Friday, 9 November 2007

'Ta' Bikkies (nutritious)

As my not quite toddler is a fussy eater, but loves biscuits I've invented these so I don't have to worry about his nutrition quite so much when he is in 'snack' mode.
They have protein, and iron, and as everything is well chopped there are no big lumps to negotiate with not too many teeth.
My big kids will eat them, and my husband thinks they are the nicest biscuit I've made... (go figure), to be honest I much prefer my anzacs or gingernuts, but there you go...
They taste a bit like a muesli slice, not wildly sweet, and they are quite stodgy and filling.

'Ta' Bikkies (nutritious)

2 cups raisins
2 cups dates
Boiling water to cover
2 Tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp boiling water
1/2 cup oil
2 Tbsp floradix

1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup ground pumpkin seed
1/2 cup ground sunflower seed
2 Tbsp chickpea flour
2 cups flour
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups coconut
2 crushed weetbix
2 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 180C
Wash the raisins and dates, place in a large saucepan and cover with boiling water.
Bring to a boil and simmer until the dates are mushy, the raisins swelled and most of the water has been absorbed.
Grind flax, sunflower and pumpkin seeds and mix with the other dry ingredients.
When raisin mix has reduced down to almost no water, blend to a purée with a stick blender.
Dissolve the baking soda in the boiling water.
Stir in the golden syrup, oil and floradix, and baking soda and mix through.
Add dry ingredients and stir till well combined.
Shape into biscuits and bake on a non stick surface (baking paper or silicone) for 15- 20 mins until the biscuits are golden.

If you want to you can replace the floradix with molasses.


  1. These look great! I have a dumb question though - how do you grind the seeds?