Sweet Potato Apple Lunch Box Mookies
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Serves: Makes about 20 (2 inch) "cookies"
 
Dietitian's Tip: Are sweet potatoes and yams the same? No way! Grocers often mix them up selling sweet potatoes with a sign that says yams. Sweet potatoes have orange flesh and deliver 300 TIMES MORE beta carotene (we turn that into vitamin A) than yams which have white or yellow or even purple flesh. You can swap sweet potato for regular potatoes in most recipes.

*Kids Cook Young kids can scoop out and mash the sweet potato, crack and beat the eggs as well as learn how to measure flour. Older kids can practice using a grater safely and many will be able to manage most of this recipe with your supervision.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (250 mL) barley flour** OR ½ cup each of all purpose & whole wheat flour
  • 3 tsbp (45 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp (7 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) evaporated 2% milk
  • 2 Ontario eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • ¾ cup (150 mL) cooked Ontario Sweet Potatoes, mashed
  • 1 Ontario Apple, cored and grated
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  3. In separate bowl, beat together milk, eggs and vanilla; stir in sweet potato.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Stir in apple.
  5. Using ⅛th cup measure (2 tbsp or heaping tablespoon), drop dollops of batter on to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for about 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on racks.
Notes
* These ideas are meant as a guide only. You know best what your child can safely manage. Make sure they understand your rules for working in the kitchen safely and always supervise kids in the kitchen.

Barley flour

Barley flour


** Barley flour is made from barley so you know it's full of whole grain goodness. Look for it at bulk food stores or alongside the other flours at your grocer. Visit Go Barley. for more barley recipes.

Recipe adapted from Foodland Ontario: Sweet Potato Apple Pancake
Recipe by Yummy Lunch Club at http://yummylunchclub.ca/sweet-potato-apple-lunch-box-mookies/