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Healthy Oaty Cookies

My kids love to get involved in the cooking. Usually they see my cooking, draw up a stool and join in. Yesterday we had a rare afternoon at home. The summer has been full on outdoor fun, so being torrential rain the kids came up with a plan “Mummy lets make biscuits”. Normally I would be pretty up for this plan, but yesterday, unusually,  I was feeling the lure of the sofa… However, I am a huge believer in getting children cooking young and as they had intiated it this time, I really couldn’t refuse. A quick flick through some reciipes for inspiration and we decided on adapting a River Cottage recipe. 

This was a total cop-out on my behalf as it was so quick to make so I still got some sofa time, curled up with a freshly baked cookie and a cuppa. Extra bonus is our snack tin is topped up for at least a day (these dollops of goodness are going fast).

I adapted the recipe using prunes to sweeten, a banana to replace some peanut butter and omitting the raisins on request. It ended up being a great way to use up the claggy bit of peanut butter at the end of the pot. 

Happy kids, freshly healthy cookies, a huge train track and mummy got 15 minutes of peace, which is what weekends are all about. 

 

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Healthy Oaty Cookies
Yields 12
Super fast, healthy, squidgy cookie recipe.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
132 calories
15 g
14 g
7 g
5 g
1 g
39 g
93 g
2 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
39g
Yields
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132
Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 14mg
5%
Sodium 93mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
2%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 150g peanut butter
  2. 100g prunes, finely chopped
  3. 1 medium ripe/over-ripe banana
  4. 1 medium egg
  5. 50g oats
  6. 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 3.
  2. Measure out the peanut butter.
  3. Chop the prunes finely and break the banana into chunks.
  4. Mix together, then add the egg and mix.
  5. Now add the oats and bicarb and mix.
  6. The mixture will be very sticky, place spoonfuls onto a greased baking tray.
  7. Flatten slightly with the top of a spoon.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
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calories
132
fat
7g
protein
5g
carbs
15g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

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
43g
Yields
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98
Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 2g
10%
Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
2%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  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
Instructions
  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.
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calories
98
fat
1g
protein
3g
carbs
20g
more
Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.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