Mother and Baby

Carrot and banana cookies by Annabel Karmel

Section: Baking ideas
  • Serves: Makes: 15 cookies
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes Cook: 20 minutes


This typically sugar-laden snack has been given a healthy makeover - carrot, bananas, raisins and oats make this a far healthier option than most shop-bought treats.

1) Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
2) Place the bananas in the bowl of a food processor and blitz until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse a few times to roughly combine.
3) Transfer the mixture to a bowl, then divide it into 15 equal-sized balls.
4) Place the balls on the lined baking sheet and, using wet hands, slightly flatten each ball. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until light golden brown. Remove from the oven, leave to cool on the tray for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Suitable from 9 months+

Suitable for freezing 

If you are looking for quick and balanced options for your little one on those jam-packed days, Annabel’s award-winning Chilled Toddler Meal range includes children’s favourites such as Scrummy Fish Pie, Mild Chicken Tikka & Tasty Chicken & Potato Pie. Discover the full range at Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Ocado.

  • Author: Annabel Karmel Annabel Karmel
  • Job Title: Children's Food Expert

M&B's resident weaning expert Annabel Karmel has over 25 years of experience in children's nutrition and is a best-selling author... 45 cookbooks and counting! 

She even received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition. 

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