I whipped up some healthyish bickies for my pair yesterday afternoon in less than an hour and thought I would share.
I wouldn’t say I am a total health nut when it comes to food, but for the most part I do try and cook without refined sugar and sneak in as much of the good stuff as possible (this leaves more room in my conscious to abide to the three year old’s repeated dinner time request for noodles or other beige food).
I have been thinking lately that I need to shake up my go-to play date snacks for when we are meeting up with other kids and babes. If it’s a day when I have made zero effort, my emergency picnic contribution is usually a punnet of strawberries and a bag of popcorn. On days when we have zero food in the house, I can usually piece together some kind cheese and vegemite scroll on puff pastry or a greek yogurt/flour dough.
However, there is always room for more quick and easy kid friendly snacks in our repertoire and these two are our latest additions.
Chickpea Choc Chip Cookies
Into the food processor place one can of rinsed chickpeas, 1/2 cup of peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and some kind of sweetener (honey/rice malt syrup/or a handful of dates)
Once combined, mix in some chopped dark chocolate or choc chips (sultanas would also work) and some chopped macadamia nuts.
Roll into balls, squash with a fork and cook (180 C) for 15ish minutes.
Most of our baby friends have now graduated to ‘real’ food, so even though my kids will have a go at eating most things, it is nice to bring along something that the little ones can share in too.
Oaty Choc Banana Biscuits
This is one is definitely for the kids i.e. kinda weird. They are very bananary and not all that biscuity but they are so quick and easy to prepare and they seem to be passing as a sweet treat with my kids so we are winning.
Essentially the recipe is a 2 ingredient job. Oats and banana. We added cacao for colour and raspberries just because. I feel like nuts, sultanas, peanut butter or choc chips would also totally work.
In the food processor throw 2 x ripe bananas, 1 cup oats, 1 tablespoon of cacao and a handful of (frozen, in our case) raspberries.
Roll into balls, squish with a fork and cook on 180 C for 15 ish minutes.
Set aside to cool then feed to children as bribery, black mail or disguised as dessert.