Recipe: wakey, wakey cakes

I am a lazy cook. Something has to be really worthwhile for me to roll up my sleeves and get baking. But these are so good I’ve made them twice in as many weeks! Brilliant for breakfasts on the go or indeed any time an easy, mess-free snack is required. Both my six month old and three year old love ’em.

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Wakey Wakey Cake (makes 8-12)

2 weetabix
20g cornflakes
100ml milk
1 small banana

1 small fairy-cake tin & cases (optional)
Butter or olive oil for greasing

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1. Preheat oven to 190C (or 170 for fan ovens) and grease the tin.
2. Mix together one of the weetabix, milk and cornflakes, crushing cornflakes in the process until you have a paste.
3. Mash the banana into the cereal mixture until smooth, then add the second weetabix. You should have something with a sticky, cement like consistency.

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4. Divide into six and spoon into the greased tin or into baking cases (optional), pressing down with a spoon so that you have six little discs of cereal mixture. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

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5. Remove from the oven and turn out onto a cooling rack.

These can be made more interesting for an older baby by adding a handful of raisins, apricots or other fruit. They are great warm or cold and will keep in an air right container in the fridge for a few days.

And here is proof that they really did go down a treat. Baby isn’t really showing them off at their mess-free best though as he had some yoghurt just before.

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Recipe from the wonderful Baby Led Weaning forum.

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