Easy to make Baby Cookies recipe using a jar of carrot baby food. These homemade cookies are healthy for the entire family and will help your teething baby feel better! Perfect way to get rid of all that leftover baby food!
Recipe Using Leftover Baby Food
Finally, no more feeling bad about all those leftover jars of baby food you have. I’ve been asked in my Sweet Potato Baby Led Weaning Cookies recipe about what to do with baby food, and finally I have a recipe solution for that. Now you can make these Baby Cookies using jarred baby food! And even better, they taste good, so good the entire family can eat them!
These homemade cookies are made with simple, natural ingredients that you can feel good about giving your growing little one. You’ll need a 4 ounce jar of carrot baby food, 1/2 a banana, quick oats, all purpose flour, cinnamon and brown sugar (this is optional).
How to Make Baby Cookies
Grab your jar of baby food. If you have a lot of leftover jars of baby food, you can easily double or triple this recipe and freeze the cookies.
Pour the baby food into a medium sized bowl.
Add 1/2 of a ripe banana into bowl.
It’s important that the banana is mashed and pretty smooth. Mix the banana with baby food with a spoon or masher to get it as smooth as possible with minimal lumps.
Using a spoon or your hands, shape into tablespoon sized balls and place on cookie sheet or silicone baking mats. The dough will feel wet and stick to your hands, that’s totally ok and how it’s supposed to be. Gently press down with a fork to slightly flatten them. Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes. During this time why will become more firm.
These will keep for a couple days in an airtight container, or you can freeze them to last for a few months.
When can a baby have these cookies?
Every baby differs, so there’s no 1 answer for this. These are more finger food cookies than first solids, so I would hold off until they have completely adapted to soft solids. I didn’t start letting my little one try these until she was around 8,9,10 months old and I knew she could handle them.
The great thing about these cookies is they can stick around for years. Not only will your 10 month old like them, but here’s my almost 3 year old reaching for one after she came home from the park! Even I love them with my afternoon tea. 🙂
Carrot Baby Cookies Using Baby FoodPrint
- 4 ounce jar of carrot baby food
- 1/2 banana mashed
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Open baby food jar and pour it into a medium sized bowl. Add mashed banana and stir until completely smooth.
- Add oats, flour, cinnamon and brown sugar (optional) and continue stirring with a spoon.
- Place tablespoon sized drops of cookie dough onto a cookie sheet that's been sprayed with nonstick spray or silicone baking mats. I like to do this with my hands to form them into little balls. The dough will feel wet and sticky right now – so don't be alarmed by this. Gently press down on each cookie with a fork.
- Bake cookies for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes, during this time they will become more firm.
- These will store for 2-3 days in an airtight container, or you can freeze for later use.