I love it when my kids get involved in the kitchen with me! Cooking is such an important skill, and I want my children to develop a healthy understanding of food from a young age. So, whenever I bake, I try to get them to help- they love sweets, and it’s fun for them to see how some of their favourite foods are made. It’s also valuable bonding time that we get to spend together, making memories and learning new skills.
These chestnut biscuits are so much fun to make! They’re easy enough for my little helpers to do almost all by themselves, and I let them pick out their favourite shapes of cutters so they can really feel involved in the process. And, because these biscuits can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week, they make the perfect snack to pack into lunch bags during the week. My boys can proudly share their yummy creations with their friends, and I get to be a proud mum knowing that they’re eating a healthy treat that’s free of processed sugar, gluten, and bad fats.
If you haven’t tried chestnut flour before, you really need to! It has a sweet, nuttiness to it, and chestnuts are very high in vitamin C, magnesium, and copper. Chestnuts also contain high amounts of linoleic acid, which (among other benefits) is essential in brain development in young children. Because chestnut flour can be somewhat grainy, I also used rice flour to balance out the body of this biscuit dough. Also, I chose to sweeten my dough with honey, but if you’re strictly vegan you can always replace it with maple syrup, or even yacon syrup!
Whether you’re cooking for little ones, or are just a child at heart, you’ll love this easy, fun, healthy recipe! Healthy eating should still be fun, and there’s always room for something sweet! Eat well to live well!
- 1 cup Chestnut flour
- 1/2 cup Rice flour
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp Arrowroot (or corn starch)
- 2 tbsp Coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
1. Preheat oven to 175C (350F)
2. Mix all ingredients together.
3. Roll the dough out until it’s ¼” thick, and cut into shapes using a cutter.
4. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes.