Monday, September 30, 2013

Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies for Toddlers

 Sadie helped me make "cookies" for the first time yesterday.  I put that in quotations because these are so healthy they barely qualify.  This is a great recipe to do with a toddler because it's super easy (just throw everything into a bowl) and it has no eggs, so you don't have to worry if she decides to start eating the dough (which she did.)

Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
2/3 cup brown sugar (or your preferred sweetener)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)
1/2 cup dried currants (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

First combine all dry ingredients (oats, flour, cinnamon & nutmeg.)  Then stir in applesauce, brown sugar and vanilla until well blended.   At this point you can throw in any dried fruit, seeds, nuts, etc.  I put in coconut and currants because those are favorites around these parts.

Roll into 1 inch balls, place on cookie sheet and then push down to flatten the tops a bit.  Put in pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned.

Makes around 36.

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