Lovely, cream, round oats. Funny things really. However in my attempt to get healthy and stop feeding my baby ready made baby treats I have discovered the wonders of these little things. If your toddler is anything like mine they will do anything to steal a biscuit or three. Feeling increasingly guilty about being ‘that mother’ I started researching how to make healthy and delicious baby biscuits. I was very sceptical about this because seldom do you find a foodstuff that is both healthy and nutritious. However, I discovered Oat and raisin biscuits. All I needed was butter, flour, raisins, golden syrup and vanilla essence. Even I could manage this recipe. The hardest part was trying to fit 18 balls of dough on an oven tray. Needless to say what I took out of the oven was more of a tray bake than a biscuit… However, they tasted delicious and my baby loved them. (not quite as much as me I might add)!
Cue one very happy mother. Not for long though, my smugness soon wore off after making my second batch a few days later. I decided to add pumpkin seeds to the mix too. I added all my ingredients and waited for the oven timer to ping. What I could see was a runny, brown sludge. I left them to cool and tasted them – they tasted pretty delicious but they looked like they had been dropped from a height repeatedly. On asking my husband, who never hesitates to market himself as ‘the cook’ he asked if I added all my ingredients. Going through the list… butter, tick, golden syrup, tick, vanilla essence, tick, oats, tick , pumpkin seeds and raisins, tick, flour, hmm. It appears that I forgot to add one vital ingredient. Typical. Flour is overrated anyway. Looks like it’s back to the drawing board for me. I might take one of the oat biscuits with me though just to help me through.