Oatmeal Sunbutter Cookies (Oil-Free!) – If you’ve been searching for a way to help teach your kids the joy of baking, this is the perfect cookie recipe to start with, and they’re delicious!
Sam started kindergarten on Friday.
All of our kids have gone to the same preschool/kindergarten, so I’m happy to have him in a place that we know and like!
My girls will stay homeschooled for the time being, but we have hopes that they may return in their later years.
Since Sam will be at school through lunch, I am in the mode of creating various snacks for him.
Given there is a child in his class with severe nut and peanut allergies, these cookies are made with Sunbutter!
The best recipe for kids!
This is a great beginner cookie recipe for kids!
There are multiple ‘jobs’ involved for them, including mashing the banana (if using), measuring the Sunbutter and other ingredients, stirring, and (the best part) adding chocolate chips.
While some cookie recipes can be particularly ‘fussy’ with measuring exact amounts, this one is fairly forgiving.
Not only do my kids love making and eating these, but they also love nibbling on the batter (which is egg-free!).
Sunbutter makes green cookies
Before you make these, I will warn you that the combination of Sunbutter, baking soda, and heat will turn these cookies GREEN.
They have NOT gone bad, and it could be a fun way to teach kids that eating green is cool!
My tots are used to veggies and having to eat them, so they don’t mind. They are too focused on the chocolate!
Other Sunbutter recipes you might enjoy:
Oatmeal Sunbutter Cookies (Oil-Free!)
- Mixing Spoons
- 2/3 cup mashed banana (or applesauce; see Notes)
- 1/2 cup Sunbutter
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup oats
- 6 Tbsp brown rice flour
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips (or mini M&Ms or other add-ins)
- a few drops of stevia, if you like it sweeter to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix everything together in one bowl until well combined.
- Spoon the dough onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet (this makes 12 good-sized cookies or 15 smaller ones).
- Bake 10-12 minutes.
- Cool and enjoy!
This recipe will work with peanut butter or almond butter as well.
Using applesauce will create a larger, more spread out cookie, as the applesauce reacts more with baking soda than banana.
If you use applesauce, use one that is thicker and similar to mashed banana in consistency, otherwise, you may need a bit extra flour.
My Instant Pot Applesauce works well here!
Some of the items I use to make this recipe include:
Here’s an old picture of Natalie enjoying these with peanut butter. That’s how long we’ve been making this recipe!