SUITABLE FROM 9 – 12 MONTHS
MAKES 12 COOKIES / PREPARE 10 MINS / COOK 45 MINS
15g Grated coconut
115g Porridge oats
60g Blanched almonds
60g Dried blueberries
4 tbsp Ground flax seeds
2 tbsp Chia seeds
7tbsp Rapeseed oil
½ tsp Ground cinnamon
60g Soft and jammy pitted dates
½ tsp Vanilla extract
If you’ve got the time, soak the nuts overnight in cold water and a pinch of salt to remove phytates and allow nutrients to be absorbed more easily. In the morning, rinse them well and dry them on paper towels.
If your dates are not soft, soak them in a cup of warm water while you get the rest of the ingredients ready.
Put the dried nuts in the Béaba Babycook and process until chopped into small pieces but not turned into powder.
Preheat the oven 150C. Lightly grease a baking sheet with rapeseed oil and line it with baking parchment.
Put the oats, chopped nuts, coconut, dried blueberries, seeds and cinnamon in bowl and mix well.
Pour the oil, dates and vanilla extract in your Béaba Babycook and process until amalgamated and syrupy.
Stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly with a rubber spatula until you get a sticky dough.
With wet hands, press walnut-size balls of the dough between your hands to make them as compact as possible. Put them on the prepared baking sheet and press with your thumb to flatten a little bit.
Bake 35-40 min or until golden. Leave to cool on the baking sheet.
Once cool, keep them in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks…if they last!
Oats provide slow-releasing carbohydrate keep blood sugar levels even through the day. They are a good source of MAGNESIUM, for energy production. They also provide SELENIUM, an antioxidant that protects the body from damage.
Additionally, oats are high in soluble FIBRE that contains BETA-GLUCAN which helps lower CHOLESTEROL levels. The insoluble fibre in oats feeds the good bacteria in the gut.
Seeds and nuts are a good source of protein and essential fatty acids.
Almonds are high in heart protective MONO-UNSATURATED FATS and CALCIUM. Walnuts contain good levels of FOLIC ACID to support blood cell production.
Chia seeds contain complete protein like that in animal sources with the added benefit that they contain good levels of omega-3 fatty acids which research shows have anti-inflammatory properties, may help keep a healthy.