babyfood : oat bars

Welcome to my first series!  I know my posts are usually all over the place.  That's because I am.  This blog should really be called "random stuff I made".  But I need to focus on what I really like to make.  So, I'm starting a couple reoccurring series'; the first being babyfood!  When Lola was born I feel like I regressed when it came to food and meals for Max- and really our whole family.  I just didn't have it in me to plan - shop - cook.  Defrosting was my friend.  In the past couple months I have realized I miss vegetables.  I miss the good feeling when Max is eating nutritious food - not a pb&j sandwich for dinner.  This feeling was also strengthened because Lola is starting to eat real food now.  Baby food, finger food, floor food.  We saved up and went crazy in the Whole Foods bulk aisle getting quinoa, barley, various wild rice varieties, wheat germ, oats... you name it!  Some I make as a side dish and some I will hide in the main dish, but it is important for Max to know about nutrition.  

Ok, enough on that.  I wanted to make some sort of teething biscuit for Lola and found a recipe on Momstastic's Wholesome Baby Food.  I wanted a recipe that didn't include any salt or sugar.  This one has a little salt, but I left it out and I don't think they noticed.  I added a little banana apple sauce dipper to really spice things up!
Oats & Nanner Drops

1 c quick oats
1 c ground oats
1/4 t salt
1/4 t cinnamon or ginger or cardamom (we'd try it with all 4 spices)
1/4 t nutmeg
1 t baking powder
1 c (~2) overripe bananas, mashed
1 t vanilla extract
3 T oil of choice
Starting sign language again, this is her "all done!"
 Nom nom nom.

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