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C is for Carrots | Cooking The Alphabet | Cooking With Toddlers | Toddler Recipes | BLW

Updated: Oct 8, 2021

Hi, I’m Amber, and this is where I normally tell you I’m cooking the alphabet with my two toddlers and creating a keepsake recipe book along the way, but I do feel it is important to note that this post should more appropriately be named, “How to give you baby food poisoning.” because there are many instances of my one-year-old putting the raw ingredients in her mouth!

Illustrated carrot background with text saying "Baby Cooks The Alphabet - Cook the alphabet and create a handmade recipe scrapbook! Carrot Breakfast Cake"

But today we’re (attempting) cooking Carrot Breakfast Cake for C is for Carrot.

This recipe is great for introducing peeling, grating, and their first lesson on salmonella. Whoops!

If your little chefs are entry-level like mine, be sure to remain in control of the veggie peeler and grater at all times, but let them get a good view and explain why we keep fingers away.

What you need:

  1. Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups grated carrot (about 3 large carrots)

1 1/2 cups mashed banana (about 2-3 large bananas)

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour

1 cup ground oatmeal

2 tsp baking powder

  1. Tools: Veggie peeler, grater, and blender

A 1-year-old takes a big bite of carrot breakfast cake.
My one-year-old taking a big bite of carrot breakfast cake!

Getting The Kids Cooking:

Set-up tasks your toddler can help with include:

  • Grabbing ingredients from pantry

  • Getting a close view of carrot peeling and grating

  • Pressing the button on the blender

Then the fun part comes:

  • Combine carrot, eggs, banana and vanilla

  • Mix dry ingredients into wet until just combined

  • Pour into baking dish and cook until an inserted toothpick comes out clean (about 30 minutes)

We also talked a little bit about how recipes need certain amounts of ingredients so we have to measure them in cups.

Remember to take photos of your little chef pouring, mixing, and eating!

I admit, when my one-year-old took a huge handful of carrot, my instinct was to say no...then I quickly corrected myself - there was no reason to say no! See, I’m learning too. However, I may have overcorrected my attitude because after that, my one-year-old took every opportunity possible to put raw egg and flour in her mouth! You can see a hilarious montage on my TikTok or Instagram (@babyeatsthealphabet).

Now that the kids had fun, it's mama's turn!

Let's assemble the C page in our Baby Eats The Alphabet Recipe Book!

What you need:

Of course, we recommend purchasing a Baby Eats The Alphabet kit, which will have everything you need to create your recipe book keepsake (except the photos of your little ones), but honestly, the point is to create a beautiful book of your memories - which you can with: printed photos, paper (we recommend paper at least 8.5" x 8.5" so you can fit a photo plus the recipe!), double-sided tape, any fun embellishments you want like stickers, washi tape, or photo protectors, and something to hold your pages, like binder or scrapbook!

Write your recipe:

Use a small piece of paper to write down the recipe you used, and any memorable notes you want to record (ex. You ate so much of the grated carrot, we had to do another one!).

Pick your photos and lay everything out:

Before applying any tape, I recommend you lay out all of your elements to make sure everything fits and you like how it looks. Once you're happy with it, tape everything down, starting with the bottom layer first! And here's how mine turned out:

I would love to see what you decided to cook and create for C is for Carrot! Please tag me in your creations @BabyEatsTheAlphabet!

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