food for kids


One of the greatest challenges (read: fiascos) in feeding children is making stuff that you want them to eat that they actually want to eat.

I have friends who feed their kids only macrobiotic and organic food, who's 4 yr olds snack on home-made sushi and carrot sticks. That's awesome. But sadly not my present reality.

Today I made up a biscuit that fulfills biscuityness, but is not bad in the health stakes.

Oatmeal and Maple Syrup Biscuits

125g butter
1/2 cup raw sugar
1 egg
1.5 cups plain wholemeal flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup oatbran
1 cup oats
2 dessertspoons maple syrup


Melt butter, add sugar, then egg, then all your dry ingredients then the syrup at the end. Let sit for a few minutes if it's too sticky to roll, then roll into balls and cook in mod over (180 deg) for 10-15 mins depending on your oven.) Makes about 24.

Did they like them?

Tilly (2) loved them. Henry (4) said, "I don't like biscuits." Of course.

(I liked them; chewy, not too sweet, oaty. EASY. Perfect.)


2 Comments on “food for kids

July 5, 2009 at 2:46 am

Oh you should try making Lamingtons with your kids, it is messy, it is fun and the end result is delicious………they are a true Australian treat…..if you go to my site you will find the recipe…..

September 12, 2011 at 5:05 am

I made these this weekend. The little monkey loves them, although must say mine were not chewy at all and quite the crumbler. Been sweeping cookie crumbs full time since. Maybe the baking powder is stronger over in Europe. Will try again with less. Still very yummy though, thanks!


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