Get your kids in the kitchen baking up a batch of these easy and nutritious oatmeal energy cookies! Brought to you by CBeebies I Can Cook, this delicious recipe makes for a fun and engaging baking experience for little ones. These cookies are full of healthy oatmeal and provide a fantastic energy boost for active children. With just a few basic ingredients and simple instructions, this recipe is perfect for introducing your children to the joy of baking. Let them unleash their creativity and enjoy the delicious rewards of their hard work. Start baking these delicious cookies today!
- 50 g ready-to-eat dried apricots
- 50g soft butter
- 50g light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons condensed milk (look for it in tubes)
- 50g oat flakes
- 85g self-raising flour
To prepare the cookies you will need a scale, a mixing bowl, a tablespoon and wood
Spoon, children’s scissors, baking tray
and baking paper.For parents
To do this, everything must be weighed/laid out beforehand. Cutting apricots with children’s scissors
Makes the job easier and means younger children can also take on the task
Chopping without a knife. By dividing the mixture into 6 equal-sized balls, children learn the basic skills of sharing. Dividing by eye can be achieved with a little practice and is easier for older children. To teach older children numbers, you can use electrical devices
Scales to ensure each ball is coarse
the same weight.Before you start
Wash your hands and tie back your long hair
and put on an apron.
- Preheat the oven to 150°C/130°C fan/gas 2.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Cut the apricots into small pieces using children’s scissors.
- Place butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon.
- Use very soft butter so that young wrists can easily mix the butter and sugar.
- Add the condensed milk, mix well, then add the oat flakes and apricots and mix well again.
- Finally add the flour and mix until it starts to disappear – you can also mix it with your hands.
- Form the dough into a large ball, then break it into six equal sized clumps (this ensures the cookies bake at the same time).
- Roll each lump into a ball and then press it onto the baking paper with the palm of your hand.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
- Let cool on the tray.
- The cookies will last up to 3 days in an airtight container.
Equipment and tools
- mixing bowl
- wooden spoon
- Children’s scissors
- baking paper
This recipe contains the following allergen:
- Milk (condensed milk)
Storage and leftovers
Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Alternatively, you can freeze the cookies for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before enjoying.
Health Benefits of Oat Energy Cookies
Health Benefits of Oat Energy Cookies
Oat energy cookies are a delicious and nutritious snack that can give you a boost of energy throughout the day. Packed with healthy ingredients, these cookies offer numerous health benefits, making them a great choice for children and adults.
Benefits of Oaty Energy Cookies
1. Rich in fiber
The combination of oats and self-rising flour in these cookies provides a good amount of fiber. Fiber is essential for a healthy digestive system and can help regulate blood sugar levels, promote satiety and prevent constipation.
2. Source of essential nutrients
Including ready-to-eat dried apricots in the recipe provides a special taste and provides important vitamins and minerals. Apricots are known for their high vitamin A and potassium content, which support eye health and heart function, respectively.
3. Energy boost
Oat energy cookies are the perfect snack when you need an energy boost. The combination of oats, butter and light brown sugar creates a blend of complex carbohydrates and natural sugars that can help replenish your energy levels and keep you going throughout the day.
4. Easy to create and customize
These cookies are easy to make and can be easily customized to suit your taste preferences. Feel free to add nuts, seeds, or chocolate chips for more flavor and texture. Additionally, the recipe encourages children to get involved in the kitchen by teaching them valuable cooking skills and encouraging a love of nutritious foods.
Oat Energy Cookies are a delicious and healthy treat that the whole family can enjoy. With their high fiber content, essential nutrients and energy-boosting properties, these cookies are a great option for a snack that not only tastes good but also nourishes your body.