Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kellan's Sweet Potato Crackers

Kellan is now 10 months old and I am still absolutely loving this book.  It has yet to lead me astray and every time I research some of its suggestions for specific foods, their preparation, and a timeline for when to introduce them, there is a ton of information that backs up their recommendations.  The ladies that wrote this book know their stuff...and its all in one easy to follow book. 
In the 10-12 month section it gives a recipe for Sweet Potato Crackers.  They are great to have on hand for an "on-the-go" snack.  They are super easy to make and much more nutritious than store bought crackers or puffs.  They also are gluten free and salt free.  Yes, they are more time consuming but by now you have all figured out that I'm crazy and love nothing more than spending all of my free time making baby food. :)
Here is the recipe for Sweet Potato Crackers from Super Nutrition for Babies:
1 Egg Yolk
Pinch nutmeg
1/2 cup previously baked sweet potato
2 teaspoons water
1/4 cup coconut flour
Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Ingredients: butter, water, sweet potato, egg yolk, nutmeg, coconut flour

Lightly grease the pan or wax paper (wax paper will make flipping the dough easier)
Mix egg yolk, coconut flour, water, sweet potato and nutmeg together until dry and wet ingredients are well blended

With WET hands mix the ingredients together one final time and form dough into a ball. (You don't want to handle dough TOO much or it will get tough)
Press dough flat to 1/8 inch thickness
Is that 1/8 of an inch?  I don't know!  Next time I will try to get it a little thinner so the crackers will be more crisp.
Set oven to 325 degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes. 

I started out at 15 minutes but put it back in for an additional 5 because the dough was still this dark orange color.  After 5 more minutes it had baked to a light orange color.   Flip and bake the other side for another 15-20 minutes.

The dough should be crispy like crackers.  Mine turned out ok for my first try but I will try to get my next batch more "cracker-like."
Let cool and then cut or break into bite sized pieces...ready for baby to enjoy!

THIS baby definitely approves!  The whole batch is gone in just 3 days of using this as an "on-the-go" snack!

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