Healthy Toddler Carrot & Apple Oat Bars

Healthy Toddler Carrot & Apple Oat Bars

These delicious & chewy carrot and apple oaty bars are a perfect way to introduce a variety of flavours, textures and nutrients into your baby’s or toddler’s diet!

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These bars are so simple & quick to make and they’re much cheaper than pre-made bars too.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ They’re also a great source of soluble fibre & energy, as well as nutrients such as vitamins A & C! If you make this recipe, please do tag me in a picture (I’m @mummynutrition) & let me know how yours turn out over on my Instagram page!

? As babies under 12 months can’t have honey, if you want to break them up and share with a baby who’s under 12 months, you can always skip the honey. ⁣⁣⁣For a dairy-free snack bar, simply use coconut oil instead of butter.

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  • 150g oats⁣⁣⁣
  • 1-2 small carrots, peeled & finely grated
  • 2 small apples (or 1 large), finely grated ⁣⁣
  • 2 small apples (or 1 large), finely grated ⁣
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil/butter⁣⁣⁣*
  • 1-2 tbsp honey/maple syrup**
  • 1/2-1 tbsp cinnamon or ginger
  • handful of chopped, dried fruit (optional)

*use coconut oil or a dairy-free spread if your baby has CMPA (cow’s milk protein allergy)

**Don’t use added sugar if your baby is under 12 months (babies can’t have honey under 12 months due to the risk of food poisoning).

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  1. Pre heat your oven to 190°C⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
  2. Mix together the oil/butter & honey in a pan over a medium heat before adding the carrots & apples – stir to combine.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
  3. Mix together the oats, chopped dried fruit (optional), & cinnamon/ginger in a separate bowl before adding to them the grated apple, carrot, oil and honey mix. Stir to combine.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
  4. Press the mixture into a square baking tin or pyrex dish & bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Allow to cool at room temperature before cutting into 15 rectangular bars.
  5. Enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the fridge/freezer for later!

I really hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do at home! Don’t forget to let me know if you make it over on my Instagram – @mummynutriton 

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