Oatmeal Goodies (Easy Cookie Recipes For Kids)

by Merissa on May 30, 2013

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With summer right around the corner and kids getting out of school, many of you might be panicking about what you are going to do to not occupy their time at home-but feed them too! If you stay at home, this may already be a problem some days! There are times I just don't feel very creative. My kids are already at home so this struggle of find fun things for them to do as well as healthy meals and snacks can make my head spin. They're 2 and 4, so usually my concern is how big of  mess am I ready to clean up! The bigger this belly gets on me, the more tired I am, the less likely I feel up to scrubbing floors and giving multiple baths a day! (Of course this is a totally different story when daddy is home!)

That's where this cute little recipe comes in at! You see not only are these cookies incredibly easy, they're also pretty healthy. Another great part about this recipe, is it is the perfect kind of the little people in your life to do themselves with just a little help! It'll be something that will not only fill their little tummies up, but you can start beginning those wonderful summer-time memories with them by allowing them to take lead in this recipe!

Oatmeal Goodies

What You Need:

  • 2 bananas (the riper the better!)
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, nuts, pb chips (Whatever your heart desires!)
  • 1 tbs peanut butter (almond butter works too)

Directions: Mix. Mold into little balls. Bake at 350 degrees for fifteen minutes. (check your cookies after 10 mins, they keep a watch on them. Oven times will vary.) What did I tell ya? These are gonna be so easy and fun! Even the smallest little in your family can participate, and there shouldn't be that big of a mess going on either. One bowl. One pan. One happy momma and child.

They may not be the prettiest cookies, but these oatmeal goodies are super moist and gooey-way better than any store bought oatmeal cookie! There are tons of different add-ins you can do! For mine, I did a mixture of pb chips, chocolate chips, and toffee bits. I didn't have very much of either-so I just combined what I had!

Don't stop there! Here are some more easy cookie recipes for kids:

What would you add to your oatmeal goodies? What other easy cookie recipes for kids do you make?


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1 Teresa May 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I love these cookies…stumbled across the recipe on another blog. I just made them last week, but without the peanut butter. I love the addition of that and will try it next time. Definitely agree to use very ripe bananas. My kids (teens!) loved them. Fun to make with little ones!


2 Dominque June 1, 2013 at 5:33 pm

They’re addicting!!! It’s nice to have a treat that you don’t feel guilty about eating!


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