Blueberry drop biscuits – dairy-free cookies that are quick to make, kid-friendly and perfect for snacks (freezer friendly too).

Blueberry drop biscuits - kid friendly and delicious!

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.

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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.

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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.

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I think they taste a bit a cross between a snickerdoodle and an Anzac biscuit and they’re pretty soft and crumbly like shortbread.

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!

Blueberry drop biscuits - kid friendly and delicious!

What about you? Do you like making things from scratch? What do you always make yourself and never buy?

ps this recipe uses the Thermomix but could easily be made using a food processor.

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Blueberry drop biscuits aka monkey eyes

Blueberry drop biscuits aka monkey eyes

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 80g (3oz) rolled oats
  • 20g (1/4 c) shredded coconut
  • 50g (2oz) Brazil nuts
  • 80g (3oz) Wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 80g (3oz) Pure maple syrup
  • 80g (3oz) coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 24 fresh blueberries


  1. Place the oats, coconut and Brazil nuts in the bowl of the Thermomix and process for 10 seconds, speed 7.
  2. Add the flour, maple syrup, coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla and cinnamon and mix 10 seconds, speed 4.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until chilled.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 170C (340F) fan-forced and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  5. Using a heaped teaspoon of dough at a time, roll the mixture into balls.
  6. Flatten slightly and place on the trays then press a blueberry into the top of each one.
  7. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  8. Leave to rest on the tray for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  9. Can be frozen.

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