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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 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

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Biscotti Recipe

It was midweek, I had a busy house full of Pilates clients in and out of the studio, I needed to unwind…. baking helps me do that. It’s creative, I get to fill my head with food ideas, play around with tastes, textures and make a mess! So here is my midweek Biscotti, great therapy to make and perfect to snack on in the run up to Christmas.

It’s packed with dried fruit and nuts, no added butter/marg and only a little sugar. So stacks up quite faourably in terms of snacking potential, as long as it’s portion controlled.

Gluten free, wheat free and dairy free.


150g walnuts

150g sunflower seeds

150g dried cranberries

200g sugar

300g Bezgluten extra universal gluten free flour (or a mix of 150g rice flour, 100g cornmeal, 50g tapioca starch and 2 sp xanthum gum)

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 175C/350F/Gas Mark 4.
  • Toast the nuts and seeds in a dry pan then chop them finely.
  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and spices together.
  • Add the egg and vanilla, mix to a stiff dough.
  • Add nuts, seeds and cranberries.
  • Knead on a surface and roll with your hands into 4 logs.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then leave to cool for a few minutes, slice and rebake for 10 minutes.
Dietitian UK: Gluten Free Biscotti
Dietitian UK: Gluten Free Biscotti


Store in an airtight tin, will keep for up to a month.