Who doesn’t love a good cookie; especially when it’s made with great ingredients, easy to throw together and something that the kids will love? Win win.
I tried out a few recipes for the Mighty Meteor 4 year old class who are learning about health and nutrition this month and I wanted to share their top two with you. They tasted and voted on all four.
I was in search for a cookie that is nut free (due to kids’ allergies) and healthy-ish without processed sugar, white flour or hydrogenated oils!
CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL BREAKFAST COOKIE
Voted #1 by the MM kiddos!
• 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
• 1 cup of uncooked quick oats*
• 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a non-stick cookie sheet with cooking spray or use a Silpat.
1. Combine the mashed bananas and oats in a bowl.
2. Fold in the chocolate chips and place a tablespoon of each on the cookie sheet.
3. Bake 15 minutes. Makes 16 cookies.
*Use gluten free oats such as Bob’s Red Mill quick oats to make them gluten free.
GOJI BERRY COOKIES
Voted #2 by me:)
- 1¼ cup almond flour (nut allergy: use spelt flour)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 1 egg (vegan option: mix 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons water and let sit for 10 minutes)
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- ⅓ cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 medium banana)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup goji berries
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Whisk flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and flaxseed together in a large bowl.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together egg, coconut sugar, mashed banana, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. Add in goji berries and stir.
- Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir. Finish mixing together with your hands if needed to get fully mixed.
- Roll into 8 golf ball sized balls and place on baking sheet. Gently flatten with palm of your hand.
- Bake about 12-14 minutes. Makes 8 cookies. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Tip for the week: Have fun in the kitchen with your kids and use that time as an opportunity to educate them about good ingredients that help their body grow strong.