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Banana Oat Crunch

When my son started out on solids, we mainly gave him Cheerios as his snack. As he has grown and tried new foods, Cheerios are more fun for him to throw than to actually eat. With this in mind, we have a large box of Cheerios that has been sitting in the pantry because my husband and I do not eat them much.

I decided to try a different approach and use up some of the Cheerios. I put the cheerios in a bowl and then I smashed them into fine pieces. I have also read that an easier way to smash the cereal is by putting it in a sandwich bag and using a rolling pin.

I sliced banana and then dipped it in the Cheerios and gave that to my son as his snack. Another way to eat them is to put them in the freezer after they have been coated with the cereal, for a frozen treat…great for teething toddlers. He enjoyed it and was not tempted to throw them!


2 Responses to “Banana Oat Crunch”

  1. ~Mo~posted September 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I just found your site! What a great idea, I'll have to try this with my daughter.


  2. Mommy Hates Cookingposted September 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks for stopping by!!!!


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