Satisfying an Independent Eater

Ellington is finally eating solid foods!  For a while, I thought she might be eating milk until she went to high school...  why did I think this?  Well, Ellington refused to eat pureed anything!  We tried bananas, sweet potatoes, pears, peas, squash, apple sauce, cereals & nothing was to her liking.  See the evidence below:
She would take a few bites and then lock her mouth shut & throw away the key.  The doctor said that some stubborn more independent babies would not eat purees and, instead, wait to enjoy solid foods when they were able to feed themselves.  Well, she was right!  Unfortunately, Ellington's favorite finger food seems to be teething cookies = $$.

I decided to try out a recipe from Everyday Champagne in an attempt to save a little money, give Elli a healthier version of the store bought teething cookies, & use up some of that baby cereal that I too eagerly stocked up on in the early days of solid food feeding.  It was really easy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup baby cereal
  • 1 cup puree (I used apple sauce)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp allspice


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl
  2. Shape mixture into rectangular shaped cookies & place on baking sheet
  3. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
  4. Remove cookies, place on oven-safe cooling pack & return to oven
  5. Bake an additional 10 minutes
  6. Let the cookies cool & enjoy
They will last on the counter for 3 days & in the fridge for 2 weeks, but I don't think that this batch will last more than a few days with our little cookie monster hanging around.

Check out Abbey at Everyday Champagne.  She has tons of tips on how to make these fantastic cookies for your little one.