Healthy Homemade Bear Paws Cookies

by Jen on March 10, 2014

Healthy Homemade Bear Paws Cookies

Okay, I admit…I have given my kids the store-bought Bear Paws cookies!  It’s really the convenience factor for me, especially when making their school lunches.  But it finally dawned on me; if I only feed myself the best and healthiest foods, why wouldn’t I feed my kids the same nutritious foods?!

Just check out the ingredients for the store-bought Bear Paws cookies: sugar, palm oil, dextrose, etc.  Is that something you want to be giving your kids?  Probably not.  Now that’s not to say I’ll never buy them again, because as a busy mom, sometimes I need those conveniences, but when I do have the time to bake cookies for my kids, I’ll definitely be making these Healthy Homemade Bears Paws Cookies instead.

Healthy Homemade Bear Paws Cookies

 

These Healthy Homemade Bear Paws Cookies contain ONLY wholesome ingredients.  Ingredients like coconut oil, whole wheat flour, and chia seeds.  I decided to add the mini chocolate chips because my kids love chocolate chip cookies, and anything that helps them eat healthier is okay with me 🙂

And yes, my kids did gobble these healthy cookies up!  I put them in their school lunches as a healthy treat, or they like to have one for an after-school snack.  I hope you and your family enjoy these healthier cookies too!

Healthy Homemade Bear Paws Cookies

Healthy Homemade Bear Paws Cookies

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 26 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 2/3 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together coconut oil and sugar. Mix in applesauce. Add egg and vanilla and whisk together.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, oats, and chia seeds. Add to the wet ingredients and stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Form dough into 1-inch balls and place on greased cookie sheets. Press down to make an oval shape and use a butter knife to make 3 indents to form the "claw."
  4. Bake at 350F for 12 - 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Place in an airtight container.

Notes

Cal: 132 Fat: 8g Protein: 2g Fiber: 2g Carbs: 16g Sodium: 52mg

Weight Watchers Points Plus: 4

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1 Shaun March 10, 2014 at 5:12 am

Hi! Can you explain how you use coconut oil for baking? Do you scoop some out then melt it? I use it for popcorn, but haven’t used it for things that need exact measurements. Thanks so much!!!

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2 Jen March 10, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Yes, you are right! I scoop it out into a bowl to melt it, and then use the melted coconut oil for baking!

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3 Natalie March 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

These homemade bear paws were a huge hit with my kids! They are pretty fussy about anything that looks healthy, so I was amazed that they didn’t turn up their noses at these…but they loved them! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, it’s my new go-to recipe for school lunch snacks.

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4 Jen March 26, 2014 at 1:23 pm

That’s awesome Natalie!! I’m so glad they enjoyed these healthier ones 🙂 Thanks for letting me know!

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