Carrot Flax Oatmeal Toddler Cookies

Posted February 5, 2013 by Natalie in Slops

These cookies are great for toddlers and super easy to make. They’re very low in sugar and fat and contain only whole grains. They are also super high fibre with the flax and oats!

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

2 very ripe bananas

1 large egg

1/2 cup buttermilk

3/4 cup grated carrots

1 vanilla bean, scraped

1/2 cup  whole wheat flour

1/4 ground flax seed

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. In the bowl of your stand mixer beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the bananas and beat for another minute. Add in egg, buttermilk, carrots and vanilla seeds and beat until combined.

3. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, flax, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add these dry ingredients to the wet ones in the mixer and mix on low speed until just combined. Remover the mixer bowl from the stand and fold in the rolled oats.

4. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment and drop 1 inch balls of the dough spaced about 2 inched apart. Gently press down each cookie so that it’s about 1/2 inch thick.

5. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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    Ok I am going to make these! But two questions. One, when you say one vanilla bean – is that the whole long bean or one of the seeds inside? And is this something I can substitute with pure vanilla extract? If so then how much do I add? Two, where did you get ground flax seeds? Or did you do them yourself, and if so, how?

    Thanks Nat!


      Jamala! For the vanilla just scrape the beans inside and use those but if you have vanilla extract use 1 teaspoon of that instead. I got regular flax seed and then just ground them up in my spice grinder… but you can get them at superstore already ground.

      Hope they work out for you – Rain loves them!

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