Baking with Toddlers: Banana Oat Drops

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A few weeks ago we started a series called Baking with Toddlers. We’re going to share some fun snacks to make with the preschool crowd that are a cinch to make and everyone will love to eat. Last time we made a raspberry lemonade pie and today we’re making no-bake banana oat drops. I couldn’t stop eating these after the shoot. They’re healthy and delicious!

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Keep reading to see how to make them and some photos of the process with my friend Gaby (who made these clothes they’re wearing and other adorable pieces here) and her daughter Eleanor…


2 ripe bananas

2 cups rolled oats

1/4 cup almond butter

1/4 cup honey

2 tbsp mini chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

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Step One: Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl with a fork

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Step Two: Stir in oats, almond butter, honey, and cinnamon

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Step Three: Rolling batter into bite sized drops

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Step Four: Place on a plate or baking sheet and refrigerate for 2 hours, then they are ready to eat!

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We found this delicious recipe on Tip Hero. Photography by Liz Stanley. Eleanor’s dress and Gaby’s dress were made by Gaby who has a lovely shop called Frankie and Juniper. Eleanor’s apron is from Odette Williams who makes adorable kid aprons and Gaby’s apron is from Not Perfect Linen. Thanks to my friend Audrey for letting us shoot in her lovely kitchen!


I think the kids and I will have to give this recipe a try. My 2 year old is always wanting to help in the kitchen so this would be perfect for her.
I used to make no-bake lactation cookies for myself which were pretty similar (just switch out the banana for cocoa and brewer’s yeast) and my big kids were always jealous that they weren’t allowed to eat them!

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