My 18 month old daughter often has constipation issues. (Yeah, that probably isn’t how you expected a recipe post to start out, huh?) Anyway, so when I stumbled across this biscuit recipe on the Vegie Smugglers blog, I thought it seemed the perfect recipe to adapt to get some poo promoting ingredients into her little tummy. I also always love a recipe that helps me get some folate rich oats into her.
I actually used Homebrand Processed Bran sticks rather than Allbran as per the original recipe, because after reading the labels, it seemed they had a lower sugar content. I substituted prunes in for saltanas, but you could really use any dried fruit you wanted. And I added extra bran powder, but if you don’t need so much poo power, you could definitely leave it out. But hey, it’s always good to be regular, right?
Oat, Bran and Prune Super Poo Biscuits (I’m so good at making things sound appealing)
Ingredient Set 1:
½ cup self-raising flour
1½ cups oats
¼ cup bran sticks (e.g. Allbran cereal)
2 tbsp bran powder (optional)
3 tbsp sesame seeds
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ cup chopped prunes (or dried fruit of choice)
Ingredient Set 2:
60g butter, softened
½ cup brown sugar
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
2. Mix together Ingredient Set 1.
3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar from Ingredient Set 2, then mix through the egg.
4. Fold everything together, roll into ping pong sized balls, put on lined oven tray and pop in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
It is a super easy recipe to whip up start to finish and definitely one of those “blank canvas” recipes – you could adapt this to your heart’s content! I’m imagining versions with grated apple or chocolate chips or cranberries… maybe even zucchini for hidden veggie goodness??
I was going to add chia seeds but forgot right up until the last moment, so I just rolled the dough balls in the seeds instead, which actually worked quite well.
I’d love to hear of any versions you may come up with!