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
- First (get one child to) mash the banana in a medium mixing bowl.
- (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.
- (With child two) measure in 2 tablespoons of dried fruit and pulse (if you can) the food processor.
- 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.
- 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.
- Let them give it a biiig mix with spoons.
- Spoon the ingredients into the prepared pan, and flatten it down (they like the flattening with a wooden spoon bit too!)
- Cover with a layer of cling film or foil, and put in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- You can tell your toddler where on the clock the hands will be when it is ready