Fiber packed Toddler Cookies

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This recipe has been a lifesaver for me. Ava has struggled with constipation ever since she was born, but a few months ago it just got so bad I couldn’t take it. I had tried everything but nothing was working. I found this recipe on an online forum and it immediately started helping Ava and the best part was that she¬†loved¬†them.

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It might seem like a lot of ingredients but the recipe makes a lot of cookies. You’ll need

  • 1 1/2 cups prune puree (home made or store bought)
  • 1/2 cup of oil (olive,coconut, etc.)
  • 2/3 cup sweetener (honey, agave, maple syrup..)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup oat or wheat bran (or more for desired consistency, I usually use closer to 1 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ground flaxseed (optional) I like to add some for a little extra nutrition

Preheat the oven to 350. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, beat well. Then add in the rest of the ingredients. Add more wheat bran to make it the desired consistency, it won’t be exactly like a normal cookie recipe but that’s okay.

Then coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and use a spoon (or whatever works, I used a melon baller) to spoon equal amounts of your cookie dough onto the sheet.

Then bake for 10-12 minutes and let cool. I put my cookies in a freezer bag and keep them frozen so I can just take one or two out at a time as I need them. I give my daughter two cookies a day and this keeps her stomach feeling good. This batch made 65 cookies! So I won’t have to make another batch for a couple weeks at least.

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And I have two happy, healthy campers (: