Tuesday, May 15, 2012

(Mostly) Healthy Peach-Oatmeal Toddler Cookies

If you have (or had in recent years) a toddler, you have probably made some version of this cookie -- the oatmeal-banana-applesauce-wheat flour-some-combination-thereof cookie.



I've made a few versions, but today I wanted to experiment with peaches, thus: my contribution to the canon.  I think they turned out nice.  I really like the way softness of the peaches compliments the chewiness of the oats.  And they are toddler-approved -- at my house, anyway.

1/2 c. diced peaches in light syrup (like a 4 oz lunchbox container)
1/2 c. applesauce
1 mashed overripe banana
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. natural quick oats
1/2 c. oat flour (oats pulsed in the blender or food processor)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 Tbsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp brown sugar (optional -- they're sweet enough with the fruit)
1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)
coconut to taste (optional -- I made about a dozen of mine with and the rest without)

Mix first five ingredients in one bowl, mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.  Add the dry stuff to the wet stuff and stir.  Drop by rounded tablespoons onto parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet and bake at 350   for 12 minutes or so.  Makes about 3 dozen.  Cookies that will be eaten within a couple of days can stay in an airtight container on the counter; the rest need to be frozen.  This type of cookie freezes well.

Nutritional info (approximate! Includes chia seeds and brown sugar but not coconut.)


 36 Servings
Amount Per Serving
  Calories40.4
  Total Fat0.8 g
     Saturated Fat0.4 g
     Polyunsaturated Fat0.2 g
     Monounsaturated Fat0.1 g
  Cholesterol0.0 mg
  Sodium23.0 mg
  Potassium31.1 mg
  Total Carbohydrate7.8 g
     Dietary Fiber1.2 g
     Sugars1.8 g
  Protein1.2 g
  Vitamin A2.7 %
  Vitamin B-120.0 %
  Vitamin B-64.0 %
  Vitamin C0.9 %
  Vitamin D0.0 %
  Vitamin E0.1 %
  Calcium1.9 %
  Copper1.1 %
  Folate2.2 %
  Iron3.9 %
  Magnesium1.5 %
  Manganese6.3 %
  Niacin2.5 %
  Pantothenic Acid    0.4 %
  Phosphorus    1.2 %
  Riboflavin1.7 %
  Selenium1.7 %
  Thiamin3.2 %
  Zinc0.6 %


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.




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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

(Mostly) Healthy Peach-Oatmeal Toddler Cookies

If you have (or had in recent years) a toddler, you have probably made some version of this cookie -- the oatmeal-banana-applesauce-wheat flour-some-combination-thereof cookie.



I've made a few versions, but today I wanted to experiment with peaches, thus: my contribution to the canon.  I think they turned out nice.  I really like the way softness of the peaches compliments the chewiness of the oats.  And they are toddler-approved -- at my house, anyway.

1/2 c. diced peaches in light syrup (like a 4 oz lunchbox container)
1/2 c. applesauce
1 mashed overripe banana
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. natural quick oats
1/2 c. oat flour (oats pulsed in the blender or food processor)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 Tbsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp brown sugar (optional -- they're sweet enough with the fruit)
1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)
coconut to taste (optional -- I made about a dozen of mine with and the rest without)

Mix first five ingredients in one bowl, mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.  Add the dry stuff to the wet stuff and stir.  Drop by rounded tablespoons onto parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet and bake at 350   for 12 minutes or so.  Makes about 3 dozen.  Cookies that will be eaten within a couple of days can stay in an airtight container on the counter; the rest need to be frozen.  This type of cookie freezes well.

Nutritional info (approximate! Includes chia seeds and brown sugar but not coconut.)


 36 Servings
Amount Per Serving
  Calories40.4
  Total Fat0.8 g
     Saturated Fat0.4 g
     Polyunsaturated Fat0.2 g
     Monounsaturated Fat0.1 g
  Cholesterol0.0 mg
  Sodium23.0 mg
  Potassium31.1 mg
  Total Carbohydrate7.8 g
     Dietary Fiber1.2 g
     Sugars1.8 g
  Protein1.2 g
  Vitamin A2.7 %
  Vitamin B-120.0 %
  Vitamin B-64.0 %
  Vitamin C0.9 %
  Vitamin D0.0 %
  Vitamin E0.1 %
  Calcium1.9 %
  Copper1.1 %
  Folate2.2 %
  Iron3.9 %
  Magnesium1.5 %
  Manganese6.3 %
  Niacin2.5 %
  Pantothenic Acid    0.4 %
  Phosphorus    1.2 %
  Riboflavin1.7 %
  Selenium1.7 %
  Thiamin3.2 %
  Zinc0.6 %


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.




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