Do you have a sweet tooth? Here’s a recipe for a healthier alternative to the traditional chocolate chip cookie.
Just because you’re a new mum doesn’t mean you have to give up all of your favourite foods. A few tweaks in your diet can help create a healthy balance that satisfies you without leaving you feeling deprived.
A perfect example are these easy-to-bake cookies. The recipe includes flaxseed meal, which is high in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids to aid in the formation of fat in breast milk. It’s the creation of Joseph Yeo, executive chef of multiconcept eatery SPRMRKT, and partner chef of Bosch. He is the father of three young kids.
2 tbsp flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed)
4 tbsp water
1 tsp baking soda
A pinch of fine salt 230g butter
100g brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence 250g rolled oats
80g chocolate chips Directions:
Soak flaxseed meal in roomtemperature water for about 5 minutes, then drain.
Preheat oven with the top-bottom heat function at 180 deg C.
Meanwhile, sift flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Using the balloon whisk attachment in your mixer, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar, until combined and creamy.
Add eggs, flaxseed meal, vanilla essence and sifted dry ingredients one by one, mixing well after each addition.
Fold in oats and chocolate chips.
Line a baking tray with a baking sheet. Using a tablespoon, scoop the mixture onto the tray, leaving a 2cm gap between cookies. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool cookies completely before serving and storing.
The kitchen can be a minefield for kids. Make it safer by choosing the right appliances.
Bosch’s built-in Series 8 microwave oven HNG6764S1A not only bakes, roasts and steams your dishes perfectly, it protects you and your little ones with a childproof lock, residual heat indicator, and a four-layer glass door that helps to maintain a maximum window temperature of 30 deg C. What’s more, intuitive features like an automatic switch-off option mean you don’t have to worry about accidentally leaving the oven on.
Tip: Can’t find flaxseed? Use fenugreek seeds – these contain diosgenin, which is said to help in breast-milk production, as well as magnesium and vitamins, which are said to help improve breastmilk quality. Fenugreek reportedly has anti-inflammatory properties and promotes heart health.