Banana Coconut Thumb-Print Cookies

 

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Cookies! And they’re grain free! Oh the delight I had making these and giving them to Josie when she was 7months old. We are so lucky Josie loves to eat! She hoovers down anything that is in front of her without hesitation – ahh, the feeling of complete and utter trust. We are crossing our fingers this will stick into toddler hood and the fussiness will skip over her. Josie loves her green smoothies, avocado, fish, fruits, nori sheets, veggies, baby chicken burgers and …her cookies

Cookies are a popular post online, especially ones for the tiny guys and gals. I took the advantage to post a little of my knowledge for mommies and daddies on this post as to why I had my daughter grain free for 18months.

I know the struggle some moms go through finding or making a good variety of healthy suitable foods for their babes. After years of schooling and research I made a personal choice not to start incorporating grains into my baby’s diet until after a year and a half. Why? Because during my learning and personal research I consistently came across a very important fact, babies have a tiny still developing digestive system and with that comes a limited amount of digestive enzymes. Until their digestive tract is matured, this limited amount of enzymes does not include amylase, which is one of the most important enzymes for the proper digestion of grains. This enzyme develops around 16 -17 months. Grains, breads, cereals (homemade of course :P) should be one of the last foods introduced to your baby. This will help your baby avoid digestive troubles, allergies, eczema etc. We want to stay away from leaky-gut, which is essentially undigested particles of food which can leak into the blood stream causing the body/immune system to go on high alert and attack the little body, thus causing an allergic reaction.

 Still, we want some cookie fun!

ღTina

 (please scroll down for some info on egg yolks)

Banana Coconut Thumb-Print Cookies
Yields 7
Grain-free baby cookie that is great for ages 6months to 12months
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Prep Time
12 min
Prep Time
12 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 tbsp of coconut flour
  2. 2 tbsp cold pastured raw butter (you can use coconut oil for dairy-free)
  3. ½ a small sized ripe banana
  4. Pinch of Himalayan, kelp or sea salt
  5. Optional - 1 tsp of maple syrup or raw honey (depending on your babes age – Keep honey a treat for after their first birthday) The banana should make these cookies sweet enough, especially for a 6-12month old baby.
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set your oven to 365 degrees F
  2. Combine all ingredients into a small bowl and with a spoon, stir together.
  3. Take a spatula and scrape contents into a small mixer/food processor and pulse until blended
  4. Use a spatula to fold out the dough back into the bowl and form into a ball.
  5. The dough will be soft and easy to take pieces off with your fingers to form cookies
  6. Roll each tbsp sized piece of dough into a ball
  7. Flatten with the palm of your hand and your thumb and lay onto the parchment paper
  8. Bake at 365oc for 9-12 minutes, depending on how soft you would like them. They will be slightly brown at the edges and soft at 9 minutes
Notes
  1. You can get creative and add ingredients to this cookie like cinnamon, raisins, other fruits or chocolate – all depending on your babe’s age.
  2. I would ❤ to hear your recipe creations!
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 Egg Yolks.

You can add in egg yolk is you have started your baby on yokes at 6months.  (add 1 tsp more coconut flour if you do) If you haven’t this would be a great time to start, or to do your own research on why egg yolks are so favourable for young growing brains.

Egg yolks for babies are packed with vitamin D (a whole food form and not from a synthetic vitamin) cholesterol, choline and iron which is all so absolutely important for a baby’s developing brain.

If you have a child who reacts (like my girl did) by either throwing up every time or having loose stool, take him/her off the yokes for a few months and then try again. If it still happens again repeat and re-try in a baked good for a couple weeks instead of on its own. Sometimes the stomach can’t handle the richness of the yoke just yet.

ღTina

  • Weston A. Price foundation research,” Nourishing traditions” (baby and child care) by Sally Fallon.
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