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Sweet Potato Gummies

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 egg
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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