Recipes of healthy cookies for kids? Here you find two different ones. And they are not very hard to make either.
Choose the flavor that you like best (chocolate and banana or cinnamon), and start baking :)
And the best part is that this is not only a "flavored" wheat flour and sugar mix you will be serving you kids, it's good ingredients that are all healthy in their own way.
And no wheat. eggs, milk or refined sugar at all!
Also, at the bottom of the page you can submit your own too. Can't wait to see some of your creations!
If you are not someone who would spend an hour in the kitchen, maybe you prefer to find a brand of cookies that is acceptable to buy for your children. I sometimes do buy cookies for Benji and then I always make sure they are vegan.
And there are some very nice lemon and ginger gluten free cookies in one of the organic stores close to where we live. But the thing is that even though they taste good and might be a tiny bit better option than just any cookies baked with conventionally grown grains, they are still loaded with (organic) sugar.
In my opinion it would be better to choose some healthier snack, like date and nut bars or organic fruit roll ups. There is one bar (can't remember the brand) that is made of dates, apples and cinnamon that tastes so good, like apple pie.
I also know that are some you can buy online that are a little healthier than something you could get in the supermarkets.
I like these: etsy.com/listing/258468506/vegan-turtles-great-without-all-the
Hope you will love the healthy cookies for kids I have for you here.
The chocolate once you find here are still way more healthy than anything you would buy at the store, and very low in sugar, but because of the chocolate that is in them, they are still more like a treat than an anytime snack :) They could be used as a dessert, how about that?
But - if you like you could exchange the chocolate for raisins! And then it's a different story! You could even include some in your child's school lunch.
Because of all the recipe requests I got on facebook, I had to make these cookies one more time this morning, just to make sure I wrote down the steps correctly and that I had listed all the ingredients.
Because most of the time when I bake, I just put together some nice, healthy, amazing tasting ingredients without thinking too much about the proportions.
I want a dough with a good consistency that will hold together in the oven and taste great once the cookies are done.
Anyway, the cookies are done now. My house smells good and my son will be happy when he wakes up!
Here is what you need for the...
1 vegan chocolate bar
crushed hazelnuts, a handful
gluten free oatmeal, about 1 cup
4 tablespoons coconut oil - room temperature
crushed salted cashews, a handful
walnuts, a handful
1 teaspoon vanilla
the juice of 1 tangerine or 6 tablespoons apple juice
4 table spoons of peanut butter
4 table spoons xylitol or maple syrup
Plus, a little baking soda if you want, but it seems not to be necessary.
I planned to use half a teaspoon in mine but then I forgot, so with or without is fine.
You can add some gluten free flour also if the dough feels too wet, but again not necessary.
Once you have all of the ingredients, it really gets easy.
All you have to do is combine it all!
Then form cookies out of them. That is the part that kids often like :)
Heat your oven to about 175 degrees Celsius or 350
degrees Fahrenheit. Place your cookies on a
tray and keep in the oven for about 20 minutes. Enjoy!
Wow, this batch of cookies I made today turned out really well!
Such healthy cookies
and when you eat them you feel like you are doing something "bad" or
shouldn't be eating that many, when in reality you could eat a whole
bunch without any problems ;)
Gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, egg free!
In them you find healthy ingredients like apple, chia seeds,
almonds, cinnamon and coconut milk. Are you smiling now? I am! Okay let's
get to work!
Check out the recipe and then go out to get the ingredients you don't already have at home. I used only organic ingredients in my cookies.
Take out a pot where you can melt your coconut oil. A bowl where you mix the dry ingredients in and a few spoons plus all ingredients.
Also parchment paper or you could use a
tray smeared with coconut oil (that's what I did just because I didn't
have any parchment paper at home).
For these healthy cookies for kids you need:
4 table spoons coconut oil
5 tablespoons coconut milk
A handful of crushed almonds
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
A pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
5 table spoons almond flour
5 table spoons chia seeds
4 table spoons xylitol or the same amount of maple syrup. More if you would like them even more sweet.
10 dates, pitted
1 apple, cut into pieces
Melt the coconut oil. Add coconut milk (about 5 table spoons).
Put the almonds, chia seeds, almond flour, baking soda, vanilla, pinch of salt and cinnamon in a bowl and stir. Add xylitol to this if using. If you use the maple syrup instead, add that to the melted coconut oil. Add half a mushed banana to the coconut oil.
Add dates and the apple pieces to the melted coconut mix and use a stick mixer to mix together into a paste.
Combine this with the dry ingredients.
Warm up the oven to 175 C / 350 F.
Make round cookies out of the dough and place them on a tray.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until they look (and taste) ready!
You might be wondering why I sometimes use the sweetener xylitol? It is a natural sweetener from birch trees that also happens to be tooth-friendly. We use it a lot in Finland.
Thanks for visiting the healthy cookies for kids page, love you all and hope you will be busy baking tonight!