October 11, 2018

Toddler-Friendly Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Have you ever heard of a kid that DOESN’T like chocolate? 

No? Well, they do exist. Because I have that kid… 

If you ask her, she will flat out tell you she doesn't like chocolate. If you try to trick her and hide the chocolate, she'll find it. She will instantly spit it out first bite, and you'll get the point pretty quickly. In true toddler fashion, it's extremely dramatic. 

But, I guess I should say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I don’t have much of a chocolate tooth either. So when I bake, I usually steer towards recipes that are chocolate optional. That means no chocolate chip cookies, no chocolate cake and no banana bread with chocolate chips. My poor sweets-loving husband.

Toddler-Friendly Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

What my toddler does love is peanut butter and oatmeal. Combined, it’s her go-to breakfast. This toddler-friendly recipe for Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies combines the best of both worlds in a snack form, and always leaves her asking for more. 

And despite asking, “Where’s the chocolate?!” after taking his first bite, my husband was a fan too.


Toddler-Friendly Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 9-11 minutes
Serving Size: approximately 4 dozen


  • 3/4 cup oil (we used canola)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup white flour
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • optional: 3/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the oil and peanut butter until smooth, about a minute. Add the sugars and beat until creamy.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, baking soda and eggs, beating to combine after each addition.
  4. Add the flour and oatmeal, and beat until just combined.
  5. If using, add the chocolate chips and store to combine.
  6. Scoop approximately 1 tablespoon of cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F for approximately 9 to 11 minutes, or until lightly golden brown on top.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing from cookie sheet.

Toddler-Friendly Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

What is your favourite recipe to make with your kids? I'd love to hear!


Toddler-Friendly Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

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