These Baby Breakfast Bars are like a warm bowl of porridge that’s been baked into a bar for those little baby-led weaners and self-feeders out there.
I’ve relied a lot on these little bars over the past 6 months and they’ve made the perfect breakfast for Zac on many occasions, I even whipped up a batch to take with us when we went on holidays so that I knew I’d have a healthy option for him while we were on the road.
The recipe for these Baby Breakfast Bars are packed full of wholegrain fibre and sweetened only with fruit so you can rest assured knowing that your baby or toddler is starting the day off right. I like to serve these up warm with a side of fresh fruit and natural yoghurt for extra protein.
I’d recommend these bars for babies from about 8 or 9 months old. Always ensure your child is supervised and sitting upright when eating.
If you’re looking for some more baking ideas for your baby-led weaner be sure to check out my Banana & Cinnamon Spelt Muffins, Pear and Zucchini Mini Muffins and Gluten Free Veggie Slice for Toddlers.
- 1 1/2 cup of rolled oats
- 1/2 cup spelt flour
- 1/4 cup almond meal
- 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk of choice (I suggest cow's milk to increase the protein but choose a dairy-free milk if you prefer)
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- Preheat oven to 180C (160C fan-forced). Line a 22cm square cake tin with baking paper.
- Place oats, flour, almond meal, coconut and cinnamon into a mixing bowl.
- Place mashed banana with egg in small bowl and combine.
- Add banana and egg mixture to dry ingredients, along with the milk and stir until everything is combined. Add blueberries and gently fold through.
- Pour mix evenly into cake tin and place into oven for 40 minutes or until golden on top.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool. Then cut evenly into bars (you can choose between 8 larger bars for older children or 16 smaller bars for younger children.
- Will keep in an airtight container in fridge for up to 4 days.
- May also be frozen.