These healthy cookies for kids (and adults) are simply delicious. You bake the vegan cookies without eggs, butter, and sugar!
Hello moms, dads, and other relatives. This post is especially for you!
It was time again to develop new healthy children's cookies. And after days in the kitchen, here is the result: fruity, soft, crunchy cookies, but without sugar, egg, butter, or milk.
Taste and Occasion
Our son has had a hearty appetite from birth 😉 … And when I have time, I rather make him homemade children's cookies, granola bars, or oatmeal cookies instead of giving him store-bought ones from the supermarket. When it's homemade I know what's in it, and most importantly: I can modify my kids' cookie recipes to their needs.
The cookies are, of course, also perfect for moms and dads 😉 . For us, I call them then simply nutritious clean eating cookies. In the recipe, I have oriented myself, among other things, on my nibble rolls and the spelt sticks. For the healthy kid's cookies, I use whole wheat flour, 5-grain flakes, oat milk, coconut oil or canola oil, and fruit in the form of apple shavings and dried fruit.
With a few mini changes, they are also the perfect cookies for toddlers. Like my 2-ingredient oatmeal cookies, they don't get crunchy like regular cookies but stay relatively soft. I recommend storing them in a dry place and not keeping them too long. However, they freeze well and defrost quickly at room temperature.
In this homemade children's cookies recipe, I use ingredients that are low in allergens and nutritious. The fact that the children's cookies are vegan without butter, milk, and egg is not because I advocate vegan toddler nutrition. But at that age, some still have cow's milk or egg intolerances, which sometimes makes shared snacks among little friends difficult.
Before the criticism comes up again and again that the sugar-free children's cookies are not without sugar at all, because there is fructose in apples and apricots: This is, of course, true in the strict sense. Nevertheless, I call them sugar-free cookies because they do not contain any added natural or artificial sweeteners. And if you really want to or should do entirely without any (fruit) sugar, you have to bake savory. In my opinion, there is no other way. I hope you understand what I mean….
How To Make The Healthy Cookies For Kids
Let's get started! First of all, sprinkle grated apples with lemon juice, chop the apricots very finely and add them. Now it's time to preheat the oven to 360°F/ to 180°C.
Then, mix milk and oil and put the flour, flakes, and salt (and possibly spices) in a bowl. Quickly stir in the fruit and the milk-oil mixture (this also works with a simple dough scraper). Attention: The dough should be rather moist. If it is extremely wet, you can add a little bit of flour.
Finally, form small balls with your hands, place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper and flatten the balls into cookies. The thinner the dough, the crispier the cookies will be. Bake your healthy kids' cookies for about 20 minutes. They tend to stay soft.
For our little one, I prefer to bake the children's cookies with whole wheat or spelt flour or type 1050 flour; I use a 5-grain mix with sunflower seeds and mix coconut oil with canola oil.
Healthy Cookies For Kids
- 1 ½ apples, large; peeled and grated
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 120 grams (1 cup) dried apricots, unsulphured
- 90 milliliters (6 tablespoons) oat milk, alternatively cow, almond or rice milk
- 90 milliliters (6 tablespoons) coconut oil , or canola oil; I use a 1:1 mixture
- 270 grams (1 cup) whole-wheat flour, or whole spelt flour
- 180 grams (1 cup) 5-grain mixture, alternatively only oat flakes
- 1 pinch salt
- Sprinkle grated apples with the lemon juice. Chop the apricots very finely and add them. Preheat oven to 360°F/ to 180°C.
- Mix milk and oil. Put the flour, flakes, salt and possibly spices in a bowl. Quickly stir in the fruit and the milk-oil mixture (also works with a simple dough scraper). The dough should be rather moist. If it is extremely wet, you can add a spoonful of flour.
- Form small balls with your hands, place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper and flatten the balls into cookies. The thinner the dough, the crispier the cookies will be. Bake cookies for about 20 minutes. They tend to stay soft.
If you replace the kernel mix with tender oatmeal, you can also use the healthy cookies for kids recipe to make delicious apple-oatmeal cookies for babies. Rapeseed oil is, anyway, the most suitable oil at the complementary feeding age. Of course, you can also refine the clean eating cookies with other prunes, cinnamon, cocoa nibs, or the like.