby led weaning and need some ideas? You’re busy working all week and want some quick and easy recipes for your little one?
These beet and carrot cookies are the perfect food to serve your baby!
They’re soft, tasty, and packed with nutrients.
You can find another variation to this recipe which is banana peanut butter cookies.
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There are a few things that you’ll need for making these cookies.
- Banana masher
- Mixing bowl
- Blender – My favorite is the ninja since it does the job so quickly and it’s a powerful machine!
Now that you have your equipment, let’s move on to the ingredients.
This recipe has only 5 ingredients!
- Beet powder
You may not have beet powder in your cupboard. No worries!
You can use cooked beets instead and simply reduce the amount of carrots you use.
Notice that these cookies are dairy and egg free so it’s perfect for vegans or those with allergies.
This is such an easy recipe that you will want to save this in your favorites and make it every week!
You’ll start by blending half of the oats until it’s a fine powder.
You need to mash the bananas and grate the carrots.
If you’re using cooked beets instead of beet powder, you’ll need to grate the beets too.
Then, you add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix until combined.
Form cookies about the size of one tablespoon and place them on a lined baking sheet.
These beet and carrot cookies bake for only 12 minutes and they’re ready!
Not only is the prep time short, but the bake time is also speedy. It’s a perfect recipe for when you don’t have much time.
Get more breakfast recipes for babies and toddlers here!
These cookies provide some great nutritional value for your little one which is one of the most important factors to consider when baking for him.
What kind of benefits can be found in these beet and carrot cookies?
According to Healthline, oats are one of the most nutrient-dense foods! They are high in carbs, protein, fiber, as well as a multitude of vitamins and minerals such as:
- Vitamin B1
Your baby will also get an excellent dose of potassium from the bananas.
Did you know that beets provide a great source of fiber and antioxidants?
Yup, that’s right!
Fiber is so important for our little ones once they start eating solids since their digestive system is so new to all these foods.
Many times, they get constipated and have a hard time pooping.
Fiber helps regulate their bowels, so between the oats and beets in these cookies, get ready to change your little one’s diaper right after mealtime.
It’s well known that carrots are good for your eyes but why exactly?
To simplify the reason, Healthline explains that carrots contain beta carotene which the body converts to vitamin A. This vitamin is responsible for growth, development, and vision.
So, just from these beet and carrot cookies, your little one is getting lots of vital nutrients to aid in his development.
It’s also an excellent way of adding vegetables to your baby’s diet.
I’ve heard many moms complain that their babies don’t like any vegetables and they don’t know how to incorporate them into their little ones’ diets.
Well, this is a perfect recipe that includes 2 vegetables, yet it’s still a sweet cookie, thanks to the bananas!
Another great way of adding veggies to your baby’s diet is by adding them to smoothies. Find 10 delicious smoothies recipes here!
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If you’re new to baby led weaning, be sure to check out this guide on cutting foods in a safe manner for babies.
To wrap up
This recipe of beet and carrot cookies is a perfect way to add vegetables to your baby’s diet while still providing tasty and appetizing food.
It’s easy to make with only 5 ingredients and it’ll be ready in 17 minutes from start to finish!
Packed with healthy nutrients, your little one will surely benefit from these cookies. So try them out.
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Beet and Carrot Cookies
- 1½ cups oats
- 1½ cups mashed banana
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons beet powder
- ¾ cup grated carrots
- Preheat oven to 350° F or 175° C.
- Blend half of the oats in a blender.
- In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients together and mix until combined.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Make cookies about the size of one tablespoonful.
- Bake for 12 minutes.