Do you or your kids love cookies, but you’re worried about the unnecessary “extra ingredients” in them? Well, making your own healthy yet delicious cookies is actually pretty simple!
We love food and enjoy spending time in the kitchen whipping up new dishes or baking up some treats. To be honest, with 2 young kids, we now have limited time at home, much less the kitchen. With Leroy inquisitively exploring his environment, we hope to involve him in our baking attempts, as big sister Vera, goes hands-on. While we’re not totally ready for her to be at the stove, this little chef is always excited to be involved in our baking attempts too :D
Here’s sharing a deliciously healthy cookie recipe we did with the kids. We hope you enjoy the fun (and messy!) family time baking together too!
Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
~makes about 30 pieces
Adapted from here.
2 cups Rolled Oats or Instant Oats
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
2/3 cup All Purpose Flour
2 tablespoons Chia Seeds
1 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
2 small boxes of Raisins
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (
- Combine oats, brown sugar, flour, chia seeds, cinnamon powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and use the mixer to make cookie dough. Add coconut oil to oat mixture until dough is evenly mixed. Spoon dough onto the prepared baking sheet and top with raisins. If you prefer raisins in the cookies, add them to the mixture when adding coconut oil.
- Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are lightly browned, for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- This oatmeal cookie recipe is actually really versatile – feel free to add chocolate chips, peanut butter, cranberries, rainbow sprinkles, grated peanuts are cocoa powder to give it a different bite!
- To store these homemade oatmeal cookies, ensure they are cooled before packing them into airtight containers. The kids couldn’t keep their hands off these oatmeal chia seed raisin cookies, so we had to ration them for the rest of the family :P Otherwise, they keep pretty well up to a week – and have them fresh for maximum oomph! :D
Do your kids love healthy oatmeal cookies too? Try this easy oatmeal chia seed cookies recipe and tell us how it went!