Why is this considered a superfood cookie? Sunflower seeds (1/4 cup) offer up 90% of your vitamin E, 54% of your B1, and is seven grams of protein. They are also gluten free, dairy free, and all that good stuff. These are a great, easy, guilt free snack to give your kid. They’re better than store bought because you made them yourself and you know exactly what is in each of them.
These are not as sweet as store bought cookies. I called them cookies, so my toddler loves them, and constantly wants them.
Let’s start it up! You need:
– 1 cup of sunflower seeds without the shells
– 1/4 cup cool water
– 2 tbl honey
Then you take all those sunflower seeds and toss them in a mixing bowl (or pour gently) and put the rest of the ingredients on top.
In the mean time, you can take some pictures of your rolling pin and parchment paper. Instagram that, maybe take a nice shower by yourself, or eat some chocolate. Oh who am I kidding, you have children, you don’t have time for silly things like showers, or eating by yourself!
After 30 minutes, squish that hunk of superfood between two piece of parchment paper and get it to about 1/2 inch thick, and use your cookie cutter to make shapes, or use a rolling blade to make them into slices and use these for eating hummus, or peanut butter. My daughter likes them plain.
Place on a greased baking sheet and put them in the oven for 15 minutes at 300°
And then we all lived happily ever after with our not too sweet superfood cookies.
Toddler Approved Superfood Cookies
1 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/2 cup flax meal
1 TBL honey
1/4 cup cold water
Put deshelled sunflower seeds in a food processor or blender and grind until it’s the texture of coarse meal. Place seed meal into a bowl and add remaining ingredients and stir. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Spoon batter onto parchment paper. Cover with parchment paper and roll out with rolling pin until 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes or slice. Place shapes on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 300° for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.