Actually it’s a recipe for baby granola bars. With one caution.
Baby Granola Bars
Makes 12-15 small bars
Perfect to pack some more calories into your active skinny baby/toddler. Don’t give until the baby has a number of teeth and is good at chewing.
– 1 cup dates, PITTED. *CAUTION* – This is the important bit. Dates have pits. You may know this already, but I didn’t. The first batch I made had bits of pit all through them, which is a major choking hazard. Oops!
Put in a food processor and pulse until chopped. Add
– 1/4 c maple syrup or agave nectar
– 1/4 c peanut or almond butter
– 2 tbsp canola oil
and process until relatively smooth. Add
– 1/2 c coconut
– 1/2 c oats
and process. The mixture should be crumbly but hold together when shaped. Add more oil if it doesn’t. Add
– 1/2 c puffed rice or wheat cereal. Pulse until chopped and combined, about 15 times. You don’t want to completely pulverise them.
Shape into miniature granola bars. Store between layers of wax paper in the fridge. Should last a week if your mother-in-law doesn’t feed them all to the baby in a single afternoon.