I like to make quick and easy foods for my baby, Haylee. Don’t we all? I know you’re busy being a mom or working a full-time job and you don’t want to start making complicated foods for your little one. These baby oatmeal cookies are just what you need!
They’re easy, quick, healthy, and an added bonus? Barely any dishes! If you’re like me, you hate making so many dishes that you’ll have to wash later.
Even though I recently got a dishwasher, I’m still in that mindset of not using too many dishes.
Equipment you’ll need
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All you’ll need for this recipe is a blender and a couple of measuring cups/spoons! I really suggest you use a Ninja blender. If you don’t already have one, you’re missing out.
It’s literally going to blend all your ingredients to the smoothest consistency in just 30 seconds.
You also need a baking sheet but since you line it with parchment paper, there’s no need to wash it after.
So, roll up your sleeves, and let’s get baking. Or more like, let’s let the blender do all the work, while we get to relax for 30 seconds.
This is literally a 4-ingredient recipe so chances are, you’ll already have all these ingredients.
What are these 4 special ingredients?
- Peanut butter
Well, we don’t really need to go into details here. You preheat the oven. Then you’ll simply take your 4 ingredients and pour them into the blender.
Blend on medium speed for about 30 seconds or until everything is all combined.
You don’t want to blend too much since it’s better if there are some chunks of banana inside. These are also perfect toddler oatmeal cookies, not only for babies.
If you’re making specifically for a young baby, 7 or 8 months old, you can blend until it’s pretty smooth.
Blend until you feel it’s the right consistency for your little one’s age.
Now, you’ll want to line a baking sheet with parchment paper. I like to make smaller cookies since sometimes Haylee doesn’t want to eat that much. Plus, it bakes quicker when they’re small.
It’s best to use a regular spoon and just scoop a spoonful onto the baking sheet. It probably won’t resemble the texture of your typical chocolate chip cookies.
That’s because there are only 4 ingredients here and none of them are baking powder, baking soda, or eggs. Those ingredients usually change the texture of the batter.
Either way, you’re doing just fine. Spoon it out onto the baking sheet and keep doing that until you finish the batter.
I got 12 cookies out of this. You may get more or less, depending on the size.
Now it’s time to pop these baby oatmeal cookies into the oven for about 12 minutes. Check on the cookies to make sure they’re fully done.
I used the toothpick method since it’s always foolproof. In case you’re not familiar with it, you insert a toothpick into the cookie and if it comes out clean, your nutritious, baby oatmeal cookies are ready.
When do I serve these cookies to my baby?
For babies who haven’t developed the pincer grasp yet, you can break them in half and serve them like that. Check out this guide on how to cut foods for different ages in baby led weaning.
If your little one is already a toddler, give the cookie as is and let them enjoy nibbling on it.
To learn more about baby led weaning and getting started with it, check out my eBook Baby Led Weaning Made Simple. You’ll also get 10 bonus recipes for babies included in the book! All of these recipes are exclusive to my eBook and aren’t found on my blog.
You can easily freeze these cookies in an airtight container for 3 months. Although I’m sure your baby will finish them before then.
I simply take a few out of the freezer the night before I plan to serve them. I use these tiny baby food containers for storing them in the fridge.
I love that the containers are so small! They fit exactly what I need for one meal for Haylee, whether it’s a muffin, fritter, or one of these healthy baby oatmeal cookies.
And if you’re looking for a variation to these easy baby cookies, be sure to check out another recipe for beet and carrot cookies.
Find more healthy vegan baby led weaning recipes here.
To wrap up
I hope you enjoy these super easy, baby oatmeal cookies! I sure enjoyed making them and Haylee loves eating them so that’s what I call a win-win.
It’s a perfect baby led weaning recipe to help your little one practice the pincer grasp.
Don’t forget to check out my top tips on baby led weaning whether you’re just getting started or need more recipe ideas.
If you’re just getting started, this is a perfect list of baby led weaning first foods.
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Baby Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup oats
- 2 bananas ripe
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350° F or 175° C.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add all the ingredients to a blender.
- Blend on medium speed until combined.
- Spoon the batter into small cookie sizes onto the baking sheet.
- Pop in the oven for 12 minutes. Time may vary depending on your oven.