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Cooking with Maeve: Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe for Kids

Recipes to cook with kids are needed now during lockdown more than ever!!! They provide entertainment, educate and also feed our little ones. This toddler recipe is on the healthier side of treats as there is no added butter, sugars or refined white flour.  



This easy cookie recipe for kids can be made in as little as 5 ingredients - peanut butter, oats, honey, egg and vanilla extract. Quick to make and only a short cooking time means you won't have to fend off your little ones for long before they are ready. 

We like adding flax seeds and chia seeds for added nutrition (protein, fibre, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids) but these can be taken out. You can also substitute the honey for maple syrup or other sweeteners. 

A great biscuit recipe for kids that can be batch cooked and frozen so that you always have a healthy snack on hand.  

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Tips for cooking with toddlers:

- If you haven't tried before, this is a great time to let them do most of the adding of ingredients and mixing. It's such a simple ready it's a great opportunity to give them a bit more responsibility. 
- Maeve loves all the ingredients so she picked at the batter constantly. I'm more strict when it's not so stressful trying to film, but do be prepared for lots of finger licking in this one!!

General Rules:
- Always have something on hand for them to play with. It will save lots of mess and frustration. E.g. measuring spoons, measuring jugs. 
- I measure my ingredients before hand. I find Maeve enjoys the mixing parts most and gets bored (and therefore destructive) if she isn't getting involved.




(makes around 16 small cookies)

• 1 cup peanut butter (we look for organic + palm free)
• 2 tbsp honey 
• 1 egg
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 3 tbsp ground oats (to ground, blitz oats in a blender/ food processor)
• 1 tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)
• 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 175°C. Line baking tray with baking paper (so it doesn't keep moving we spray the tray a couple of times with oil)
2. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
3. Roll into small balls then press down with a fork.
4. Bake for 8 minutes. Don't leave them in for any longer as they will keep cooking and become hard.



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1 comment

  • Ruth Colsell

    This is brilliant!!! What a great idea for getting kids involved. Wonderful work kat though I am amazed that maeve left any at all!!! 🥰

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