One trend among kids who were weaned the baby led way is that they are far less picky than those weaned the traditional way. Yes, yes, of course there are always exceptions. But BLWers aren’t afraid of funky textures or colors or new flavors because they’ve been eating a large variety since day one of weaning.
All you need for these cookies is the following:
- 1 medium sweet potato (see the picture for the size!)
- 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas
- whole milk
- coconut oil (or whatever oil you want to use)
Peel and chop the sweet potato. It doesn’t have to be perfect since you’re just boiling it. Rinse and drain the chickpeas. (I had a 19-ounce can, so I just used most of the can.) Boil the sweet potato and the chickpeas for about 20 minutes, until the potatoes are soft. While that’s boiling, preheat your oven to 350F. Puree the potatoes, peas, 1/4 cup of milk, and 1 spoonful (about a tablespoon) of oil. Scoop the mixture onto some parchment paper (or a greased baking sheet). I wanted to make some “mommy” versions. These have some flavor, but they aren’t sweet like cookies! So I sprinkled cinnamon and brown sugar on top on half of them. Now, you have to bake them a while! First, bake for 25 minutes. THEN flip them and bake for another 10-15 minutes! I know I know, it’s a long time. But I think you’ll love them. Alexander really enjoyed his! Here is your printable recipe:
This recipe took a little time, but it was mostly hands off.
First, let me tell you what you’ll need: two sweet potatoes, an onion, a clove of garlic, parsley, paprika, salt, and a little olive oil for cooking.
These fritters were absolutely delicious. I didn’t think I would like them that much. And baby Alexander was into them, too!
I don’t know about you, but any chance I can use sweet potatoes, I use them. And any chance I can use apples, I use them.
Okay I goofed up when I made this the first time.
I’m not gonna lie to you guys.
This quiche that’s pictured is missing an ingredient. But I made it again! And it was way better the second time. So just follow THIS recipe and pretend the pictures are exactly correct. 😀