Today is all about the little ones. They need tasty snacks too, right?! I’ve told you guys how my toddler is really picky. I never know if she is going to eat what I make her and about 90% of the time, she just wants to be on the run and sitting down for a meal or snack is just not a priority for her. Enter these little toddler cookies!
These cookies are packed with lots of good stuff like oats, almond butter, applesauce, honey, and even chia seeds! I call these toddler cookies, but I have to admit that even I enjoy grabbing one for a quick and healthy snack! I do want to note these cookies have more of a muffin-like texture than your normal cookie recipe. You can also add in dried fruits or nuts if you want, whatever your little ones would like!
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 medium to large ripe banana, mashed
- 3 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup; can adjust if desired)
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or with a silicone mat.
- In a large bowl, stir together the applesauce, mashed banana, honey, almond butter, and the vanilla until well-combined.
- In another bowl, add in the oats, baking powder, flour, cinnamon, the salt, and the chia seeds until everything is well-combined. Gently stir in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
- Use a large cookie scoop or drop about 2 tbs. of the batter onto the cookie sheet for each cookie. Gently press down on the top of each one to flatten just slightly. Bake for about 10-13 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden.