We give whole foods to Disha as much as possible. This means no processed, sugary foods. Yes, she has eaten sugary stuff a few times, much to our disdain. But we cannot completely stop her exposure either.
As much as I can, I try making things at home. Its fun to do it along with my toddler- she is so curious about everything. Sometimes she observes what I am doing. Other times she wants to actively participate.
Yesterday we had a couple of our neighbors come home to bake oatmeal raisin cookies. They turned out pretty yummy. The kids had a nice time interacting and playing. We also made puffed rice snack (read :bhel puri). It was an evening well spent and enjoyed! So much so that we decided to bake a sugar free chocolate cake today 😀
I was going through some cookie recipes online and decided to experiment a bit. We ended up with some yummy honey oatmeal flax raisin peanut butter cookies. The peanut butter gave a nice crunchy taste.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups of Rolled Oats
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 cup flax seeds
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup raisins
- In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
- First measure the oil and then honey when measuring out the honey-your honey won’t stick.
- COOL the mix for 10 minutes in the fridge.
- Preheat the oven to 335 degrees.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto your baking sheet. Press down with a fork to ensure even cooking.
- Bake for about 15 – 20 minutes or until golden on the bottom of the cookie.