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3 Ingredient Toddler Cookies


Well, they’re mom cookies too of course, but lately, I’ve been keeping these 3 ingredient toddler cookies around for Garrett to snack on. I don’t know about your toddler, but when I ask mine if he wants a cookie, he comes running. It’s one of the easiest gluten-free recipes you’ll ever see. You can’t go wrong with healthy cookies!

Photo depicts a plate of cookies with the text "Toddler Cookies"

In fact, this recipe came about because I didn’t have all the ingredients for the breakfast cookies we all love so well, but I still needed a snack with a bit of protein for Garrett to have pre-breakfast, or post-nap. Keeps the crankys away, ya know?

Of course, these aren’t your super-indulgent, super-sweet, chewy treats. Just a good, wholesome, mildly sweetened snack (with a little protein to boot!). But that doens’t matter. If it’s called a cookie, Garrett wants it.

Quality Ingredients Make All the Difference

I usually use Aldi’s natural peanut butter, but any preanut butter will do. If you use a more hardcore, sugar-free peanut butter , you’ll probably want to add extra honey. I also love to use sorghum instead of honey, because it’s so much cheaper in our neck of the woods.


3 Ingredient Toddler Cookies

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These easy and delicious cookies come together in a breeze and are sure to be a hit with your family.

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 11 1/2 cups of oatmeal

Optional ingredients:

  • rasins, craisins, sunflower seeds, nuts, etc.


  1. Mix ingredients, and roll into walnut sized balls.
  2. Place on a cookie sheet and flatten a bit.
  3. These won’t spread in the oven.
  4. Bake at 375 for about ten minutes.
  5. Cool on a rack and enjoy!

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  1. I was just wondering, when you say oatmeal do you mean premade oatmeal or the oats uncooked? I would like to try these for my daughter.

    1. I’m not sure. Perhaps the peanut butter was dryer? I know that sometimes (with cheaper brands especially), the peanut butter will be thicker (dryer) than others. In that case, adding some extra honey, or oil, or just cutting back on the oatmeal should work. hth

  2. I used almond butter, old fashioned oats and some olive oil. They were kind of a pain to get to stick together. I ended up eating the last 1/4 of the batter raw and it was pretty yummy.

  3. I just finished making them and they burnt also. I read the comments so I made sure i baked it for less than 10 min about 6 and they still got burnt 🙁

  4. I wish I had read the comments before I put them in the oven. I made the cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Turned down the heat down to 350 for 8 minutes to avoid burning. Unfortunately, the cookies still fell apart on me! I ate the crumblies and it was delicious, next time I’ll add an egg and see if that helps keep things together– of course that would make this four ingredient toddler cookies…

  5. I just made them and they were burnt on the bottom. Tasted good otherwise. I figured I will just adjust the minutes next time I make them.

  6. Thank you for such a yummy and simple recipe.
    My little one loved it and gobbled them up. So did I 🙂
    But my cookies got a little burnt on the bottom so I scraped it off. Is it because I didn’t use a cookie sheet? I just put down an aluminum foil and buttered it to stop the cookie from sticking. Any advice how I can stop my next batch from burning?

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