Today’s recipe comes from Stacey Clare — A Healthy Mum. Jen’s been making some of her recipes for Seb recently and asked her to share some with our readers. Enjoy!
These babies are soul satisfying, nourishing morsels of goodness with just the right amount of spice. Egg-free, nut-free, gluten-free and freezer safe!
- • ¼ cup coconut oil
- • 1 tbsp ground chia seeds
- • 3 tbsp water
- • ¼ cup maple syrup (plus extra for drizzling)
- • ½ tsp bicarbonate soda
- • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (plus extra for sprinkling)
- • ½ tsp fresh grated ginger
- • 3 large Granny Smith apples
- • ½ cup buckwheat flour
- • 1 ½ cups whole oats
- • 3 tbsp milk (optional)
Preheat your oven to 180°C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Combine the ground chia seeds with the water and place in the fridge to set. Meanwhile, whisk the coconut oil, maple syrup, bicarbonate soda, ginger, spices and milk if you are using it, together in a bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, grate 2 apples and combine with the flour and oats. Add this to the coconut oil mixture along with the chia seed mix and stir until a sticky dough is formed.
Roll heaped tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place evenly on the baking tray. Gently flatten each. Slice the remaining apple thinly and top each cookie with a slice. Brush with a little extra maple syrup and sprinkle with extra cinnamon. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crispy. Allow to cool completely before removing from the tray.
Fridge for 5 days & freezer for 1 month.
STACEY CLARE’S NUTRITIONAL TIP: When choosing apples, look out for the Granny Smith variety. They contain less fructose than the red varieties and are just as sweet when cooked.
–Stace is A Healthy Mum to two young boys and an accredited health coach to the masses. She spends her days running after her busy babes who always seem to be getting into something. Her nights are spent cooking for her website or helping other mummas on their own family’s health journey in her health coaching services. Her food philosophy is all about simple, easy-to-cook food the whole family wants to eat. You can view some of Stace’s recipes here, connect with her on Facebook and Instagram or grab a copy of her lunchbox eBook at staceyclare.com