Healthy and Kid-friendly Avocado Honey Nestum ‘Cakey’ Cookies! – Delishar

These cookies are made for my girls (18 months and 2.5yo). I’m very very particular about what they consume. No junk, no canned food, no processed food, no soda, no candies or refined sugar. I’m proud to say that my girls have not eaten hot dogs, ham, luncheon meat etc… No, I’m not a health freak, but studies have shown how bad those food are. And I’m a SAHM (for now) so I believe that there is no reason to take short cuts when it comes to taking care of my babies. That being said, they have had cake when they go to birthday parties, fried food when we eat out (restaurant should really try to have a decent kid menu!), and the occasional chips at parties/get together. But that doesn’t mean they can’t have comfort food, we just have to modify it. Fruit smoothies instead of milk shakes, frozen yogurt instead of ice cream, homemade muffins and cookies, instead of store bought. They have their whole adult life to decide if they want to consume junk food, so there is no need to make them do it now. That’s my thinking, and I’m not trying to impose that on anybody, or judge anybody. 🙂

Back to the cookies… I used honey instead of sugar, so do not expect it to be as sweet as the normal cookies. And because avocado was used to substitute sugar, the cookies turned out a cakey texture when done, which is normal. The avocado gave the cookies a little greenish tinge, feel free to add cocoa powder to make it chocolatety and hides the colour too! If you are worried about giving your young child honey, replace it with maple syrup. But honey is safe in this case, as it is cooked in high temp. No Nestum? Replace with quick cooking oats.

Ingredients (Makes about 15 cookies)

  • 125g riped avocado (about 1 med size avocado)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup milk powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup nestum
  • 1 egg

Preheat oven to 175*C

Sift baking soda, milk powder, flour, and salt together.

Beat avocado until creamy

Add honey and vanilla extract.

Add egg and mix well.

Pour in flour gradually while mixer on low.

Fold in Nestum cereal.

On lined cookie sheet, drop about 1 tbsp ( I probably did about 1 heaping tbsp) of dough about 2 inches apart.
Press down with a spoon. The cookies doesn’t spread, I’ve learned.
Bake for 12-15 mins or when sides of cookies starts to brown.

Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 5 mins before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Bon appetit!!

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Milo Nestum Condensed Milk Cookie! – Delishar

Nestum Cereal is one of my childhood favourite, I practically grow up on that! If you are from Singapore or Malaysia you would probably be able to relate to that. It is very much like the breakfast oats the is popular with westerners, only this is much MUCH nicer. These cookies are inspired by that yummy breakfast meal. I used condensed milk as the main sweetener for these cookies and no egg was used. As such, these cookies has a crunchier texture much like a biscuit. And the best part of these cookies is that, you can eat the cookie dough raw! So you really do not have to worry about under baking it. Actually, under-baking it would produce a softer texture.

Ingredients (Makes about 3 dozen cookies)

  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder*
  • 1/4 tsp salt*
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour*
  • 1 cup Milo
  • 1 cup Nestum Cereal

Mix baking powder, salt, Milo, and flour together until VERY well combined.

Cream your butter and sugar together.

Add condensed milk and vanilla extract and mix well.

Pour in flour mixture in 3 parts, and mix well.

Isn’t the batter sexy?! 

Fold in the nestum cereal. 

Drop about 1 tbsp size ball of dough onto lined cookie sheet.

Use a fork to flatten the dough. It doesn’t really spread much while baking.

Bake for 8-10 mins on 180*C.

I did 10.. Which turned out a little harder. I’d recommend 8 minutes.

Let cool on try for 5 mins before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Bon appetit!!

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