Cookies!

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!

kljlkjCHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL BREAKFAST COOKIE
Voted #1 by the MM kiddos!

INGREDIENTS:


• 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
• 1 cup of uncooked quick oats*
• 1/4 cup chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

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.

Credit: @skinnytaste

CaptureGOJI BERRY COOKIES
Voted #2 by me:)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 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

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Whisk flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and flaxseed together in a large bowl.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together egg, coconut sugar, mashed banana, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. Add in goji berries and stir.
  4. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir. Finish mixing together with your hands if needed to get fully mixed.
  5. Roll into 8 golf ball sized balls and place on baking sheet. Gently flatten with palm of your hand.
  6. Bake about 12-14 minutes. Makes 8 cookies. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Credit: @foodbabe.

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.

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