School holidays… we eagerly await them and the respite they bring from the morning rush and packing lunch boxes.
But can we talk about how many snacks kids need when we spend a whole day at home?! I land up taking mine out for milkshakes and hamburgers more often than I should, because I can’t face having to come up with yet another wholesome meal to see them through 30 minutes until they’re yelling “Mom, can I have a snack!” again…
Thankfully my daughter enjoys baking, so she helps me whip up goodies to keep some of the hunger monsters at bay.
Here’s a favourite:
Preheat the oven to 180’C
Line a square baking pan (20x20cm) with parchment paper
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 tbs golden syrup
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup plain flour
1 cup oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup mixed seeds – sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, linseed, etc
In a small saucepan, melt together the sugar and butter.
Remove from the heat and stir in the baking soda.
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Stir in the melted butter and sugar mixture. Combine well.
Press into the baking tin.
Bake at 180’C for approx. 15 minutes, until just starting to turn a golden brown.
Cut in squares while still hot, but leave in the baking tin until cool.
Ok. One snack option done, three dozen to go….!