I am always looking for creative ways to feed my kids healthy food. Which usually means hiding nutritious food in smoothies or baking.
For dinner last night I wanted to serve something nutritious, but I also wanted to be creative. I was also feeling a little silly and and wanted something fun for dinner. So I told my kids that we were having cookies for dinner!
My seven year old looked at me in exasperation and announced that cookies were not an adequate meal and that he was going to eat something healthy for dinner first. I had to convince him that these cookies were healthy. I guess my lectures on eating healthy food first are starting to sink in!
These cookies are perfect for breakfast, or any other meal where you feel like having a sweet treat. They are full of good fats, gluten free, dairy free and vegan. And if you pair them with fruit you have highly nutritious meal.
I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we did!
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted, natural creamy peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons melted honey
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons warm water, whisked together, set for 15 minutes)
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons gluten free flour
- ¼ cup hemp hearts (raw)
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- I put the peanut butter and honey in a microwaveable bowl and place in the microwave for a few seconds so that they are soft.
- Combine all of the wet ingredients in a small bowl, and combine all of the dry ingredients into a big bowl.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the big bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until mixed thoroughly
- Using a soup spoon, scoop out the dough and make into a ball. Place the ball on a cookie sheet and press down with a fork to flatten it.
- Place the cookies into the oven for about 12 minutes