- Gluten free ( I think he might be intolerant- the Drs don't mind you)
- Sugar free- added sugar that is
- Dairy free- we don't do dairy
- The right shape and size for BLW
They also had to be made with the contents of my kitchen which included no marg and only one egg.
So I made them and they are not bad actually. Considering they are nearly everything free that is- I'll be honest they ain't gonna impress Nigella but they are a healthy treat for your little one without having to compromise on what you are willing to give your baby. I have always found that my kids are just pleased to be given a biscuit, they are not too fussy about whether it is really sweet- if it looks like a biscuit they automatically think TREAT!!! Because these biscuits are not overly sweet you probably wont be tempted to nick them all as well- although that said I had about three straight from the oven.
So if you fancy giving these little biscuits a go here is the recipe and instructions:
- 225g of gluten free plain flour- just use plain flour if you don't need it to be GF
- 3 tbsps of olive oil
- 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
- Handful of raisins
- 5 chopped dried apricots
- 60g dried dates
- 1tbsp fresh orange juice - could use apple
- 1 beaten egg
- Approx 1tbsp of water dates were soaked in
- 1 ripe banana
Don't roll the dough too thin as this will make the biscuit too crispy and harder for your baby to eat.
If you want the biscuits sweeter double up the dates.
The fibers of from the dates can look a bit like hairs when you're cutting out the shapes- don't be alarmed.
If you get any raisins sticking out when you cut the biscuits- try shove them back in as they burn otherwise.
I think these would be nice spread with cream cheese, fruit puree or yoghurt
Oh this recipe yields 22 eggs and 1 Santa
Lots of Love
BLW Mama xxx