Homemade Baby/Toddler Snacks

If you are looking for pre-packaged, easy for travel, on the go snacks, check out our blogpost here. If you want some homemade options that you can make and store for your baby or toddler, then here are some of our favorites! You can follow us on Instagram for all of our recipes and more baby content.

Three Ingredient Healthy Brownies

Egg, dairy, and flour free - but still a dessert or snack your kids will enjoy! Watch the video recipe here. You’ll need:
  1. Peel and thoroughly mash the bananas (a potato masher works great for this).
  2. Mix in your peanut butter and stir well.
  3. Sift in cocoa powder (slowly) until combined.
  4. Pour in pan with unbleached parchment paper.
  5. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, let cool, cut, and serve.
*If you’re peanut free you can use any nut butter or sunflower butter.
**You can elevate the recipe by adding honey, chopped nuts, dark chocolate chips, or any other mix-in!

Sweet Potato Fries

If your kid loves fries but you want a better option, try making this healthier version! Here’s what we do:
  1. Soak organic sweet potatoes in a bowl of water for 30 minutes (not totally necessary if in a rush, but it helps to make them less starchy).
  2. Peel and slice potatoes into 1/2 inch thick strips. Try to keep the slices similar in size so they cook evenly! You can also cut into "chip" shapes if that's more your speed, but they'll cook faster.
  3. Toss the fries in EVOO and sprinkle with choice of seasonings (we use black pepper, garlic powder, dried parsley, and a pinch of paprika).
  4. Cook time will depend on fry thickness - air frying is optimal, but you can also bake them in the oven. We air fry at 400 for seven minutes, shake them up, then top off for another two minutes to make them extra crispy. If using the oven, we cook at 425 for ten minutes, move around, then do a few more minutes to crisp.
  5. Let cool and serve! 
*This is another recipe that’s great for storing for several days in the fridge as a quick side or snack.

Banana Cinnamon Biscuits

These biscuits are somewhere between a cookie and a scone, hence the name. They are relatively soft and easy to eat, but I would consider "flakier" than a cookie. You can see the texture in this video for clarity. Here's what you'll need:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. Combine ingredients in a bowl and use your hands to mix together.
  3. Add dough to a floured surface and knead, then roll flat to approximately 1/2 inch thickness.
  4. Cut into shapes of your choice and place on a pan lined with unbleached parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes and cool!
You can eat immediately, put some in the fridge, and even freeze for later!

Apple Cinnamon Slices

An easy snack or side for any age! It's Sloane's favorite way to eat apples and a simple way to add healthy fats. You can watch us make it here.
  1. Prepare your apples: for 6+ months, remove the skin, core, and seeds, serve in halves. For 9+ months, remove the skin, core, and seeds, you can serve in thin slices!
  2. Add a tbsp or less of butter to a skillet or small pot. For dairy-free, you can use coconut oil!
  3. Add in the apple slices, cover with a lid, and steam for a few minutes on low heat.
  4. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon and stir. Check apple softness by piercing with a fork.
These can last way longer in the fridge than fresh slices and just need warmed up! You can also do something similar with carrots if you are trying to get your child to eat more veggies!!

Frozen Yogurt Bark

This recipe is super simple and a great treat for teething and sick babies. You can see us making a few different flavor combinations here. Here's all you need:
  1. Pour full fat, plain organic Greek yogurt in a bowl (can use coconut, cashew, or other yogurt for dairy-free).
  2. Add any fruit or flavor combinations your little one would enjoy! We tried:
    • Strawberry banana (can blend in a blender and mix in or cut the fruit into very small pieces for older toddlers)
    • Cinnamon pumpkin (mixed pumpkin puree and cinnamon)
    • Chocolate peanut butter (unsweetened cocoa powder and peanut butter)
  3. Mix together well and spread on a sheet of unbleached parchment paper. Place in the freezer for at least three hours - but we like to set overnight!
*You can also add ground flax seed, chia seeds, or shredded coconut for added calories or nutrients!

Homemade Oatmeal Bars

For these homemade oatmeal bars, all you need is peanut butter, oats, and a bit of honey! If you are making this for a baby under one, you can substitute the honey for vanilla yogurt or maple syrup. 
  • 2/3 cup of dry oats (blended into fine oatmeal if you prefer)
  • 1/3 cup of peanut butter or nut butter of choice
  • a drizzle of honey
  • *optional: 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • **swap: instead of honey, you can use 1/4 cup of vanilla yogurt or 1 tbsp of syrup
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well
  2. Roll/press the mixture into a shape of your choice. I recommend something flat to reduce choking risk! 
  3. Put in the fridge to solidify and serve that day or up to several days later!

Here are a few bonus snack ideas you may have seen on our Instagram!

Leave a comment if you have questions or if there's anything you tried, changed, or babe particularly loved! For more recipes, make sure to check out our other posts:

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