The Seated Cook

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Baking with Toddlers: Black Bean, Pumpkin and Chia Seed Cookies

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I really like black bean brownies, so was excited when I came across this recipe for black bean cookies (with pumpkin as a seasonal bonus!)
These are delicious, (relatively) healthy cookies (I made them with a little less sugar), and it’s really the pumpkin that you taste rather than the beans.

Cooking with Toddlers


Getting out of the house with a newborn and a toddler is like trying to herd a pack of cats. So far, our attempts to leave the house have gone like this:

1) Start packing the 900 items we need 2 hours in advance of departure.

2) 30 minutes before departure, sit two year old on potty. He ” no have go”.

3) Change baby’s diaper and nurse him.

4) Put baby in carseat.

5) Baby has an explosion in his diaper; change baby.

6) Toddler now pees on carpet while saying “I had an accident; no biggie!”

7) Clean up carpet, change toddler’s clothes.

8) Toddler proclaims ” I’m pooing” which is code for ” I need to go use the potty”.

9) Set toddler on potty; wait for 10 minutes while he does his business. Congratulate him profusely for letting us know he had to go.

10) Clean up potty…

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Author: theseatedcook

I enjoy cooking simple, healthy, vegetarian meals.

One thought on “Baking with Toddlers: Black Bean, Pumpkin and Chia Seed Cookies

  1. I totally agree! More pumpkin flavor than beans…I think that’s why I hesitated making black bean cookies or brownies all these years…I imagined it tasting like beans with sugar 🙂 Not the case!

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