I met Laura a few weeks ago at a blogging event and I’ve been in love with her blog, Wholeheartedly Healthy, ever since. I just love her style, inspirational recipes for keeping healthy and with a Wholeheartedly Healthy bump, she’ll soon be joining my gang (parent bloggers)!
Laura has kindly put together this wonderful post on her favourite Child-friendly Oat Cookies, perfect for my picky little eater! Enjoy xx
Easy, Child Friendly Oat Cookies with Coconut and Raisins!
By Laura from Wholeheartedly Healthy
Thanks to Hannah for letting me look after Mums’ Days for a day while she is off on her hols!
I’m Laura and I write a healthy living and lifestyle blog called Wholeheartedly Healthy. I started my blog after I’d lost over 4 stone in weight, and have blogged about my journey in keeping it off for over 4 years. I’m also about to become a Mum myself, so have been glued to Hannah’s blog for all the tips I can get!
Today I thought I’d share a really easy and healthy recipe that kids love to eat and make with you. I run community healthy living projects around the North East and these always go down a treat!
Oaty Coconut Raisin Cookies
Makes 10 – 12 mini cookies
- 2 medium ripe bananas
- 2 tbsp runny honey
- 100g smooth peanut butter (look for one with no added sugar)
- 100g porridge oats
- 20g desiccated coconut
- 30g raisins
- Pre heat the oven to 180c. Prepare two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
- You or your kiddies, mash the banana so that it’s almost smooth. Mix in the peanut butter and honey.
- In a separate bowl mix the oats, coconut and raisins together.
- Mix the banana mush into the oats so that it turns into cookie dough.
- Pull off pieces of the dough and roll into small balls. Press down lightly on the baking tray.
- Bake for 10 – 15 minutes. If you and your kids like chewy cookies, undercook them slightly and allow to cool on the tray. If you prefer crunchier cookies bake them a little longer so they are more golden brown.
You can use any dried fruit, nuts or chocolate chips in these. If your little one is allergic to peanuts, use almond or cashew butter instead. If they have gluten intolerance look out for certified gluten free oats.
I hope you and your little ones enjoy your cookies! For more healthy recipes, health tips and tricks, pregnancy and very shortly also baby talk, pop on over to Wholeheartedly Healthy!
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