Now that Abram is eating more solids and finger foods I’ve been trying to come up with some homemade snacks that are easy for him to pick up without making a huge mess and soft enough to chew/gum. I did my first round of experimenting about a week ago. I tried two versions of a sweet potato snack. One of them turned out pretty well. But not for Abram. It’s a little too chewy for him, but Rebecca really enjoys it. So I asked her to name it. She calls these “sweet potato gummies.” I didn’t totally measure everything, but I’ll do my best to remember the quantities I used. This is a healthy, portable, chewy snack for young children (and adults too :). Abram did eat some of these right after they came out of the dehydrator (when they were still quite soft). But once they cool/dry completely they get chewier. More experimenting to come for a snack that Abram can eat.
This post is linked to Fat Tuesday at Real Food Forager.
Sweet Potato Gummies
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup kefir, buttermilk, yogurt or sour cream
1 cup sweet potato puree (squash or pumpkin would work too)
1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
honey to sweeten if desired
Mix flour and cultured dairy in a glass bowl. Cover and let sit for 7-24 hours.
Add remaning ingredients and mix well. Pour into a greased 8″or 9″ pan. Bake at 350 for abot 30 minutes. Let cool slightly.
Remove from pan and break into bite size pieces on a a dehydrator try. Dry for 2-4 hours, until dry and chewy, but not crispy. Let cool.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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