Coconut and Oat Bites

These are tasty and wholesome little biscuits, inspired by Australian Anzac biscuits. Instead of golden syrup and sugar, this recipe uses agave syrup and sultanas to produce a slightly sweet snack with all the goodness of oats and added linseed. This recipe makes about 20 biscuits.

Ingredients

  • 50g rolled oats
  • 50g self raising flour
  • 50g sultanas or raisins
  • 25g dessicated coconut
  • 25g ground linseed (flaxseed)
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 2-3 tbsp agave syrup

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, coconut, sultanas, and linseeds.
  2. Melt the butter and agave syrup in a pan over a low heat. Use 2 or 3 tablespoons of agave syrup depending on the desired sweetness. I have a sweet tooth so used 3 but also tried the recipe with 2 tbsps. My daughter liked both and I preferred the sweeter version!
  3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the melted butter/ syrup mix. Stir until everything is well combined.
  4. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Using a teaspoon, scoop out some dough and roll it into a ball in your hand. Place onto the baking tray and squash down a little (or a lot if you want flat biscuits!). I left them quite round so that my daughter could hold one in her hand easily (see photo below of the bites lined up on the tray).
  5. Bake at 160C for 15-20 minutes until golden brown (this batch took 18 mins).

  • Nutritional Highlights: Oats are a good source of fibre and magnesium. They also contain protein: oats have the highest protein content of all cereals. Oats also contain iron (but this is difficult to absorb because oats also contain substances that inhibit iron absorption). Linseeds bring omega 3 to these biscuits.
  • A-L age and rating: First served at 17 months. One of these bites fit perfectly into A-L’s hand so she happily munches on one as she sits in her buggy when we head out and about.  
  • Freezer friendly? Yes
  • Adult adaption: Make them larger?!
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