Most of our little ones go gaga over anything to do with chocolate, wouldn’t you agree? Add a healthy spin to their choco cravings by making these healthy, fibre-rich chocolate oatmeal cookies. Allow your child to help you make the cookies; it’ll call upon them to use gross and fine motor skills and instill pride when they see the finished product!

The instructions in orange are the ones you can safely hand over to your toddler.


1 cup all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup margarine

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat your oven to 359 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets with butter.
Using a wooden spoon, gently stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. 
Cream the margarine, brown sugar and white sugar using an electric mixer.
Using a fork, stir in the egg and vanilla.
Use a wooden spoon to combine the flour mixture with this mixture.
Add the oats and chocolate chips and stir.
Drop tablespoons of the mixture onto the greased sheets.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned.
Take out of an oven and place the finished chocolate oatmeal cookies on a wire rack to cool.