Baby Bird, like many small children, is addicted to Gerber Puff Cereal Snacks. She recognizes the container. She can smell them from the next room. She LOSES HER MIND when you stop giving them to her.
So I usually don’t stop. I let my mom or cousins ply her with puffs because they keep her happy and they’re only 25 calories for 60 puffs. But there’s no real nutritional value to them, and that bothers me.
I’ve been looking for a baby puff recipe for months, and I’ve yet to find one. So, I concocted oatmeal baby bites.
They’re just five ingredients, and they’re a great way to use up my Stage 2 baby food stash. Bonus: Baby Bird has had some constipation issues lately, and the bites are an easy way to get her to eat oatmeal, which her pediatrician said could help.
Over the course of a day, I made more than 300 bites: peach with a hint of lemon extract, apple/strawberry/banana, and sweet potato. Baby Bird and Mr. T have been plowing through the treats, so we only have about half of them left.
That tells me I must’ve done something right.
BTW: If you make the bites with all flour (three-quarters of a cup), add sharp cheddar cheese (eighth-cup), and sprinkle the tops with coarse-ground salt, they taste like Cheez-It crackers!