These bars evolved from my berry breakfast bar recipe to become a lunchbox staple, as well as a handy way of getting some extra veg in when the little guy is being a bit veggie-shy. If your little one is still learning to like veg, start with berries + some veg then gradually reduce the berries.
2 medium bananas, mashed
3 cups whole rolled oats
½ cup shredded coconut
1 loosely packed cup grated veggies
(I usually use carrot, beetroot* and zucchini)
⅔ cup milk or milk alternative
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a square baking dish or tin with a little olive oil or line with baking paper.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, folding in the veggies last.
Pour mixture into the baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
Allow to cool before slicing.
* Avoid giving large amounts of beetroot to babies under 12 months
Makes 6 serves (2 small bars per serve)