Every parent can benefit from having a few healthy dessert recipes up their sleeve. Children are crazy about desserts and would probably indulge in them all day if they could. Fortunately, delicious and healthy dessert options are out there. One of the best healthy desserts that kids will enjoy are raspberry oatmeal cookies with raspberry frozen yogurt. This dessert is made with healthy ingredients including oats, antioxidant filled raspberries and whole whole wheat flour. Here is how to make it:
You want to prepare the frozen yogurt a day in advance. You will need:
2 cups frozen raspberries
8 oz vanilla yogurt, nonfat
½ tablespoon honey
1. Strain yogurt in a cheesecloth overnight in the refrigerator.
2. Add raspberries, yogurt and honey into a blender. Blend until smooth.
3. Transfer to a freezer safe container.
5. Freeze for 1-2 hours before serving.
1 cup instant oats
¾ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup honey
7 tablespoons fresh raspberries
2 tablespoon coconut oil
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon brown sugar
1. In a large bowl add instant oats, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and brown sugar. Whisk until well combined.
2. in a separate bowl add the egg, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk.
3. Slowly stir in honey until fully incorporated.
4. Add wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until just incorporated. Do not over mix.
5. Gently fold in raspberries.
6. Place dough into the refrigerator and allow to chill for 30 minutes.
7. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper.
8. Drop cookie dough in scoops onto your prepared cookie sheet.
9. Place into the oven and bake for 13-15 minutes.
10. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
Once both of your components are complete you have a healthy and versatile dessert that your kids will enjoy. When making this dessert invite your kids to help with the preparation. They will have so much fun spending time in the kitchen with you. Make this dessert an interactive experience for the kids. They can pour the ingredients into the bowl or help stir the batter. The best part about this dessert is that it can be served in many ways. You can simply serve as cookies and ice cream, make “ice cream” sandwiches or break the cookies into the frozen yogurt to add texture. No matter what you decide this dessert will certainly impress.