These cookies came about when my three year old woke up one morning asking for “chocolate cookies”. ha! I wanted to find a way to make a healthier chocolate cookie for him to enjoy. We both love breakfast cookies made with oats and I’ve been on an almond flour kick lately so that’s what I started with! I also wanted to use up some in season zucchini I had in the fridge. You could do chocolate chips (my son’s preference) but I was all out and wanted to avoid refined sugar so we just added cocoa powder. Bananas help sweeten these along with a little maple syrup.
A little tip for almond flour… It can be pricey to purchase so I always make my own. I buy almond in bulk and simply grind them (in my Vitamix or food processor) until they resemble flour! I like these raw ones from Amazon.
These cookies are chewy, with good texture. They’re full of vitamins and minerals thanks to the almonds, oats, zucchini, flax etc and aren’t too sweet! Cocoa does contain a little caffeine so I’d limit how many you let your toddler eat hehe but it is full of nutrients!
If you make these, let me know! Tag @liftinglettuce