Peanut butter carrot cookies

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Muffin, cookie, pancake, waffle...pretty much the same but cooked in a different way, right?  Yet for some reason, most kids hear cookies and get excited.  Sometimes, it's all about the wording and presentation when offering a new food.  So, let's start a movement to make cookies more nutritious - who's with me? 

And now for the recipe...I made these peanut butter carrot cookies and my two year old loved them.  They tasted great and were nutritious.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup peanut, almond or your favorite nut butter
  • 1.5-2 ripe medium bananas 
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut, honey, agave or your favorite sweetener
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup almond flour, teff flour or your favorite flour
  • 2 Tbsp (14 g) ground flaxseed or chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 large carrots

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 and well grease a cookie sheet or place parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
2.  Add all ingredients to blender or food processor and mix well.
3.  Spoon batter onto cookie sheet, using about 1-1.5 tbsp per cookie.
4.  Bake about 12-14 minutes or until cooked through and enjoy!