I tell my daughter these biscuits are ‘treats’ because I’m an evil genius. Really this is a healthy lunchbox biscuit recipe. But they are also pretty good.
I keep telling my daughter that there is a difference between everyday foods and sometimes foods. Biscuits, I tell her are a sometimes food. That's all well and good but she actually doesn't eat. Not in a fussy-eater-won't-eat-her-veggies kind of way. In a it's-7pm-and-all-she-has-had-all-day-is-half-a-piece-of-honey-toast kinda way.
Biscuits, she will eat though, so they may as well be full of just about everything possible in them. These are everyday biscuits – but don't tell her that. As far as she's concerned, these little puppies are 'treats' and if she's really good she can have one, but just one, ok maybe two but no more. Bwah ha ha ha ha. The recipe can be tweaked. If you have a bunch of dried apple, some nuts, whatever you want just chuck them in. If they are going to school, make sure you leave out any nuts though.
125g soft butter
1tsp orange rind
1 cup of brown sugar
1 & 1/3 cup of self raising flour (you can use wholemeal)
1 cup of sunflower seeds
2/3 of a cup of raisins, nuts, dried fruit etc. I use trail mix
The juice of one orange (about 80ml)
2/3 cup of desiccated coconut
2/3 cup of rolled oats
2 tbs of chia seeds
Preheat oven to 180 degrees, beat butter, rind and sugar in a mixer, add flower, and stir by hand, add other ingredients, roll into balls (measure by a heaped teaspoon size) arrange on oven tray (oiled or with baking paper on it) lightly squash with a fork and bake for 15 mins.
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