My number-one rule is to ensure your baby is a “whole foods baby”, and these baby banana bickies are a perfect start.
We know that babies do not make the digestive enzyme amylase until their digestive system has matured a bit, but infants do, however, produce proteolytic enzymes to digest proteins as well as digestive juices – hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which breaks down protein and fats. These biscuits are a fabulous option for baby-led weaning. They’re shaped to be held in little hands and made with ingredients to nourish their little bodies. You’ll find most babies are interested in feeding themselves, and baby-led weaning has become a popular way of introducing solids to your little loves.
You will need:
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch sea salt
How to make:
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Add all ingerdients to a blender and blend until well combined.
- Shape mixture into fingers and place on a baking paper-lined baking tray.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden.
- Let cool before serving. Can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for one week.
By Tots to teens food editor and nutritionist Gina Urlich of nutritionbyginarose.com.