C is for Carrot!
Today we are learning the letter C. And what better way to do that with Easter coming up than with a bunny's favorite food?!
Before you start cooking I encourage you to let your kids play with carrots. How?
I simply took a piece of paper and with a black sharpie drew bubble letter capital and lower case C's. I then cut up some carrots in different shapes. You want to cut really thin slices and thin matchsticks for toddlers due to choking! Or finely grate raw carrots for those less than 2.
Fill in the C with carrots! Snack on them as you play with them. Feel free to then use them in the recipe below!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies
- Big Spoon
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Grater or food processor
- Small mixing bowls (to portion everything out)
- Whisk or fork
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup whole grain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp of ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ cup of finely chopped pecans
- 1 egg (beat)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup carrots, about 2 medium carrots, finely grated or finely chopped (I used my food processor)
- 2 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
Steps: All Toddler Friendly!
Water and soap.
Yup we always start here.
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
Make sure your little one doesn’t touch the oven!
Prepare the ingredients
Prepare all the ingredients. Measure everything out.
Makes it easier for your toddler to mix it all together!
Mix the dry ingredients
It’s time to dump it all in. Dry stuff first. This includes rolled oats + whole grain flour + baking powder + salt + spices + pecans. Mix together!
Mix the wet ingredients
Now the wet stuff.
In another bowl mix the egg (beat it first!), coconut oil, vanilla extract, maple syrup, carrots, ginger and mix well.
Mix them together
Now combine the two!
Roll some balls!
Use an ice cream scoop or spoon to make balls about 1in in diameter and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press down slightly (make sure you are leaving about 2 inches in between each ball).
Pro tip: toddlers aren’t the most coordinated at rolling balls (though kids 4+ are!), but they will be good at smashing them down.
Bake and Eat!
Bake for 15 minutes (or until edges are browned).
Enjoy with a tall glass of milk or tea!