So, as Addi gets older, I’m finding he’s more and more difficult to feed. He’s fussier and very picky. This astounds me because I’ve always been one to introduce a huge variety of food to him and as you all know I try to feed him lots of healthy food. Breakfast has never been a struggle till recently.. Neither have snacks. I just keep telling myself that all parents face this battle and hopefully it will be all over soon. ANYWAY.. I came up with these little yummy cookies that we can take anywhere and pop in our bags and I eat them too. They’re full of all kinds of good stuff with little sugar or nasties. they aren’t vegan buuuut I think if you add more flax meal and water, it just might work, but have a play around with it.
Hope all you beautiful people enjoy! Ps, sorry it took me so long to upload! Its been mad around here lately!
- 1/4 Cup coconut oil, softened
- 1/2 Cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/4 Cup maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp blackstrap molasses
- 1 large egg
- 2 Tsps vanilla extract
- 1 Cup wholemeal spelt flour
- 2 Cups rolled oats
- 1/2 Tsp baking soda
- 1 Tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tsp chia seeds
- 1/2 Cup pistachio kernels, chopped
- 1/2 Cup cranberries,chopped
- 1/2 Cup flax seed meal
- Pinch of salt
What to do:
Preheat oven to 180 celsius.
Place the coconut oil, apple sauce, molasses, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer till combined. Then add the egg and beat it till its all a bit foamy. if you dont have a hand mixer just whisk really well. In a separate bowl add the flour, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, chia seeds and flax seed meal and whisk to combine. Mix the wet and dry ingredients well and then fold the pistachios and cranberries through.
Grab about 2 tbs of mixture and roll into balls and flatten with your hand. Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. You might have to wash your hands a few times as the mixture is quite sticky. Bake them for 15 minutes or so or until they turn a nice brown colour. Place on a cooling rack and ta daaaaa. they done. Enjoy!