Yes, I'm one of those moms who discusses my child's poop. I wouldn't have to except lately, she's been extremely aware of this bodily function, and sometimes that does more harm than good. She usually cries when she has to go, and sometimes I think she holds it because she doesn't like it. In any case, she's having some fiber issues...the first food that comes to mind for this situation is prunes, but my Little Olive refuses any and all forms. (I can't really blame her...they're a little gross.) So my mom and sister suggested being sneaky to get some good food in her system. Since my daughter would stop the earth's rotation upon hearing the word "cookie", I went with this route.
I found this recipe but changed some stuff to fit our needs. You can follow either one but my recipe below is tailored toward "bulk". The great thing is that my daughter really thinks she's getting a treat when she's actually getting some necessary foods!
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Ingredients (for approximately four dozen):
3 cups oatmeal 2 eggs ¾ cup applesauce ¾ cup plain yogurt (I used vanilla flavor because it was what we had in the house. I think it made the cookies delicious.) ½ cup peanut butter ½ cup molasses 1 tsp. vanilla
1 (or a few) drizzle of pure maple syrup ½ cup finely chopped walnuts 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 3 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup white rice flour
1/2 cup of tapioca flour (this is a delicious gluten free flour that added a lot of sponge to the cookie. Highly recommend it, but I would assume any cup of flour would work fine.) 1 cup (or more) chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350.
Put the oatmeal into a large mixing bowl. Add the wet ingredients (eggs, applesauce, yogurt, peanut butter, mollases, vanilla, maple syrup). Mix and let it soak while you prepare the rest.
In a separate bowl, mix together the crushed walnuts and other small dry ingredients (baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon).
To the dry ingredients, mix in the flour and lastly, the chocolate chips. Add to wet mixture until blended.
Lightly oil two baking sheets - I used canola oil. Drop batter in rows on cookie sheets. Bake one sheet at a time. 350° for 13 minutes.