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Baby Oatmeal Cookies + Variations (9 months +)

Looking for a healthy oatmeal cookie recipe to introduce to your baby or toddler? These Healthy Baby Oatmeal Cookies are soft, chewy, and full of nutritious ingredients.

You can customize the recipe according to your baby’s needs by using different purees, such as apple sauce, banana, or other favorite purees.

Serve these cookies as a snack or breakfast, and pack them in small lunch boxes for older kids. They will love them!

Baked oatmeal cookies for babies / toddlers.
Baked oatmeal cookies for babies / toddlers.

Introducing Healthy Oatmeal Cookies To Your Baby or Toddler

There are so many benefits to introducing oatmeal cookies to your baby or toddler. But before you do that try serving oatmeal for babies in other forms such as oatmeal porridge and see if they like it and making sure they’re not allergic to oats first.

Then you can bake these baby oatmeal cookies in smaller size and progress to larger sizes for toddlers in older kids. They are absolutely time savers when you’re doing baby led weaning.

Recipe Overview

These healthy baby oatmeal cookies are soft, chewy, and full of nutritious ingredients. You can customize the recipe and use different purees, if if you have a problem with the apple sauce.

Related: Banana Oat Pancakes For Baby

Stacked oatmeal cookies on a baking sheet.

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You can also add in some extra ingredients, such as ground pumpkin seeds or chia seeds for more nutrients. Or you could substitute half of the flour for whole wheat flour or tigernut flour. Gluten free flours work wonderfully too. The possibilities are endless!

How To Make Healthy Baby Oatmeal Cookies

To make these healthy baby oatmeal cookies, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Old-fashioned oats
  • Flour (see more options in recipe card)
  • Pureed fruit or vegetable
  • Unsalted butter or ghee
  • Egg (see egg free version below)
  • Cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup (optional for toddlers)
  • Baking soda + vinegar (or lemon juice) – as leavening agent.
ingredients for baby oatmeal cookies in a bowl
Either you mix all ingredients at once (besides the leavening agent) or you mix wet ingredients first and then dry, it doesn’t really matter. Just mix everything gently.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the pureed fruit or vegetable (I’m using apple sauce), melted butter or ghee, egg, vanilla extract and salt (if using).
  3. Then add the rest of dry ingredients: the rolled oats, flour, and cinnamon (if using). Mix until well combined, try not to overdue it. Add baking soda and apple cider vinegar at the end and give it a final mix.
  4. For baby cookies, use a small cookie scoop or spoon to drop dough onto the prepared baking sheet (about 2 teaspoons). For toddler cookies, use a medium cookie scoop or 1.5-2 tablespoons.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown and set. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
how to make baby oatmeal cookies steps to bake
Adjust the cookie size according to the size of your baby’s hands.

Instructions For Egg Free Version

If you want to make these cookies egg free, mix 2 teaspoons of ground flax seeds (flax meal) mixed with 4 teaspoons of water (warm) and let it gelatinize for 10 minutes. Then add to cookie mixture.

baby cookie with oatmeal and apple sauce
Baked oatmeal cookies.

Storing Tips

These cookies are best stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Freeze for up to 3 months for longer storage.

Recipe Variations

Here are some ideas to customize these cookies. Use different purees (same amount), such as:

Flour Replacement

Ground some rolled oats into flour or use healthier flours like buckwheat, sorghum or whole wheat. Use gluten free organic oats if the baby’s on a gluten free diet.

Baby oatmeal cookies stacked.

Add-ins

  • Ground pumpkin seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Ground sunflower seeds
  • Ground hemp seeds
  • Pecans or walnuts (if not allergic to nuts).

FAQs

Can I use quick oats for this recipe?

Yes, you can. I haven’t tried it but from what I know they will work just fine.

Can I use this dough to make oatmeal breakfast bars?

Yes, you can! Just bake in a square pan for about 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Can I use a different flour?

Yes, you can use whole wheat pastry flour, all-purpose flour, or gluten free all-purpose flour.

Do I have to use pureed fruit or vegetable?

No, you don’t have to. You can leave it out but the cookies will be less moist.

Can I use a different leavening agent?

Yes, you can use baking powder instead of baking soda + vinegar (or lemon juice).

Can I use a different sweetener?

Yes, you can use honey or brown sugar instead of maple syrup. You could also use date syrup or date paste.

Do I have to refrigerate the dough?

No, you don’t have to. You can bake the cookies right away.

Can I freeze the dough?

Yes, you can! Just shape into balls and place on a baking sheet. Freeze for about 30 minutes or until solid. Then transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for up to three months. When ready to bake, place frozen dough balls on a baking sheet and bake for an extra minute or two.

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Baby Oatmeal Cookies + Variations (9 months +)

ThrivingNest
Oatmeal cookies for babies and toddlers – chewy soft oat cookies made with simple healthy ingredients. Customize the recipe according to your baby's needs, whether you use apple sauce, banana or other purees, it will enhance it's nutrition value considerably. Serve these cookies to your baby or toddler as a snack or breakfast. Perfect for small lunch boxes for older kids.
DIETS: Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Baby Food
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 86.6 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cup rolled oats (organic)
  • 1/3 cup flour (see notes for other)
  • cup apple sauce (or banana puree, see notes)
  • 1 medium egg (see notes for egg free version)
  • 2 tbsp melted butter (or coconut cream / oil, melted)
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)

Optional

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (or pink salt)

For Toddlers (12 months and up)

  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or maple sugar (or honey)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cookie Dough

  • In a bowl, whisk together the pureed fruit or vegetable (I’m using apple sauce), melted butter (or ghee), egg (or egg replacement), vanilla extract and salt (if using).
  • Then add the rest of dry ingredients: the rolled oats, flour, and cinnamon (if using). Mix until well combined, try not to overdue it.
  • Add baking soda and apple cider vinegar at the end and give it a final mix.

Cook The Cookies

  • For baby cookies, use a small cookie scoop or spoon to drop dough onto the prepared baking sheet (about 2 teaspoons). For toddler cookies, use a medium cookie scoop or 1.5-2 tablespoons.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown and set.
    Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Flour Replacement: ground some rolled oats into flour or use healthier flours like buckwheat, sorghum or whole wheat. Use gluten free organic oats if the baby’s on a gluten free diet.
Egg Replacement: use 2 teaspoons of ground flax seeds (flax meal) mixed with 4 teaspoons of water (warm) and let it gelatinize for 10 minutes. Then add to cookie mixture.
Apple sauce replacement: banana puree (mashed), mango puree, sweet potato puree, pumpkin puree, pear puree, carrot puree, peach puree etc.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 86.6kcalCarbohydrates: 12.77gProtein: 2.98gFat: 2.83g
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