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P is for Pear Bites | Cooking The Alphabet | Cooking With Kids | Easy Toddler Snack

Hi, I’m Amber, and I’m cooking the alphabet with my two toddlers!

Illustrated pear background with text saying "Baby Cooks The Alphabet - Cook the alphabet and create a handmade recipe scrapbook! Pear Bites”

Today we’re cooking Pear Bites for P is for Pear.

I was shocked at how much my kids liked these! The batch made 6 big pear "bites" around the size of my palm, and my kids ate them all in ONE DAY! They had half at one snack time and requested the other 3 for the next snack time.

What you need:

  1. Ingredients:

  • 1 banana

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1 pear (1 cup grated)

  • 1/4 cup apple juice

  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • Chocolate chips (optional)

  1. Tools: Grater, kid-safe knife

A 3-year-old uses scissor to snip off the ends of a green bean.
Ready to start cooking!

Getting The Kids Cooking:

Set-up tasks your toddler can help with include:

  • Grabbing kitchen tools

  • Grabbing ingredients

  • Preheating the oven to 350 degrees

Then the fun part comes:

  • Grate pear - be careful of little fingers!

  • Mash banana

  • Add oats, pear, apple juice, ground flaxseed, and cinnamon into a bowl and mix together until fully combined

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place rounded balls of mixture on the tray

  • Use the bottom of a cup or a spatula to press down on the balls to form a cookie shape

  • Place chocolate chips on top and bake for 14 minutes

How it went for us: First we grated a pear and talked about using measuring cups to get the right amount of ingredients. Then my 3-year-old requested my help with mashing the banana. We then mixed our pear and banana and added some oats and applesauce. Then we added flax seed and cinnamon. I scooped our mixture out and had my 3-year-old flatten them with a spatula. Finally we added some chocolate chips! This one was a huge success!

Remember to take photos of your little chef grating, mashing, and flattening!

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

Let's assemble the P 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, for example: "No recipe is complete without some chocolate!"

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 P is for Pear! Please tag me in your creations @BabyEatsTheAlphabet!
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