Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Starting School and Sultana Oat Biscuits
Whatever you call it, it is the end of an era for us and the start of a new exciting chapter for Oscar!
We have been preparing for months getting school uniforms bought, washed and labelled, school books covered and the all-important lunch box chosen. After much deliberation I went with a medium size Fridge to Go lunch bag, a stainless steel lunchbots trio container and a 4 My Earth sandwich wrap and snack pocket. I bought all of these on Lime Tree Kids (my favourite online kids store) but they are available at other places. All of these should last him for years and I'm happy to be moving away from plastic to more environmentally friendly products.
At Oscar's school they eat 3 times in first term then twice a day after that. This means we need to send a piece of fruit for mini munch, lunch and a snack. For this first week I thought a yummy cookie would be perfect for his afternoon snack as it only has to keep him going for the hour or so until he gets home and I can bake and freeze ahead of time.
I came up with these Sultana Oat Biscuits using ingredients I had in the pantry. While I am baking without wheat and dairy most of the time these days, Oscar doesn't have any allergies and these are sugar free, contain wholemeal flour and will give him a good energy hit from the sultanas.
Good luck to all the preppies and their mums/dads today!
Sultana Oat Biscuits
Recipe by me
125g butter, softened
1 tbs stevia (I used Natvia)
1 ts vanilla extract
1/2 cup wholemeal plain flour
1/2 cup plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 ts baking powder
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
1/2 cup sultanas
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
Cream the butter and stevia together until pale, add the vanilla and egg and beat until thick and smooth. Fold through the dry ingredients until well combined. Roll spoonfuls of dough into 16 balls and place on 2 trays. Flatten each ball with damp fingers.
Bake for approx 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. They will be soft at first but will firm up when cool.