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
- 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)
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Lightly cream maple syrup and butter.
- Mix in egg, vanilla, and applesauce.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and cereal.
- Add to the butter mixture.
- Blend. It will be dry.
- Add milk until it resembles cookie dough.
- Form into little flat patties (because they do not flatten out as they cook) and place on cookie sheet.
- 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