Super Easy Oaty Bites recipe kick starts school children creating healthy bakes

Today we were really privileged to visit Orchard Meadow Primary School in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, to support their Healthy Eating Day. The Year 4 & 5 children were so engaged and curious and it was a joy to pass on baking tips and healthy eating knowledge to the next generation of eager young minds.

The children had some brilliant questions such as ‘How do you make bread crusty?’ and ‘How hard is it to make healthy food?’ In response to that one we had answered a resounding “it’s easy!” and shared a recipe – ideal for lunchboxes or after school snacks!

 

Here’s that recipe now….happy baking!

 

These biscuits are SUPER easy to make and are jam packed full of fibre. They also contribute to one of your five a day and have healthy fats and protein. As ever, wash your hands before you start and get an adult to help you with the hot bits!

 

Ingredients

 

120g OATS
160g WHOLEMEAL FLOUR
40g SULTANAS
20g SUNFLOWER SEEDS
2 tsp MIXED SPICE or CINNAMON
100g CARROT
50g HONEY
1 tsp BAKING POWDER
½ tsp BICARBONATE OF SODA
100g BUTTER

 

1. Weigh out SULTANAS, boil water and cover sultanas and let sit for 20 min
2. Preheat the oven to 170℃
3. Weigh out the OATS, WHOLEMEAL FLOUR, SUNFLOWER SEEDS, SPICE, BAKING POWDER, BICARBONATE in a bowl
4. Grate the CARROT
5. Melt BUTTER (Ask a grown up to help you)
6. Pour off excess water from sultanas
7. Add carrot and butter to the flour bowl, along with the honey and sultanas
8. Then get your fingers messy! Start mixing to combine everything together well
9. Take 1 Tablespoon of the mixture and roll into little balls
10. Place on baking paper, flatten a little and then pop into oven for approx. 15 min until lightly golden
11. Allow to cool, then munch away.

 

Remember to save some for your lunch box!

   

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