I eat masses of seeds and nuts myself, but for my infant son there's still the risk of choking or breathing them into his airways, so I asked myself "how am I to get these nutritious foods into him?" My husband and I decided to raise Sky as vegetarian until he is old enough to understand about where meat comes from and choose for himself whether he wants to eat it, so I must ensure he has all the nutrition available to him.
As many of you have seen recently I have been grinding nuts and seeds up for various things, such as my Vegetarian Quiche with a Sesame, Linseed & Hazelnut Crust, or my Manuka Honey, Hazelnut & Golden Linseed Creamy Cheesecake. So the experimentation continues and yesterday I came up with these Savoury Seed & Sundried Tomato Biscuits, which are very simply made yet very tasty, healthy and most importantly - safe for an infant! The last two afternoons I have been feeding him nibbles of these biscuits, and he keeps coming back for more so I guess it's thumbs up for these biscuits Mama! Hooray for their seedy goodness!!!
Ingredients: (makes about 25)
100g sesame seeds
100g golden linseed
50g hemp seeds
50g sunflower seeds
50g coconut oil
100g sundried tomatoes
2 large free-range eggs
2 tblsp dried oregano
2 tblsp dried rosemary
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cinnamon
Cold water to keep your hands wet to shape biscuits
Grind the seeds finely - I used the grinder attachment on my blender. Put the ground seeds into a large bowl.
Rub the oil and butter into the ground seeds using your hands.
Chop the sundried tomatoes into small pieces... I find scissors much easier than a knife!
Add the sundried tomatoes to the bowl, along with the eggs, herbs and spices. Using your hand, thoroughly blend all the ingredients together to make a nice sticky mixture.
Keeping your hands wet, shape the biscuits into rounds and pat them flat. They are a little fragile at this stage, but will hold once baked so don't worry! I also find silicone baking trays are very handy as they don't stick and therefore don't need rough treatment with a spatula to remove them from the tray! If you don't have a silicone tray, use some baking parchment or lightly grease the tray.
Pop into a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes until golden and crunchy. Allow to cool before moving from the tray.
Eat on their own as a snack, or alongside a meal. Yummy!
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