What is on the toddler treat menu this weekend
Welcome to my regular Friday post about what I’m going to be be making for my kids to snack on this weekend.
Weekends can be the most difficult time in terms of keeping a healthy approach to snacking at the top of our minds. After all – weekends are all about relaxation! However, Weekends are also the most difficult time because you are tired from the week just gone and you might have some little people hanging around your feet in the kitchen complaining of being hungry what seems to be every 5 minutes. His exact words are “I want a snack” – usually 5 minutes after he has had breakfast.
So on account of this I try to have a selection of snack that I consider to be appropriate, available to quell his incessant appetite.
This recipe for Banana and Date Scones is simple and tasty – especially with a small swipe of organic butter. To make them a little more Baby-Led-Solids friendly I make them smaller than normal. This ensures that they are a nice size for small hands to pick up – not that Baby-b has any trouble at all but when they are nice and compact for small hands to hold it just makes it that little bit easier.
(For American readers: Scones in Australia are like small sweet dough based cakes – a little bit like what you might call biscuits – they are tasty!)
Banana and Date Scones
::Dairy Free::No Added Sugar::
2 Cups Wholemeal plain flour
2 Tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1 Cup dates (Finely Chopped)
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1 medium mashed banana
3/4 cup Almond milk
1 tsp lemon juice
Sift flour, baking powder, soda and spices. Add dates, lemon rind and mix through. Add banana to milk and lemon juice, add to the flour and date mixture. Mix together and knead until it all comes together in a dough. Roughly flatten out the dough until it is a desired thickness and cut into squares and triangle – or use a scone cutter to cut out scones. Place on a baking tray. Cook at 180 degrees celcius (350 F) for 15 – 20 minutes. Be careful not to overcook as they will become rock hard.
Best eaten fresh from the over, however you are able to freeze these scones if you cook a large batch and want some for school lunches during the week.
::Daily Meditation:: Have you set your intention for the Day? Be kind to yourself and lower your expectations
Ola Happy Mama! II know that you are probably feeling overwhelmed by that basket of washing and the kids are driving you nuts. But try and find 5 minutes to sit in silence and reflect today. Find quiet and peace and rest within yourself and congratulate on the amazing job you do each day – you deserve it!