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Reindeer Healthy Cookies with Oats - For Rudolf and Toddlers

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You are going to LOVE these Reindeer Healthy Cookies with Oats. They are so simple to make and are really low in sugar, plus they are pretty delicious and beyond cute too. All of Santa’s reindeer are going to love them but I’d say especially the main guy himself Rudolf once he sees his healthy raspberry nose! The only issue with these healthy oat cookies for toddlers is going to be trying to persuade them to leave one out for Santa on Christmas Eve! 

Reindeer Healthy Cookies with Oats Recipe 1

Best cookie recipe to make with kids

We had so much fun making these cookies. Although I have to admit, we probably ate way too much of the dough in the process. Kids just love mixing, and forming these little cookies into balls and pressing them down. Then dipping the antlers into chocolate and making silly faces. On a rainy Saturday, it is a super way to spend the day and you can get some dough stored away in the freezer for Christmas while you are at it to save on time.

Reindeer Healthy Cookies with Oats Recipe for Toddlers

How to make Healthy Cookies with Oats – The ingredients!

My favourite part about this healthy cookie recipe is that the ingredients are SO amazing and for a cookie that is chocolate they are really good and nutritious too. All of the ingredients used are also really cheap to buy so you can whip up a batch for less than $5/€5 and still have enough ingredients to make another 4 batches (or even more).

The recipe uses;

  • Oat Flour – Oats are one of my favourite ingredients EVER! And for good reason too. 1 cup of oats contains 10g of protein!, 8g of soluble fibre and they are high in iron (which kids need LOTS of). Oats also contain manganese, phosphorous, magnesium and B vitamins as well as so much more. Really when you look at them, oats are probably the cheapest and best super food you could possibly buy. To make oats into flour is really simple too. Just take a cup of oats, add to your blender and blend into fine flour. It’s that simple!
  • Cocoa Powder – I used unsweetened cocoa powder. You can also swap for cacao powder which is basically unrefined cocoa. Cocoa and cacao powder contain tryptophan which is an amino acid. This one is pretty cool! Stick with me! So when you eat foods containing tryptophan, it basically helps your brain to make serotonin. This is our happy hormone and why chocolate makes us happy 😀 It’s actually pretty cool science. For smaller little ones you can swap cocoa for carob powder which is less stimulating for smallies.
  • Olive Oil – I used this in replacement of butter. You can swap for butter if you like, or even do half and half. Olive oil though is one of my favourite oils to use in cookie and for dressings. It is a really healthy oil for your heart and is packed full of nutritional goodness including vitamin E which is needed for healthy skin and eyes and also protects your immune system! Seriously how cool is that!
  • Maple Syrup – This an unrefined sugar. However, sugar is sugar but, these cookies only use 2 tablespoons of sugar in the entire batch (plus a little melted chocolate for the antlers but i’m not counting that.
  • Milk – Also super high in protein and packed full with all 9 essential amino acids. Milk helps bring the cookies together. You can swap for a plant based milk if your little one has an allergy. Add more milk too if needed so that the dough isn’t falling apart.
Healthy Toddler Cookies

Easy Oat Cookie Recipe

It doesn’t get easier than this. Simply mix all of the dry ingredients together. Then add the wet ingredients. You can use extra milk if needed so that they don’t fall apart. Form into 12 equal balls, flatten into a cookie and bake! They will be soft when they come out of the oven, but leave to cool fully and they will be perfect!

How to make Googly Eyes Baby Friendly

The googly eyes on our reindeer cookies is one of our favourite features! You can always use store bought sugar ones for your toddlers. If you are making these as baby friendly cookies, then melt a little white chocolate and add little circles to some parchment paper. Leave to set in the fridge, then when these are set add a little dot of dark chocolate. Either way I am sure you can create some brilliant reindeer expressions!

Reindeer Chocolate Cookie with Oats

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If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo @babyledfeeding on Instagram. All the love, Aileen 🥰

Reindeer Healthy Cookies with Oats - For Rudolf and Toddlers

Prep time

15

Cook time

15

Servings

12

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Ingredients

1 cup (90g) oat flour (blend oats until fine)

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

6 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp maple syrup

8 tbsp (125ml) milk

Googly eyes or homemade ones using melted white chocolate with a dot of dark chocolate.

6 pretzels broken in half

6-8 squares of melted chocolate

12 raspberries

Method

Preheat oven to 180ºC.

Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and stir well, then mix in the oil, maple syrup and milk and stir until the dough is fully combined. 

Divide the mixture into equal-sized balls, then press down to form a cookie. 

Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and cool fully.

To make the reindeer cookies, break the pretzels in half, dip a little into the melted chocolate and add to the top of both cookies. 

Add 3 dots of melted chocolate for the eyes and nose, then place the chocolate eyes or googly eyes and a raspberry nose on the reindeer.

Refrigerate until ready to eat. 

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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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