A quick update on Baby Susie: for those of you missed this post, she had two very scary seizures last week, but praise the Lord, NO seizures since last Thursday. We’re still waiting for her lab results to come back to rule out a metabolic or genetic disorder. THANK YOU for the continued prayers!
Susie is REALLY into food these days. For a fourteen-pounder who is smaller than 95% of babies her age, she is SERIOUS, violently serious, about food. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that sometimes she eats more than *I do. There’s lots of yelling at the dinner table, is what I’m trying to say. And I’m a little scared of her.
I’ve learned that for Susie it works best to let her feed herself.
I mean, we try to feed her, but girl loves her some food so much that we canNOT shovel it into her mouth fast enough to avoid the strings of insults she hurls at us like a drill sargeant. Oh, don’t let this face fool you…
Plus, she wakes up before the girls do in the mornings, and in the interest of making our morning routine easier, it’s nice to have something she can feed herself so I can get breakfast ready for everyone else.
Something with nutrients and goodness and none of the bad stuff like preservatives and junk.
Enter these Oatmeal Banana Bites. Perfect size, shape, and texture for a little one who’s just learning to feed herself, and Susie LOVES these, sometimes putting away five or six at a single meal. You know, in addition to a pan of lasagna and a cheesecake…
Just kidding. Sort of. But if you, too, have a hungry, yelling, fourteen-pound drill sargeant to feed, keep everyone happy and make these today.
Susie’s Oatmeal Banana Bites Recipe
2 cups quick oats
1/4 tsp sea salt (we like Real Salt)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 t baking powder (aluminum-free, please!)
2 overripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup applesauce (I’ve also subbed baby food peaches…)
3 T coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350*. Pulse oats in your food processor several times until coarsely ground; add remaining ingredients and combine until well mixed, scraping down the sides of your food processor. Drop by the tablespoon (I like to use a Pampered Chef scoop to make them uniform) onto a greased baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes. I store these in the refrigerator to be on the safe side.
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