Banana Peanut Butter Cookies for Toddlers

8:45:00 PM

Do your kids beg for dessert at every meal? Mine do. I’m trying to eat a little healthier and lose a few pounds, so I don’t want much dessert hanging around the house. And honestly, I don’t want my little ones to eat a bunch of junk all the time, but I don’t usually feel up to the temper tantrum that may ensue if they don’t get some kind of dessert.


Banana Peanut Butter Cookie

Several months ago I shared with you how you can make cookies out of baby cereal. I love this recipe, but I don’t always have molasses or butter on hand, and I wanted to try to make a batch of cookies with pantry items I do have. And yes, I found some baby cereal in the back of my pantry, so I needed to use it up! I also wanted something a little less crumbly. So I added an egg, some oil, and some peanut butter. The results were great! They are soft without falling apart, but the cookies still aren’t super sweet. I would compare the level of sweetness to a graham cracker. But all the kids who have tried these...aged 22 months to 9 years…have gobbled them down. My toddlers ask for more, so I consider these cookies to be a success.

Banana Peanut Butter Toddler Cookies

Banana Peanut Butter Cookie Ingredients

Ingredients:
2 eggs
2 very ripe bananas cut up
½ cup oil
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup whole wheat flour
2 ½ cups baby cereal
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

Mix eggs, bananas, oil, peanut butter, and vanilla in a mixer until well combined.

Banana Peanut Butter Cookie Batter


Mix remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. While the mixer is running, add dry ingredients a little at a time. Mix until well combined.

Place on parchment or silicone baking mat on a cookie sheet in rounded teaspoons with about 2 inches between them. Press with a fork.

Bake for 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Makes 24-30 cookies.

Banana Peanut Butter Cookies on Plate

Enjoy!




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18 comments

  1. This recipe looks very good. I wish I had this recipe when I had all that extra baby cereal when my children stopped eating baby food,. New follower.

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  2. Those look good-and sound healthy! : )

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  3. For toddlers? Stuff that, I want one, they look yummy

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  4. These sound like a wonderful healthy dessert option!

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  5. Just saw your link over at Six Sisters Stuff and HAD to come over and check out your recipe! These look so yummy!

    I'd love for you to link up a few recipes at my weekend link party that is going on right now @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Hope to see you there!

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  6. Even though my Sweetie is his mom's baby, I think I should substitute the baby cereal for something else... suggestion? Would instant oatmeal work? Here from SITS and salivating. BB2U

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  7. I just recently found some baby cereal in the back of my pantry and these are genius! My 2 year old is always asking for cookies and I'm planning on making a batch later today just for him :-)

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    1. Holly, I hope that your little one loves the cookies. Isn't it funny how quickly they pick up on the dessert thing? Would love to hear how your cookies go!

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  8. Hi Rachel. I def need to try these. I think I have some ripe bananas right now. Thank you for sharing. Found you at craft-o-maniac Monday.
    Leslie
    www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

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  9. YUM! I love peanut butter cookies! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

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  10. That's cool that you make cookies out of baby cereal. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday :)

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  11. These look delicious!! Will be making these!

    www.everythingemilygblog.blogspot.com

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  12. Peanut Butter Cookies are my favorite, never thought about adding banana's. Sound good. I would love for you to share them at my link party going on now at http:www.memoriesbythemile.com/
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  13. seriously - no sugar? i think these are for me - super!

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    1. Nope! I will be honest, though, I used "regular" peanut butter, so there is some sugar in there.

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  14. a few months ago I had so much toddler cereal, I didn't know what to do with it. Will have to pass this recipe on to the mom's group I attend. Thanks!

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  15. This is my favorite! I always end up eating waaaay too many cookies. ;)

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