These baby cookies are wholesome and simple snacks for little hands. Whether you’re looking for an easy snack on the go or a natural teething biscuit, these are for you.
This post was originally posted on April 27, 2015 and has since been updated.
When in college, I was constantly on the lookout for a healthier cookie recipe.
While I never found a good substitute, I remember seeing recipes for two ingredient cookies everywhere.
I didn’t like them personally. Honestly, if I’m looking for a cookie, I want a dang cookie. But that simple recipe has come in handy since that first discovery in a way I didn’t foresee.
2 Ingredient Baby Cookies
When you need a quick snack between meals or for teething, baby cookies are a great option.
But most store bought options contain soy or dairy, which meant when Ryan was MSPI they didn’t work for us. Others are simply packed with ingredients that I don’t know and don’t want to expose a baby to.
So, when Ryan was a baby I went out looking for something simple I could make. That’s when that simple cookie recipe came to mind.
Making cookies for babies easy
If your baby doesn’t have pincer grip down, you could also make them into sticks of some sort. I’ve tried them both ways with success.
These baby cookies are perfect for little hands and a great baby led weaning snack on the go.
The recipe below is open for changes and edits to fit your family.
Variations on this baby cookie for teething
This teething cookie is super flexible – I still make them for the boys with add-ins for extra flavor. They make great, healthy snacks or even a quick breakfast recipe for kids. Here are some of my favorite add-ins:
- Chopped dried fruit (look for unsweetened)
- Chocolate chips
- A sprinkle of spices like cinnamon
- Shredded coconut
- a tablespoon or two of nut butter
If you’re looking for more healthy cookie recipes for toddlers, check out this post with over 30 healthy cookies.
Tips for making the best baby cookies:
- Rolled oats are often used in 2 ingredient cookie recipes, but I have found that they are too coarse for baby mouths. Instead, I use quick oats.
- If you want it even smoother I’ve used oat flour. Just reduce the amount a bit. If you’re making your own oat flour, measure out one cup of oats and then process.
- If the cookies seem too thick (usually if you have a small banana or it’s not super ripe) add a splash of liquid. I’ve used breast milk or water.
- You can also use vegetable puree in these. Instead of the banana, use about 1/2 cup of puree. Sweet potato is a great, sweet option.
- If you feel the need to use a sweetener, make sure you use a baby safe option. Honey is not recommended for babies under 1.
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I love using spring-loaded scoops for everything from cookies to pancakes to meatballs. It helps to make sure everything is portioned evenly and cook evenly. I have this NorPro set and love it.
How to store homemade baby cookies:
I find that they will keep in the fridge for about a week and a half, and out of the fridge for 3 or 4 days.
I usually keep about 5 out in the fridge in a plastic bag and the rest in a container in the freezer.
The Easiest Baby Cookies Ever
These homemade baby cookies are perfect as snacks for babies and big kids alike. With just 2 ingredients, these are the perfect homemade treat. Try different mix-ins to change it up!
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Easiest 2 Ingredient Baby Cookies
2 Ingredient cookies are wholesome and simple snacks for little hands. Whether you’re looking for an easy snack on the go or a whole food baby cookie, these are for you. No one questioning ingredients in store-bought teething cookies or toddler snacks. These oatmeal cookies are perfect for babies and toddlers but are also a great healthy snack for big kids and mom.
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup of quick oats
- 2-4 TBS of peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup of mix-ins
Preheat over to 350, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl, mash up the bananas very well. Make sure to break up any larger chunks.
Add in peanut butter and vanilla, if using and stir until combined.
Stir in mix-ins and oats until well combined and smooth.
Take a tablespoon and scoop balls out on to the tray.
When they are all scooped, smooth into circles and flatten slightly with a fork or your fingers.
Put into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Let cool and package, storing in the refrigerator.
What are your favorite homemade treats or your kids? Do you have any great recipes to replace old favorites when losing weight?
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