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Baby bakes – easy snack bars

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When I find time, little snippets here and there, I bake something baby-friendly for C.

I feel less guilty when we are out and about if he has a snack, as anyone who knows me well will confirm I am grouchy if I don’t eat often enough. There’s always something in my bag to keep me going , so it’s only fair for C to have the same, although there are always boobies…

This morning I threw these “snack bars” together pretty quickly with whatever I found in the cupboard – nothing fancy or complex.

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Baby bakes
makes approximately 9 bars

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 banana, mashed
1/2 teaspoon four spice (or cinnamon, ginger…)
1 cup shredded coconut
handful oats, blended a little if very large
handful sultanas, diced
handful dates, diced
1 teaspoon agave/maple/honey(if older than one) if desired. Still tasty without!

Mix ingredients together, spoon into muffin pan or loaf tin and bake for approximately 15 minutes at 170degC.

If made in a loaf tin, leave to cool before cutting into bars.

They smell really great, but I manage to save them for C (we have home-made doughnuts, shhh!).

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Baby led weaning

Mr Messy

This week baby turned 6 months old!

As he meets the criteria for weaning, we have started to offer him food with us at lunchtime.

It has been emotional (our baby is growing up!), frightening (the gagging!), messy (oh the mess!) and fascinating (amazing what he can pick up with those chubby little fingers).

What we love about this method of weaning, compared with purees, jars etc, is that it really is SIMPLE. We serve him the fruit and vegetables we are eating, cut to a baby friendly shape, and watch him go!

So far he has “enjoyed” cucumber, carrots, courgette, apple, broccoli, nectarines (a favourite! very glad I froze slices before the season has completely finished), this(!) and even Shake’s own rye bread with butter!

There is so much information online about weaning that it was a little overwhelming to begin with. What we have realised so far is that the human body is an amazing thing. We just need to trust our little man and be there to support him when he needs us.

So far, so good. Can’t wait to see his tastes develop :)

Bake

xoxo