Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Difficulty rating: Easy
Age recommendation: 1 year and over
Makes 14 biscuits.
- 200 g almonds
- 100 g cashews
- 70 g honey (about 3 tablespoons)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 egg
- 60 g coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Place the almonds and cashews in a food processor and mix on high speed until the nuts have a fine, mealy texture, about 10 seconds.
- Add the honey and coconut oil to the food processor. Blend on low speed until the ingredients stick together, about 2 minutes.
- Add the egg, cinnamon and vanilla. Blend for a further 20 seconds on low speed. The ingredients should form a thick, cookie-like dough when you have finished.
- Remove spoonfuls of the dough, roll into balls and flatten slightly.
- Place the balls on baking paper on an oven tray and bake for about 10 minutes.
- These biscuits are a great healthy alternative to commercial biscuits, to treat your children. But remember, they’re still a treat that your child should eat once in a while.³
- Before packing a special treat for your children, remember that some schools and other places may not allow nut products onto their grounds.
|Per serve (35g biscuit)||Per 100g|
|Protein||4.68 g||13.45 g|
|Total fat||16.05 g||46.1 g|
|Saturated fat||5.26 g||15.09 g|
|Carbohydrates||6.78 g||19.46 g|
|Total sugars||5.14 g||14.77 g|
|Fibre||1.58 g||4.52 g|
|Sodium||7.64 mg||21.95 mg|
|Cholesterol||17.43 mg||50.05 mg|
|Potassium||153.99 mg||442.24 mg|
|Calcium||42.41 mg||121.81 mg|
|Iron||1.06 mg||3.04 mg|
|Zinc||1.09 mg||3.14 mg|
- Willet W. Ask the doctor: Coconut oil. 2016 (cited 26 March 2017). Available from: [URL link]
- Food Standards Australia and New Zealand. AUSNUT 2011-13 Food Nutrient Database. 2013 (cited 27 July 2014). Available from: [URL link]
- National Health and Medical Research Council. Eat for health: Infant feeding guidelines: Information for health workers. 2012 (cited 10 April 2016). Available from: [URL link]