Strawberry Oat Biccies
Strawberries are all the rage here in the Stokes' household. Unfortunately strawbs are heavily sprayed with all of the chemicals! Trust me my father in law is as country/farm man as you can get and even he raves about the chemicals used. So... I have a few tips for you for when you bring home those juicy delicious little berries. Its pretty simple, its just a vinegar wash, not only does this help to remove SOME of the nasties on the berries but low and behold it actually helps keep the berries fresher, and helps prevent spoilage.
Vinegar Fruit and Veggie Wash
- 1. add cold water to a clean sink
- add 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar or normal white vinegar
- soak for 15- 20 minutes
- lay to dry on a clean tea towel
- store in a container in the fridge
Ok, Recipe Time
Easy, healthy lunchbox biccies.
- 1 cup (100g) rolled oats
- 3/4 cup (90g) whole wheat flour - self raising
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8tsp Himalayan salt
- 2 tbso (28g) melted coconut oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (i am big on buying quality for vanilla extract)
- 1/2 honey or sweetener of choice (we had some beautiful local honey gifted to us , from my lovely Aunt)
- 3/4 cup (105g) fresh strawberries roughly chopped
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees c
- stir together, oats, flour, cinnamon and salt into a medium bowl
- meanwhile in another bowl or food processor (thermomix) whisk together coconut oil, egg, vanilla.
- Stir in the honey
- slowly add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients
- fold in the strawberries
- put down baking paper onto a tray
- spoon mixture into little dome shapes atleast 3 cms apart (they dont spread alot) can also make these into muesli bar shapes for a breaky bar?
- bake for 15 minutes
- eat and enjoy or store into an airtight jar or container and will keep for up to a week - great for school lunches
These biccies are a great alternative to the store bought sugar laden biccies out there. Not only are they made with love, but also with wholefood ingredients, they are low GI and a fantastic addition to lunch boxes. You can also leave them for afternoon tea for the hungry tykes, or perhaps an on the go breaky (could make them into bar shapes for a breaky bar)
These biccies contain complex carbohydrates, dairy free, wheat free, preservative free, colour and flavouring free!