These apple cinnamon cookies is not only super nutritious and delicious, but it’s also toddler-friendly and baby-led-weaning-friendly, so that your wee ones can enjoy them too! Trust me—it will soon become a go-to family favourite in your house!
This delicious apple cinnamon cookie recipe is one of our faves. My kids love them too – let’s just put it this way – they don’t last long in our house! What I love about these delicious cookies is that they pack in so much nutrition (including fibre which keeps tummies fuller longer), making them a great mid-day snack paired with Greek yogurt, or as part of a nutritious breakfast.
Dietitian tip: These apple cinnamon cookies contain rolled oats for added fibre!
I love using rolled oats or homemade oat flour in cookie and muffin recipes not only because it makes a great substitute for flour (I will sometimes sub in ½ rolled oats for flour in recipes) but also because it’s so high in a certain type of fibre called soluble fibre. This type of fibre helps to slow down digestion, keeping you fuller longer and keeping blood sugar levels, as well as appetite stable throughout the day. When you add in the apple (by the way, you can keep the peel on if you’d like to add more fibre), you give these cookies an extra boost of vitamins, minerals and fibre too. We always have a steady supply of apples in our house, so it’s nice to have a few different ways to use them.
These apple cinnamon cookies are great for toddlers and even for babies who are doing baby-led weaning.
For babies, I would take out the brown sugar and instead sub in 1 over-ripe banana. Up until the age of two, babies don’t really need, nor should they have, added sugar. Natural sugar from foods like fruits, veggies and dairy products is ok, but things like white or brown sugar, syrups, or honey shouldn’t be a part of their diet.
I hope you love these cookies as much as we do! Enjoy!