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Friday, December 6, 2013

Baby Snacks

I wanted something that wasn't full of sugar, gluten, soy, etc. for my 7-month old son since he's finally opening up to more solid foods, so I found this recipe on coconutmama.com. Mine aren't as pretty looking but I think they turned out pretty well. I would make them a little bit smaller next time because they are a bit dry and maybe only half the recipe since he's still small enough that he doesn't eat a lot.

Homemade Baby Finger Snacks

1 Tbsp ground chia seeds
1 Tbsp fruit or veggie puree (I used apple sauce and sweet potato.  Pumpkin, butternut squash, and carrot would be great options)
1 Tbsp sunflower seed butter
1. Preheat oven to 350* (I just used my toaster oven).
2.  Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl.
3.  Roll into little baby bite-size balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Alternatively, you can roll out the dough to make crackers.  That saves you a bit of time for sure.
4.  Bake 10 minutes and then turn off the oven keeping them in there until they feel pretty hard and start to brown a little.  Allow to cool completely to set.
Makes about 1/2 cup and I am sure this could be easily doubled or tripled.  Store in an air-tight container in a cool place.  Keeps for 3-5 days.
Have you made any baby snacks? I'd love to hear what you've tried in the comments section. We've almost made it through the water challenge, how's it going? What have you noticed while doing the challenge?