I first came up with this recipe as a way of using up pear puree I had in the freezer. A simple mixture of oats, pear and peanut butter with sweetness from the raisins, these baby led weaning flapjacks make a great portable snack.
1 large pear, peeled, cored and diced
½ tbsp raisins
75g quick cook oats
20g butter, melted
1 level tbsp peanut butter
Preheat oven to 170˚C/340˚F
If younger baby, blend the oats to a flour, for older ones that can cope with texture, leave oats as they are.
In a small saucepan, cooked the pear and raisins in a splash of water until soft. Depending on age of baby, either mash it with a potato masher, or blend it to a smooth paste.
Mix the oats with the pear mixture, melted butter, peanut butter and cinnamon.
Spoon into a lined tin, pressing down to around 1 cm thick.
Bake for 20 minutes, cool, then cut into squares.
Best eaten within 2 days, or frozen.