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Baby Cereal Cookie Recipe

Baby Cereal Cookies

 

When I was ready to feed my son solid food, I had visions of him sitting happily in a high chair while I gave him little spoonfuls of mushy baby cereal. I thought that he, of all babies, would love to finally have some solid food for once. Boy was I wrong!

Several months later, I have a busy toddler and six boxes of baby cereal that will expire in the next few months. I wanted to find a delicious baby cereal cookie recipe that my little guy would love and that would be an easy snack on the go. I found a recipe on www.food.com for baby cereal cookies and I modified it to make it even more delicious. My son LOVED them and so did my husband and I! Here is my revised version:

Baby Cereal Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups infant cereal
  • Milk to desired consistency (I used almond milk, but any milk should do)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Lightly cream maple syrup and butter.
  3. Mix in egg, vanilla, and applesauce.
  4.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and cereal.
  5.  Add to the butter mixture.
  6.  Blend. It will be dry.
  7.  Add milk until it resembles cookie dough.
  8.  Form into little flat patties (because they do not flatten out as they cook) and place on cookie sheet.
  9.  Bake 10-12 minutes until slightly brown on top. The cookies will be a little crispy on the outside, but moist on the inside (reminded me of a muffin).

Fun variations to try:

  • Add bananas, berries, raisins, peanut butter, or other baby food purees in place of applesauce Note: If your child is under one year, consult your pediatrician on foods like raisins or peanut butter.
  • Experiment with spices like ginger or nutmeg for different flavors.
  • Roll the dough out and cut into shapes with cookie cutters. This would be a great way to involve children with this recipe!

Written by Adrianne

 

 

 

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