The Three Ingredients Chewy Oatmeal Cookies!

To my dissatisfaction T recently discovered the joy of consuming  store bought biscuits and he can’t seem to have enough of them! “Mummy Bikkit”, he says with his big doe eyes and should I refuse, “Peeeez” he begs. Now how can this mummy say no to that?!

So in my search for the healthy cookie, I came across this lovely recipe online which literally uses 3 essential ingredients. Oats, the instant kinds, over ripe bananas and cinnamon powder. Now of course  you can add absolutely anything to the mix and make these your own. I went ahead and made them with what was available in my pantry.

These sure make an awesome healthy substitute to the evil Bikkit! and the best part is there is NO flour, NO added sugar and NO baking powder! So so simple right?

IMG_9053

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Instant oats
  • 2 over ripe bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon powder
  • A few crushed Walnuts
  • A few Raisins

Tip: One can add mango pulp, apple sauce, chocolate chips, roasted almonds and anything at all that your young one might fancy

Make them with just banana and oatmeal for babies who are teething or make them chunky with dry fruits and chocolate chips for toddlers

IMG_9069

Method:

  • Mash the bananas first
  • Add in all the ingredients
  • Scoop out tiny blobs of it on a oiled baking sheet or flatten them out to the size you desire
  • Bake on 200°C for about 15-20 mins
  • Serve when cool

Note: They can be stored in the fridge or a cool dry place for about 2 days (not over)

Recipe Credit: http://www.thesimpleveganista.blogspot.in

Sweet Potato & Mixed Nuts Patty

We’ve been here a good 15 days and ‘T’ is enjoying his food exploration! There’s been loads of food new food from crisp nectarines, blueberries & green apples to a different variety of sweet potato (apparently there are several varieties of these) and cheeses.

Back at home I’ve only seen the purple ones which are equally yummy. The ones that I picked up here are apparently called Beauregard, a widely grown commercial variety thats lends itself well to baking, mashing, frying or boiling.

Sweet potatoes I know are a very good source of fibre and anti oxidants, that apart they pack in a punch with vitamin B6 – which helps in brain development during pregnancy and infancy as well as immune function. Vitamin C – helps in protecting cells from damage & Vitamin E – which we all know does wonders for our skin and hair.

So I put this quick patty mix together with sweet potatoes and mixed nuts to make a super healthy snack for their (‘T’ & my adorable niece Netra) 5 pm hunger pang. It’s easy and the naturally sweet, sweet potato eliminates any need for sugar or seasoning (apart from cinnamon) and the nuts give it a texture that these babies seem to enjoy. One can put this recipe with any kind of sweet potato. ‘T’ quite loved eating these by himself. The little guy is learning some neat spoon and fork skills from his older sister.

photo 4

Ingredients:

Sweet Potato

Mixed nuts, I’ve used cashews and pecan halves

Cinnamon powder

Butter for pan frying

photo 5

Method:

Boil the sweet potatoes with the skin. Peel and mash

Pulse the nuts to a coarse powder

Mix the two together with a pinch of cinnamon powder and make small patties out of it

Pan fry in a little butter

Serve warm

 

PS: These would make a great filling breakfast too!