It's hard to satisfy kid's sweet tooth with wholesome ingredients. Like all kids, mine tend to gravitate towards the the large chocolate chip cookies displayed openly in the supermarkets. Their lovely smell is enough to entice even someone who hates cookies.
When you hear "Just one cookie,mama" repeatedly, you give in. "Ok, Just one cookie each". And the father joins in with two extra.
I like to have biscuits around in the house for tea time, or for that little hunger pangs which could come at any moment unannounced.
This recipe was from a book about wholesome snack for kids which I borrowed from my local library.
I love that it has oats,wholewheat and honey. All wholesome ingredients. And my boys helped topping up the biscuits with chocolate chips.
I have a sweet tooth and I have no problem with most of the sweet stuff. And I really liked these,the texture and the crunch. Truth be told, It was I who finished most of the biscuits while taking photos and with tea.
The kids had a few but they were not raving mad about the biscuits. It was "ok" for them. But they'll get used to it.
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup dessicated coconut
1 cup wholewheat flour
1 1/2tsp baking soda
2 tbsp boiling water
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup oil or melted butter
pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 150 degree Celsius. In a bowl add the oats,coconut and wholewheat flour .Sprinkle a pinch of salt. Mix all the these together. In a separate bowl, add the boiling water and baking soda and mix well. Spoon the honey and oil to the mix and stir so all the liquids combine.
Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon.
Line two trays with baking paper. Using a spoon, scoop the mixture into the tray and slightly flatten it.
Bake for 20 minutes or until it's golden brown in color.
Keep an eye on the biscuits in the last five minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
You can keep the biscuits in an air-tight container up to 5 days.