Peanut butter cookies
I also sort of messed up. I was following a tried and true recipe and not concentrating so added flour instead of oats.
I would generally choose oats as most picky eaters are okay with flour and many not yet eating oats. However, the result was excellent so these can be baked 2 ways, with flour or with oats or even half/half.
Why bake peanut butter cookies if our child already eats peanut butter? Because any change is good. Accepting a food in a different way is always useful for increasing flexibility.
Cookies are usually a win so a new food viewed as a treat is positive. The more we look forward to eating, the better.
If our child doesn’t eat peanut butter, but likes cookies, sometimes this is an easier way to take a step forwards.
Anticipating something is going to be good goes a long way towards accepting it. Peanut butter is a great source of protein and good fats.
½ cup softened butter
¼ cup sugar (I used coconut sugar). Also we are used to low sugar recipes so add more to taste, if necessary.
½ cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
Whiz together in the food processor.
¾ cup of flour or ¾ cup of rolled oats (or half/half)
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
Mix in with the wet ingredients
Add 1 cup raisins or choc chips (I like to use dried fruit for sweetness so this is quite a large quantity)
Drop dough onto a silicon sheet and bake at 175˚ for approx 10 mins (until beginning to brown)
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
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