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I went into this knowing that they were not going to taste like chocolate chip cookies. But I was looking for a healthy before/active workout snack that was portable and I'm trying to cut down on my refined carbs, so I decided to try this. I left out the raisins. For what it was, I was very happy. Not a cookie texture really, but a nice sweet fruity tasting oatmeal "thing." LOL Don't know what else to call it! The kids didn't love them but they did eat them. Dh did not like the texture at all, but I didn't expect he would. As a portable snack for babies I think this is great. If you don't have an issue with texture and like oatmeal and fruit, this makes a reasonable portable pre & post workout snack as well.
I already reviewed this recipe, but I had to write in again with a helpful hint! I added 1/2 c of peanut butter the second time I made these, and they're WAY better. I also omitted the raisins (personal preference). The protein and fat makes them last longer in my kiddo's tummy. I realize this isn't AS healthy, but still pretty healthy.
Its true, these don't taste like your traditional oatmeal cookie, but they are great as a healthy snack for an active lifestyle. I find them very moist and spongey, not dry at all. I add a little peanutbutter on top for my morning snack at work, its perfect. My roommate, who cannot eat wheat or dairy, also really liked them. She is used to gluten and dairy free cookies being hard and dry, almost stale, these are perfect for both of us! Thank you very much for this recipe, I will pass it on to friends with small children as well! (I also added about 4 drops of stevia, as I imagined they wouldn't be very sweet)
The picture that accompanies this recipe is one that I took the first time I made them. They are really good, and really healthy! I added 1/4 tsp of salt to the recipe, and usually make a double batch. I took them to a Weight Watchers meeting last spring, and everyone loved them. I personally don't think they should be labeled as being "for Kids," as I think they are wonderful! They don't have the taste or texture of traditional oatmeal-raisin cookies, but neither do they have all the fat and sugar! They are 1 Points Plus Value per cookie on WW. And, except for the raisins, they contain only Weight Watchers Power Foods!
My 10 month old loves these cookies! I leave out the raisins so that they are easier to chew. I like them as a healthy snack on the go too. If you are trying to lore your kid away from Oreos these probably won't do the trick, but as a first cookie these are great. When my daughter asks for "cookie, cookie" at each meal, I don't feel bad giving them to her.
Not a big hit in my house or daycare.
I did not like these cookies, they were quite dry and you can instantly tell that they are very healthy and have no added fat or sugar. My children also did not like and so I would not try this recipe again.
Quick, easy...just a few simple ingredients. My 4 kids love these...and they're so healthy. Thanks for a healthy happy recipe :)
This was a great healthy idea for cookies. I really enjoyed the heavier spongy texture of them. I made a batch mid-afternoon and they were gone by the end of the night! I will definitely be making these again.
sorry, but i thought these were pretty nasty. seemed to be way too much oatmeal, and not sweet enough. next time i would probably add a little bit of honey and replace some of the oatmeal with whole wheat flour. probably try baking powder too. thanks for the very easy recipe, though.