RECIPES TO MAKE WITH TODDLERS

Carrot Cookie Recipe

Before you start cooking let your kids play with carrots. How? Take a piece of paper and with a black marker draw a bubble letter capital and lower case C. Cut up some carrots in different shapes. You want to cut really thin slices and thin matchsticks for toddlers due to choking. Finely grate raw carrots for those less than 2.

Fill in the C with carrots! Snack on them as you play with them. Then, use them in the recipe below!​

Step 1 Explore carrots

Explore carrots

Step 2 Wash hands with soap and water

Wash hands with soap and water

Step 3 Preheat oven to 350F

Step 3 Preheat oven to 350F

Step 4 Measure out the ingredients

Measure out the ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole grain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup of finely chopped pecans
  • 1 egg (beat)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup carrots, about 2 medium carrots, finely grated or finely chopped (we used a food processor)
  • 2 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
Step 5 Mix dry ingredients

Mix dry ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole grain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup of finely chopped pecans
Step 6 Mix wet ingredients

Mix wet ingredients

  • 1 egg (beat)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup carrots, about 2 medium carrots, finely grated or finely chopped (we used a food processor)
  • 2 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
Step 6 Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix

Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix

Step 8 Roll balls and space 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking tray

Roll balls and space 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking tray

Pro tip: toddlers aren’t the most coordinated at rolling balls (though kids 4+ are!), but they will be good at smashing them down.

Step 9 Bake for 15 mins or until edges are browned

Bake for 15 mins or until edges are browned

Step 10 Enjoy with milk or tea

Enjoy with milk or tea

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