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!
- 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.