TIPS:Kids can learn about making good snack choices while mixing up these treats all by themselves.Click here to download in PDF format.
Even young children will be able to measure ingredients, mix them and spoon them onto the cookie sheet.
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By: Stephanie Riegel & Tracey Koch.
Yields 1 dozen
Reminiscent of a soft, spicy oatmeal cookie, these are simple to make and perfect to send to school with your kids. They’re also much healthier than the processed bars and pre-packaged snacks you find in the supermarket.
¼ cups brown sugar or Splenda brand brown sugar
¼ cups softened butter
¼ cup honey
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbl. fresh orange zest
½ cup grated carrots
¼ cup raisins
¾ cups whole wheat flour
¼ cups milled flax seeds
¼ cups quick or old fashioned oats
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 cup Special K Protein Plus Cereal
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.
2. In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and brown sugar.
3. Beat in the egg and then fold in the honey and apple sauce. (The mixture will appear lumpy).
4. Add in the vanilla, orange zest, carrots, and raisins, and set it aside.
5. In a separate mixing bowl mix together the whole wheat flour, milled flax seed, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spice.
6. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry and stir in the cereal. Mix until all is incorporated.
7. Dollop the dough by tablespoon on to prepared baking sheet leaving an inch between each and bake for 12-15 minutes. Allow snack cakes to cook slightly before removing from baking sheet.
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