I don’t know one mother who doesn’t think about how to get her children to eat healthy or healthier foods. Whether it’s sneaking healthy foods into their favorites or trying to make healthy foods tastier, it seems to be every mother’s mission to get those kiddos to eat something nutritious. I, too, share that mission.
One of the ways I do that is by finding healthier ways to make baked goods. I have used coconut flour, almond flour, and combinations of those with organic white flour in order to get them to eat healthier baked goods. And, while we have made variations of oatmeal cookies, I found a recipe using oat flour at just the right time. Since we recently joined a co-op and I got a great deal on organic rolled oats, I have 25 pounds of oats to do something with. 😉
So, in case you’re on a similar mission and would like your children eat healthier cookies, you may want to try this recipe.
1 cup oat flour (I just put a cup of oatmeal in my food processor for this part)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar or honey*
1/2 cup coconut oil
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Mix all wet ingredients in a large bowl and dry ingredients in a smaller bowl.
3. If you haven’t bought oat flour, just put about a cup of oatmeal into a food processor until finely ground.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet until thoroughly blended.
5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
6. Use a spoon to drop cookies onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
*I used honey (even though the original recipe called for sugar). As a result, when I baked the cookies (plural), they melted into one big cookie! So, if you decide to use honey, add some extra oat flour! In the end, as you can see, the “cookie” was a big hit!
How do you make baked goods healthier for your kiddos?
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