We made these biscuits for children to decorate on valentines day. They are naturally sweetened with dates and sweet potato and full of fibre. You can also replace half oats/flour with cocoa powder for a chocolaty version. The inspiration for this recipe came from our friend Mandy over at Sneaky Veg.
140 grams cooked sweet potato, mashed
120 grams of ground oats (you can buy ground or blend yourself) or spelt flour
1 tablespoon of non-flavoured oil such as rapeseed or coconut
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ground ginger
1 teaspoon of baking powder
Zest of 1 orange and juice of half the orange
1 tablespoon of date syrup or maple syrup
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c.
2. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
3. Roll tablespoon size pieces of the dough with your hands and flatten with your hand. Cut into
heart or other shapes if you like or leave in round discs.
4. Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
5. Allow to cool before eating.
Optional toppings to decorate:
If you would like to decorate your biscuits (although they are delicious by themselves) you can try the following healthier alternative to icing:
Blend: 50 grams of berries (such as strawberries, raspberries or blackberries), 100 grams of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of maple or date syrup
Wait for your biscuits to cool before decorating. Top with chopped up fruit.