Is it time to give your baby peanuts, but you’re not sure how to go about it? Look no further! I have created a recipe that everyone will enjoy…cookies! It seems like there is a debate on allergens lately. Some people say to delay introducing common allergens while others advocate for early exposure. We chose to try peanuts early on because neither of us had peanut allergies.
These cookies are super easy to whip up! You probably have all the ingredients at home right now, and it’s a good way to use up leftover baby cereal! If you don’t have the exact ingredients, improvise! You can use any milk (I used breastmilk the first batch!), and probably any cereal (let me know how it goes because I’ve only used oatmeal). If you want to make these for yourself, try oat flour!
A couple of notes: First, the dough will seem pretty thick and dry, but do not put more than 3 T of milk. You can put less, just don’t put more. Second, it is important to let the cookies cool on the sheet, or they will be very crumbly. They will also crumble if you don’t bake them long enough. Just don’t overdo it. They will seem too soft when they come out of the oven, but remember that they do not have any flour or egg in them–you could eat them raw if you wanted to!
I probably could have put more cookies on this sheet, but I was afraid they would spread. Do not worry about smashing them down with the fork–they will not spread much! To make life even easier, just put them all on one sheet. 🙂
We first made these for L when he was about 7 months old, but he is 13 months in these pictures and is still loving them! I couldn’t get him to look at me or smile because he was so ravenous!
Let me know how yours turn out and what you did to them! Have you introduced peanut butter yet? If so, when?