Veggie Toddler Cookies?!?

I couldn’t believe it when I read the Spouse in the House blog this morning. Veggie cookies?!? Since all my little guy does is bite a carrot or broccoli and spit it out, I needed a new way to add more vegetables into his day. I’ve been using Deceptively Delicious for macaroni and cheese, meatballs and sauce as well as morning pancakes but a “cookie” really kicks it up a notch. So, I walked straight into the kitchen and started pulling ingredients out. I didn’t have zucchini or carrot but I did have puréed apple and a small bag of frozen kale left over from our CSA basket.

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Here is what I did:
2 cups oatmeal (or more to get a cookie dough consistency)
2 bananas (the browner the better)
1/3 cup apples (I had a ton from apple picking so I just used a few cubes that I had puréed and frozen)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup kale (I minced it in my mini food processor)
3 Tablespoons Raw honey (mine was from a hive at a raspberry farm – yummy)
1 pint blueberries (had them around, so I figured I would toss them in)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

I added everything into one big bowl and mashed it with a potato masher. It was a little watery so I added about a half cup more oatmeal.

I lined a cookie sheet with parchment paper and patted twelve “cookies” into shape. I wasn’t sure if they’d be spreading or staying put, so I spread them out.

Bake for 15 minutes

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They did not spread at all and came out of the oven in 15 minutes firm on the outside and cake-like on the inside. Perfect.

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I “shared” three hot out of the oven with B. He said they were yummy too!
Thank you Spouse in the House, please go to their blog and check out the original recipe I found that inspired me to write two blogs in one day!!

Do you have a healthy veggie recipe that’s a hit at your house?

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10 responses to “Veggie Toddler Cookies?!?

  1. We are definitely going to have to try these! I will sneak a veggie in to my daughter any way possible! =)

  2. Hmmm! I will have to try these. They don’t look like typical cookies! I don’t eat veggies myself so if there’s a way to make them tastier, maybe in light to try it.

  3. BRILLIANT! Recently, my son has started to eat less and less of his veggies. I’ve read of great ways to incorporate veggies but in cookies? That’s a first. Will be trying this. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This looks awesome! I am definitely trying this out tomorrow…have kale in the fridge that I was just debating what to do with it, and my youngest is just awful at eating his veggies. I don’t have any blueberries but I do have carrots…

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