Kids making cookies

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At our latest Plantluck we had a couple of the kids do our demo.  They pick up on so much watching and listening to us –kinda frightening, but it’s also great when they adopt the good habits or traits.

Recently my eight-year-old came to me wanting to make these cookies.  I said no because I didn’t have time to help her.  Then I stopped to see that they were really quite simple, so I let her do them on her own.  They were great and she was SO proud of herself.

She’s made them several times since, including with our sitter, Rose.  They’ve also used mashed bananas for facials!

Here’s the super-simple and super-healthy recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth, have as a pre-workoutsnack, or pack in your lunch to share.  Enjoy!

Sara’s Cookies

My eight-year-old begged and begged me to make these cookies after she found them on YouTubeKids.  She scrolls through their DIY channel, looking for things to make for her breakfast or lunch and found this gem.  They’re super simple and I can let her do them all herself, except for taking them out of the …

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Total Time: 20m
  • Yield: 16-20 cookies
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  • 2 bananas, ripe and mashed
  • 1 c oats
  • chocolate chips, raisins, craisins, nuts, cinnamon, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mash bananas with a fork.
  3. Mix in oats.
  4. Add in any optional ingredients you fancy!
  5. Drop onto baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

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