Blueberry drop biscuits – dairy-free cookies that are quick to make, kid-friendly and perfect for snacks (freezer friendly too).
Blueberry drop biscuits aka monkey eyes
Of course a Birthday party to me is almost as much about the food as the celebrating (eating is celebrating right?), but for my big boy’s first Birthday party, I wanted the food to be all stuff that he could eat.
I am going to admit it but I have turned into one of ‘those’ mums and I am definitely not going to apologise for it.
I want my kids to eat as healthily as possible and I seriously limit any food that has preservative, additives, any artificial colours or generally, most stuff that comes out of a packet (although there are quite a few acceptable options around now).
It’s two-fold really – we don’t buy much packet stuff because I think it’s a lot cheaper to make it yourself and I don’t like all the hidden nasties lurking in a lot if it (even the ‘kid’ food). If you want to know more about the nasties in food, then the girls from Additive Free Lifestyle are a great place to start.
For more delicious, nutritious and easy kid-friendly, nutritionist-approved recipes, check out Crawler Cuisine to Toddler Tucker.
It might not last forever, I definitely don’t judge anyone for not doing the same and sometimes convenience wins out but for me that’s the way it is and that meant party food needed to be mostly healthy.
I don’t want my kids missing out on ‘treats’ though so of course there was cake and there were cookies and all sorts of healthy things masquerading as naughty stuff.
One of the older boys wasn’t too impressed when he took a spoonful of ‘chocolate pudding’ only to realise it was made of banana, which he is not a fan of.
One of my big boy’s favourite foods is blueberries so they had to be on the menu.
These blueberry drop biscuits are a variation of jam drop cookies using a blueberry in the middle instead of jam. They also look like eyeballs hence ‘monkey eyes.’
I’ve got even more kid-friendly, nutritious biscuit recipes in my eBook Crawler Cuisine to Toddler Tucker.
The Birthday boy loved them so mission accomplished. I need to bring this recipe out again for lunchboxes.
If you want to make them with jam just press an indent into the top of the dough before baking and fill it with jam. Enjoy!
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