Homemade, allergy-free, super easy, 4-ingredient, nutrient packed baby finger snacks!

Soon after starting baby foods with Tabitha and Charlotte, I started giving them those little puffs and cheerios.  I always loved the convenience of puffs and cheerios.  They are easy to pack.  You can keep a stash in your diaper bag.  And they create little mess.  But they are nutrition-lacking-tummy-fillers-that-often-begin-the-cycle-of-bad-snack-habits-and-ruin-mealtimes…at least in my case.  ;)

So what is a Mama to do but make her own baby snacks.  And here they are:

Homemade Baby Snacks - Grain Free, Vegan

Don’t they look like little cookie dough balls?

They hold together pretty darn well so they really are a great little finger food.  Charlotte loves them too!  Tabitha is not interested in baby-food.  Ha!

I love love love that these little morsels are packed, no no…jam-packed with healthy goodness!  Check out these lovely healthful ingredients…

Homemade Baby Finger Snacks

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp coconut flour

1 Tbsp ground chia seeds

1 Tbsp fruit or veggie puree (I used apple sauce and sweet potato.  Pumpkin, butternut squash, and carrot would be great options)

1 Tbsp sunflower seed butter

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350* (I just used my toaster oven).

2.  Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl.

3.  Roll into little baby bite-size balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Alternatively, you can roll out the dough to make crackers.  That saves you a bit of time for sure.

4.  Bake 10 minutes and then turn off the oven keeping them in there until they feel pretty hard and start to brown a little.  Allow to cool completely to set.

Makes about 1/2 cup and I am sure this could be easily doubled or tripled.  Store in an air-tight container in a cool place.  Keeps for 3-5 days.