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Oatmeal Banana cookie


Now a days my picky eater (my son Vishvak) drives me crazy. Whatever I give him its a big noooo. If I give him food in plate that’s the last thing he wants to taste, but if he see anything in carpet, he gets super excited to taste it. If This is the story with food, fruits oh mannnnn. Though eating fruits directly is always best, at times I feel it’s better if he tastes something in a different form instead of rejecting it fully. Decided to give fruits in some other form, so far have succeeded with muffin and pudding (Recipe coming soon).

I was searching for the toddler friendly recipes and got inspired from Wholesomebabyfoods. Good thing about banana cookie is no fancy ingredients, its super easy and most importantly even we liked it

Checkout my other cookie recipes,

Banana Oatmeal Cookie


Banana – 2, around 1 cup mushed

Oats – 1 cup, I used quick oats

Raisin – 2 tbsp



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the parchment paper on cookie try and grease it with cooking spray/bultter
  • In a mixing bowl, add oats and banana; mush the banana and combine well into a dough. Add raisin and mix well.



  • Take a tbsp of dough and make a small round shape cookie and place them in parchment paper
  • Bake for 13 – 18 minutes (mine took 14 minutes) or until light brown on the bottom. Cool completely before eating



My Notes:

  • Can use chocolate chip, almonds, pecans,walnut or any other nuts of your choice
  • Spices like Cinnamon, nutmeg can be added
  • I didn’t add sugar as it was sweet because of banana. Sugar can be added if you feel so
  • If you are using old fashioned oats coarsely pulse it once
  • Watch on eye after 13 minutes to avoid over cooking
  • Can mash and add bananas
  • If you don’t like raw oats flavour you can saute the oats for 3-4 minutes and add it
  • Can pulse the oats and add it

Puffed Rice Mixture

Puffed Rice Mixture is a quick win – easy to make, yet tasty. Less oil, yet crunchy. During summer holidays my Amma (Mother) always prepares this and stores it in a container, so that we (me and sis) can snack for 3-4 days.


Puffed Rice Mixture:

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 7 mins | Serves : 2

Recipe Category: Snack


Puffed Rice / Pori – 2 cups

Peanuts – 1/4 cup

Fried gram(Pottukadalai) – 1/4 cup

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp

Chat masala ( optional)- 1/4 tsp

Sambar Powder – 1/8 tsp

Hing – a generous pinch

Oil – 1 tsp

Salt – as needed


  • Add oil to the pan. Once the oil is hot, keep the stove in low heat and add turmeric powder, sambar powder, coriander powder, hing, salt and chat masala


  • Add puffed rice and saute for 2 mins. Add peanuts, fried gram and curry leaves and fry till peanuts and fried gram became golden brown


  • The pori should get well coated with the spice powders. Store in an air tight jar and enjoy 🙂


My Notes:

  • You can add chilli powder if you want pori to be spicy
  • Can add peanuts and fried gram after tempering but I have a fear they might be overcooked!