Homemade Cookies for Kids in Cars
When you’re on the go to someplace special and maybe far away, and your children are with you, these healthy homemade cookie recipes for kids will keep the tummies filled and hands clean too. Come on! Let’s go! Let eat!
This recipe for ginger molasses cookies are quite easy for kids to eat when hanging around the back seat of a family car on a trip or short drive. What’s more, the ginger is soothing for any tummy that might be sensitive to riding around for a long time… or maybe just a little hungry.
The coconut sugar used in the recipe gives this cookie a great, sweet brown-flavor taste without all the sugar spikes that can come from using lots of brown sugar or just plain white sugar.
After all, who wants sugared-up kids jumping around in their seats when you’re stuck in the car for a while?
Ginger Molasses Cookies
Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Grain Free. Paleo Friendly. Real Food for Kids.
- 2 Large Eggs (room temperature)
- 3 Tablespoons coconut palm sugar
- 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses (room temperature)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
- 1/4 cup smooth cashew butter
- 2/3 cup coconut flour
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 Tablespoons coconut palm sugar for sprinkling on top (in separate bowl)
- 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- 2. As oven is preheating, line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- 3. In a large bowl, mix eggs, coconut sugar, molasses, coconut oil, and vanilla together and whisk.
- 4. Add cashew butter and whisk again.
- 5. In a separate bowl, mix coconut flour, ginger, cinnamon, basking soda, and sea salt.
- 6. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the liquid mixture, and mix well until a sticky ball forms.
- 7. Chill the dough in a refrigerator for about 5 minutes to 10 minutes.
- 8. When ready, roll dough into 1 inch balls, and roll into separate coconut sugar.
- 9. Place balls on the cookie sheet and slightly flatten with the bottom of a glass.
- 10. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. You should see the tops crack when ready.
- 11. Remove from the oven, and let set on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before removing to a rack or plate to cool.
- Have you ever used coconut palm sugar (sometimes just called coconut sugar)? If not, you're in for a treat! Coconut sugar is a little lighter in color than brown sugar and tastes somewhat like brown sugar but is looser like white sugar. However, it is full of minerals and antioxidants and is lower on the glycemic index with not such a sugar rush, making it a nice alternative to both regular brown sugar and plain white sugar. It's more natural. It's sweet. It's great for kids AND adults!
Who wants chocolate chip cookies in the car? I do!
OK, who wants little guys and little girls eating chocolate chips in the car?
Hummm… THAT’s what I’m talkin’ about.
Here you go.
No Mess Chocolate Drop Cookies
All the chocolate without the slimy wipe up.
Make them with pure maple syrup, and you’ve got another tasty winner with extra health benefits for little boys and girls (and big ones too, by the way).
Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Grain Free. A chocolate Paleo cookie recipe that’s about the perfect chocolate cookie recipe for kids in a car.
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink sea salt
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 cup organic maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- 2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the almond flour, salt, and cocoa powder.
- 3. Add the egg whites, maple syrup, and vanilla extract and whisk in with the dry ingredients until well mixed and airy.
- 4. Place individual scoops of batter on the baking pan, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cookies are firm and the tops of the cookies just begin to crack.
- 5. Remove from the oven, and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before removing them.
- Cocoa powder is fine, but if you want to add some additional health benefits to your cookies, use cacao powder in lieu of cocoa powder. Cacao powder is less processed than cocoa powder which means cacao powder retains some of its living, raw properties and nutrients. It also has a very smooth taste which kids love... a lot.
When you’re talking about healthy cookie recipes for kids on the go… or not on the go, the topic of oatmeal cookies with raisins might come to mind.
This recipe calls for black walnuts which are great for brain development; skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema; and digestion (plus many other physical functions, actions, and protections). However, if your kids don’t like black walnuts, you can use regular walnuts (which have some health benefits too), pecans, or just make them with no nuts at all.
This recipe can be a gluten free cookie recipe for kids too if you use gluten free oatmeal and gluten free oat flour.
The boys and girls in your back seat might take note of the bananas in this oatmeal raisin cookie recipe too. If they do, that is if they do and if they like bananas, you’ve got another winner!
Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins and Black Walnuts
- 2 bananas
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup black walnuts, ground
- 1/4 cup black raisins
- 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- 2. In a food processor or with a blender, puree bananas, melted butter, and maple syrup.
- 3. In a separate bowl, mix oat flour, rolled oats, baking soda, and cinnamon. Stir well!
- 4. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients, and stir well to mix.
- 5. Add black walnuts and gently stir to mix in.
- 5. Drop scoops onto the cookie sheet and flatten slightly.
- 6. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes.
- 7. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes or so before removing.
Check our GF Harvest Gluten Free Oatmeal here.
Have you tried baking on silicone baking mats yet?
With a silicone baking mat, you don’t need parchment paper, cooking spray, or grease on your baking sheet!
Yes, they are oven safe and what’s more, they are easy to clean.
They can handle lots of wear and tear too. You might be surprised!
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Making healthy cookies for kids just got more interesting, didn’t it?
And one more for the record…. or should I say one more for the road… just for fun.
These is such a quick and easy cookie recipe for kids to eat on the run!
If your child needs a non-dairy alternative, the dry milk powder in this recipe can be swapped out for dried coconut milk powder.
You’ll love making these. You’ll love giving them to the kids. You’ll love them (as in you’ll love eating them…. yourself.) 🙂
No Bake Peanut Butter Balls With Graham Crackers and Honey
- 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup dry milk powder (or dry coconut milk powder)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1. Spread graham cracker crumbs into a shallow bowel or deep plate, and set aside.
- 2. In a large bowl, add peanut butter, dry milk or coconut milk powder, and honey and mix well.
- 3. Shape peanut butter dough into walnut-size balls.
- 4. Roll cookie balls in the crumbs to coat, and place on a tray or in a storage container or bag.
- Sprinkle just a little bit of ground flax seed into the peanut butter honey dough if you want to add a little heart healthy, plant based Omega 3! You won't be able to use much without making the dough too thick, but a sprinkle or two can be worked in just fine. Oh, you don't need it. Just throwing that thought in there for you!
What’s more, here’s to NOT having to clean up afterwards… at least not SO much anyway.