This week is about making your junk from your kitchen. I try to look for good ingredients in my children’s recipe, to be honest, most of them are way too expensive developing a healthy snack is a win.
I made two versions, oat-raisins cookies and oat-carrot cookies my son does not like raisins so I always make two versions but we try to encourage him to eat the raisins version. Raisin is a good source of iron and little calcium, raisins are also rich in potassium. It contains fibre which is good for constipation. Raisins tend to leave residue in children teeth which can damage the teeth just like other sticky fruits. I make my kids rinse their mouth after eating raisins or any dry fruit to remove anyone that sticks to the teeth.
I added carrot to this recipe, I like adding a vegetable to anything am making for them is my way of getting them to eat more of it. It doesn’t have to be a carrot you can use veggie like cauliflower, pumpkin and so on. I used puree carrot you can also add shredded carrot to make it beautiful.
I must let you know that I used chia seed powder, by now you know I like ad-ins my aim when developing any recipe is a nutrient-dense meal or snack for children. After all, is not called homemade for anything.
Let’s get baking!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
21/4 cups sieve all-purpose flour
1 cup oat
1/2 cup 2 tablespoon sugar or honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg powder
1 cup raisins or chocolate chips or nuts
225g/ 1 cup butter
1 cup carrot puree
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180 celsius/350F.
- Line baking tray with parchment or oil the tray. soak the raisins in water
- In a large bowl add butter and butter beat or mix fluffy.
- Add the egg, carrot, and vanilla if using mix well.
- Add sieved flour, oat, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
- Drop a tablespoon on baking.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- transfer to the cooling rack or let it cool on the tray.
You can watch my youtube video for a detailed video.
LET ME KNOW IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE.