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71 They taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie but are bite size and good for you!

Oatmeal Raisin No-Bake Energy Bites

Need a snack that’s healthy but also tastes like dessert? These No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites will do just the trick. Watch how easy these no-bake, bite-size snacks are to make in this video.

Snack time is a must around most households, so keeping your pantry stocked with healthy, easy options is a must. But when you are a busy parent, what can you make that’s fast, healthy, and loved by the kids?

I love homemade snacks so much that I wrote an entire book, The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet devoted to helping families master homemade snacking! You’ll find everything from no-bake treats, smoothies, homemade fruit leather, and mini meals, you know, the works!

These No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites are the perfect easy no bake healthy snack! Continue reading


Gluten Free Nestle Toll House Cookie Recipe

Today is your day. The classic Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe just went gluten free. 

Gluten Free Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

One of the most challenging parts of changing over to a gluten free diet can be the idea of giving up classic, favorite recipes, like chocolate chip cookies. It can leave you wondering if you’ll ever find a recipe that stands up to those you’ve come to know and love.

Look no further, we’ve got just the recipe for you!  This Gluten Free Nestle Toll House Cookie Recipe has it all.  Slightly crisp outer layer, but soft and chewy inside.  Even better, it’s gluten free!  They are perfect for a lunch box or after school treat.

As with traditional chocolate chip cookies, these are freezer friendly.  After cookies have cooled completely put in a airtight container for the freezer or scoop tablespoon sized balls of dough onto a baking sheet, freeze and then place in airtight container.  Pull out as many as you need to bake for a quick treat!

These cookies would make a great little treat in any lunchbox. If you’re looking for more great recipes to add fun and variety to your family’s meals, check out our MOMables meal plans.

Gluten Free Nestle Toll House Cookie Recipe

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 5 dozen


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose gluten free flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
  3. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop using a rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove and place on wire racks to cool completely.
  9. To freeze: place scoops of cookie dough on top of a parchment lined baking pan. Freeze for 1 hour. Once frozen, transfer to a zip bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Recipe adapted from Very Best Baking (Nestle).

Tested with: Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour Mix (top choice), King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Mix (top choice), Nanamaste Gluten Free AP Blend, Pamela’s Gluten Free All Purpose Blend, Bob’s Red Mill GF AP Flour (note this yields a grainy texture), Krusteaz Gluten Free Flour mix (this mix will yield cake-like cookies).



26 chocolate chip zucchini muffins

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

These mini chocolate chip zucchini muffins are unreal! chocolate chip zucchini muffins My daughter couldn’t wait for them to come out of the oven! When they did, she devoured the first one and announced that it was chocolatey and delicious!

I couldn’t keep the secret, so I told her that it had zucchini in it.  Her reply: “awesome!” and asked for another.  Mom scores!

This recipe can be adapted and made egg-free by using an egg replacer, bananas, or applesauce!  Those options will keep the muffins moist and fluffy, while still “binding” the ingredients (see notes in recipe).

Another plus? They can be frozen and used later! Perfect for a grab and go treat for your kiddos for school or complementing your MOMables menu plans for a nice dessert at lunch.

These are the muffins I included in twenty-eight bentos I recently donated to a school.  They were a huge hit! 



Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

  • Author: MOMables
  • Cuisine: Baking


  • 2 cups oat flour (rolled oats ground into a flour–you can use your blender or food processor for that)
  • 1 medium zucchini, finely grated
  • 2 eggs (see notes below for substitutions)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa (I use a blend of dark and natural, giving them a nice chocolatey color)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (EnjoyLife brand is free of the Top 8 Allergens)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F, and lightly grease a mini muffin pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the oat flour, zucchini, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and applesauce.
  3. Mix in the baking cocoa until evenly blended. Add the chocolate chips, saving a few for topping, and stir.
  4. Pour the batter evenly into each mini muffin cavity.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven, and top each with a few additional chocolate chips.
  7. Let cool and enjoy!


If you’re replacing the eggs with applesauce or banana, substitute 1/4 cup fruit per egg. Increase the baking soda by 1/4 teaspoon per egg and 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder per egg. If you’re using egg replacement, follow the recipe. Baking times may be 3 to 5 minutes longer if you’re using fruit.


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