It was so much fun when my first born M started to eat. He is almost 2 so there are a lot of food that he can eat now and… he LOVES TO EAT! That is such an extra blessing! Whatever I put in front of him, he will gobble ’em up and then he would say and sign “bon” which means more.
I have been giving him fruits (fresh/dried) or goldfish crackers for snacks but this momma loves to cook and wants to make something special for her little one withour giving him all the sugary stuff that you see in the sweet fun aisle at the grocery store.
COOKIE. He started saying cookie when he saw me eating a chocolate chip cookie while we were buying our groceries at Sams. They usually have free cookies in the counter of the bakery area so I would always get 2, for me and my husband. We told M that it’s a cookie but he can’t have it..yet. Eventually, we gave him small little crumbs of it just to taste it. Of course he loved it! So I decided to make him a healthy cookie! I researched, googled recipes and found some that I can use and can substitute a healthier alternative.
Instead of using flour, I used quick oats and unsweetened shredded coconut. This recipe doesn’t have sugar too although I added a tablespoon of raw honey for sweetness, I’m guessing that’s a better substitute.
This banana peanut butter oatmeal cookie came out really good. It’s crispy in the outside edge and soft in the middle. I even liked it! M can’t stop saying “mommy, cookie!”
I really hope you give this super easy recipe a try. You can also try to make this with your little one so it will be more fun!
By the way, you can also add nuts, dried fruits (I suggest you chop them), Chia seeds, chocolate chips, it’s up to you really what you want to add .
Banana Peanut Butter Cookies
(12-15 yummy cookies)
1 ripe banana
1/4 cup & a tbsp creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp raw honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup quick oats (I did half oats and half unsweetened coconut flakes)
1 tbsp Chia seeds (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. In a bowl, mashed banana, then add peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. Stir until well blended. Fold in oats and coconut flakes until well combined. Use a small ice cream scoop or a spoon, whichever you have and roll in to balls. Place it on a greased cookie sheet and slightly flatten with the palm of your hand. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until it’s a little golden brown in the outside. Let it rest for 5 minutes and enjoy it with your precious little ones!