Best of biscuits!

These crunchy, munchy biscuits are a perfect snack any time of day!

Aprons on? Let‘s Cook!

15 mins
12 - 15 mins

These were one of the first recipes I made for my son when he was a baby, and they’ve continued to be a firm favourite up to this day!

Ingredients

  • 60g dates
  • 50g of butter (or coconut oil if prefer no dairy)
  • 45g oats
  • 40g desiccated coconut
  • 40g raw cacao nibs / chocolate chips
  • 35g brazil nuts
  • 35g pumpkin seeds
  • 1 small orange

Equipment

  • Bowl for soaking dates
  • Food processor / blender
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Wooden spoon
  • Baking tray
  • Parchment paper

Allergens

Dairy (optional), nuts

Directions

1 Preheat the oven to 160C (180c non fan assisted / gas mark 3)
2 Place the dates in a bowl with enough hot water to cover them (leave them for 5 minutes to soften)
3 Blend the brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds in a blender/food processer
4 Add the drained dates, desiccated coconut and oats to the mixture and blend until it looks like crumbs
5 Squeeze the juice out of your orange and add it, and the butter/coconut oil, to the blender and mix for a further minute
6 Carefully transfer the mixture into a mixing bowl using a spatula
7 Add the raw cacao nibs / chocolate chips and use a wooden spoon or your hands to mix
8 Now for the messy (fun) part! Use your hands to roll the mixture into little balls about the size of a 50p coin, or you can make wiggly worms if you like!
9 Add parchment paper to a baking tray and place your balls / worms on it, and flatten them slightly with your palm (so they are about 1cm thick)
10 Pop in the oven and cook for 12-15 minutes until slightly golden. Store in a tupperware for up to 5 days
  • Brazil nuts contain selenium which is good for your immune system
  • Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc which helps give you energy
  • Cacao nibs have phytonutrients in them which help you feel happy

Comments (2)

  1. Sumayya says:

    For those who can’t consume citrus, what alternative do you recommend?

    1. Helen Burgess says:

      Apple would most likely be the best alternative (though we haven’t tested it!)

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