Drop spoonfuls onto a well-greased and lined baking tray or a silicone sheet.
Bake at Gas Mark 5 for 15-20 minutes.
By Priya Tew, Dietitian UK
Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/
I have one of those toddlers who is always hungry and asks for snacks a lot. Often I set the expectation early on in the day and at lunchtime I will explain that in the afternoon the only snacks available are fruit and breadsticks with a dip for example. As my toddler takes after mummy and also loves cooking, I am constantly on the look out for new healthy snacks that we can make together. If she cooks it she wants to eat it and I’m not a fan of filling her full of added sugar.
This weekend we had a go at adapting our usual flapjack recipe, making a yoghurt, apricot and banana version and we also came up with these cookies. Now these are definitely cookies and not biscuits. There is no crunch to them, they are soft and chewy, which makes them perfect for babies and toddlers. They have no added sugar the sweetness comes from the fruit and apple sauce and no added fat either. The oats provide a wholegrain form of carbohydrate that will keep your little ones and you going through the afternoon.
To “adult” these up I would add some nuts and seeds for added crunch and serve with a cuppa. Have a play and let me know what you come up with.
It was midweek, I had a busy house full of Pilates clients in and out of the studio, I needed to unwind…. baking helps me do that. It’s creative, I get to fill my head with food ideas, play around with tastes, textures and make a mess! So here is my midweek Biscotti, great therapy to make and perfect to snack on in the run up to Christmas.
It’s packed with dried fruit and nuts, no added butter/marg and only a little sugar. So stacks up quite faourably in terms of snacking potential, as long as it’s portion controlled.