Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Easy toddler snack

The girls woke up from naps one day last week and we decided a little baking was in order. I'm always looking for healthy, fun, homemade snacks that leave room for a lot of variety. Once you discover those basic recipes, much like a good muffin recipe, it opens the door to endless snack options based on the morsels found in the pantry on any given day. On this day, it was dates and wheat germ!

In a bowl, the girls mixed:
  • 1 cup organic whole what flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup organic unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 T. organic creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped organic dates
I then added:
  • 1 egg (this allowed the little ladies to taste along the way without a worry in the world, and did they ever taste!!!)
Form into balls, roll in extra wheat germ, and bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Ideas for future add-ins: chopped nuts, various other dried fruits, coconut, flaxseed, granola.

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