Tuesday, February 22, 2011

More thoughts on oatmeal and raisins

I now have a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies in the oven ... and upon further reflection, there are definitely a few ways to convert this into a meal for baby, toddler and mom.

Since I'm trying to get this posted in between batches, I'll keep it simple.

For babies, try making your own applesauce to use in the recipe. That's so much simpler than it sounds. If you have a high-speed blender, like a Vitamix, peel a few apples, chop into chunks and blend for about a minute. If not, bring a small saucepan of water to a boil and boil peeled apple slices for approximately two minutes, then process until smooth.

For toddlers, you can let them eat raisins while you're cooking and share a cookie, or, if you're chopping apples, give them a few slices and some raisins while you're working. It'll keep them occupied, while also providing a healthy snack.

As always - have fun and bon apetit!

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