I saw this recipe and thought it would be great for fussy eaters.
It’s quick and simple and the children could definitely help or make themselves.
It’s easy to adapt to taste (without seeds etc. it would work well).
It’s cost effective.
It’s easy to boost nutrients.
It can be low sugar and of course no additives or preservatives.
The only downside is that it’s a bit crumbly, so I will work on that and report back 😊
150gms butter (yes, it’s a lot!)
½ cup honey/maple syrup
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbs boiling water
1 cup oats (I used wholegrain)
1 cup flour (I used wholemeal – and you could never tell) GF flour would work too.
¼ cup raisins (optional)
1/8 cup pepitas/pumpkin seeds (optional)
1/8 cup sunflower seeds (optional)
1/8 cup choc chips (optional) – I substituted for ¼ cup of chopped dates
1 dessert sp ground linseeds (optional)
Heat oven to 160˚
Melt butter and honey together.
Add baking soda to the boiling water, then add to the butter mixture.
In a bowl combine all other ingredients.
Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
Spoon into a lined baking dish. Flatten mixture down. Cut into squares.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until browning.
Serve warm or cold.
*with thanks to The Root Cause for recipe inspiration.
Judith, MA Cantab, is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/