I thought I would try a variation to the banana oatmeal cookies I normally make my one year old. You know, those simple ones that just amount to smashing a banana and adding oatmeal and raisins. He loves his banana raisin cookies, but I've been thinking of changing it up. And boy, these ended up smelling and tasting like apple pie - only these are much healthier! No butter and very little sugar. These are amazingly good too :)
While we're at it, I'll tell you these cookies are not crispy - they are more chewy - more cakey if that makes sense - only they're pretty dense. If you are looking for a recipe that really resembles that cookie texture, this is NOT it. But they are good, and they are not too sweet - exactly what I want to feed my "allergic to everything" child. I make them mostly because they are something he can eat with his hands, and he can have them for breakfast or any other meal. They are also a huge hit for daycare snack time - either just for him, or for everyone. It's hard for him when everyone else gets crackers or store-bought treats and he can't have any. I also have to pack everything with us for him when we eat out, and these are easy to grab and go. Bonus - all he is eating is oatmeal and fruit. Definitely a healthy option. Even if he eats the whole batch all he has had is a cup of oatmeal and 3/4 of an apple.