COOKIES! Who doesn’t like cookies!? This is a healthier version for your kids (and you!). Get the kids involved in this one!


Makes: 12 cookies
Difficulty: easy


  • 1 1/2 cup – oats, dry
  • 2 medium – ripe bananas
  • 1 cup – applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon – vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon – cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup – raisins, seedless (optional)
  • 1/4 cup – walnuts, chopped (optional)


Oven preheat 350 degrees.

With a space cleared out, you can get the kids to mash the bananas with a fork or potato masher.

Together measure and add the wet ingredients in a bowl: vanilla extract, cinnamon, and apple sauce and mix well.

Next measure and add dry oats, and optional raisins and walnuts. Let it sit for 10 minutes for a more of a cookie dough texture as you clean up together.

Grease a pan or use parchment paper and get the kids to scoop out dough. I like using an ice-cream scoop. Then with a spoon, flatten them into round shapes, as they don’t spread out like normal cookies when baking. It makes about 12 cookies.

Baking time: 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

Messy fun! Sheena x