Have you been looking for ways to make snacks with less sugar for your kids? Give these Healthy Banana Cookies a try, they are perfect to add to your kid’s lunches, and for snack time while you read Cami Kangaroo Has Too Many Sweets!
We have been reading this book in our homeschool this month, and since Halloween was upon us, this book was a great read for the day after Halloween! If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen our post about this book and how it was very helpful for my 4-year-old, to reinforce choosing healthy treats, and also asking first.
Maybe it was a mix between us coming off a huge candy high from trick-or-treating, or what, but I was in the mood to whip up some healthy treats, and this was it! Healthy Banana Cookies, a really simple recipe, that you and your kids can make together while reading this cute book, PLUS find the FREE Recipe to download at the bottom of this post!
Method for Making these Healthy Banana Cookies
Start by preheating your oven to 350F.
Combine your mashed bananas, egg, coconut sugar, and vanilla together in a medium-sized bowl, and whip up until combined. I left the bananas a little bit chunky.
Next, add in your oats, shredded coconut, and sliced almonds, spices, and baking powder, then mix until combined.
Then, peel and grate your apple, and add that to the batter, and stir.
Next, finely chop your raisins, and begin soaking them in a bit of apple juice, or any fruit juice you have on hand.
Once your raisins have softened, a few minutes later, squeeze out the liquid, and add them to your batter, and stir up.
You are ready now ready to place spoonfuls of batter onto your prepared or lined baking sheet. Put your heaping tablespoons of cookie batter onto your sheet.
Bake your cookies in the oven for 11 minutes.
Cool them on the rack for a few more minutes, and store in an airtight container for a few days, and freeze for up to 3 months!
The book Cami Kangaroo Has Too Many Sweets! from Stacy C. Bauer has been a great addition to our healthy eating habits library for teaching our kids about sweets, listening and having a balance! If you try this recipe, let me know in the comments below!
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Til next time,
Breath deeply and enjoy building your masterpiece with scissors and glue and healthy cookies too!