I’ll be honest, there’s not an awful lot of interests that Harry and I share. Don’t get me wrong, I love learning all about snails, dinosaurs and mud with him and I’ve found enjoyment in activities I never thought I would but it’s not what comes naturally to me. Recently we’ve started spending Megan’s nap times baking or cooking together and it’s become one of my favourite parts of the day. We make something most days, whether it’s baking cakes or just making scrambled egg on toast, and through cooking together have found a wonderful shared interest and a new way to bond.
Today, while Megan napped, we decided to make some biscuits. We’re quite haphazard cooks, a cup of this, a pinch of that, throw it in and hope for the best! Sometimes this works well, others it’s a disaster, but hey, the experience was fun so who cares if the end product is a masterpiece or not!
We decided to make biscuits today and I’m soooo impressed with how they turned out! We added orange to the mix which was definitely a good choice and the chocolate made them taste extra naughty! Without the chocolate though they’re refined sugar free so an extra bonus if you’re trying to keep it healthy!
To make 12 biscuits
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup self raising flour
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tbsp honey (maple syrup for under 1 yr olds)
- Grated rind and juice of 1/2 an orange
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Milk chocolate for decoration (optional)
- Put all of the ingredients apart from the chocolate in a food processor.
- Mix well.
- Place tablespoonfuls of the mixture on a lined baking tray, level out so they’re about 1/2 cm thick. (They will spread while cooking so leave enough space between them for this)
- Bake in the oven at 180°c for 15 minutes
- Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool.
- Once cooled, melt the chocolate and dip each biscuit in half way.. or get fancy and drizzle it on top… or just cover the whole thing with it! It’s up to you!
- Allow to set in the fridge for an hour.