My neighbours describe sunflower seeds as “poor man’s pinenuts”. There is a lot of truth in that statement. Many seeds are much more affordable than a lot of nuts.
I recently posted a note on sesame seeds and I thought I would share this recipe with you because it’s another easy way to get some really great seeds into your families diet. You simply add them into a bunch of biscuits. These oaty biscuits have pumpkin and sunflower seeds in them, and are really scrumptious. If your kids baulk at the seeds, you could try adding in some ground LSA into your baking instead, which they will barely notice at all. “Sneaky swiper”…
These biscuits are an adaptation of a basic Anzac biscuit.
Seedy oaty biscuits
1.5 Cups flour
1 cup coconut
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
140 g butter
2 T golden syrup
1 T hot water
1.5 t baking soda
In a large bowl combine the first five ingredients. Mix well.
In a saucepan gently melt the butter and syrup together.
In a small cup or bowl mix together the water and baking soda. Stir well.
Mix the water/soda mixture into the melted butter and syrup. Mix well.
Tip the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. Mix together and then spoon small dessert spoons onto a lined baking tray and flatten a little. Leave some room for the biscuits to spread. The mixture will be quite crumbly
Bake at 180-190 degrees for approximately 8 minutes or until they look browned on top.
Remove from oven and let them cool on the tray.
Enjoy with a cup of tea or a glass of milk.