Chewy Oaty Cookies: great baby/toddler snacks.

Chewy Fruit and Oat Cookies
Yields 10
Healthy, wholesome, wholegrain fruit and oat cookies with no added fat or sugar. Perfect for kids as a snack.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
98 calories
20 g
0 g
1 g
3 g
0 g
43 g
1 g
7 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98
Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 mashed ripe banana
  2. 1/3 cup apple sauce
  3. 1 cup oats
  4. 1/2 cup raisins
  5. 1/2 cup natural yoghurt
  6. 1 tsp cinnamon
  7. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Mash the banana and mix with the apple sauce.
  2. Add the oats and raisins and stir.
  3. Now add the yoghurt, cinnamon and vanilla,
  4. Drop spoonfuls onto a well-greased and lined baking tray or a silicone sheet.
  5. Bake at Gas Mark 5 for 15-20 minutes.
Dietitian UK
I have one of those toddlers who is always hungry and asks for snacks a lot. Often I set the expectation early on in the day and at lunchtime I will explain that in the afternoon the only snacks available are fruit and breadsticks with a dip for example. As my toddler takes after mummy and also loves cooking,  I am constantly on the look out for new healthy snacks that we can make together. If she cooks it she wants to eat it and I’m not a fan of filling her full of added sugar.

This weekend we had a go at adapting our usual flapjack recipe, making a yoghurt, apricot and banana version and we also came up with these cookies. Now these are definitely cookies and not biscuits. There is no crunch to them, they are soft and chewy, which makes them perfect for babies and toddlers. They have no added sugar the sweetness comes from the fruit and apple sauce and no added fat either. The oats provide a wholegrain form of carbohydrate that will  keep your little ones and you going through the afternoon. 

Dietitian UK: Fruity Oaty Cookies

To “adult” these up I would add some nuts and seeds for added crunch and serve with a cuppa. Have a play and let me know what you come up with.

 Dietitian UK: Healthy Fruity Oaty Cookies

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34 Responses to “Chewy Oaty Cookies: great baby/toddler snacks.”

  1. 20 February, 2014 at 08:44 #

    They look delicious! I would gladly eat them – not so sure I’d be willing to share many with the kids ;D
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  2. 20 February, 2014 at 08:45 #

    Yummy! They look delicious. I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks for my toddler. Have bookmarked this to try, thanks!
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  3. 20 February, 2014 at 09:29 #

    These look very tasty and pretty easy to make. I think my son would enjoy making them with me too.
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  4. 20 February, 2014 at 09:58 #

    These look utterly scrumptious. J would love them. x
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  5. 20 February, 2014 at 10:45 #

    they look yummy. If they’re chewy it’s even better for me
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  6. 20 February, 2014 at 10:45 #

    They look super delicious and healthy! Great snack at lunchtime 🙂
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  7. 20 February, 2014 at 16:32 #

    They sound delicious, would never have thought of putting banana in to cookie dough!
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  8. 20 February, 2014 at 17:05 #

    Oh they sound delicious. perfect fort an after school snack next week
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  9. 20 February, 2014 at 17:35 #

    These look utterly divine – I’m not sure I’d want to share many though 🙂
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  10. 20 February, 2014 at 17:45 #

    They look great and I am trying to find recipes for snacks for Baby so this is perfect! But what is apple sauce – just like you have with pork? x
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  11. 20 February, 2014 at 17:53 #

    Oh, these sound yummy! I’m guessing the apple sauce is just the kind you buy in the condiment aisle? Or is it something else??

    • 20 February, 2014 at 22:56 #

      Either that or if you want it fully sugar free you can get it in the baby food aisle or we make it in the summer from the apple glut 😉

      • 20 February, 2014 at 22:57 #

        Yes either apple sauce as in that with pork or pureed apple from the baby section of supermarket.

  12. 20 February, 2014 at 18:23 #

    These looks scrummy, I love flapjacks, I am going to bookmark this and have a go making some xxx
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  13. 20 February, 2014 at 18:38 #

    These look really good, i have just favourited the recipe as they are my kind od make. Easy and tasty.
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  14. 20 February, 2014 at 19:33 #

    ooh yum, i’ll be making these!

  15. 20 February, 2014 at 20:06 #

    I really want some of these right now! I’m going to pin it so I can make these with my girls 🙂
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  16. 20 February, 2014 at 20:18 #

    I love this recipe. Some of my readers cannot have sugar and might like this. You could substitute gluten free oats and soya cream, rice cream or oatly cream for the yoghurt (or a coconut equivalent I guess) to make it free from so many foods. I would love you to guest post this for me, or allow me to repost an excerpt with a link to here, all credited to you?
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    • 20 February, 2014 at 22:55 #

      Hi Kate, yes this could easily be made dairy and gluten free (I have lots of other free from recipes on my blog too). Very happy to guest post it, just drop me an email (

  17. 20 February, 2014 at 20:28 #

    Oh these sound so good!
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  18. 20 February, 2014 at 21:08 #

    Great mummy snack too! These sound delicious 🙂

    • 20 February, 2014 at 22:54 #

      Must admit to eating quite a few of them myself 😉

  19. 20 February, 2014 at 21:08 #

    They look delicious
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  20. 20 February, 2014 at 21:17 #

    These look lovely and you could daily substitute the raisins to vary the recipe and keep your toddler interested. I would love these with cranberries so I’ll be giving these a try. Thanks
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    • 20 February, 2014 at 22:53 #

      Great idea! We made cranberry and orange flapjacks recently which went down a storm.

  21. 20 February, 2014 at 21:53 #

    They look amazingly nice for something so healthy – yum!
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  22. 20 February, 2014 at 21:58 #

    These look really delicious and I love the fact that they’re sugar-free and healthy. I’ll be making these with my kids.
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  23. 20 February, 2014 at 23:04 #

    These look lovely! Healthy without seeming too healthy to put the kids off- if you know what i mean!
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  24. 21 February, 2014 at 07:49 #

    They look delicious
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  25. 21 February, 2014 at 08:37 #

    These look delicious and easy to make too x x
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  26. 21 February, 2014 at 21:36 #

    Oh yummy! WOuld love to try this out x
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  27. 21 February, 2014 at 21:45 #

    This looks perfect as a quick snack for kids on the go. I wouldn’t mid these with a cuppa too x
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  28. 21 July, 2015 at 12:00 #

    Thank you for the lovely recipe 🙂 I made these with my 17 month old a little while ago, and he LOVED them (I think he enjoyed making them almost as much as he enjoyed eating them)!
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    • 25 July, 2015 at 14:23 #

      Oh I am SO pleased to read your comment Adele 🙂 thankyou for taking the time to leave me a comment.

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