On account of having four huge pumpkins harvested from my mums garden we have been eating a whole lotta pumpkin this week. This morning we experimented with making pumpkin biscuits and they turned out rather tasty! These halloweeny treats are super healthy. Packed with vitamin A, protein, fibre, magnesium and probably a squillion other antioxidants and wonderful things. In fact they are practically a square meal in themselves! They are topped with dark chocolate which is a special wee treat and are mighty tasty. The kids wolfed them down, as did we!
Healthy Halloween biscuits
- 150g roasted pumpkin
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- Drizzle of olive oil
- 50g dates (soaked)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp honey
- 50g oatmeal
- 50g ground almonds
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds (optional)
- 50g of 85% dark chocolate
Cube and roast your pumpkin on a baking tray with the nutmeg and a drizzle of olive oil at a fairly high temperature for around 40 minutes.
Turn the oven down to 180/gas mark 4 and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
Mix together the dry ingredients in a food processor, add the dates, pumpkin, honey and vanilla and blitz till all the ingredients are combined. The mixture will be a bit lumpy but that’s ok. You can do all of this by hand too but if you do have a processor I think it’s a bit easier.
Take tablespoons of mixture and roll into balls, place each one on the baking tray and flatten slightly. You should get 8 small biscuits from this mixture.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
While they cool, melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of water. Once the biscuits are cold, smear each one with chocolate and place in the fridge to set for around 10 minutes.
Enjoy with a spooky movie and a hot cuppa.