Emerson is 11 months old and he just loves to feed himself. I'm always looking for yummy healthy things to give him to snack on in his high chair while I'm bustling around the kitchen or something I can bring on the go. I came across a few homemade puffs recipes and I decided to create one of my own using my sons two favorite foods: sweet potato and banana. They were so yummy even I had a few!
- 1 very large organic sweet potato or 2 medium ones
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of coconut flour (or flour of your choice)
- 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
- 3tbs coconut oil
- 3 tbs coconut milk ( or another milk or water)
- 2 tbs date puree - you can follow my recipe here. (optional)
- Cinnamon to taste (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350. To get the sweetest flavor out of your sweet potato and banana you have to bake them. The sweet potato should be done in 45 min- 1hr depending on the size and banana could be baked for about 20 min. When it's all done throw everything in a food processor or blender and mix it till it's nice and smooth. You can use a zip lock bag with the corner snipped off or a pastry bag to pipe little "puffs" on a baking sheet (I used this one). Bake for 15 min and store in the fridge. They stay fresh for about a week.
EDIT: These puffs won't bake like a traditional cookie or even a store bought puff, but will have a slightly mushy/chewy texture once bitten into.