Toddler Approved Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

May 23, 2016

This is a project of The Women Bloggers and kendal King Group on behalf of Gerber, but my love for their products is all my own!

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

I did it. I finally managed to create a somewhat healthy cookie that the whole family loves! 

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are soft, sweet, and packed with some good stuff. I certainly don't mind letting my kids have one...or two...or three! Want to know my secret ingredient?

It's chocolate chips.

I know....that's not healthy....but I'm a fun mom, so I had to do it, right? I only used a small amount and they really give the cookies the extra kick to take them over the top. So, it was worth it.


Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

My other secret ingredient? Gerber Oatmeal Cereal. Yep, you read that right! I put some baby cereal in these cookies and NOBODY noticed. 

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

I gave one cookie to Sadie (her first ever!) and she was all about it.

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Look at that face! I wish you could see the rapid bouncing up and down that followed. This girl was in heaven. 

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

And Wrigley was pretty happy to clean up the mess for me.

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

So here's what you'll need to make these yummy oatmeal cookies:
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup Gerber Oatmeal Cereal
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 cups oats
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

1. Heat oven to 350
2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed until creamy
3. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well
4. Add combined flour, oatmeal cereal, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix well
5. Add oats and chocolate chips
6. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto engrossed cookie sheet
7. Bake 10 minute sort until light golden brown
8. Cool 1 minute then remove to wire rack to cool completely. 

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

After my husband ate a cookie I told him there was Gerber Oatmeal Cereal in it and he didn't believe me! It's totally not just for babies! I simply shaped out some of the flour for the cereal. It's iron-fortified, which is a key to healthy growth and development. Plus Gerber Oatmeal Cereal packs in vitamins B, E, C, zinc, and calcium. So I feel good about feeding it to my baby...and my whole family!

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I've always turned to Gerber for products that help my kids get the best possible start. You can find Gerber products at Walmart. 

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31 Responses to “Toddler Approved Healthy Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. My 3 year old loves to "help" me make chocolate zucchini muffins, granola, and granola bars...cleaning up I'm on my own 😁

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  2. I love to bake anything! Cooking to me is not as much fun but baking def. is. Especially when you can taste it all! :)

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  3. We love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies! And how creative to put baby oatmeal in them!

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  4. Thank you for posting!! I'm in need of something my picky toddler will eat. And he loves cookies. Maybe I can get him to eat these! Can't wait to try.

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  5. Thanks for the recipe! My toddler & I love making smoothies together :)

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  6. Looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

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  7. We love cooking as a family on the weekends. Currently gaucamole has been a favorite!

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  8. My fmaily enjoys making yogurt pops together. We also decorate cookies and cupcakes. They love to be in the kitchen with us.

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  9. My fmaily enjoys making yogurt pops together. We also decorate cookies and cupcakes. They love to be in the kitchen with us.

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  10. we like a banana cream pie--1 graham cracker crust (store bought), put banana slices on the bottom, make instant banana pudding & pour into the pie shell, garnish with Redi Whip--delicious!

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  11. We like to bake chocolate chip cookies together.

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  12. I love to make smoothies. My 6-yr old son and I create some really cool flavors and mixes using a variety of fresh ingredients. Something we both enjoy eating, and making!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  13. I love making carrot cake!

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  14. We like baking brownies and cupcakes together. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Leidy R - rafflecopter

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  15. Who'd have thunk it?? Such a great idea!

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  16. We love to make chocolate chip cookies together.

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  17. We love making big Cinnamon rolls together with my daughter!

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  18. We love making big Cinnamon rolls together with my daughter!

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  19. I would love to find a good recipe to help get more fruits and veggies to my toddler who is being really picky lately!

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  20. Oh we love oatmeal cookies! I cannot wait to try this healthier version! Look delicous! We love to make chocolate chip cookies!

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  21. Em Mahr - We love to make whole grain blueberry muffins!

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  22. When my son was little, we loved making brownies together. He loved mixing and licking the bowl!

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  23. I enjoy making zucchini bread with the help of my daughter.

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  24. Ive been on an oat kick and have both quick oats and old fashioned lol. For the sake of skipping a step, do you think the baby cereal is absolutely necessary?

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  25. I Like Making Chocolate Chip Muffins For My Family
    Entry Name- Heather Hayes Panjon

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  26. I'm not much of a baker these days but I love to make shepherd's pie for my husband!

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  27. We love to make my grandmother's recipes together. Most recently her hamburger veggie soup! :)

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  28. I love to make brownies for my gang

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  29. I love making breakfast for my gang pancakes, eggs, muffins fresh squeezed orange juice!

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  30. We love making sugar cookies together, cutting them out, then icing them and decorating them.

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  31. We love making sugar cookies together, cutting them out, then icing them and decorating them.

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