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Friday, May 27, 2016

Apple, Strawberry, Banana Baby Food Waffles #CookingwithGerber

This is a sponsored conversation, however, the chit chat, opinions, and recipes are all my own!

Moms, baby cereal is a part of life during the early years of a child's life. We have all mixed it with fruit, spooned it into mouths and cleaned it out of hair! But, did you know that even after your child is past the baby cereal stage, there is a good reason to keep it in the pantry! Gerber brand cereal also makes for an awesome baking substitution and there are so many ways to use it to add a little something special to your recipes!

There are 4 varieties of Gerber baby Cereal available at Wal-Mart stores; Oatmeal Cereal, Oatmeal & Banana Cereal, Lil' Bits Strawberry and Banana and MultiGrain. which are great for different stages of feeding baby and introducing textures. 



I have been around the block of picky eating a few times now, my daughter will eat anything and everything, my son, however, is incredibly picky. His famous line is "That makes me weird..." when he is offered almost any kind of food. He will eat waffles, pancakes, chicken and potatoes... you can imagine how I worry about his nutritional needs! At the age of 6 he is growing and developing. He is active and plays sports, the mom in me needs to know he is getting some essential nutrients in his selective eating phase.

Last week I whipped up a fantastic and easy recipe with Gerber Oatmeal and Banana Baby Cereal and Gerber baby food {apple strawberry banana stage 2}. This was so easy to make and my son had NO CLUE I slipped some added goodness into one of his favorite foods.



If you are looking for a healthy recipe with added nutrients that is an awesome and hearty breakfast in its own, you are going to love my recipe for Apple, Strawberry, Banana Baby Food Waffles!



Ingredients
2 cups of all-purpose baking mix
1 cup of Gerber Oatmeal and Banana Baby Cereal
1 container of Gerber Apple strawberry Banana 2nd foods
2 1/2 to 2 2/3 cup of milk
1 banana sliced finely
1 egg

Directions
Add baking mix, Gerber baby cereal, egg and banana together, lightly stir to smash the banana.
Add the apple, strawberry, banana baby food to the mixture, stir lightly
Begin to gradually combine the milk and the waffle mix. When you reach the desired consistency, stir the batter well to smash up any larger chunks of banana.
Add to your waffle iron and cook until done.
Serve warm with syrup or sliced fruit.

My son really loved these fruity waffles. The fruit flavor was not overpowering which is awesome for parents of picky eaters! If your child likes fruit, you could reduce the milk by 6 ounces and add an additional container of baby fruit food.

How do you use Gerber Baby Food? Have you ever added it to a recipe? I would love to hear about your experiences with Gerber Cereal.

You guys, I want to inspire you to create a great recipe with Gerber Cereal!! Would a $50 prepaid credit card help inspire you to pick up a package of Gerber Cereal at Walmart and make a yummy recipe? If so, enter for your chance to win! This giveaway is not endorsed by facebook or any 3rd party applications or other social media channels! The sponsor will deliver the prize to the winner, who must be 18+ and live in the USA.




110 comments:

  1. Here is my tweet:
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    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  2. I would use the cereal in banana muffins

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  3. Oh this is such a great idea! I would love to try them in some pancakes too!

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  4. I would use Gerber Oatmeal & Banana in pancakes.

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  5. I will make my Banana Walnut bread with the Gerber baby cereals!

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  6. I would use Gerber to make blueberry muffins.

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  7. I would use the gerber cereal as a topping for my apple crisp.

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  8. I would use it to make muffins

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  9. I would use Gerber bananas to make banana bread.

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  10. I would make banana nut muffins.

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  11. I would use the cereal in a zucchini bread.

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  12. I would use gerber cereal in my oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe!

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  13. I would use it when making some type of muffin

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  14. I think it would be great to use Gerber Cereal in a pancake recipe. My son loves chocolate chips in pancakes.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  15. Would be great in some chocolate zucchini bread or even mixed in with crumb topping!

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  16. I'd love to make some banana muffins.

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  17. I think it would be great in a muffin or cookie

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  18. I'd add gerber cereal to milkshakes to make it more nutritional

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  19. I would use the Gerber cereal in blueberry muffins.

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  20. I would use it in banana nut muffins. My fav

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  21. I think Gerber cereal would be nice in a Gerber cereal, fruit and yogurt parfait.

    Nancy
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  22. I've made some really delicious muffins using banana oatmeal cereal. Everybody loved them!

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  23. I would try it in some banana bread

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  24. I would use Gerber Oatmeal cereal in Oatmeal Raiin Cookies.

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  25. I would use it in pancakes.

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  26. I would like to use it in banana bread!

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  27. I use it to make muffins! My little guy loves them! Trisha Burgess

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  28. I would use Gerber's cereal in banana bread and banana muffins.

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  29. I would add the Gerber Cereal to my smoothie for a nutrition boost.
    thank you

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  30. I didnt know this was so multi-functional but i would use it in some sort of cookies!!

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  31. I would use it in oatmeal cookies or maybe try to make a new cookie recipe.

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  32. I would make blueberry banana fritters!
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  33. Heather Hayes PanjonJune 2, 2016 at 6:00 AM

    I Would Use Gerber Cereal To Make Muffins And Bread.

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  34. I'd use it to make banana nut bread.
    Which, in my opinion is the only reason bananas were created.
    For banana nut bread. :)
    thanks!

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  35. I would use it to make oatmeal bread.

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  36. I used up extra baby oatmeal in recipes too. My favorite was in waffles.

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  37. i would use it in pancakes

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  38. I would use it in Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

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  39. I would add Gerber cereal to banana bread

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  40. I would like to make oatmeal raisin cookies.

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  41. I'd like to try it with a rhubarb strawberry bread. My husband loves rhubarb and I like this idea.

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  42. I would use it in chocolate chip muffins.

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  43. My baby only eats Gerber cereals right now. I might have to try the pancakes!

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  44. My baby only eats Gerber cereals right now. I should probably try out the pancakes in a few more months!

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  45. I would use it in banana nut muffins.

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  46. I would use the gerber cereal to make banana rice pudding.

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  47. I would make some breakfast muffins with the cereal!

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  48. I would put Gerber Oatmeal & Banana Cereal in my Banana Nut Bread recipe.

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  49. I'd use it in breakfast muffins!

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  50. I would use the Gerber cereal in muffins & pancakes!

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  51. My kids were always fans of baby cereal pancakes! of course, put healthy stuff in it :)

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  52. I would add it to whole grain pancakes.

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  53. I would be great in some breakfast bars.

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  54. I would use Gerber Cereal in banana muffins or pancakes!! YUM!!

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  55. I would use this product to make muffins. Thanks for the ideas.

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  56. I would use it to make waffles for me & baby!

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  57. I would use the cereal in banana muffins

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  58. I would use Gerber Cereal to make muffins for breakfast. Yum!

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  59. I would use it in muffins. I love all types of muffins.

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  60. I never thought of using baby oatmeal/cereal in a recipe but it is a great idea! I would use it in cookies.

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  61. I saw a recipe that used the baby food in brownies.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  62. I would use them in some simple cookies for my little one.

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  63. I would use Gerber Oatmeal in a meatloaf recipe instead of bread crumbs. It would add extra fiber.

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  64. I would add Gerber cereal to banana muffins and brownies.

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  65. I would make oatmeal raising cookies.

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  66. I like the idea of using it for waffles or pancakes.

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  67. Id like to try itin a coffee cake.
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  68. I love using Gerber cereals in my daughter's pancakes.

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  69. i would make a load cake with it in it!
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  70. I've made Carrot/ avocado muffins with Gerbers Organic oatmeal baby mix before! My daughter loved it.

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  71. I would use the cereal in muffins or pancakes!

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  72. i would add it to my banana bread!

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  73. I would try it with the topping of apple crisp or pancakes.

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  74. I would make oatmeal cookies. yummy.

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  75. I would make oatmeal cookies with raisins and peanut butter.
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  76. I would love to make oatmeal cookies! My email is traciemichelle0515@gmail.com

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  77. I would use it to make popsicles

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  78. I would use in my morning green smoothies.

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  79. I never thought of cooking with Gerber but I'm pretty sure that It would go fine with pastry. The jared Gerber could be used for a simple sauce

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  80. I would use Gerber Oatmeal and Banana Baby Cereal in my Banana Bread Recipe, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  81. I would add it to my butternut squash brownies or really any dessert I would make!

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  82. Breads, muffins and cookies.

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  83. Banana bread is my first thought for a recipe to go with it.

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  84. It might give pancakes a fun flavor
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  85. I commented on Post: http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2016/06/makeup-for-busy-moms.html

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  86. I'd try it in a granola bar recipe. :)

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  87. I would use the Gerber Cereal in a fruit and nut muffin recipe. Thank you!

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  88. I would use it in a recipe for oatmeal cookies!

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  89. I have used the Gerber Oatmeal and Bananas in muffins and it was delicious! :)

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  90. I would use the cereal to sub out some of my flour in my banana bread recipe. This is such a great idea! I've used the baby prunes in cake before.

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  91. This is an interesting question - I would add the cereal to a fruit salad.

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  92. I would use it in my banana oatmeal bread.

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  93. I would use the oatmeal in some banana nut bread or in my pancakes!

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  94. I would like to try some in my meatloaf. Also in some pancakes sounds delicious.

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  95. I have never thought of cooking with baby food before! How brilliant, really. I think it would be great in a variety of muffins. I'm going to test this out!

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  96. I would add it to my banana coffee cake bread.

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  97. I would like to try Lil' Bits Strawberry and Banana in blueberry muffins! I have no idea why I never thought to try cooking with baby food.

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  98. I have done this! the simplest thing is to add Gerber Oatmeal creal to a smoothie (I like Mango/Blueberry/OJ/Yogurt/Chia Seeds & Oatmeal cereal) its very smooth and creamy.
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  99. I use Gerber baby food in my banana bread.

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  100. I would try adding the banana cereal to either a banana bread or a banana cake.

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  101. I would love to make meatloaf and chocolate chip cookies please. Yum! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  102. I would use it in my blueberry muffin recipe yummy...

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  103. I'd try it in oatmeal cookies!

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