After a long while of not buying anything for my kid that comes in a package, I succumbed to a few pouches (Trader’s has the best deal IMO and they are organic!), and a few cracker-type products. …and Ella’s. Oh, damn, they are so good (well, at least I believe this is what Alana thinks about them anyway), and although they aren’t too pricey, they seemed pretty darn easy to replicate. So, I finally went for it! …and they are probably a fraction of the cost of the real thing!
I looked around for some recipe inspo, and didn’t find much, so I truly just took the portions recommended for the flour (I used gluten free oat flour, since I try not to give Alana too many foods that contain gluten), and fruit portions, but then totally went rogue! Here’s what I came up with, and by the look on my daughter’s face (and the fact that she had one in each hand at one point) tells me they were a success! 🙂
Copycat Ella’s (Blueberry Banana Raisin)
1 cup gluten free oat flour
1/4 cup raisins
1 handful fresh organic blueberries
1 ripe banana
1 teensy pinch sea salt (optional)
4 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp flax meal
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using a food processor, puree the oil, raisins, blueberries, and banana. Add sea salt (if using) and flax meal.
Move contents to a medium sized mixing bowl and fold in oat flour.
Shape about a tablespoon of your mixture into a “bar” shape (I used a little water on my hands because the mixture is a bit sticky) and line them up on your baking sheet.
Bake for 15-20 min. Let cool and store in an airtight container.
I gotta say, I enjoyed the taste of them too (since I had to try them for myself). I love the feeling of making healthy foods for my daughter to enjoy. I know exactly what goes into them and I can be confident she’s eating clean and vegan!
What are some of your favorite plant based DIY kid’s snacks to make for your littles?
Are you a plant based mama, or want to be? Want to transition your family to become plant eaters? Are you pregnant and want to confidently grow your baby on a purely vegan based diet? Need guidance? Contact me! Alana is living proof that kids THRIVE on plants! Just look at those rolls! 😉