Molasses and Fig Breakfast Bars for Toddlers

 Molasses and Fig Breakfast bars for Toddlers

Molasses and Fig Breakfast bars for Toddlers

Now that my baby has learned to feed herself, she wants nothing to do with spoon feeding so the oatmeal breakfast she used to eat every morning is a no go.  I’ve been trying to think of a breakfast bar that she could feed to herself that would be just as nutritious and filling as the oatmeal and I came up with these Molasses and Fig Bars.  They are kid tested and Mommy approved!    

Ingredients:

  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 3 Tbsp molasses 
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla 
  • 2 Tbsp oil 
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp uncooked oatmeal 
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup oat flour (can be ground from oats in a coffee grinder)
  •  2 Tbsp formula (optional- for extra nutrition)
  • Egg whites for basting
  • 1 jar of Fig jam (or preferred jam)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Blend wet ingredients, add dry ingredients.  Add flour until dough is stiff.  Optional-  put in the fridge over night so that it is easier to roll out.  Roll dough thin and cut into 2 inch squares.  Lay out half of the squares on a cookie sheet.  Brush egg whites on the edges.  Spoon jam into the center of the square.  Lay the rest of the squares on top and sandwich the edges together.  Use a fork to press the edges together.  Bake 17-20 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet.