Nutrition for children is a top priority for us Moms. Personally, for me, my daughter loves to binge in between meals so it became a priority for me to innovate and find some alternative to her snack. She recently got hooked on to ‘milk bikis’ which is just maida (flour) and sugar and is of Zero nutritional value for any child.
So, I read a few recipes to work with easy ingredients available at home and came up with my own recipe. My daughter is fond of crunchy snacks and my ‘star thins’ are just those 🙂 FYI, these do not have any refined sugar.
Here is my recipe. Hope this helps
Ingredients (Make sure these are the best quality ingredients available in the market)
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (preferably organic)
1 cup, powdered rolled oats
10 to 15 medium sized deseeded dates
1/4 cup powdered walnuts, almonds
1 tsp sesame seeds
Milk for binding the dough
Preheat your oven at 175 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. Brush your baking tray with melted butter.In a bowl, mix the whole wheat flour, oatmeal and sesame seeds. Grind the dates and nuts in the grinder and then add to the flour. You can even add a tablespoon of butter to this mixture. Use milk and knead the dough to form a ball. With your rolling pin, take a small portion of the dough and roll it on your work station. Make sure it is not rolled too thick. Use cookie cutters of different shapes to cut then rolled dough into think cracker like cookies. I used the star and diamond because twinkle twinkle little star is my daughter’s favourite rhyme these days. Place the cut thins/ crackers on your baking tray. With a fork, prick each of the crackers (I did’nt do that and had bumpy crackers) to let the steam out. Voila! Shove the tray in the oven and bake for 8 – 10 minutes. Remove when slightly brown and let them rest. Store in a container and relish for few days until they get wiped out 🙂
About the author : Moina is a stay at home Mom currently who loves to bring together resources information and believes in sharing it publicly, giving access to all. Apart from this she loves to cook, hangout with friends, travel, write, paint and contribute to her environment in whatever ways possible. Originally from Mumbai, Moina now resides in Chennai.