Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Toddler Tropical Cookies

After three months I decided to try modifying the in-process teething biscuit recipe again.

However, now I can cheat.

My previous goal was to make a hard biscuit that dissolves quickly without creating a potential choking hazard, the way Cheerios do. I never managed this. But I have since discovered OrgraN crackers (Smiley likes the salsa flavor) which fulfill this role nicely.

Smiley is also old enough to eat food safely in small bites. These days we can hand him an entire banana, a peeled quarter-apple, etc.

So my new goal is simply to make something nutritious he will enjoy. Here is what I tried this morning:
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/2 cup teff flour
  • 1 banana, smushed through a baby food mill
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 5 Tbsp coconut milk
Mix, shape into little cookies on a silpat on a cookie sheet, and bake at 425 degrees for 7 minutes.

The cookies have a nice consistency. To my taste they need some citrus flavor (replace some of the coconut milk with orange juice) but I expect that is merely my sweet tooth talking. Smiley also ate one cookie, but nap time was approaching so he was too tired for me to judge how much he enjoyed it.

1 comment:

Heather said...

That recipe is very similar to my kids favorite from Allergy cooking with Ease.