I buy a lot of biscuits from the baby food aisle and both my kids love them but it’s always nicer (and cheaper!!) to make your own. The Boy loves helping me in the kitchen so I try where I can to involve him when I bake. As you have guessed by now I try to avoid giving the kids sugar wherever possible so here are 3 biscuit recipes that are baby, toddler, child and adult friendly and none of them have any refined sugar in them. The first one does have honey but it’s a small amount so it’s good for children over 1 but remember that under 1’s should not have honey. I have called this post Sugar Free Biscuits – Part 1 as I have a few more recipes in my collection but want to save them for another day!
Spice banana biscuits:
150g plain flour
2 tbsp honey
1/2 banana – well mashed.
2tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinammon
Put the honey and the butter in a small pan and over a low heat melt them together. Add this mixture to the all the other ingredients in a bowl and mix so that you get a dough like consistency. Let the dough cool a bit then on a floured surface roll it out until its about 1cm thick and cut with some cookie cutters. Put on a well greased baking tray or non stick baking sheet and cook at 180 degrees C for 10-15 minutes turning half way until the biscuits are browned. Let cool on a wire rack then enjoy! These freeze nicely wrapped in clingfilm (if you have any left!)
These cookies are so delicious and easy to make and with only two ingredients how can you go wrong!!
It’s always nice to have a savoury biscuit option up your sleeve and this recipe so incredibly simple to make that even The Boy (aged 6) can make it with limited supervision!
100g plain flour
50g soft butter (not melted)
30g grated cheese (stronger the better)
1tsp Marmite (optional)
Add the flour to the butter and mix it with your fingers to make a kind of crumbly mixture. Then add the cheese and Marmite and again with your fingers bring it together to make a dough. Flour a surface and roll the dough out. Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter. Place on a non stick baking tray or sheet or a greased tray and cook at 180 degrees C for 10-15 minutes, turning halfway. Cool on a wire tray then enjoy. These also freeze nicely wrapped in clingfilm but so far I haven’t had any left to freeze!