Calcium-rich breakfast/ biscuit bars

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Calcium-rich breakfast/ biscuit bars

You will need:

  • 2 small bananas
  • 180g/2 cups raw porridge oats (I bought mine from Raw Living EU. But you could also use ordinary or steel-cut oat flakes)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (again, I used raw, cold pressed, organic, whole tahini, but any nut butter would do)
  • 2 tablespoons mixed seeds, ground (I used hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and flaxseed)
  • 4 tablespoons chopped dried fruit, I used raisins ( I added them in to the food processor after grinding the seeds, I got distracted and let it process too long, it still worked fine but the raisins were more than chopped!) if you don’t have a processor, buy ground seeds and chop the dried fruit by hand.
  • 1  tablespoon freshly squeezed Lemon juice
  • Pinch of Pink Himalayan salt (This makes it more sweet)
  • A shallow (preferably square, tin) roughly 24/15cm/ 9×6 inch square container lined with cling film or plastic wrap. (Make sure this fits in your freezer).

This was a really easy recipe, so easy I managed to get in done in toddler-attention span time, with my two little helpers :)

  1. First (get one child to) mash the banana in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. (With the other child) measure 2 tablespoons of seeds into the food processor.  You can let them turn on, or pulse, the processor til the seeds are all ground.
  3. (With child two) measure in 2 tablespoons of dried fruit and pulse (if you can) the food processor.
  4. Then it is time to squeeze the lemon.  (I let them do this together, or in turns, as it is such a highlight).  Tip the lemon into the mixing bowl with the bananas.
  5. In the mixing bowl allow the kids to spoon, the tahini, the cinnamon, the salt, and the oats.  Add the ground seeds and dried fruit too.
  6. Let them give it a biiig mix with spoons.
  7. Spoon the ingredients into the prepared pan, and flatten it down (they like the flattening with a wooden spoon bit too!)
  8. Cover with a layer of cling film or foil, and put in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  9. You can tell your toddler where on the clock the hands will be when it is ready :)

Hannah-Marie

I'm a Yoga teacher and mother to 5-year old twins, with an interest in health, wellness and movement. In addition to articles on here, my work can be found by searching on Elephant Journal for my name, which will bring up recipes and mindful living articles. Thanks for reading :-)

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