Saturday, July 19, 2014

Toddler cookies (So easy my toddler can help me make them!)

I just got a Ninja BL820 Ultima Kitchen System and I really wanted to try coming up with ways to make some of my healthy kid recipes using the larger food processor attachment.

These toddler cookies are not only easy, they are pretty healthy, and super yummy.  They are also vegan and dairy free if that is something you worry about.
2 ripe bananas
1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup of homemade peanut butter (Just peanuts I blended in the ninja with a squeeze of honey. SO GOOD!) 
2 heaping TBLS of ground unsweetened dried coconut (Ground down from shredded to almost powder in the Ninja and kept in a jar to add to recipes) 
1 1/2 cup of rolled oats
2 heaping TBLS of flax seed

And a adorable helper...

 First we added the bananas, PB, coconut, & flax seed and blended down to smoothie texture. About 1 minute in a Ninja.

Scrape down the sides

Add the mini chips and the oats

 A squeeze of honey 
(This step is optional: I use homemade PB so it doesn't have 
quite the sweetness as the store stuff has) 

Run on mix for about 30 seconds until it looks a bit like this

Place on greased or lined cookie sheet

Smash down to shape like a cookie. These do not flatten at all when baked.

Bake at 350 for 15 minutes and they will be done! They look about the same on top, but crisper on the bottom.
They should be easy to transfer to a cooling rack.

The hardest part is keeping your helper out of them 
until they are cool enough to eat! 

Have kitchen assistant place on pretty dish for photo finish:

"Future food designer for photo shoots"


 A treat you can give your tots and not feel guilty about!



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