Now that school is back, I find filling the lunch boxes each day with foods that are healthy as well as satisfying for your children can be a bit challenging at times. Especially towards the end of the week when my fridge stores are running a little low.
If you have a food processor, these cookies are a great homemade option for the lunch box. You can store them in your pantry or keep a batch in the freezer for when you need a quick and nutritious snack.
Amanda (Simple home cook)
Oat & Bran Cookies
1 cup plain flour
1 cup bran cereal
1 cup rolled oats
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
70g butter, chilled & diced
½ cup caster sugar
1 Tbspn water
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
- In a food processor or thermomix, add flour, bran, oats, bicarb soda & butter. Process until crumbly.
- Add sugar, egg & water & process until a firm dough forms.
- On a floured bench, roll out dough to about ½ cm thick. Cut biscuits using a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass. Place on tray. Alternatively, to save time, roll the dough into balls & place on a tray. Flatten with a fork. Leave space of 2cm between each biscuit for spreading.
- Bake for 13 to 15 mins. Leave to cool on tray for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.