If you think the best thing in your lunchbox is the yummy sweet treat at the end, then these healthy seed cookies are perfect for you! Although it’s hard to say that any biscuit is healthy, these seed cookies are much better for you than the ones in bags you buy from the supermarket. These biscuits help to boost your energy levels when scoffed as a mid-morning or after-school snack too.
How Are These Cookies Healthy?
- The seeds give extra flavour so we don’t need to use as much sugar.
- Seeds are full of goodness. Rich in good oils, fibre, and protein, seeds help to keep your heart healthy and the Omega-3 inside seeds has been proven to help kids like you to concentrate better–brain-boosting biscuits!
- We suggest using a mix of seeds, but try to make sure that pumpkin seeds are part of your mix if you can–they are lower in fat than most other seeds.
- The wholemeal flour makes sure we get a good amount of fibre, which is good to help keep our insides clean and bug-free (and helps to prevent tummy aches, as fibre makes it easier to ‘go’ to the toilet).
- The oats we use in this recipe are great at releasing energy over a long period of time. When you eat something high in sugar then you get a quick boost of energy, but oats release their energy more slowly so they keep your tummy feeling fuller for longer.
Stuff You’ll Need
- 125g (1 stick) softened butter
- 100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
- 100g (1/2 cup) brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 100g (3/4 cup) wholemeal flour
- 150g (1 1/4 cups) mixed seeds
- 100g (1 cup) oats
Let’s Get Going
1. Preheat the oven to 180c, 350f, gas 4 and line 3 baking trays with greaseproof paper (You can bake them in batches if you don’t have that many trays spare).
4. Take some dough and roll it into a ball–about the size of a ping-pong ball–and flatten it to a chunky disc shape, using the palm of your hand. Place on a baking tray. Leave a bit of room between each dough ball as they will spread in the oven.
5. Get a grown-up to put your biscuits into the oven for 12-15 minutes. They are ready when golden at the edges and a little soft in the middle.
And that’s how you make healthy seed cookies for your lunchbox–easy peasy or what?